Euro 2020: Sir Kenny Dalglish shares his Scotland memories

As Scotland make their initially look at a important match for 23-decades, FansBet Ambassador Sir Kenny Dalglish appears to be like again at an illustrious intercontinental vocation.

Dalglish represented his nation no much less than 102 times, scoring 30 objectives, a feat only matched by the wonderful Denis Regulation, and also played at a few successive Environment Cups among 1974 and 1982.

And the country’s joint-top rated scorer loved lots of wonderful moments representing Scotland, from bagging the winner in front of his father at Hampden Park, to scoring against his previous mate Ray Clemmence in a famed acquire at Wembley.

Dalglish made his Scotland debut as a substitute in the 1–0 Euro 1972 qualifier victory over Belgium on 10 November 1971 at Pittodrie and scored his initial aim for Scotland a yr afterwards on 15 November 1972 in the 2–0 World Cup qualifier acquire over Denmark at Hampden Park.

“For me as a wee boy increasing up it was a aspiration arrive true,” he completely tells FansBet when recalling his 1st visual appeal for Scotland. “To represent your place is something genuinely particular.”

A person of Dalglish’s most popular strikes for Scotland came in 1976, when he scored the profitable purpose at Hampden Park towards England, by slipping the ball under his long run Liverpool teammate Ray Clemence – a little something he was unwilling to mention when he arrived at Anfield from Celtic the next summer.

“I just hit it and the good news is for me it went in, unlucky for Clem!” Sir Kenny explains. “The boys were being expressing, ‘Go on, mention the objective,’ but I believed a cannae do that, not on my very first day anyway.”

A calendar year later on Dalglish scored against the exact opponents and goalkeeper at Wembley, in an additional 2–1 gain. “I really do not have any preference to who was in intention,” Dalglish jokes. “As very long as it went in!”


Chatting about his delight at playing for his region, Sir Kenny describes just what it usually means to flip-out in front of a complete house at Hampden Park, even with the pleasure that a journey to Wembley would carry.

“The Scottish supporters utilised to preserve up as quickly as the game finished for Wembley in two-several years time,” he suggests.

“But if you are Scottish you have obtained to acquire Hampden. I remember scoring in a qualifier in opposition to Spain, we gained 3-1, I scored the objective and as I turned to celebrate my father was sitting down in the entrance row of the stand.

“I really do not know how he obtained a ticket? I had no plan he was there!”


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