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Rangers F.C.
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Full name Rangers Football Club
Nickname(s) The Gers, Light Blues, Teddy Bears
Founded 1873
Ground Ibrox Stadium,
Glasgow, Scotland
Capacity 50,500
Chairman David Murray
Manager Alex McLeish
League Scottish Premier League
2004-05 Scottish Premier League, 1st
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Rangers F.C. (Rangers Football Club) is a Scottish football club from Glasgow, Scotland which plays in the Scottish Premier League. The club has a successful history in football and lays claim to having won more domestic league titles than any other in the world with 51 wins. Founded in 1873 (although the club itself was founded in 1873, the same team was founded in 1872 - see below), Rangers, as the club is commonly referred to, play at the 50,411 all-seated Ibrox Stadium in south west Glasgow. Rangers play in royal blue shirts, white shorts and black and red socks. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ibrox Stadium Ibrox Stadium The main stand of Ibrox Stadium Ibrox Stadium, originally Ibrox Park, is the stadium of Rangers F.C. It is located on the south side of the River Clyde in the Ibrox district of Glasgow. ... 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The present side is multinational and multiracial, although the club has traditionally been identified with the Protestant community of Glasgow, and for most of its history it has enjoyed a fierce rivalry with crosstown opponents Celtic, which draws much of its support from Glasgow's Catholic community. Between them, the two clubs dominate Scottish football, and are collectively known as The Old Firm. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Celtic Football Club, commonly referred to simply as Celtic (pronounced sel-tic) or the Bhoys (pronounced boys), are one of the worlds most famous football clubs. ... The name Old Firm is a collective term for the Glaswegian football clubs, Rangers and Celtic. ...


The club's correct name is simply Rangers, although they are sometimes (incorrectly) called Glasgow Rangers - often by English commentators seeking to distinguish between them and other similarly named clubs, particularly Queens Park Rangers. The club is nicknamed The Gers by friend and foe alike, although the fans are known to each other as 'Bluenoses' or 'Bears' (from the rhyming slang for Gers = Teddy Bears). Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Queens Park Rangers are an English football team, from Shepherds Bush, London. ...

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History

The Birth and the early days

In 1872, Moses McNeil, Tom Vallance and Peter Campbell saw a group of men playing football on Glasgow Green's Flesher's Haugh and decided to form a team of their own. Three of McNeil's six brothers (Peter, William and Harry) joined him in this new pastime and together they formed the core of the early Rangers sides. The team's first game was in May of 1872 against Callander F.C. on Flesher's Haugh, which resulted in a 0-0 draw. At first they played under the name Argyle. Moses McNeil suggested the name Rangers after seeing the name in a book about English Rugby. Rangers only played two matches in their birth year and their second match was a comprehensive 11-0 win over Clyde. Rangers began to grow into a more formal football club and in 1876, for the first time, a player was called up to play international football as Moses McNeil made his Scotland debut against Wales. In 1888 the now famous old firm fixture was born as Rangers met Celtic for the first time in a friendly match which Celtic won 5-2. By 1890 the Scottish league was formed and Rangers enjoyed a victorious first season as they finished joint-top with Dumbarton and after a play-off match finished 2-2, the title was shared. Rangers had to wait until 1884 to taste their first Scottish Cup success after losing to Vale of Leven in 1877 and 1879 but finally lifted the trophy for the first time after a 3-1 win over Celtic. Rangers even came close to winning the English FA Cup in 1887 when they lost to Aston Villa in the semi-final. Rangers ended the nineteenth century with further Scottish cup wins 1897 and 1898 and a League championship win in 1899 during which they won every one of their 18 league matches. Rangers formally became a business company in 1899 and match secretary William Wilton was appointed as the clubs first manager. The club also appointed its first board of directors under the chairmanship of James Henderson. Rangers were well on their way to becoming Scotland's top club. McLennan Arch at the north-west entrance to Glasgow Green Glasgow Green situated in the east end of the city on the north bank of the River Clyde, is the oldest park in Glasgow dating back to the 15th century. ... Argentina-France Rugby Union match Rugby football refers to sports descendent from a common form of football developed at Rugby school. ... Clyde F.C. are a Scottish football team currently playing in the First Division of the Scottish Football League. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... First International Scotland 4 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 26 March 1876) Largest win Wales 11 - 0 Ireland (Wrexham, Wales; 3 March 1888) Worst defeat Scotland 9 - 0 Wales (Glasgow, Scotland; 23 March 1878) World Cup Appearances 1 (First in 1958) Best result Quarter-finals, 1958 European Championship Appearances none (First... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Dumbarton Football Club are a football (soccer) club from Scotland. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... The Scottish Cup The Scottish FA Cup, also known as The Scottish Cup, is the national cup knockout competition in Scottish football. ... Vale of Leven Football Club are a Scottish football (soccer) club based in the town of Alexandria in the Vale of Leven area of West Dunbartonshire. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Aston Villa redirects here. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... William Wilton (died May, 1920) was a Rangers manager from 1899-1920, having previously served the club under several roles including match secretary. ...


Wilton and Struth

Rangers continued their success in the early 1900s winning the championship seven times between 1900 and 1918. Having lost the title in 1919 they responded in 1920 with one of the best seasons in their history as manager William Wilton and his right hand man Bill Struth retained the title as they hit 106 goals in 42 league games. However, in May 1920 the clubs first ever manager William Wilton died in a boating accident and subsequently Bill Struth was appointed manager. Struth would go on to be a legend as he steered Rangers to 18 league championships, 10 Scottish Cups and 2 League Cups in his 34 year tenure as manager. He was also the first Rangers manager to win the domestic treble when it was achieved for the first time in Scottish football history in season 1948-1949. // Events and Trends Technology Lawrence Hargrave makes the first stable wing design for a heavier-than-air aircraft Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first documented flight in a powered heavier-than-air aircraft Mass production of automobile Wide popularity of home phonograph Panama Canal is built by the United... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Bill Struth Bill Struth (1873-1954) was the second manager of Rangers Football Club, controlling the team for 34 years between 1920 and 1954, as well as the holder of a number of other positions at the club. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Under Scott Symon

After Bill Struth collected two more domestic doubles in 1950 and 1953 Scott Symon was appointed as Rangers third manager in 1954. Symon continued Struth's success winning six league championships, five Scottish Cups and four League Cups. He also became the second manager to win the domestic treble in season 1963-1964. Symon also took Rangers into the European Cup for the first time in 1956-1957 going out on to French team OGC Nice. They did however reach the semi-finals in 1960 losing eventually to German team Eintracht Frankfurt. By 1961 Rangers became the first British team to reach a European final when they contested the Cup Winners' Cup final against Italians Fiorentina only to lose 4-1. Rangers suffered yet more despair in the final of the same competition in losing to Bayern Munich in 1967. 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Scott Symon (? - 1985) is a former Scottish football (soccer) player and manager. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Champions League Logo The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between Europes most successful clubs, regarded as the most prestigious club trophy in the sport. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... OGC Nice, Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice, was born on 9th July 1904. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Eintracht (meaning United) is the biggest and most successful football (soccer) club team in Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main-Area. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Cup Winners Cup was a football club competition between the winners of the European domestic cup competitions. ... ACF Fiorentina, formerly Associazione Calcio Fiorentina, is an Italian football club based in Florence (Firenze). ... Bayern Munich or FC Bayern (German: FC Bayern München) is a German football club. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Davie White

Davie White was installed as Rangers' fourth manager in 1967. However, his tenure was a brief one and he was dismissed after little more than two years in charge, winning nothing. David White was a former football (soccer) player but is better known as a football manager. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Euro glory under Waddell

Willie Waddell was appointed as Rangers manager in 1969 and he guided Rangers to their first, and only to date, European triumph when they won the Cup Winners Cup by beating Dynamo Moscow 3-2 at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Due to the behaviour of their fans they were presented with the trophy in the dressing room and banned from defending the cup the following year. The triumph came just two years after the Ibrox disaster where 66 people died on the east terrace on staircase 13. Within weeks of their European success, Willie Waddell moved to the general manager position and his coach Jock Wallace was appointed as manager. William Waddell (? - 1992) was a professional football (soccer) player and manager. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Dynamo Moscow (Dinamo Moscow, Dinamo Moskva, Russian: Динамо Москва) is a Russian sports club, based in Moscow. ... Birds eye view of the stadium The Camp Nou (Catalan for new stadium, sometimes reversed in English to become the Nou Camp Stadium) is a football stadium in Barcelona, Spain. ... Barcelona within Barcelonès Population (2003) 1,582,738 Area 1004 Km2 Population density (2001) 15,764/Km2 Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, an autonomous community in northeastern Spain, and Spains second-largest city (after Madrid). ... There have been two accidents leading to major loss of life at Ibrox Park in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Jock Wallace (1935 - 1996) was a professional football (soccer) player and manager. ...


Jock Wallace

Wallace's managership of Rangers saw the club restored to the ascendancy enjoyed throughout most of its history. His first season as manager - the club's centenary year - culminated in a 3-2 Scottish Cup win over Celtic. A nine-year period of Celtic dominance in the league was ended in 1974-1975 as Rangers captured what was to be the last championship of its kind. The new ten team Scottish Premier League saw Rangers crowned inaugural champions, as part of a triumphant domestic treble. After a barren subsequent season, 1976-1977, Wallace presided over the club's fourth domestic treble in 1977-1978.


This burst of success from the mid-1970s saw Rangers once again established as Scotland's most successful club. Wallace, with the help of the nucleus of Willie Waddell's Cup Winners' Cup winning side, by the late 1970s had constructed a team that seemed set to dominate Scotish football for years to come. With a classic lineup - McCloy or Kennedy; Jardine, Greig, Jackson, Forsyth; McLean, McDonald, Russell, Cooper; Smith and Johnstone - in place, Rangers looked to the 1980s with a justifiable degree of optimism. But all that was shattered as Wallace, suddenly and unexpectedly, announced his resignation in 1978. Wallace, the epitomy of the integrity and 'character' he saw as the hallmark of the Rangers tradition, refused to divulge the reason for his departure. Most concluded that a disagreement with the club's board, and with Willie Waddell in particular, over transfer funds for new players, or for Wallace's own salary, provided the explanation for his departure. In his wake, Rangers turned to another of the stalwarts of the great side of the mid-late 1970s, the captain John Greig.


John Greig

Greig's tenure began promisingly. Wallace's treble-winning team of the previous season performed ably in the European Cup, defeating Juventus and PSV Eindhoven (the latter losing a game at home for the first time), before an injury-striken team lost to Cologne in the quarter final. Things began to unravel towards the end of Greig's first domestic season, however, as leadership of the league evaporated. Greig's efforts thereafter to restructure the team inherited from Wallace proved, for the most part, fruitless. The early years of the 1980s were ones of repeated frustration as the club continually failed to mount a challenge not only to Celtic, but to the then resurgent New Firm of Aberdeen and Dundee United. The gloom of under-performance in the league was punctuated only by periodic cup triumphs. The Scottish Cup win of 1981, in particular, saw a triumphant performance by the enigmatic winger, Davie Cooper. The League Cup proved fertile territory for Rangers throughout the fallow years of the early 1980s, but it was the failure to add to the league triumph of 1978 that saw the growing pressure on Greig culminate in his resignation as manager in 1983. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Return of the Jock

Rangers hoped to rekindle success by bringing Jock Wallace back to the club, following his exile in England with Leicester City. Wallace, though, was not the club's first choice: Jim McLean and Alex Ferguson, the then managers of the New Firm clubs, were said to have rebuffed Rangers' advances. Wallace, however, returned with the aim of restoring the glory years of the treble-winning sides of the late 1970s. His initial impact was positive. The team began to play with a rediscovered, no-nonsense passion that some felt Greig had jettisoned in his largely abortive efforts to make the club more competitive in Europe. Wallace's team won the league cup twice in a row in 1983 and 1984, but league form remained frustratingly indifferent. The continuing dominance of the great Aberdeen side of the 80s, coupled with a Dundee United punching substantially above its weight and a Celtic team that offered periodic challenges to the New Firm ascendancy, put Wallace under increasing pressure. By season 1985-1986 Rangers had slipped to fifth place in the league and, with little evidence of improvement since the Greig era, Wallace was sacked as manager. 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Souness era

Graeme Souness was appointed as Rangers' first player-manager in 1986. The club's US-domiciled owner, Lawrence Marlborough, concerned at the lack of progress in the 1980s, began to take a more active interest in Rangers, wresting clear control of the boardroom after years of internecine squabbling. One of his most significant decisions was the appointment of David Holmes as the club's chairman. Graeme Souness (born Edinburgh, Scotland, May 6, 1953) was the captain of the all-conquering Liverpool football team of the early 1980s who later returned to the club as manager. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was this which foreshadowed a dramatic revival in the club's fortunes. Under Holmes's tenure, Rangers began to think big once again, showing an ambition that had been lacking since the Waddell years. Holmes's most significant act was to recruit Souness - one of world football's top players with Liverpool and Sampdoria. Souness, drawing on his preeminent reputation in the English game and backed by Holmes's approval of unprecedented transfer spending, kick-started a period in which the arrival of top players from England was a regular occurrence. In his first season at the helm, he brought the championship back to Ibrox - the first since 1978. The league cup was also captured with the defeat of Celtic, heralding a period of Old Firm dominance that was to last for the bulk of the next two decades. Rangers were on the brink of returning to greatness. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...


The arrival of businessman David Murray as self-styled 'custodian' of the club saw Rangers' resurgence continue. Murray's was a vision, if anything, that was even bolder than that of Holmes and Marlborough. Murray had acquired Rangers for a knock-down £6m from the increasingly cash-strapped Lawrence group. From the outset, Murray viewed Rangers as a way of cementing his already high profile in the media and in Scottish business circles. In the first season of the Souness-Murray partnership (1989), Rangers won the first of what would eventually become nine championship wins in a row. David Murray is a Scottish entrepreneur, businessman and Chairman of Glasgow Rangers Football Club. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Souness years were marked by both achievement and conflict. Under Souness's stewardship, Ranger's pre-eminence in the Scottish game was restored. At a time in which English clubs were excluded from European competition (following the Heysel stadium disaster of 1985), the club also gained arguably a higher profile in the British game than at any time in its history. This was fuelled by the purchase of a succession of English internationals, including Ray Wilkins, Terry Butcher and Chris Woods. It was also fuelled by the most controversial signing in Scottish football history, as the Roman Catholic and former Celtic player Mo Johnston was persuaded to change his mind at the last minute and sign for Rangers rather than their bitter city rivals. Johnston's signing led to outrage among many Rangers fans in Scotland and Ulster [1]. Raymond Colin Wilkins, (born September 14, 1956 in Hillingdon, Middlesex), was an English football player, and now a highly respected coach. ... Terry Butcher (born December 28, 1958 in Singapore) is the current manager of Motherwell F.C. and former professional footballer who made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town, Rangers and England in the 1980s. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Maurice Mo Johnston (born April 30, 1963 in Glasgow) is a Scottish soccer forward, who made his name with Celtic before controversially playing with Rangers. ... Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh, IPA: ) is one of the four provinces of Ireland. ...


Despite his success, Souness was never part of the Scottish footballing establishment. His managership saw countless run-ins with the footballing authorities, and more than one touchline ban. He left Rangers in 1991 to join his former club Liverpool. Coming before the league campaign reached a dramatic culmination with a last-day victory over Aberdeen at Ibrox, Souness's departure met with mixed reactions amongst Rangers supporters. All were disappointed. Many bemoaned what they saw as his betrayal of the club. All, however, were united in viewing the Souness years as amongst the most dramatic in the club's history. The challenge for his successor - his former assistant Walter Smith - was to ensure than Rangers' ninth manager would achieve as much as its eighth. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liverpool Football Club is an English football club and the most successful team ever to have played in the English league. ... Walter Smith OBE (born February 24, 1948 Lanark) is a former football player, but is better known as a football manager. ...


Nine in a row

Walter Smith went on to clinch the championship in 1991 following Souness's departure after a dramatic last day win over title challengers Aberdeen. Smith, with the financial backing of David Murray, continued to attract top players to the club and in season 1992-1993 steered Rangers to one of the best seasons in their history. Not only did they win the domestic treble but they came to within one match of the European Cup final. Rangers saw off English Premier League champions Leeds United in a 'battle of Britain' qualifier. In the group stage, Rangers won two matches and drew four but, despite remaining undefeated, went out to the French team Olympique de Marseille, subsequently found guilty of bribing opposing players to 'throw' games. Rangers won the double the following season but missed out on a back-to-back domestic treble after losing in the Scottish Cup final to Dundee United. Rangers again won the championship in seasons 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 with the help of signings such as Brian Laudrup and Paul Gascoigne. In season 1996-1997 Rangers went on to win their ninth championship in a row thereby equalling Celtic's achievement of the late 60s and early 70s. Season 1997-1998 proved to be Walter Smith's last season as manager and Rangers were unable to win their tenth league championship in a row. Smith left Rangers and joined English Premiership team Everton. Many players also left Rangers including Brian Laudrup, Ally McCoist and captain Richard Gough. Aberdeen Football Club is a football team from Scotland, who compete in the Scottish Premier League. ... 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Leeds United Football Club is the only professional association football club in Leeds. ... Olympique de Marseille is a football team that plays in Ligue 1, the top level of the French Football League, based in Marseille. ... Dundee United Football Club is a Scottish football club based in the city of Dundee. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Brian Laudrup (born February 22, 1969) is a former Danish football player. ... Paul John Gascoigne (born in Gateshead, England on May 27, 1967) is an English football coach and former player, often referred to by his nickname Gazza. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club from the city of Liverpool and was founded in 1878. ... Richard Gough (born December 17, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) was a Scottish footballer who played most of his career in central defence for Rangers FC. He is now a football manager. ...


The Little General

Dick Advocaat, nicknamed the little general, succeeded Walter Smith at the start of season 1998-1999. Advocaat, former manager of PSV, was only Rangers' tenth manager and the first non-Scot to hold the position. His appointment was viewed by some as reflecting a desire to begin to challenge Europe's elite clubs. David Murray, the club's owner and chairman, had long proclaimed that Rangers ought to be judged not just in relation to success in Scotland, but on performance in Europe, and especially in the increasingly high-profile (and financially lucrative) Champions' League. Dick Advocaat Dick Advocaat (born September 27, 1947 in Den Haag, Netherlands) was head coach of the Dutch national football team and, in his younger years, a football player. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging or Philips Sports Union) is a professional football club from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. ...


The scale of the resources made available to Advocaat confirmed that the Rangers management was thinking in bold, European terms. Confronted with a rump of players remaining after Smith's departure, Advocaat was furnished with an unprecedented transfer budget over the coming seasons. In total Advocaat spent over £36 million on new players in his debut season. Some - the Dutch internationals Arthur Numan and Giovanni van Bronckhorst - were successful; others - the Russia international Andrei Kanchelskis - proved expensive errors. Arthur Numan (born 14 December 1969 in Heemskerk, Netherlands) is a retired Dutch footballer. ... Giovanni van Bronckhorst (born May 5, 1975 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch football (soccer) defender and midfielder, who currently plays for Barcelona in La Liga. ... Andrei Kanchelskis (born January 23, 1969 in Kirovograd) is a Russian-Ukrainian football player. ...


But while Advocaat's record in transfer dealings remained mixed throughout his time at Ibrox, the club appeared to be beginning to deliver in playing terms, both in Scotland and (less predictably) Europe. Advocaat's first season saw another domestic treble secured. Performance in Europe was promising, with Bayer Leverkusen defeated in a solid, if unspectacular, UEFA Cup run. In the following season, Advocaat continued to spend big, bringing the likes of Michael Mols and Claudio Reyna to Ibrox. With football of real verve a regular occurrence as part of Advocaat's commitment to flowing, attacking football, a domestic double was secured in Advocaat's second season. In Europe, too, there were signs of greatly improved performance in the Champions League, as Parma were defeated en route to qualification for the group stages of the competition. Michael Mols (born December 17, 1970) is a professional footballer who currently plays for ADO Den Haag. ... Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American soccer player who is currently the captain of the US national team. ... The Champions League logo The Champions League trophy The UEFA Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition for Europes most successful clubs. ... Parma A.C. (Associazione Calcio) is an Italian football club based in Parma, nicknamed the Gialloblu. ...


Rangers entered Advocaat's third season emboldened by the capture of five of the six domestic trophies available in his first two years. Dominance over Celtic was complete. Rangers again were viewed as a credible force in Europe. The prospect of sustained success in Europe - and at the very least qualification for the second group phase of the Champions League - seemed not unrealistic. This was an optimism that proved not to be warranted. While the club again qualified for the Champions League group stage, performances in the league began rapidly to disintegrate. Further high-profile signings - Tore André Flo for a club record £12 million, and the Dutch internationalist Ronald de Boer on a lavish contract - could not reverse the decline. Morale amongst players and supporters plummeted amidst credible rumours of players unrest and dressing room divides. A worsening financial position exacerbated the gathering gloom. The club failed to win a major competition in the 2000-2001 season. Having continued in similar fashion in season 2001-2002, Advocaat resigned as manager and took up a General Manager position, which he would later leave after only 11 months. Alex McLeish was the surprising appointment as the new Rangers manager in December 2001. Tore André Flo This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Ronald de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football midfielder. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexander McLeish (born January 21, 1959) nicknamed Big Eck, is a well respected football figure in Scotland. ...


Advocaat's tenure at Ibrox had been a paradoxical one. On one hand, the quality of football at times had been peerless. Advocaat spearheaded the building of Murray Park - a £14m training complex at Auchenhowie which was viewed as essential if the club was to compete with its European peers in nurturing home-gown talent and developing players. On the other hand, Advocaat's man-managership was at times lamentable, and many argued that he had squandered a real opportunity to establish Rangers as consistent European competitors. With the club deep in financial difficulty, there was no realistic prospect of boosting its fortunes through further expensive player acquisitions. The challenge of restoring the club to supremacy in Scotland looked to be an unenviable one for Alex McLeish. Murray Park is the name of Rangers F.C.s training facility in Auchenhowie, Milngavie, on the outskirts of Glasgow. ...


Under Big Eck

McLeish's appointment [2] was met with a lukewarm reaction amongst many Rangers supporters. Some viewed it as symptomatic of the down-sizing of the club's ambitions after the spendthrift years of Advocaat. Others saw in McLeish a manager whose mixed fortunes at provincial Hibernian and Motherwell left him ill-equipped to cope with the demands of managing a high-profile club like Rangers. A few, remembering McLeish's days as centre-half colossus in Alex Ferguson's great Aberdeen side of the early 1980s, questioned whether someone lacking any obvious 'bluenose' credentials could revitalise a club faced, for the first time in decades, with a concerted challenge from a seemingly rejuvenated Celtic.


Such concerns were quickly allayed, however, as McLeish's Rangers began to display a spiritedness that had been sorely lacking in Advocaat's final seasons. Cup successes in McLeish's first season, 2001-2002, saw a renewed sense of optimism that Rangers could regain the ascendancy claimed fleetingly by Celtic under the managership of Martin O'Neill. A 3-2 defeat of Celtic in the season's climactic Scottish Cup final [3], orchestrated by Barry Ferguson's sublime midfield promptings, reinforced the view that Rangers could once more gain the pre-eminence enjoyed for almost all of the period since Graeme Souness's appointment as manager in 1986. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


McLeish's first full season as manager, 2002-2003 saw the club fulfil this sense of promise. Another victory over Celtic, this time in the League Cup [4], provided the first leg of the club's latest treble. Rangers' fiftieth championship was secured on a dramatic last day of the league season, with victory over Dunfermline denying Celtic the title on goal difference [5]. Victory over Dundee in the Scottish Cup final saw a triumphant finale to the season [6]. 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The successes of McLeish's initial period as manager proved difficult to sustain. The club's parlous financial position, in the wake of the profligacy of the Advocaat era, meant a period of relative austerity. Wage bills were slashed as the club embarked on an extensive cost-cutting programme in an attempt to stabilise a mushrooming (and unsustainable) debt. Confronted with a squad of well-paid but ageing players largely assembled by Advocaat, McLeish was compelled to re-build without the luxury of the generous transfer kitty enjoyed by his predecessors over the preceding two decades.


McLeish was required to rebuild not through the high-profile and often audacious signings of the Souness, Smith and Advocaat years, but via wheeling-and-dealing and the selective use of 'Bosman' free transfers. The results, initially at least, were unpromising. Season 2003-2004 saw McLeish hamstrung by the departures of a series of players on well-paid contracts - and perhaps most significantly by the loss of his captain Barry Ferguson to Blackburn Rovers. The quick-fix Bosmans proved inadequate compensation and the season was trophy-less. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barry Ferguson(born February 2, 1978)is a Scottish professional football midfielder who currently plays for Scottish Premier League Rangers. ... Blackburn Rovers is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ...


Season 2004 - 2005 saw a further turnaround, again in the most dramatic of circumstances. The limited transfer resources at McLeish's disposal were put to much more effective use, as Dado Prso, Nacho Novo and Jean-Alain Boumsong were amongst the most notable of the recruits to the club. Boumsong, purchased on a 'free', would later leave the club in January 2005 to English Premiership side Newcastle United for £8m. That, however, paved the way for more signings including Thomas Buffel and the return of former captain Barry Ferguson. Those signings helped Rangers win the Scottish League Cup, with victory over Motherwell [7]. The league, however, appeared to have been lost, as Rangers handed a five-point lead to Celtic, with only four games of the season remaining. Faced with the need to win a final match at Hibernian, and hope that Celtic would fail to win away at Fir Park, Rangers secured a fifty-first championship as Motherwell overcame a 1-0 deficit with two goals in the last two minutes [8]. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dado Pršo (born November 5, 1979) is a professional football player who currently plays as a striker for Scottish team Rangers F.C. as well as the Croatian national team. ... Nacho Novo (born March 26, 1979 in Spain) is a professional football player who currently plays for Rangers F.C.. He formerly played for fellow Scottish clubs Raith Rovers F.C. and Dundee F.C.. He was signed by Rangers manager Alex McLeish in July 2004. ... Jean-Alain Boumsong Somkong, (born December 14, 1979, in Cameroon), better known as Jean-Alain Boumsong, or simply Boumsong, is a professional football defender who currently plays for Newcastle United F.C. and the France national football team. ... Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) is an English professional football team based in Newcastle upon Tyne, nicknamed the Magpies. Newcastle United supporters are known as the Toon Army. ... Thomas Buffel (born February 19, 1981 in Ruddervoorde, Belgium) is a Belgian footballer who plays in midfield. ... Barry Ferguson(born February 2, 1978)is a Scottish professional football midfielder who currently plays for Scottish Premier League Rangers. ... The Scottish League Cup is a football competition open to all Scottish Football League and Scottish Premier League members. ...


Buoyed by the unexpected last-day triumph, Rangers headed for season 2005-2006 with renewed vigour. But with the club's finances continuing to limit the resources available for player purchases and wages, the challenge of maintaining domestic supremacy, let alone mounting a sustained assault in Europe, remained a daunting one. 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Famous Players

Famous present or former players at Ibrox include:

Derek Johnstone (born November 4, 1953) is a former professional football (soccer) player who played for Rangers F.C.. He also had a brief spell at Chelsea F.C. and a brief spell in management with Partick Thistle F.C.. He mainly played at centre-forward but could also do... Alan Morton is a former professional footballer who played for Queens Park F.C. and Rangers F.C. respectively. ... Sam English (1908 - 1967) was a football player for Rangers, Liverpool, and Ireland. ... Robert Smith McColl (born 1878) was a Scottish footballer who played as a centre forward. ... William Waddell (? - 1992) was a professional football (soccer) player and manager. ... Colin Stein was a leading football player for Rangers and Scotland during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Paul John Gascoigne (born in Gateshead, England on May 27, 1967) is an English football coach and former player, often referred to by his nickname Gazza. ... Terry Butcher (born December 28, 1958 in Singapore) is the current manager of Motherwell F.C. and former professional footballer who made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town, Rangers and England in the 1980s. ... Graeme Souness (born Edinburgh, Scotland, May 6, 1953) was the captain of the all-conquering Liverpool football team of the early 1980s who later returned to the club as manager. ... David (Davie) Cooper (February 25, 1956 - March 23, 1995) was a professional football player. ... <<a href=b class=external free title=b>b>Alistair (Ally) Murdoch McCoist</<a href=b class=external free title=b>b> (born [24], [1962]) is a former professional football player who played as a [striker]. His first professional club was [Johnstone F.C.] where in season [1980]/[1981|81... Mark Hateley (born November 7, 1961) was a thuggish English football (soccer) player who played as a centre-forward. ... Brian Laudrup (born February 22, 1969) is a former Danish football player. ... Claudio Reyna (born July 20, 1973 in Livingston, New Jersey) is an American soccer player who is currently the captain of the US national team. ... Arthur Numan (born 14 December 1969 in Heemskerk, Netherlands) is a retired Dutch footballer. ... Lorenzo Amoruso (born June 28, 1971 in Palese, Italy) is an Italian football player who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers F.C. as a defender. ... Rodney (Rod) Wallace (born in Greenwich on 2nd October 1969) was an English footballer who played for Southampton, Leeds and Rangers. ... Fernando Ricksen (born July 20, 1976) is a Dutch defender/Midfielder who currently plays for Rangers. ... James Curran Baxter, (September 29, 1939 – April 14, 2001), was a Scottish football (soccer) player. ... Raymond Colin Wilkins, (born September 14, 1956 in Hillingdon, Middlesex), was an English football player, and now a highly respected coach. ... Richard Gough (born December 17, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) was a Scottish footballer who played most of his career in central defence for Rangers FC. He is now a football manager. ... Andrew Lewis (Sumo) Goram (born April 13, 1964 in Bury, England) is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. ... Barry Ferguson(born February 2, 1978)is a Scottish professional football midfielder who currently plays for Scottish Premier League Rangers. ... Jean-Alain Boumsong Somkong, (born December 14, 1979, in Cameroon), better known as Jean-Alain Boumsong, or simply Boumsong, is a professional football defender who currently plays for Newcastle United F.C. and the France national football team. ... Craig Moore (born 12 December 1975 in Canterbury, Australia) is a defender for the Australia national football team and Newcastle United. ... Ronald de Boer (born May 15, 1970 in Hoorn, Netherlands) is a Dutch football midfielder. ... Tore André Flo (born June 15, 1973 in Stryn, Norway) is a Norwegian soccer player, who in his professional career has played for Chelsea F.C. and Rangers, and is currently playing in Siena. ... Stefan Klos (born August 16, 1971) is a German goalkeeper who currently plays for Rangers F.C.. He played for Borussia Dortmund from 1991, until he moved to Glasgow on Christmas Eve 1998. ...

Team Managers

William Wilton (died May, 1920) was a Rangers manager from 1899-1920, having previously served the club under several roles including match secretary. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Bill Struth Bill Struth (1873-1954) was the second manager of Rangers Football Club, controlling the team for 34 years between 1920 and 1954, as well as the holder of a number of other positions at the club. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Symon (? - 1985) is a former Scottish football (soccer) player and manager. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David White (4 April 1916 - 18 November 1990) was a former football (soccer) player but is better known as a football manager. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... William Waddell (? - 1992) was a professional football (soccer) player and manager. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Jock Wallace (1935 - 1996) was a professional football (soccer) player and manager. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Greig (born September 11, 1942 in Edinburgh) is a former professional football player who, depsite his boyhood allegiance to hometown Heart of Midlothian F.C., spent his entire career in Glasgow with Rangers F.C.. A determined, forceful player who was a talisman for his team, he also developed... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Graeme Souness (born Edinburgh, Scotland, May 6, 1953) was the captain of the all-conquering Liverpool football team of the early 1980s who later returned to the club as manager. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Walter Smith OBE (born February 24, 1948 Lanark) is a former football player, but is better known as a football manager. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Dick Advocaat Dick Advocaat (born September 27, 1947 in Den Haag, Netherlands) was head coach of the Dutch national football team and, in his younger years, a football player. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alexander McLeish (born January 21, 1959) nicknamed Big Eck, is a well respected football figure in Scotland. ... 2002(MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Current Squad

Goalkeepers

1. Stefan Klos German
22. Alan McGregor Scottish (on loan at Dunfermline Athletic)
25. Ronald Waterreus Dutch
Lee Robinson English

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Defenders

2. Fernando Ricksen Dutch
3. Olivier Bernard French
5. Marvin Andrews Trinidadian
12. Robert Malcolm Scottish
14. Sotirios Kyrgiakos Greek
15. Zurab Khizanishvili Georgian (on loan at Blackburn Rovers)
16. Julien Rodriguez French
18. Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan French
20. Alan Hutton Scottish
21. Maurice Ross Scottish (on loan at Sheffield Wednesday)
32. Brian McLean Northern Irish (on loan at Motherwell)
36. Jukka Santala (on loan at Partick Thistle)
34. Steven Smith Scottish

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Midfielders

6. Barry Ferguson Scottish
7. Brahim Hemdani French
8. Alex Rae Scottish
11. Gavin Rae Scottish
17. Chris Burke Scottish
20. Charlie Adam Scottish (on loan at St Mirren)
24. Ian Murray Scottish
31. Hamed Namouchi Tunisian
33. Marco Kalenga French

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Strikers

4. Thomas Buffel Belgian
9. Dado Pršo Croatian
10. Nacho Novo Spanish
15. Filippo Maniero Italian
19. Steven Thompson Scottish
21. Francis Jeffers England (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
23. Federico Nieto Argentine (on loan from Club Almagro)
26. Peter Løvenkrands Danish
37. Gary McKenzie Scottish
39. Robert Davidson Scottish
44. Ross McCormack Scottish
50. Dany N'Guessan French

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Non-Playing Staff

  • Vice Chairman: John McClelland
  • Chief Executive: Martin Bain
  • General Secretary: Campbell Ogilvie
  • Director of Finance: David Jolliffe
  • Non-Executive Director: Alastair Johnston
  • Non-Executive Director: David Cunningham King
  • Non-Executive Director: Donald Wilson
  • Reserve Coach: John Brown
  • Head of Youth Development: George Adams
  • Club Doctor: Dr Ian McGuinness
  • Physiotherapists: Davie Henderson, Stuart Collie, Steve Walker

David Murray is a Scottish entrepreneur, businessman and Chairman of Glasgow Rangers Football Club. ... John Greig (born September 11, 1942 in Edinburgh) is a former professional football player who, depsite his boyhood allegiance to hometown Heart of Midlothian F.C., spent his entire career in Glasgow with Rangers F.C.. A determined, forceful player who was a talisman for his team, he also developed... Alexander McLeish (born January 21, 1959) nicknamed Big Eck, is a well respected football figure in Scotland. ... Andy Watson is a former professional football (soccer) player and is currently a coach. ... Jan Wouters (born July 17, 1960 in Utrecht, Netherlands) is a former professional football midfielder, currently first team coach at Rangers F.C.. The Dutchman played for several clubs including FC Utrecht, PSV Eindhoven, Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam. ...

Club Records

Record home attendance: 118,567 .v. Celtic, January, 1939


Record victory: 13-0 .v. Possilpark, Scottish Cup, October, 1877


Record league victory: 10-0 .v. Hibernian, December, 1898


Record defeat: 2-10 .v. Airdrieonians, 1886


Record league defeat: 0-6 Dumbarton, May, 1892


Record appearances: John Greig, 755, 1960-1978


Record league appearances: Sandy Archibald, 513, 1917-1934


Record Scottish Cup appearances: Alec Smith, 74


Record league cup appearances: John Greig, 121


Record European appearances: John Greig, 64


Record goalscorer: Ally McCoist, 355 goals, 1983-1998


Most goals in one season: Sam English, 44 goals, 1931/1932


Most league goals: Ally McCoist, 541 goals


Most Scottish Cup goals: Jimmy Fleming, 44 goals


Most League Cup goals: Ally McCoist, 54 goals


Most European goals: Ally McCoist, 21 goals


Most capped player: Terry Butcher, 77 caps for England


Highest transfer fee received: Giovanni Van Bronkhorst, £8.5m, Arsenal, 2001


Highest transfer fee paid: Tore André Flo, £12.5m, Chelsea, 2000


Greatest Team

The following team was voted as the greatest ever Rangers team at an awards ceremony in 1999. Thousands of Rangers fans voted.

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Famous Rangers fans

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Honours

Rangers have the all-time worldwide lead for domestic league championships, racking up their 51st title in 2005. They also share the all-time worldwide lead for domestic doubles with Northern Ireland club Linfield, with 17 as of 2004-05 and hold the record for domestic trebles, with 7 so far. The Double is a term in football, meaning to win a countrys top division and its cup competition in the same season. ... The Irish Football League (IFL), or Irish League, is a league of football (soccer) clubs in Northern Ireland. ... Linfield F.C. (the Blues) are a Northern Irish football team, founded in March 1886 in south Belfast, who play at Windsor Park, the home of the Northern Ireland international team. ... The treble is a term in football, meaning to win a countrys top division and its two cup competitions in the same season. ...


Rangers won their 100th major trophy in 2000, the first club in the world to reach that milestone. This article is about the year 2000. ...

  • European Cup Winners Cup Champions 1972 (1)
  • Scottish League Champions 1891, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005 (51)
  • Scottish Cup Winners 1894, 1897, 1898, 1903, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 (31)
  • Scottish League Cup Winners 1946, 1948, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005 (24)
  • Drybrough Cup 1979
  • Tennents' Sixes 1984, 1989

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See also

  • Category:Rangers F.C. - Other articles on Rangers F.C.
  • Category:Rangers F.C. footballers - Footballers who have played for Rangers F.C.
  • Rangers F.C. Hall of Fame
  • Rangers by season: 2002/03-

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