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Paul Kenneth Dalglish (born 18 February 1977 in Glasgow) is a Scottish professional footballer who currently plays for Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League.


Dalglish, son of former Scotland international Kenny Dalglish, started his career as a youth player with Celtic before joining Liverpool, but made no appearances for either of his father’s former clubs.

Dalglish was then signed by his father for Newcastle United, he made 14 appearances, scoring one goal. After a successful loan spell, he permanently joined Norwich City in 1999 for £300,000, but failed to establish himself though he scored 17 goals in three years at the club.

Dalglish went on to have brief spells with Wigan Athletic (loan), Blackpool, Scunthorpe (loan), Linfield and Italian club Modena.

After this, Dalglish considered a media career, which resulted in finding himself a small interview slot on cult Saturday-morning Sky Sports program Soccer AM, although this was short-lived due to the resurgence of his football career.

Having considered retiring from football, Dalglish was given a lifeline when newly-appointed Livingston manager Paul Lambert signed him and, despite struggling near the bottom of the SPL, Dalglish impressed, scoring in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Celtic.

Dalglish’s performances attracted the attention of Hibernian manager Tony Mowbray, and on the final day of the January 2006 transfer window, he joined the Edinburgh club for a nominal fee. After being sidelined with injuries, Dalglish left Hibs in August 2006 to play for Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo. On November 5, 2006, the Dynamo defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-1 in the Western Conference final to earn a spot in its first MLS Cup as the Houston Dynamo. Dalglish scored twice and was named Man of the Match. However, he struggled with injuries and was released by Dynamo in the 2007 post-season.

He had talks with a few clubs in February 2008 including Scottish club Kilmarnock, with whom he signed a contract till the end of the season.


Celtic: 1995-1996
Newcastle United:1997-1999
Bury: 1998-1999
Norwich City: 1999-2002
Wigan Athletic: 2001-2002
Blackpool: 2002-2003
Scunthorpe United: 2003
Linfield: 2003
Modena: 2004-2005
Livingston: 2005-2006
Hibernian: 2006
Houston Dynamo: 2006-2007
Kilmarnock: 2008


  • Celtic: Scottish Cup – 1995
  • States Houston Dynamo: MLS Cup – 2006, 2007
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