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Paul Dalglish
PaulDalglish 2006 MLS Cup.jpg
Personal information
Full name Paul Kenneth Dalglish
Date of birth February 18, 1977 (1977-02-18) (age 33)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Forward, Right winger
Club information
Current club FC Tampa Bay Rowdies (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 Celtic 0 (0)
1996–1997 Liverpool 0 (0)
1997–1999 Newcastle United 11 (1)
1997–1998 Bury (loan) 12 (0)
1999 Norwich City (loan) 5 (0)
1999–2002 Norwich City 38 (2)
2001–2002 Wigan Athletic (loan) 35 (2)
2002–2003 Blackpool 27 (1)
2003 Scunthorpe United (loan) 8 (3)
2003 Linfield 10 (5)
2004–2006 Livingston 26 (3)
2006 Hibernian 17 (3)
2006–2007 Houston Dynamo 11 (2)
2008 Kilmarnock 6 (0)
Total 206 (22)
National team
1999–2000 Scotland U-21 5 (3)
Teams managed
2009 Houston Dynamo (assistant)
2010– FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Kenneth Dalglish (born February 17, 1977 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former professional footballer. He is currently the head coach of the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies in USSF Division 2.


Playing career

Paul Dalglish with the 2006 MLS Cup trophy

Dalglish, son of former Scotland international Kenny Dalglish, was born in Glasgow though spent his childhood in Liverpool where is father managed Liverpool F.C.. As a child, he was the team mascot for Liverpool in their famous 1989 league title decider against Arsenal at Anfield.[1] He 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 two goals against Tranmere Rovers in the League Cup[2] and Sheffield Wednesday in the league.[3] 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 spells with Blackpool and Linfield and loan periods with Scunthorpe and Wigan Athletic.

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 Scottish Premier League, Dalglish impressed, scoring in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Celtic.

Dalglish's performances attracted the attention of Hibernian manager Tony Mowbray, and despite having originally sought a contract extension with Livingston on the final day of the January 2006 transfer window, he joined the Edinburgh club for nothing. After being sidelined with injuries, Dalglish left Hibs in August 2006 to play for Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo. On 5 November 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. His spell was plagued with injuries again and he retired at the end of the season.

Coaching career

Dalglish began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the Houston Dynamo Academy, simultaneously acting as Director of the amateur Space City Futbol Club.

He was appointed as head coach of the USSF Division 2 expansion team FC Tampa Bay Rowdies on 18 November, 2009.[4]



Houston Dynamo


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