On this day

On this day – May 24th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 4 W: 4 D: 0 L: 0

GD: +7 F: 11 A: 4

Win %: 100.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.75, Conceded: 1.00

 

1888: Rangers are beaten 1-0 in a Friendly by Third Lanark at Gilmorehill.

1894: The Rangers goalscorer remains unknown as the Gers draw 1-1 with Celtic in a Friendly at Parkhead.

1919: Goals from Hector Lawson and Sandy Archibald gives Rangers a 2-0 win over Clyde in the Glasgow Charity Cup Semi-Final. The Light Blues would face Queen’s Park in the Final.

1923: Rangers begin a Tour of France and Switzerland with a 6-1 win over CAP Olympique in Paris. Geordie Henderson and Carl Hansen scored twice each with Andy Cunningham and Sandy Archibald also on target.

1930: Rangers continue their North American Tour with a 3-0 win over Hamilton Thistle in Ontario. 2 goals from Jimmy Fleming and 1 from Willie Nicholson hands Rangers the win.

1941: Goals from Willie McIntosh, Torry Gillick and Geordie Henderson earn Rangers a 3-1 1st Round win over Third Lanark in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup. The Light Blues progressed to face Partick Thistle in the Final.

1954: As part of their North American Tour, Rangers defeat the British-Columbia Mainland All-Stars 9-0 with goals coming from Billy Simpson (3), Willie McCulloch (2), Johnny Hubbard (2), Ian McColl and Willie Paton.

1956: 2 Billy Simpson goals are enough to give Rangers a 2-1 win over Union Deportivo De Mahon in the 2nd match of their Spanish Tour.

1967: Rangers prepare for the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final with a 1-1 draw against Motherwell in a Testimonial match for Charlie Aitken. Roger Hynd scored for the Ibrox side.

1972: Rangers win the European Cup Winners’ Cup with a 3-2 win over Dynamo Moscow in the Final. 2 goals from Willie Johnston and 1 from Colin Stein earn Rangers their only European prize to date.

1978: 6 years to the day of leading Rangers to the European Cup Winners’ Cup as Captain, John Greig was appointed Rangers Manager, a day after the resignation of Jock Wallace.

2001: Jorg Albertz re-joins Hamburg from Rangers for a Club record fee of £3 million.

2002: Broxi Bear wins the Mascots Cup! The Rangers mascot won the race between English and Scottish football mascots screened by the Disney Channel. Man Utd’s Fred the Red finished in 2nd.

2006: Alex Rae leaves Rangers to take up a role of Player-Manager at Dundee.

2007: Kris Boyd scores the only goal as Rangers beat LA Galaxy 1-0 in a Friendly in California, USA.

2008: Rangers lift the Scottish Cup with a 3-2 Final victory over Queen of the South. A Kris Boyd brace and a goal from DaMarcus Beasley marked the end of a mammoth season with a victory.

2009: Rangers seal their 52nd League Championship with a 3-0 victory over Dundee Utd on the final day of the season at Tannadice. A 6th minute goal from Kyle Lafferty calmed the nerves before further strikes from Pedro Mendes and Kris Boyd ensured that Rangers finished 4 points ahead of Celtic, who had drawn with Hearts.

2011: Alastair Johnston is removed from position of Rangers Chairman. Fellow director Paul Murray also leaves the Board whilst Martin Bain and Donald McIntyre resign with all 4 citing concerns over the long-term validity of Craig Whyte’s takeover. Whyte himself steps into the Chairman’s role.

2013: Rangers announce they have reached pre-contracts agreements with Motherwell’s Nicky Law and Dundee Utd’s Jon Daly.

2016: Rangers agree a 2-year deal with Joey Barton who signs on a Free Transfer from Burnley. On the same day, the Club confirmed that Nicky Clark, Nicky Law and David Templeton would all leave upon the expiry of their current Rangers contracts. Forward Clark later signs for Bury with Law reuniting with Stuart McCall at Bradford City.

 

Birthdays

1982: DaMarcus Beasley – (Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA). Rangers: 2007-2010 (Midfielder/Forward), Apps: 46, Goals: 7, Honours: 2 Scottish League Titles, 1 Scottish Cup, 1 Scottish League Cup. International Caps: 124 (USA).

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On this day

On this day – May 23rd

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 4 W: 1 D: 2 L: 1

GD: 0 F: 5 A: 5

Win %: 25.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 1.67, Conceded: 1.67

 

1892: Rangers draw 3-3 with Queen’s Park in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup 1st Round Replay. Neil Kerr, Donald Gow and John McPherson were all on target for the Gers.

1896: Rangers thump Morton 7-1 in a Friendly at Cappielow. Sadly, the goalscorers remain unknown.

1903: Rangers are beaten 4-3 by a Lanarkshire Select in a benefit match for the Motherwell Masonic Temple Fund. Finlay Speedie (2) and Jacky Robertson scored for the Light Blues.

1976: A goal each from Tommy McLean and Alex O’Hara earn Rangers a 2-1 Friendly win over the Portland Timbers.

1978: Sensationally, just over 2 weeks since clinching a 2nd Treble in 3 seasons, Jock Wallace resigned as Rangers Manager. The reasons for his departure were never disclosed.

1979: Rangers wrap up their home League matches with a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle. Derek Johnstone scored the winner in-front of just 6,000 at Ibrox.

1999: Rangers conclude their League matches with a 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock. Gabriel Amato had put the Gers ahead after 5 minutes. Rangers already had the League sewn up and finished 6 points ahead of 2nd placed Celtic.

2006: Peter Lovenkrands agrees to sign for Schalke upon the expiry of his Rangers contract. On the same day, the Gers sign William Stanger and Antoine Ponroy from Rennes on Free Transfers.

2015: Despite a 1-0 defeat in the 2nd Leg, Rangers progress with a 2-1 Aggregate win over Hibs in the Semi-Final of the SPFL Premiership Play-Offs. Rangers would meet Motherwell in the Final.

 

Birthdays

1956: Dave McKinnon – (Glasgow), Rangers 1982-1986 (Defender), Apps: 141, Goals: 2, Honours: 1 Glasgow Cup.

On this day

On this day – May 22nd

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 5 W: 3 D: 0 L: 2

GD: +1 F: 9 A: 8

Win %: 60.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M:  1.80, Conceded: 1.60

 

1880: Rangers are defeated 3-1 in a Friendly by Vale of Leven. Unfortunately, the Light Blues’ goalscorer remains untraced.

1899: Goals from Bobby Neil, RC Hamilton, Alec Smith and Johnny Campbell give Rangers a 4-1 1st Round win over Third Lanark in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup. Celtic would provide the opposition in the Final.

1920: Rangers beat Kilmarnock 5-0 in a benefit match for the Scottish War Memorial Fund thanks to an Andy Cunningham hat-trick and goals from Tommy Cairns and Tommy Muirhead.

1940: Rangers hammer Celtic 5-1 in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup 1st Round. 2 goals each from Willie Thornton and Jimmy Caskie and a goal from Alex Venters saw Rangers ease into the Final where they would play Clyde. Whilst trying to retrieve the ball during the match, Rangers’ Venters was pelted with bottles and other missiles by the Celtic support. When he returned, Venters was sent-off for failing to do so! After the match a total of 5 players, on top of the 1 from each side dismissed during the match, were banned for a month, commencing at the start of the following season.

1954: A goal each from Willie Paton, Willie Waddell, John Prentice and Billy Simpson hand Rangers a 4-1 victory over the Ontario All-Stars as they continue with their North American Tour.

1963: Alex Willoughby scored twice with Ralph Brand also on the scoresheet as Rangers defeat Clyde 3-1 in a League match.

1968: 2 goals from John Greig saw Rangers continue their Scandinavian Tour with a 2-0 win over Odense, of Denmark.

1976: An Alex MacDonald goal was all that could separate Rangers and the Seattle Sounders. Dave Smith was playing with Seattle at the time but didn’t feature in this match with the Gers.

1982: Despite John McDonald giving them the lead on 15 minutes Rangers are beaten 4-1, AET, by Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final.

2005: Nacho Novo’s goal was enough to give Rangers the win they needed over Hibs at Easter Road on the final day of the season. However, 2 goals in final minutes from Scott McDonald against Celtic at Fir Park saw the Helicopter Change Direction and crowned Rangers Champions for a 51st time, in the most dramatic circumstances. A single point was the difference between Rangers and Celtic at the top of the Table.

2008: Rangers conclude their League fixtures with a 2-0 defeat to Aberdeen at Pittodrie. There was still a slim chance that the Gers could win the Title but that disappeared mid-way through the 2nd Half. Just 2 days later, Rangers would be taking on Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup Final.

2013: Rangers agree a 4-year contract with Cammy Bell who will join the Light Blues when his current deal with Kilmarnock ends.

2015: Dave King is appointed Chairman of Rangers. He would take over the post from Paul Murray who had held the role on a temporary basis after King’s consortium were elected to the Boardroom.

 

Birthdays

1991: Kyle Bartley – (Stockport, England), Rangers: 2011, 2011-2012 (Defender), Apps: 30, Goals: 1.

On this day

On this day – May 21st

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 8 W: 1 D: 1 L: 6

GD: -7 F: 9 A: 16

Win %: 12.50%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 1.13, Conceded: 2.00

 

1888: The goalscorer remains unknown as Rangers are defeated 2-1 in a Friendly by the Northern.

1891: Rangers draw 2-2 with Dumbarton in a play-off to crown the winners of the first ever Scottish League. David Hislop and Hugh McCreadie had scored to put the Gers 2-0 ahead at half-time. No further Replay would be held, and, for the only time in its history, the League Championship was shared.

1892: Rangers conclude their League fixtures with a 3-1 win over Clyde. Goals from John McPherson, Andrew McCreadie and an OG from Bowie gave Rangers the win. The Light Blues finished their 2nd League campaign in 5th place, 13 points behind winners Dumbarton.

1930: Rangers begin their legendary North American Tour with a 4-3 victory over Ulster Utd in Toronto. 2 goals from Jimmy Fleming, 1 from Alan Morton and an OG handed Rangers a narrow win.

1933: Rangers continue their tour of Germany with a 3-1 win over a Hamburg DFB Select. 2 goals from Jimmy Smith and a Dr James Marshall penalty earned the visitors the victory.

1945: Rangers win another Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup by defeating Celtic 2-1 in the Final. A goal each from Jimmy Duncanson and Alex Venters saw the Cup heading back to Ibrox.

1969: Rangers are beaten 2-0 by Newcastle in the 2nd Leg of their Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Semi-Final at St James’ Park. The Light Blues went out 2-0 on aggregate.

1979: Rangers are beaten 4-2 by Celtic. Alex MacDonald had put Rangers ahead on 9 minutes before Bobby Russell brought Rangers back on level terms on the 76th minute. With the Scottish and League Cups win, this loss would probably cost Rangers a 3rd Treble in 4 years.

1983: Rangers are defeated 1-0 AET by Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final. Rangers had held firm for 116 minutes before Eric Black netted the winner.

1994: Rangers miss the chance to win back-to-back Trebles when they were beaten 1-0 in the Scottish Cup Final by Dundee Utd.

2000: Rangers finish off their League fixtures with a 2-0 loss to Motherwell at Fir Park. John Spencer was on target for the Steelmen. Rangers had already won the League and finished a massive 21 points clear of Celtic in 2nd. The Light Blues still had a Scottish Cup Final with Aberdeen to play.

2010: Nacho Novo agrees to join Sporting Gijon after the expiry of his contract with Rangers.

2016: Rangers suffer a 3-2 defeat to Hibernian in the Final of the Scottish Cup at Hampden. Kenny Miller and Andy Halliday were on target in a match that was marred by scenes of violence as Hibs supporters invaded the pitch, assaulting several Rangers players and members of staff.

 

Birthdays

1896: Hector Lawson – (Shettleston, Glasgow). Rangers: 1916-1920, 1920-1922, 1922-1923 (Forward). Apps: 53, Goals: 5, Honours: 1 Glasgow Charity Cup.

On this day

On this day – May 20th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 7 W: 4 D: 1 L: 2

GD: +5 F: 11 A: 6

Win %: 57.14%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 1.57, Conceded: 0.86

 

1878: Rangers draw 0-0 in a Friendly with Vale of Leven at Kinning Park.

1879: Rangers win their first ever Trophy with a 2-1 win in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup Final over Vale of Leven. William Struthers is the only known Rangers goalscorer. There was still some bad feeling between the 2 sets of players following the previous month’s Scottish Cup Final where Rangers refused to participate in a Replay, so incensed at a disallowed goal. Fist fights broke out throughout the match.

1893: Goals from John McPherson, James Davie and Neil Kerr give Rangers a 3-2 1st Round win over Third Lanark in the Glasgow Charity Cup. The Gers would meet Celtic in the Final.

1896: Rangers draw 3-3 with Clyde in a Friendly. Sadly, the goalscorers remain unknown.

1944: After a 0-0 draw, Rangers are defeated 6-5 on Corners by Hibs in the Southern League Cup Final. Jerry Dawson suffered a broken leg after quarter of an hour, all but ending the Prince’s Rangers career. The Light Blues had won each of the 3 previous competitions.

1956: Rangers kick off a Tour of Spain with a 1-1 draw against Valencia. Billy Simpson was on target for the Scots.

1963: Jim Baxter and Ralph Brand score for Rangers as they draw 2-2 with Arsenal in a Testimonial match for Jack Kelsey.

1968: Rangers start their Scandinavian Tour with a 4-1 win over the Danish side BK Frem. Ronnie McKinnon, Andy Penman, Billy Semple and Willie Henderson all scored a goal each for the Ibrox Club.

1989: Rangers miss out on a Treble when they are beaten 1-0 by Celtic in the Final of the Scottish Cup.

2001: Rangers wrap up their League fixtures with a 4-0 win over Hibs thanks to goals from Jorg Albertz, Ronald de Boer (2) and Tony Vidmar. The Gers ended a disappointing season in 2nd place, 15 points off winners Celtic.

2007: Rangers conclude their League fixtures programme with a 2-0 defeat to Aberdeen. The Light Blues were 12 points off the pace of Celtic at the top of the Table.

2015: Goals from Nicky Clark and Kenny Miller give Rangers a 2-0 win over Hibs in the 1st Leg of their SPFL Premiership Play-Off Semi-Final at Ibrox.

 

On this day

On this day – May 19th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 2 W: 1 D: 0 L: 1

GD: 0 F: 4 A: 4

Win %: 50.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M:  2.00, Conceded: 2.00

 

1883: Rangers are defeated 4-1 by Queen’s Park in the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup Final. The Rangers goal came from an Arnott OG.

1888: Sadly, the goalscorers remain unknown as Rangers beat Camelon 3-1 in a Friendly.

1894: Rangers are beaten 3-1 in a Friendly by Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. The Rangers goalscorer cannot be traced.

1903: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Partick Thistle in a benefit match for Partick Nurses.

1954: Rangers continue their North American Tour with a 6-0 thrashing of the Hamilton & District All-Stars. Goals from Willie McCulloch, Johnny Hubbard, Willie Paton, Billy Simpson, George Young and Willie Thornton saw Rangers to victory in Ontario.

1955: Rangers suffer a 4-1 Friendly defeat to Racing Club de Paris in France. Johnny Hubbard pulled a goal back for Rangers with a penalty. The previous month, the Light Blues had defeated the French side 5-1 at Ibrox.

1998: Rangers break the Scottish Transfer record as they complete the signing of Arthur Numan from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of £4.5 million.

2008: The Title race goes to the Final day as Rangers beat St Mirren 3-0 to stay in contention. Kris Boyd opened the scoring before Jean-Claude Darcheville netted a brace. Rangers and Celtic would go into the final fixtures, in 3 days’ time, level on points but with the Parkhead men ahead on Goal Difference.

 

Birthdays

1915: Torry Gillick – (Airdrie, North Lanarkshire). Rangers: 1933-1935, 1940-1949 (Forward). Apps: 372, Goals: 199, Honours: 2 Scottish League titles, 2 Scottish Cups, 2 Scottish League Cups, 6 Southern League titles, 4 Southern League Cups, 1 Summer Cup, 1946 Victory Cup, 7 Glasgow Cups, 6 Glasgow Charity Cups. International Caps: 5 (Scotland).

1970: Colin Scott – (Glasgow). Rangers: 1987-1996 (Goalkeeper), Apps: 13, Goals: 0.

On this day

On this day – May 18th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 8 W: 5 D: 2 L: 1

GD: +12 F: 19 A: 7

Win %: 62.50%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.38, Conceded: 0.88

 

1887: Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Renton in the 2nd Replay of the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup 1st Round. Sadly, the Gers’ goalscorer is unknown.

1895: Rangers progress to another Glasgow Charity Cup Final thanks to a 4-0 1st Round win over Third Lanark. 2 goals from John Cowan and 1 each from John Barker and Jock Drummond set-up a Final clash with Celtic.

1907: RG Campbell scored the only goal as Rangers defeated Celtic in the Final of the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup. This prevented the Parkhead side from winning a clean sweep of honours that season.

1918: Rangers are defeated 4-1 by a Renfrewshire Select in a Benefit Match for the Red Cross War Fund. Unfortunately, the Light Blues’ goalscorer remains untraced.

1940: Jimmy Smith and Ian McPherson were on target for Rangers as they drew 2-2 with Hamilton. Smith was forced off with an injury on 75 minutes, meaning the Ibrox men had to play the remainder with 10 men.

1946: Rangers draw 1-1 with Falkirk in the Victory Cup Quarter-Final. Torry Gillick scored for the Light Blues.

1963: 2 second-half goals from Jimmy Millar and 1 from Ralph Brand sees Rangers come from 1-0 down to beat Queen of the South 3-1. Ronnie McKinnon had put the Doonhamers ahead with an OG.

1976: Rangers began their post-season North American Tour with a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Johnny Hamilton and Derek Johnstone got the goals for the visitors.

1996: Rangers thump Hearts 5-1 in the Scottish Cup Final thanks to a Gordon Durie hat-trick and 2 goals from Brian Laudrup.

2003: Ronald de Boer and Peter Lovenkrands score to give Rangers a 2-0 win over Hearts to take one of the closest ever Title Races to the final day. Rangers were scheduled to face Dunfermline at home whilst Celtic would travel to Rugby Park to play Kilmarnock. With both sides locked on 94 points, it looked likely to come down to goal difference and perhaps Goals scored.

2004: Rangers sign Alex Rae from Wolves on a Free Transfer. Emerson and Nuno Capucho also agree to a contract terminations. The Brazilian returns home to Vasco de Gama whilst Capucho joins Celta Vigo.

 

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