On this day

On this day – July 23rd

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

GD: +5 F: 6 A: 1

Win %: 50.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 3.00, Conceded: 0.50

 

1974: Rangers conclude their tour of Sweden with a 9-0 hammering of Amal Alliance. Goals from Graham Fyfe (2), Sandy Jardine (2), Johnny Hamilton, Billy Steele, Tommy McLean, Ally Scott and Derek Parlane saw the Gers ease to victory.

1983: Rangers thump Solvesborg 12-0 in the 2nd match of their Swedish Tour courtesy of goals from Sandy Clark (5), Craig Paterson, John McDonald, Ally McCoist (4) and Ian Redford. 2 days earlier, Rangers had begun their voyage with an 11-0 triumph over Arlovs!

1986: Dave McPherson scores the only goal as Rangers beat Wurzburg 1-0 in a Friendly.

1992: 2 Paul Rideout penalties and a goal from Gary McSwegan hand Rangers a 3-2 Friendly win over Dunfermline.

1996: Rangers suffer a 1-0 loss away to Copenhagen in a friendly.

1997: Rangers begin their season with a 5-0 win over Faroese Champions GI Gotu in the Champions League Qualifying Round 1st Leg. 2 goals each from Ally McCoist and Gordon Durie and 1 from Marco Negri saw Rangers take a handsome lead back to Ibrox.

2005: Rangers draw 0-0 with Borussia Monchengladbach in a Friendly at Ibrox.

2011: The Ally McCoist era begins with a 1-1 draw against Hearts at Ibrox. Steven Naismith equalised for the Light Blues on 58 minutes.

2014: Rangers wrap-up their tour of North America with a 1-0 victory over Ottawa Fury. Nicky Law grabbed the only goal of the game.

 

Birthdays

1888: Jimmy Gordon – (Saltcoats, North Ayrshire). Rangers: 1907-1920 (Midfielder). Apps: 334, Goals: 65, Honours: 5 Scottish League titles, 6 Glasgow Cups, 4 Glasgow Charity Cups, 1908 Scottish National Exhibition Cup. International Caps: 10 (Scotland).

1940: Kai Johansen – (Odense, Denmark). Rangers: 1965-1970 (Defender). Apps: 238, Goals: 9, Honours: 1 Scottish Cup, 1 Glasgow Cup. International Caps: 20 (Denmark).

1979: Sotirios Kygriakos – (Trikala, Greece). Rangers: 2005-2006 (Defender). Apps: 57, Goals: 5, Honours: 1 Scottish League title, 1 Scottish League Cup. International Caps: 61 (Greece).

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