“King Kenny” is Scotland’s most capped football player of all time. A star striker for Celtic before becoming a two-time FWA Footballer of the Year with Liverpool (1979, 1983), Kenny was the first player to score 100 goals in both Scottish and English soccer. His years at Liverpool were some of the most successful in the club’s history, with six Football League First Divisions, two FA Cups, four League Cups, seven FA Charity Shields, three European Cups and one UEFA Super Cup. Kenny also won the Ballon d’Or Silver Award and the PFA Player of the Year in 1983.
Kenny became player-manager of Liverpool in 1985. He oversaw a successful campaign with the Blackburn Rovers that earned his club a promotion to the Premier League and a new title as the club’s director of football. He spent a short stint as Newcastle United’s manager, followed by a season as Celtic’s director-turned-manager. His many other accolades include being named the greatest striker in post-war British football by FourFourTwo in 2009 and topping a Liverpool fans’ poll of “100 Players Who Shook the Kop” in 2006. Kenny has been inducted into both the Scottish and English Football Halls of Fame.