On this day

On this day – August 31st

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 28 W: 19 D: 7 L: 2

GD: +50 F: 80 A: 30

Win %: 67.86%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.86, Conceded: 1.07

 

1889: John Allan and William McBain are on target as Rangers slump to an 8-2 defeat to Clyde in a Friendly.

1895: James Oswald is the only known goalscorer from Rangers’ 2-1 win over Hearts in a League match.

1901: 2 goals from David McDougall and 1 from Finlay Speedie hand Rangers a 3-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park.

1903: Rangers are defeated 2-1 by Clyde in a Friendly. Sadly the goalscorers are unknown.

1907: RG Campbell, John May, James Galt and George Livingstone are all on target as Rangers draw 4-4 with Falkirk in a League encounter.

1908: Tom Murray and George Livingstone score as Rangers draw 2-2 with Third Lanark in a benefit match for Tod Sloan.

1912: 2 RC Hamilton goals and 1 from Billy Hogg isn’t enough to secure a Rangers win as they draw 3-3 at home to Dundee. RC Hamilton is among the scorers for the visitors.

1918: William Aitken and David McLean score to hand Rangers a 2-0 victory over St Mirren at Ibrox.

1929: Rangers thump Falkirk 4-0 courtesy of goals from Jimmy Fleming, Dr James Marshall, McPherson and Tully Craig.

1932: Rangers hammer Third Lanark 5-0 thanks to 2 goals each from Jimmy Smith and Sandy Archibald and 1 from Bob McPhail.

1935: A Jimmy Smith brace and a goal from Bob McPhail sees Rangers come from 1 down to defeat Partick Thistle 3-1 at Firhill.

1937: Rangers progress to the Semi-Finals of the Glasgow Cup with a 3-1 victory over Clyde in the 1st Round. Goals from Alex Venters, Willie Thornton and Bobby Main set-up a Tie with Celtic.

1940: 2 goals from Jimmy Smith and 1 from Alex Venters earns Rangers a 3-1 win over Partick Thistle at Ibrox.

1946: Jimmy Duncanson scores twice as Rangers record a 2-0 win over Queen’s Park in the League.

1955: Rangers thump Celtic 4-0 in Section 4 of the League Cup. Goals from Max Murray, Sammy Baird (2) and Billy Simpson sees the Light Blues exact revenge for a 4-1 defeat to the Parkhead men at Ibrox just 4 days earlier.

1957: Rangers wrap up their League Cup Section 2 fixtures with a 4-3 loss to Raith. Alex Scott scored twice for the Light Blues with Johnny Hubbard also on the scoresheet. The Gers progressed to face Kilmarnock in the Quarter-Final.

1960: 2 goals from Jimmy Millar and 1 from Ralph Brand hand Rangers a 3-2 win over Third Lanark in the League Cup Section 2.

1963: Rangers conclude their fixtures in Section 4 of the League Cup with a 2-2 draw against Kilmarnock. Davie Wilson and Jim Forrest scored to give Rangers a lead they’d hold until the 88th minute. The Ibrox side moved on from the Section and were paired with East Fife in the Quarter-Final.

1966: Alex Smith equalises for Rangers as they draw 1-1 with Stirling Albion in the League Cup Section 2.

1968: Rangers defeat Morton 5-0 in Section 4 of the League Cup with goals scored by Sandy Jardine (2), Willie Henderson (2) and Andy Penman. 2 losses to Celtic meant the Light Blues could not qualify from the Section.

1974: Rangers kick-off their League fixtures with a 1-1 draw away at Ayr Utd. Sandy Jardine had put Rangers in-front from the penalty spot.

1977: A 2-2 draw in Switzerland sees Rangers secure safe passage through the European Cup Winners’ Cup Qualifying Round with a 3-2 aggregate win over Young Boys of Berne. Derek Johnstone, who was also sent-off, and Gordon Smith were on the scoresheet for the Light Blues. The Gers would face Twente in the 1st Round.

1983: 2 goals from Ally McCoist (including his first for the Club) and 1 each from Bobby Russell and Robert Prytz hand Rangers a 4-0 victory over Clydebank in the League Cup Section 2.

1985: Ally McCoist scores for Rangers as they draw 1-1 away to Celtic.

1986: Ian Durrant scores a 74th minute winner as Rangers defeat Celtic 1-0 at Ibrox.

1988: Goals from Ally McCoist, Mark Walters, Forsyth (OG) and Ian Ferguson gives Rangers a 4-1 win over Dundee in the Quarter-Final of the League Cup. The Ibrox side would meet Hearts in the Semi-Final.

1991: Mark Hateley scores both goals for Rangers as they see off Celtic 2-0 at Parkhead.

1994: Brian Laudrup is the Rangers goalscorer as they are shocked 2-1 by Falkrik in the League Cup 3rd Round.

2003: A goal each from Nuno Capucho, Shota Arveladze and Mikel Arteta secures a 3-1 win for Rangers at Dundee Utd. Billy Dodds scored for the Arabs.

2005: Rangers recruit Filippo Maniero from Torino and Olivier Bernard from Newcastle on Free Transfers. Francis Jeffers also heads to Ibrox on a Loan deal from Charlton. Michael Ball leaves the Gers and joins PSV for free, as does Dragan Mladenovic who signs for Red Star Belgrade. Sheffield Wednesday also sign Maurice Ross on a Free Transfer from the Light Blues. Zurab Khizanishvili joins Blackburn on loan whilst Charlie Adam heads for St Mirren.

2006: Rangers sign Sasa Papac from Austria Vienna for £450,000. Hamed Namouchi heads for the Ibrox exit door as he joins Lorient with the Light Blues receiving £500,000 in compensation. The contracts of Bob Malcom, Jose-Karl Pierre-Fanfan, Olivier Bernard and Marvin Andrews are all terminated.

2007: Rangers sign Steven Naismith on deadline day from Kilmarnock for £1.9 million. The Gers also beat English Premier League Clubs Portsmouth and Birmingham to bring Amdy Faye to Ibrox on loan for the season.

2008: A stunning Pedro Mendes effort is the pick of the bunch as Rangers take Celtic apart 4-2 at Parkhead. Daniel Cousin scores twice with Kenny Miller completing the scoring. Cousin was later dismissed in his final appearance for the Light Blues.

2010: Rangers agree a deadline day loan swap with Aberdeen that would see Richard Foster head to Ibrox and Andrius Velicka move in the opposite direction.

2011: Andy Little joins Port Vale on loan from Rangers.

2012: Carlos Bocanegra departs Rangers for a loan spell with Racing Santander.

2013: Lee McCulloch hits a hat-trick as Rangers demolish East Fife 5-0. Nicky Clark had opened the scoring within a minute and Lewis Macleod was also on the scoresheet.

2016: Rangers sign former Arsenal and AC Milan Defender Philippe Senderos on a free transfer, following a period on trial with the Club. The Swiss international agreed a 1-year deal. The Gers also confirmed that Andy Murdoch had left the Club on mutual consent.

 

Birthdays

1904: Billy Hodge – (Twechar, East Dunbartonshire). Rangers: 1925-1926 (Defender). Apps: 2.

1949: Stewart Kennedy – (Stirling, Stirlingshire). Rangers: 1973-1980 (Goalkeeper). Apps: 131, Shut-outs: 45, Honours: 2 Scottish League titles, 2 Scottish League Cups, 1 Glasgow Cup, 1977 Jet Cup. International Caps: 5 (Scotland).

 

This week’s Rangers Quiz begins at the normal time of 8pm tonight.

On this day

On this day – August 30th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 23 W: 15 D: 5 L: 3

GD: +31 F: 52 A: 21

Win %: 65.22%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.26, Conceded: 0.91

 

1884: Rangers thump Kilmarnock Athletic 9-1 in a Friendly thanks to goals from Alick McKenzie (2), James Gossland (2), Peter Morton (3), Matthew Lawrie and Willie Pringle.

1890: Rangers defeat Renton 4-1 in a League match. Goals from Donald Gow, John McPherson, David Hislop and Neil Kerr earned Rangers the victory. This result was later declared void when Renton were expelled from the League for Professionalism.

1902: Bobby Nail, James Stark and RC Hamilton are on the scoresheet as Rangers defeat Port Glasgow at Clune Park.

1905: Archie Kyle (2) and James Steel are the only known goalscorers from Rangers’ 5-2 win over Dundee in Fred McDiarmid’s benefit match.

1913: Willie Reid scores the only goal as Rangers beat Hamilton 1-0 at Douglas Park.

1919: 2 goals from James Bowie and 1 each from Tommy Muirhead and Tommy Cairns hands Rangers a 4-0 win over St Mirren at Love Street.

1920: Alex Laird scores twice as Rangers defeat Celtic 2-1 in a benefit match for Light Blues Full-Back Bert Manderson.

1924: Rangers draw 1-1 with Kilmarnock at Ibrox. Geordie Henderson had put the Light Blues in-front.

1930: Dr James Marshall is the Rangers goalscorer in their 1-1 draw with Motherwell.

1941: Rangers hammer Airdrie 6-1 thanks to a Torry Gillick hat-trick, 2 goals from Jimmy Smith and 1 from Willie McIntosh.

1947: Rangers are beaten 2-0 by Celtic in Section C of the League Cup.

1949: Jimmy Duncanson is on target as Rangers draw 1-1 with St Mirren in the League Cup Section A.

1950: Rangers are defeated 2-0 by Aberdeen in Section D of the League Cup.

1952: Rangers wrap up their League Cup Section C fixtures with a 2-1 win over Aberdeen. 2 goals in the last 20 minutes from Willie Waddell and Willie Thornton hand Rangers the win. The Gers progressed from the Section and would meet Third Lanark in the Quarter-Final.

1958: A Max Murray hat-trick earns Rangers a 3-0 win over Third Lanark in their final match of the League Cup Section 1. The Ibrox side failed to qualify from the Section.

1961: Rangers draw 1-1 with Dundee in the League Cup Section 3. Ralph Brand equalised on the half-hour mark.

1967: Despite Willie Henderson giving Rangers the lead, 3 goals in the last 12 minutes sees the Light Blues go down 3-1 to Celtic in the League Cup Section 2.

1969: Rangers kick-off their League fixtures with a 0-0 draw away at Dundee Utd.

1972: Rangers conclude their fixtures in Section 3 of the League Cup with a 2-1 win over Ayr Utd. Willie Johnston opened the scoring before Derek Johnstone grabbed the winner. The Ibrox men progressed from the Section and were to face Stenhousemuir in the 2nd Round.

1975: Rangers begin their fixtures in the inaugural Premier Division with a 2-1 victory over Celtic. 2nd half goals from Derek Johnstone and Quinton Young saw the Gers come from 1 down to claim victory. Rangers also had Alex MacDonald sent-off.

1978: A goal each from Davie Cooper, Tommy McLean and Gordon Smith gives Rangers a 3-0 win over Forfar in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg. Sandy Jardine also missed a penalty.

1980: Rangers defeat Forfar 3-1 in the 2nd Leg of their League Cup 2nd Round tie. Goals from Alex Miller, Derek Johnstone and Colin McAdam earn the Light Blues a 5-1 aggregate win and moved on to play Aberdeen in the 3rd Round. Sandy Jardine missed a penalty and a retake.

1989: Rangers secure their place in the League Cup Semi-Final with a 3-0 win over Hamilton. A Mark Walters double and a goal from Trevor Steven sets-up a clash with Dunfermline.

1995: Mark Hateley, Stuart McCall and Ally McCoist are all on target as Rangers beat Stirling Albion 3-2 in the 3rd Round of the League Cup. Rangers were drawn to face Celtic in the Quarter-Final.

2000: Rangers complete the signing of Ronald de Boer from Barcelona for £4.5 million.

2002: Tore Andre Flo departs Rangers for Sunderland in a £6.75 million deal. Andrei Kancshelskis joins Southampton on a Free Transfer after his Light Blues contract expires.

2003: Rangers sign Egil Ostenstad on a Free Transfer from Blackburn.

2005: Rangers sign Sotirios Kygriakos from Panathinaikos on a Free Transfer.

2009: Rangers agree to terminate the loan of Aaron Niguez, allowing the youngster to join Celta Vigo from Valencia.

2012: 2 goals from Lee McCulloch and 1 from Andy Little seal a 3-0 win for Rangers over Falkirk in the League Cup 2nd Round. The Gers were paired with Motherwell in the 3rd Round.

2014: Rangers beat Queen of the South 4-2 at Ibrox with goals scored by Marius Zaliukas, David Templeton, Bilel Mohsni and Kenny Miller.

2015: Andy Halliday, Martyn Waghorn (2 pens), Barrie McKay and Jason Holt score in Rangers’ 5-1 drubbing of Queen of the South.

 

Birthdays

1985: Stevie Smith – (Bellshill, North Lanarkshire). Rangers: 2002-2010, 2013-2015 (Defender). Apps: 111, Goals: 5, Honours: 1 Scottish League title, 1 Scottish League One title, 1 Scottish League Cup, 2003 Wernesgruner Cup, 2013 Blackthorn Cup.

On this day

On this day – August 29th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 25 W: 18 D: 3 L: 4

GD: +43 F: 68 A: 25

Win %: 72.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.72, Conceded: 1.00

 

1885: Rangers are beaten 4-1 in a Friendly by Dumbarton. The Gers’ goalscorer is sadly unknown.

1891: 2 Alick McKenzie goals in the final 15 minutes for Rangers isn’t enough as the Light Blues go down 3-2 to Third Lanark in a League match.

1896: Goals from Tommy Hyslop, Burgess (OG) and David Crawford earns Rangers a 3-1 win over Dundee at Ibrox.

1900: Rangers beat Celtic 3-1 in a benefit match for Ibrox star Davy Mitchell. James Tutty, Donald Cameron and Jacky Robertson all netted once each for the home side.

1901: Rangers defeat Third Lanark 4-1 in the Semi-Final of the Glasgow International Exhibition Cup. 2 goals from RC Hamilton and 1 each from Bobby Neil and Alec Smith set-up a Final clash with Celtic.

1903: RC Hamilton and John Walker score as Rangers are forced to settle for a 2-2 draw with St Mirren at Ibrox.

1908: Rangers ease past Falkirk 4-1 thanks to an Alec Smith brace and a goal each from Alex Bennett and John McDonald.

1910: Robert Parker and John Yuille score for Rangers in their 2-1 win over Partick Thistle in Archie McKenzie’s benefit match.

1914: Willie Reid and Alex Bennett are on target to secure a 2-1 League win over Kilmarnock for Rangers.

1921: An Alan Morton hat-trick sees Rangers sweep to a 3-0 victory against Renfrew Juniors in a benefit match for J.Gilchrist.

1925: Rangers thump Morton 4-1 courtesy of a Geordie Henderson double and goals from Andy Cunningham and Sandy Archibald.

1931: 2 goals from Sam English and 1 from Bob McPhail hands Rangers a 3-1 victory away at Ayr Utd. McPhail had earlier missed a penalty before Rangers went 1-0 down.

1936: Rangers ease to a 4-1 victory over Hibs at Ibrox. Jimmy Smith scores twice with Bob McPhail and Bobby Main also on target.

1938: 17 year-old Willie Waddell makes his Rangers debut and scores the only goal as the Gers defeat Arsenal in a Friendly at Ibrox.

1939: 2 goals from Willie Thornton and 1 each from Chris McNee and Bobby Bolt see Rangers breeze past Partick Thistle 4-1 in the 1st Round of the Glasgow Cup. The Ibrox side would meet Third Lanark in the Semi-Final.

1942: A Willie Waddell hat-trick and a goal from Jimmy Duncanson hands Rangers a 4-2 win over Third Lanark.

1951: Despite going ahead inside 5 minutes through Billy Simpson, Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Aberdeen n Section D of the League Cup.

1953: Rangers complete their League Cup Section C fixtures with a thumping 5-0 win over Hamilton. Willie Paton hit the net 5 times with Willie Waddell also getting in on the act. Ayr Utd would be Rangers’ Quarter-Final opponents.

1956: Rangers draw 0-0 with Celtic in Section 2 of the League Cup.

1959: Rangers round off their fixtures in Section 4 of the League Cup with a 3-2 triumph over Dundee. Jimmy Millar, Davie Wilson and Sammy Baird all grabbed a goal each for the Light Blues. 2 losses to Motherwell meant Rangers didn’t progress from the Section.

1962: A Jimmy Millar hat-trick and 2 goals from Alex Scott earns Rangers a 5-2 win over Third Lanark in the League Cup Section 4.

1964: A 13 minute Jim Forrest hat-trick sees Rangers win 3-1 against St Johnstone in the final match of the League Cup Section 1. The Light Blues moved on to face Dunfermline in the Quarter-Final.

1970: Rangers kick-off their League fixtures with a 0-0 draw at St Mirren.

1973: Rangers beat Falkirk 5-1 in the final match of the League Cup Section 1 with goals scored by Alex O’Hara, Tommy McLean, Tom Forsyth and Alfie Conn (2).

1979: 2 goals in the first 6 minutes from Chris Robertson and Ally Dawson gives Rangers a 2-1 win over Clyde in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg.

1981: A 77th minute Tommy McLean penalty sees Rangers start their League fixture programme with a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle.

1984: Rangers secure their Quarter-Final place in the League Cup Quarter-Final with a 4-0 win over Raith in the 3rd Round. An Ally McCoist double and goals from Ian Redford and Craig Paterson set-up a clash with Cowdenbeath.

1987: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Celtic. The Gers had Graeme Souness sent-off.

1992: Rangers come from 1-0 down to defeat Aberdeen 3-1 thanks to goals from Ally McCoist, Ian Durrant and Alexei Mikhailichenko.

1998: Goals from Andrei Kanchelskis, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Jorg Albertz and Rod Wallace secures a 4-0 win for Rangers over St Johnstone.

2000: Michael Mols, Allan Johnston and Rod Wallace were on target as Rangers beat Glentoran 3-0 in a Friendly.

2001: Rangers sign Shota Arveladze from Ajax for £2 million.

2003: Rangers sell Barry Ferguson to Blackburn Rovers for £7.5 million. Meanwhile, Emerson joins the Gers on a Free Transfer from Atletico Madrid. Kevin Muscat leaves the Light Blues for Millwall on a Free Transfer.

2004: Rangers are defeated 1-0 by Celtic at Parkhead.

2005: Allan McGregor signs on loan at Dunfermline from Rangers.

2009: 2 goals each from Kris Boyd and Steven Whittaker gives Rangers a 4-1 victory over Hamilton.

2012: Rangers confirm that the contract of Kirk Broadfoot had been terminated. The Defender later agrees to join Blackpool.

On this day

On this day – August 28th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 25 W: 16 D: 5 L: 4

GD: +30 F: 52 A: 22

Win %: 64.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.08, Conceded: 0.88

 

1886: Andrew Peacock and Charlie Heggie score for Rangers in their 2-1 Friendly win over Dumbarton at Kinning Park.

1888: Rangers draw 0-0 with Clyde in a benefit match for Sergeant McNeil.

1889: Elspie is the only known Rangers goalscorer from their 2-1 win over Linthouse at Ibrox.

1899: RC Hamilton scores both goals as Rangers draw 2-2 with Celtic in a benefit match for Sandy McMahon.

1902: Rangers draw 1-1 with Celtic in a benefit match for Light Blues legend Jock Drummond. RC Hamilton is on the scoresheet for the Gers.

1909: Alex Bennett grabs the equaliser as Rangers are held to a 1-1 draw by St Mirren at Ibrox in a League match.

1915: Andy Cunningham and Willie Reid score twice each as Rangers defeat Third Lanark in a League match.

1920: Goals from Andy Cunningham and Sandy Archibald earns Rangers a 2-1 win at Kilmarnock.

1926: A 2nd half double from Dr James Marshall sees Rangers come from 1 down to claim a 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle.

1935: Rangers hammer St Johnstone 7-0 courtesy of goals from Bob McPhail, Jimmy Smith (3), Alex Venters (2) and Torry Gillick.

1937: Willie Thornton and Bobby Main are on target for Rangers as they draw 2-2 with St Johnstone.

1943: Despite going 2-0 down, Rangers rally and goals from Torry Gillick, Dr Adam Little and George Young hand Rangers the victory.

1946: Rangers demolish Third Lanark 8-1 thanks to hat-tricks from Willie Thornton and Jimmy Caskie and a goal each from Jimmy Duncanson and Torry Gillick. The Gers were forced to play the last 15 minutes with 10 men when Thornton was forced off with injury.

1948: Rangers draw 1-1 with Dundee at Ibrox. Willie Findlay had put Rangers in-front on 4 minutes.

1954: 2 goals in the last 5 minutes from Willie Paton and Johnny Hubbard hands Rangers a 2-0 win over Stirling Albion in Section C of the League Cup. In the dying moments of the match, Rangers’ Willie Woodburn reacted to a challenge from an Albion forward and received a red card. At his SFA disciplinary hearing, the Big Defender was banned, sine die.

1957: Rangers are beaten 3-0 by Partick Thistle in the League Cup Section 2.

1963: 4 goals from Jim Forrest and 1 from Davie Wilson gives Rangers a 5-2 win over Queen of the South in Section 2 of the League Cup.

1965: Willie Johnston scores the only goal on 3 minutes as Rangers beat Hearts in the League Cup Section 2.

1968: Rangers defeat Partick Thistle 2-1 in the League Cup Section 4. Willie Henderson and Sandy Jardine score for the Light Blues.

1971: Rangers are beaten 3-0 by Celtic in the League Cup Section 4.

1974: Rangers end their League Cup Section 2 fixtures with a 1-0 loss to Hibs. The Ibrox side failed to qualify from their Section.

1976: A goal each from Derek Johnstone, Derek Parlane and Sandy Jardine hands Rangers a 3-0 win over Montrose in the League Cup Section 4.

1982: Rangers draw 0-0 with Hibs in Section 2 of the League Cup.

1990: Mo Johnston scores the winning goal, 17 minutes from the end, as Rangers beat Kilmarnock 1-0 in the League Cup 3rd Round. The Gers progressed to face Raith in the Quarter-Final.

1991: Rangers progress to the Quarter-Final of the League Cup with a 2-0 defeat of Partick Thistle in the 3rd Round. Goals from Mo Johnston and Davie Robertson sets-up a clash with Hearts.

1993: Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in a League match. Steven Pressley had equalised for the Ibrox men.

1999: Rangers beat Hibs 1-0 thanks to a 68th minute goal from Jonathon Johansson.

2007: Rangers draw 0-0 with Red Star Belgrade in the 2nd Leg of their Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round tie. The Light Blues progress 1-0 on aggregate and were drawn into Group E with Barcelona, Stuttgart and Lyon.

2010: Rangers defeat St Johnstone 2-1. Sasa Papac equalises before Kenny Miller nets the winner for the Gers.

2011: Steve Davis and Steven Naismith score a goal each as Rangers defeat Aberdeen 2-0 at Ibrox.

 

Birthdays

1951: Colin McAdam – (Glasgow). Rangers: 1980-1985 (Forward). Apps: 99, Goals: 32, Honours: 1 Scottish League Cup.

1969: Tom Cowan – (Bellshill, North Lanarkshire). Rangers: 1988-1991 (Defender). Apps: 15.

On this day

On this day – August 27th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 29 W: 19 D: 5 L: 5

GD: +36 F: 72 A: 36

Win %: 65.52%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.48, Conceded: 1.24

 

1881: Petrie equalises for Rangers in their 1-1 Friendly draw with Hearts.

1887: Andrew Peacock scores both goals as Rangers draw 2-2 in a Friendly with Morton at Ibrox.

1898: Rangers defeat St Mirren 3-1 at Love Street in a League match courtesy of goals from RC Hamilton, Alec Smith and John McPherson.

1904: 2 goals from RC Hamilton, and 1 each from Alec Mackie and Archie Kyle earns Rangers a 4-0 win over Hibs.

1910: Rangers beat Raith 2-0 in a League encounter. Jimmy Gordon and Alec Smith got the goals.

1919: Rangers draw 0-0 with Morton in a benefit match for Jackie Wright.

1921: Rangers defeat Motherwell 2-1 at Ibrox. Robert McDiarmid equalised for the Gers before Andy Cunningham netted a winner 5 minutes from the end.

1924: Rangers are beaten 4-3 by Airdrie in George Carroll’s benefit match. William Chalmers (2) and Alex Dick scored for the Ibrox side.

1927: Rangers beat Cowdenbeath 4-1 at Central Park thanks to a Jimmy Fleming hat-trick and a goal from Alan Morton.

1932: 2 Jimmy Fleming goals hands Rangers a 2-1 victory over Airdrie at Broomfield.

1934: Rangers thump Celtic 4-0 in a benefit match for Jimmy McGrory with goals scored by James Fiddes, Torry Gillick, Bobby Main and Davie Kinnear.

1938: 2 goals each from Willie Thornton and Bobby Main, and 1 from Bob McPhail hands Rangers a 5-1 win at St Mirren.

1941: Charlie Johnston and Torry Gillick are on target for Rangers at Somerset Park as the Light Blues draw 2-2 with a British Army XI in a benefit match for the Ayr County Council War Fund.

1947: Willie Thornton’s goal is all that separates Rangers and Partick Thistle at Firhill.

1949: Willie Waddell and Willie Findlay are on target in Rangers’ 2-0 win over Celtic in Section A of the League Cup. George Young also missed a penalty for the Ibrox men.

1952: Rangers draw 3-3 with Motherwell in the League Cup Section C. John Prentice, Willie Thornton and Willie Paton grabbed the goals for the Light Blues.

1955: Alec Smith scores for Rangers as they go down 4-1 to Celtic in the League Cup Section 4.

1958: Rangers hammer Raith 6-0 in the League Cup Section 1 thanks to a Billy Simpson hat-trick and goals from Max Murray, Johnny Hubbard and Davie Wilson.

1960: 2 goals from Ian McMillan and 1 each from Jimmy Millar and Ralph Brand gives Rangers a 4-1 victory over Partick Thistle in the League Cup Section 2.

1966: 2 goals in the last 7 minutes sees Rangers go down 3-2 to Hibs in Section 2 of the League Cup. George McLean and Alex Smith had given Rangers the lead twice.

1969: Rangers wrap up their League Cup Section 1 fixtures with a 3-0 win over Airdrie. Colin Stein, Willie Johnston and Andy Penman all score a goal each. The Gers failed to qualify from the Section.

1975: Derek Johnstone and Quinton Young score to earn Rangers a 2-1 win over Airdrie in the last match of the League Cup Section 1. The Light Blues progressed to face Queen of the South in the Quarter-Final.

1977: Rangers defeat Partick Thistle 4-0 with goals scored by Alex Miller, Gordon Smith (2) and Bobby Russell.

1980: Colin McAdam scores twice to give Rangers a 2-0 lead over Forfar in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg.

1983: Dave Mitchell, Dave McKinnon, Davie Cooper and Ally McCoist are on the scoresheet as Rangers defeat Queen of the South 4-1 in the League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg. The Gers moved on 8-1 on aggregate and into Section 2 alongside Clydebank, Hearts and St Mirren.

1985: After going 2-0 down, goals from Davie Cooper and Bobby Williamson see Rangers comeback to take a 2-2 draw against Forfar in the 3rd Round of the League Cup. The Ibrox side won the tie 6-5 on penalties and would meet Hamilton in the Quarter-Final. That day, STV made history by announcing plans to televise the upcoming Rangers-Celtic match live, the first time that this would happen for a Scottish League match. The decision to shift the match to the Sunday angered both Clubs who were unhappy at having their fixture schedule determined by TV Executives.

1986: Following a 0-0 draw with East Fife, Rangers win 5-4 on penalties in the League Cup 3rd Round. The Gers would face Dundee in the Quarter-Final.

1988: Rangers thump Celtic 5-1 at Ibrox thanks to 2 goals from Ally McCoist and 1 eahc from Ray Wilkins, Kevin Drinkell and Mark Walters.

1994: Rangers are beaten 2-0 by Celtic at Ibrox.

1997: Rangers draw 1-1 with Gothenburg in the 2nd Leg of their Champions League Preliminary Round tie. Charlie Miller had given Rangers the lead but it wasn’t enough as the Gers crashed out 4-1 on aggregate.

2000: Claudio Reyna and Billy Dodds are on target as Rangers are beaten 6-2 by Celtic.

2003: Goals from Mikel Arteta and Shota Arveladze hands Rangers a 2-1 win over Copenhagen in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg. The Light Blues progressed 3-2 on aggregate and were drawn into Group alongside Manchester Utd, Stuttgart and Panathinaikos.

2005: Rangers are beaten 3-0 by Hibs at Ibrox.

2006: Kris Boyd scores both goals as Rangers draw 2-2 with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Steven Naismith is on target for the Ayrshire side.

2013: Goals from Barrie McKay and Nicky Clark sees Rangers secure safe passage through the 2nd Round of the League Challenge Cup with a 2-0 win over Berwick Rangers. The Light Blues were paired with Queen of the South in the Quarter-Final.

 

Birthdays

1942: Orjan Persson – (Uddevalla, Sweden). Rangers: 1967-1970 (Midfielder). Apps: 113, Goals: 31, Honours: 1 Glasgow Cup. International Caps: 48 (Sweden).

1967: Davie Kirkwood – (St Andrews, Fife). Rangers: 1987-1989 (Midfielder). Apps: 10, Honours: 1 Glasgow Cup.

1971: Stephen Wright – (Bellshill, North Lanarkshire). Rangers: 1995-1998 (Defender). Apps: 19. International Caps: 2 (Scotland).

1984: Jeremy Clement – (Beziers, France). Rangers: 2006-2007 (Midfielder). Apps: 23.

1985: Nikica Jelavic – (Capljina, SFR Yugoslavia). Rangers: 2010-2012 (Forward). Apps: 55, Goals: 36, Honours: 1 Scottish League title, 1 Scottish League Cup. International Caps: 36 (Croatia).

On this day

On this day – August 26th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 31 W: 24 D: 6 L: 1

GD: +64 F: 86 A: 22

Win %: 77.42%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.77, Conceded: 0.71

 

1882: Rangers draw 1-1 in a Friendly with Lugar Boswell. Alick McKenzie is the Rangers goalscorer.

1885: Rangers defeat Kilmarnock 4-3 at Kinning Park in a Friendly. Sadly, the goalscorers remain unknown.

1893: Rangers draw 0-0 away at St Bernard’s in a League match.

1899: Rangers’ remarkable winning run in the League continues with a 6-2 thumping of Clyde at Shawfield. John McPherson, Tommy Hyslop (2), Alec Smith and Jacky Robertson are the only known goalscorers.

1901: John Graham scores for Rangers in their 1-1 draw with Celtic in Dan McArthur’s benefit match.

1903: John Walker and Alec Mackie score twice each as Rangers defeat Dundee 5-4 in a benefit match for the Perth Disaster Fund. James Stark was the other Light Blues goalscorer.

1905: David McMillan scores the only goal of the game as Rangers defeat Aberdeen at Ibrox in a League match.

1907: Rangers draw 0-0 with St Mirren in a benefit match Saints player Robertson.

1908: Alec Craig is on target for Rangers as they go down 3-1 to Celtic in a benefit match for Peter Somers.

1911: Alex Bennett and Billy Hogg get the goals in Rangers’ 2-0 defeat of Clyde in the 3rd League match of the season.

1913: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Partick Thistle in a benefit match for Jags player, and former Light Blues, Frank Branscombe.

1914: Ranges beat Vale of Leven 2-1 in a match that marked the opening of the Millburn Park Pavilion. Jim Thomson and James Logan scored for the Ibrox side.

1916: Tommy Cairns, Scott Duncan and Robert Archibald all score 1 each as Rangers defeat Hearts 3-1 in the League at Tynecastle.

1918: The London Gazette announced that former Rangers player Finlay Speedie was to be awarded the Military Medal. Speedie, who was by now playing for Dumbarton, was honoured for courage in the field after a fierce spell of fighting on the Western Front whilst serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

1919: Rangers defeat Albion Rovers 3-0 at Ibrox. James Bowie put Rangers ahead before a Willie Reid brace sealed the points for the Light Blues.

1922: Rangers hammer Motherwell 4-0 at Fir Park courtesy of goals from Tommy Cairns, Andy Cunningham (2) and JR Smith.

1924: Rangers come from 1-0 down to beat Queen’s Park 3-1 at Hampden. A goal from Sandy Archibald and an Andy Cunningham double earned Rangers the win. Arthur Dixon also missed a penalty for the Gers.

1925: Rangers defeat Morton 3-2 in George French’s benefit match. Sandy Archibald, Tully Craig and Andy Cunningham were on the scoresheet for Rangers at Cappielow.

1933: Sandy Archibald, Jimmy Smith and Bob McPhail all scored once each as Rangers beat Cowdenbeath 3-1. Future Ger Alex Venters was on target for the Blue Brazil.

1936: A Bob McPhail brace and goals from Alex Venters and Jimmy Smith secure Rangers’ Semi-Final place in the Glasgow Cup with a 4-0 1st Round victory over Queen’s Park. The Ibrox men moved on to face Celtic.

1939: After finding themselves 1-0 down inside 10 minutes, Rangers comeback to defeat Arbroath 3-1 through goals from Alex Venters, Willie Thornton and Willie Waddell.

1944: Torry Gillick and Jimmy Duncanson score a goal each as Rangers beat Partick Thistle 2-1 in the Glasgow Cup 1st Round. The Gers would face Queen’s Park in the Semi-Final.

1950: Rangers demolish Morton 6-1 in Section D of the League Cup thanks to 2 goals each from Willie Findlay, Willie Thornton and Willie Paton.

1953: Derek Grierson’s 78th minute equaliser earns Rangers a 1-1 draw with Hearts in the League Cup Section C.

1959: Despite going ahead through Jimmy Millar, Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Motherwell at Fir Park in Section 4 of the League Cup.

1961: A Davie Wilson hat-trick and goals from Jimmy Millar and Ralph Brand sees Rangers ease to a 5-0 victory over Third Lanark in the League Cup Section 3.

1964: Rangers thump St Mirren 6-2 in the League Cup Section 1 thanks to goals from Jim Baxter, Jim Forrest, George McLean, Ralph Brand, Willie Henderson and Davie Wilson.

1967: A goal from Sandy Jardine and 1 from Andy Penman gives Rangers a 3-0 win over Aberdeen in the League Cup Section 2.

1970: Rangers wrap up their League Cup Section 2 fixtures with a 2-0 win over Morton. Willie Johnston and Alfie Conn got the goals for the Light Blues. Rangers progressed from Section 2 to face Hibs in the Quarter-Final.

1972: Rangers ease to a 5-0 win over Clydebank in Section 3 of the League Cup with goals coming from John Greig, Tommy McLean, Dave Smith, Derek Johnstone and Colin Stein.

1978: Rangers draw 0-0 at home to Partick Thistle in a League encounter.

1981: Rangers conclude their League Cup fixtures in Section D with a 3-1 win at Raith. 2nd half goals from Ian Redford, Derek Johnstone and John McDonald sees Rangers secure their progression for the Section and would meet Brechin in the Quarter-Final.

1987: Ally McCoist hits a hat-trick as Rangers defeat Dunfermline 4-1 in the 3rd Round of the League Cup. Mark Falco is also on target for the Gers whilst Ian McCall scores for the Pars. Hearts would be Rangers’ opposition in the Quarter-Final.

1988: Graham Roberts is sold to Chelsea for £475,000. On the same day, Jimmy Phillips moves to Oxford Utd in a £110,000 deal.

1989: Rangers draw 1-1 with Celtic in a League match at Parkhead, Terry Butcher had Rangers in-front inside 5 minutes.

1992: Extra-Time is required as Rangers defeat Dundee Utd 3-2 in the League Cup Quarter-Final. Ally McCoist, Richard Gough and Pieter Huistra scored to set-up a Semi-Final clash with St Johnstone.

1995: Rangers kick-off the defence of their League title with a 1-0 defeat of Kilmarnock. Stuart McCall netted the winner 11 minutes from the end.

2001: Michael Mols and Fernando Ricksen score in Rangers’ 2-0 win over Dundee at Ibrox. The Gers also had Neil McCann sent-off.

2012: Andy Little is the Rangers goalscorer as they draw 1-1 with Berwick Rangers at Shielfield. Anestis Argryiou becomes Rangers’ 7th summer signing, joining on a Free Transfer from AEK Athens.

2014: Kris Boyd scores twice at New Broomfield as Rangers defeat Queen’s Park 2-1 in the League Cup 1st Round. The Gers moved on to face Inverness.

2015: Rangers thump Airdrie 5-0 in the League Cup 2nd Round. Goals from Nicky Clark, Andy Halliday, Martyn Waghorn, Dean Shiels and James Tavernier set-up a 3rd Round clash with St Johnstone.

2016: A stunning 2nd half James Tavernier sees Rangers salvage a 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

 

Birthdays

1950: Ally Scott – (Glasgow). Rangers: 1973-1976 (Forward). Apps: 54, Goals: 20.

1983: Federico Nieto – (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Rangers: 2005 (Forward). Apps: 6, Goals: 3.

On this day

On this day – August 25th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 29 W: 21 D: 5 L: 3

GD: +44 F: 66 A: 22

Win %: 72.41%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.28, Conceded: 0.76

 

1877: Founders Moses McNeil and Peter Campbell score for Rangers in a 2-0 Friendly victory over Beith in a Friendly.

1883: A James Gossland hat-trick and a goal from A.Maitland earns Rangers a narrow 4-3 win in a Friendly with St Bernard’s.

1888: Sadly the goalscorers remain unknown as Rangers defeat Hibs 3-2 in a Friendly.

1894: John McPherson and John Barker score twice each to hand Rangers a 4-1 win over St Bernard’s in a League match.

1900: Bobby Neil scores the only goal as Rangers defeat Hearts at Tynecastle.

1902: Rangers thump Third Lanark 6-2 in a benefit match for Joe Simpson thanks to 2 goals each from James Stark and G.Robertson and 1 from William Lennie and John Walker.

1903: Rangers beat Dunblane 5-2 in a benefit match for the Dunblane Town Band. Unfortunately, the goalscorers are unknown.

1906: Colin Mainds and Archie Kyle get the goals as Rangers defeat Port Glasgow 2-0 in a League match at Clune Park.

1909: Alick McKenzie and John Yuille score a goal each as Rangers defeat Clyde 2-1 in a benefit match for William Walker.

1914: Rangers defeat Clydebank 3-1 in a benefit match for the Clydebank Prize Band. Willie Reid netted a brace with Alex Bennett also on the scoresheet.

1917: An Andy Cunningham hat-trick and a goal from Tommy Cairns earns Rangers a 4-2 League win against Third Lanark.

1920: Donald McGibbon scores for Rangers in a 1-1 draw against Airdrie in James Reid’s benefit match.

1923: Rangers thump St Mirren 5-0 courtesy of goals from Geordie Henderson, Tommy Cairns (2), Tommy Muirhead and Andy Cunningham.

1928: 2 goals from Alan Morton and 1 from Davie Meiklejohn sees Rangers come from 1 down to beat Cowdenbeath 3-1.

1931: A Jimmy Fleming brace and goals from Bob McPhail and Sam English hands Rangers a 4-0 home win over Leith.

1934: Tully Craig and George Brown score for Rangers who go down 3-2 to Dundee at Dens Park.

1937: John Reid scores the winning goal 10 minutes from the end in Rangers’ 1-0 defeat of Falkirk.

1945: Rangers beat Celtic 3-1 in the 1st Round of the Glasgow Cup. A Billy Williamson double and a goal from George Young set-up a Semi-Final clash with Clyde.

1948: A goal each from Willie Thornton and Willie Findlay secures Rangers’ place in the Semi-Final of the Glasgow Cup with a 2-1 win over Clyde. The Light Blues progressed to face Third Lanark.

1951: Rangers defeat East Fife 4-1 in the League Cup Section D with goals scored by Billy Simpson (2), Willie Waddell and Willie Findlay.

1954: Willie McCulloch and Willie Paton score in Rangers’ 2-0 win over Third Lanark in the Glasgow Cup 1st Round. The Gers moved on to face Clyde in the Semi-Final.

1956: 2nd half goals from Max Murray, Billy Simpson, Johnny Hubbard and Willie Rae earns Rangers a 4-1 win over East Fife in Section 2 of the League Cup.

1962: Rangers draw 0-0 with Hibs in the League Cup Section 2.

1965: Rangers kick-off their League fixtures with a 3-2 win at home to St Johnstone. 2 goals from Jim Forrest and 1 from Willie Johnston got the Gers off to a winning start.

1971: Rangers defeat Ayr 4-0 in the League Cup Section 4 thanks to goals from Alex MacDonald, Colin Stein (2) and Derek Johnstone.

1973: Rangers comeback to defeat Celtic 3-1 in the League Cup Section 1 with 2nd half goals coming from Alex MacDonald, Derek Parlane and Alfie Conn.

1976: Alex Miller, Sandy Jardine and Tommy McLean score to give Rangers a 3-0 win over Hibs in the League Cup Section 4.

1979: Rangers are beaten 2-1 at Partick Thistle. Derek Johnstone pulled a goal back for the Ibrox side whilst Colin McAdam was on target for the Jags.

1982: Rangers defeat Airdrie 2-1 in the League Cup Section 3. Gordon Dalziel opened the scoring but a winner from Craig Paterson was required.

1984: Rangers draw 0-0 with Celtic at Ibrox.

1990: Rangers begin their League matches with a 3-0 home win over Dunfermline.  Mark Hateley, Mo Johnston and Mark Walters all scored a goal each for the Light Blues.

1993: Trevor Steven and Ian Ferguson score to secure safe passage through the League Cup 3rd Round with a 2-0 win at Dunfermline. The Ibrox men would face Aberdeen in the Quarter-Final.

1998: Rangers draw 0-0 at PAOK Salonika in the 2nd Leg of their UEFA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round tie. The Light Blues moved into the 1st Round with a 2-0 aggregate win and would face Beitar Jerusalem.

1999: Despite being beaten 1-0 by Parma, Rangers win 2-1 on aggregate in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round. Rangers were drawn into Group F with Valencia, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven.

2002: Ronald de Boer and Barry Ferguson are on the scoresheet in Rangers’ 2-0 win at home to Aberdeen.

2004: Steven Thompson equalises for Rangers in the 88th minute as they draw 1-1 at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg. The Gers went out 3-2 on aggregate.

2007: Rangers beat Kilmarnock 2-1 at Rugby Park. DaMarcus Beasley gave Rangers the lead before Jean-Claude Darcheville netted the winner.

2011: Carlos Bocanegra is the Rangers scorer in their 1-1 draw with Maribor in the UEFA Cup 4th Qualifying Round 2nd Leg. The Light Blues went out 3-2 on aggregate.

2012: Stoke City sign Maurice Edu from Rangers for £300,000.

2014: Rangers sign Lee Robinson on a Free Transfer from Raith Rovers.

2015: Darren McGregor leaves Rangers to join Hibs on a Free Transfer.

 

Birthdays

1970: Ronald Wattereus – (Lemiers, Netherlands). Rangers: 2005-2006 (Goalkeeper). Apps: 64, Honours: 1 Scottish League Cup. International Caps: 7 (Netherlands).

1973: Lee Robertson – (Edinburgh). Rangers: 1990-1995 (Midfielder). Apps: 3.

On this day

On this day – August 24th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 25 W: 22 D: 0 L: 3

GD: +51 F: 73 A: 22

Win %: 88.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.92, Conceded: 0.88

 

1889: Rangers are beaten 2-0 by St Mirren in a Friendly at Ibrox.

1895: Rangers suffer a 4-0 defeat in a League fixture with Third Lanark at Ibrox.

1896: The goalscorers are unknown from Rangers’ 2-1 Friendly win over Hibs at Ibrox.

1901: A goal each from Finlay Speedie and RC Hamilton secures a 2-1 victory for Rangers over Hearts at Ibrox.

1903: Finlay Speedie and RC Hamilton score as Rangers draw 2-2 with Celtic in a benefit match for Light Blues legend Alec Smith.

1904: Alec Smith scores the only goal as Rangers defeat Celtic 1-0 in a benefit match for Gers legend Neilly Gibson.

1907: RG Campbell nets a hat-trick as Rangers defeat Aberdeen 4-0 at Ibrox. George Livingstone is also on target for the home side.

1912: Willie Reid and Andrew Brown get the goals as Rangers beat Hamilton 2-0 at Douglas Park.

1918: Rangers beat Hearts 4-1 at Tynecastle thanks to a David McLean hat-trick and a goal from Tommy Cairns.

1920: 1st half goals from Andy Cunningham and Tommy Cairns seals a 2-1 victory for Rangers against Aberdeen at Ibrox.

1929: Dr Jimmy Marshall scored the only goal as Rangers beat St Johnstone 1-0 at Muirton Park.

1935: Rangers come from 3-0 down to defeat Dundee 4-3 at Ibrox. Goals from Davie Meiklejohn and Jimmy Smith (2) saw the Gers go into half-time on level terms. Bob McPhail grabbed the winner on 86 minutes.

1938: Alex Venters nets a hat-trick as Rangers beat St Johnstone 4-2 at Ibrox. Willie Thornton was also on the mark. Remarkably, all goals were scored in the 1st period.

1940: 2 goals from Torry Gillick and 1 from Charlie Johnstone sees Rangers come from 2-0 down to defeat Motherwell 3-2 at Fir Park.

1953: Willie Thornton scores as Rangers are beaten 3-1 in Dumfries by Queen of the South in a benefit match for Charlie Johnstone.

1957: Rangers beat St Mirren 4-0 at Love Street in the League Cup Section 2 with goals from Alex Scott, Max Murray and Sammy Baird (2).

1959: Rangers beat Queen’s Park 5-1 at Hampden in the Semi-Final of the Glasgow Cup. Goals from Jimmy Millar (2), Alex Scott, Andy Matthew and Sammy Baird sets-up a Final with Partick Thistle.

1960: Rangers kick-off their League campaign with a 6-3 victory over Partick Thistle at Ibrox. Goals from Brown (OG), Davie Wilson (2), Eric Caldow, Harold Davis and Jimmy Millar got the Light Blues off to a winning start.

1963: A goal each from Davie Wilson, Ralph Brand and Jim Forrest earns Rangers a 3-0 victory against Celtic in the League Cup Section 4.

1968: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Celtic at Parkhead in the League Cup Section 4.

1974: Rangers beat Dundee 4-0 in the League Cup Section 2 with goals scored by Sandy Jardine, Ally Scott and Derek Johnstone (2).

1977: Rangers come from behind to defeat St Johnstone 3-1 in the 1st Leg of their League Cup 2nd Round tie at Ibrox. Derek Johnstone netted a brace with Alex Miller also on target.

1983: Rangers beat Queen of the South 4-0 in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg thanks to goals from Sandy Clark, John McDonald (2) and Robert Prytz.

1985: 2nd half goals from Hugh Burns and Bobby Williamson (2) sees Rangers come 1-0 down to beat Hearts 3-1 in Edinburgh. The Gers had Ally McCoist sent-off following an altercation with Sandy Clark, who also saw red.

1988: Rangers ease to a 6-0 victory over Clydebank in the League Cup 3rd Round. Goals from Ally McCoist, Richard Gough, Mark Walters, Ray Wilkins, Kevin Drinkell and Ian Durrant booked a Quarter-Final tie with Dundee.

1991: Pieter Huistra, Mo Johnston, John Spencer and Ally McCoist all score as Rangers beat Dunfermline 4-0 at Ibrox.

1993: Rangers defeat Dunfermline 2-0 in the League Cup 3rd Round at East End Park. Goals from Trevor Steven and Ian Ferguson booked a Quarter-Final with Aberdeen.

1994: Rangers suffer a 1-0 defeat to AEK Athens at Ibrox in the Champions League Qualifying Round 2nd Leg. The Gers went out 3-0 in aggregate.

1996: Paul Gascoigne grabs the winner with 13 minutes remaining as Rangers defeat Dundee Utd 1-0 at Ibrox.

2005: Dado Prso and Thomas Buffel score to give Rangers a 2-0 win against Anorthosis Famagusta at Ibrox in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg. The Light Blues progressed 4-1 on aggregate and were drawn into Group H alongside Internazionale, Porto and Artmedia Bratislava.

2007: Ian Murray signs for Norwich on a Free Transfer from Rangers.

2009: David Murray resigns as Rangers Chairman and steps down from the Board of Directors. Alastair Johnston takes up the Chairmanship.

2015: Rangers confirm the loan signing of Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal for the duration of the season.

 

Birthdays

1904: Bob McAuley – (Wishaw, North Lanarkshire). Rangers: 1930-1932 (Defender). Apps: 3. International Caps: 2 (Scotland).

1951: Iain Munro – (Uddingston, South Lanarkshire). Rangers: 1976-1977 (Midfielder). Apps: 12, Goals: 1, Honours: 1 Glasgow Cup, 1977 Jet Cup. International Caps: 7 (Scotland).

1970: Tugay – (Trabzon, Turkey). Rangers: 1999-2001 (Midfielder). Apps: 58, Goals: 4, Honours: 1 Scottish League title, 1 Scottish Cup. International Caps: 94 (Turkey).

1978: Barry Nicholson – (Dumfries, Dumfriesshire). Rangers: 1995-2000 (Midfielder). Apps: 10, Goals: 1. International Caps: 3 (Scotland).

1991: John Fleck – (Glasgow). Rangers: 2007-2012 (Midfielder). Apps: 58. Goals: 3.

On this day

On this day – August 23rd

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 30 W: 22 D: 5 L: 3

GD: +51 F: 84 A: 33

Win %: 73.33%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.80, Conceded: 1.10

 

1879: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Queen’s Park in a benefit match for Rothesay’s Poor.

1884: Sadly, the goalscorers remain unknown as Rangers defeat Our Boys of Dundee 5-2 in a Friendly.

1890: Rangers beat Cambuslang 6-2 in the 2nd League match of the season thanks to goals from Donald Gow, John McPherson (4) and Robert Marshall.

1898: 2 goals from RC Hamilton hands Rangers a 2-0 Friendly victory over Hibs at Ibrox.

1899: Jim Miller and Andrew Sharp are on target as Rangers draw 2-2 with Partick Thistle in a Friendly.

1902: Rangers thump Partick Thistle 9-0 in a League match courtesy of 4 goals from RC Hamilton, 2 each from Bobby Neil and William Lennie, and 1 from Alec Mackie.

1911: 2 goals from Willie Reid and 1 from Adam Gibson earns Rangers a 3-1 victory over Third Lanark in a benefit match for Robert Ferguson.

1913: Willie Reid and James Bowie score 1 each as Rangers defeat St Mirren 2-1 at Ibrox.

1919: Ranges defeat Aberdeen 3-2 at Ibrox. Willie Reid scores twice with Andy Cunningham also getting on target.

1921: A goal each from Andy Cunningham, Tommy Cairns and Geordie Henderson hands Rangers a 3-1 win over Albion Rovers.

1924: Davie Meiklejohn scores the only goal after 3 minutes as Rangers defeat Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

1930: Jimmy Smith grabs the decisive goal in Rangers’ 1-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park.

1932: Rangers draw 2-2 with Clyde. Bob McPhail and Bob McDonald were on the scoresheet for the Light Blues.

1941: Jimmy Smith hits 5 as Rangers hammer St Mirren 8-1 in a Southern League match. Alex Venters and Charlie Johnston netted twice each.

1947: Rangers beat Dundee 3-0 in the League Cup Section C with goals scored by Billy Williamson, Torry Gillick and Willie Thornton.

1951: The Dundee Courier reported that Rangers may be without Ian McColl for up to 2 years, with the youngster required to fulfil his National Service. McColl had chosen the mines but as it turned out it had very little impact on his availability for the Ibrox side.

1952: Willie Thornton and Colin Liddell score to give Rangers a 2-0 win over Hearts in the League Cup Section C.

1958: Rangers lose out to a last minute goal as they go down 2-1 to Hearts in Section C of the League Cup. Johnny Hubbard had equalised for the Gers.

1961: Rangers open their League fixtures with a 3-0 win over Hibs at Ibrox. Davie Wilson opened the scoring before Ralph Brand scored twice.

1966: Rangers are defeated 4-0 by Celtic in the 1st Round of the Glasgow Cup.

1969: Rangers draw 3-3 with Raith in the League Cup Section 1. Polland (OG), Andy Penman and Alex MacDonald all score a goal each for the Gers.

1972: Despite Alfie Conn giving them the lead inside 4 minutes, Rangers are beaten 4-1 by St Mirren in the League Cup Section 3.

1975: Sandy Jardine and Alex Miller score to earn Rangers a 2-2 draw with Motherwell in the League Cup Section 1.

1978: Derek Parlane scores the only goal as Rangers win the 2nd Leg of their League Cup 1st Round tie with Albion Rovers. Rangers also had Alex MacDonald sent-off.  The Ibrox side progress 4-0 on aggregate to face Forfar.

1980: Rangers beat Celtic 2-1. Jim Bett equalises for the Light Blues before Alex Miller grabs a last minute winner.

1986: Goals from Colin West and Cammy Fraser earns Rangers a 2-1 victory over Hamilton at Douglas Park.

1989: A goal from Mark Walters and an OG from Pickering secure Rangers’ place in the League Cup 3rd Round with a 2-1 win over Morton. The Gers moved on to play Hamilton in the Quarter-Final.

1995: a 0-0 draw with Anorthosis Famagusta sees Rangers progress into the Champions League Group Stage with a 1-0 aggregate victory in the Qualifier. Walter Smith’s side were drawn into Group C with Steaua Bucharest, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.

1997: Marco Negri scores all 5 goals as Rangers thrash Dundee Utd 5-1 at Ibrox.

2000: Goals from Rod Wallace, Allan Johnston and Andrei Kanchelskis earn Rangers a 3-0 2nd Leg win over Herfolge in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Champions League. The Gers moved into the Group C with a 6-0 aggregate with and were drawn alongside Sturm Graz, Monaco and Galatasaray.

2003: A Michael Mols double and goals from O’Connor (OG), Mikel Arteta and Chris Burke gives Rangers a 5-2 win over Hibs at Ibrox.

2006: Gavin Rae scores as Rangers suffer a 4-1 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in a Friendly at Ibrox.

2008: Davie Weir scores for Rangers in their 1-1 draw with Aberdeen.

2009: A Lee McCulloch equaliser and a last minute penalty from Kris Boyd earns Rangers a 2-1 win over Hearts at Ibrox.

2012: David Healy signs for Bury on a Free Transfer from Rangers.

2013: Rangers thump Airdrie 6-0 thanks to goals from Lewis Macleod, Andy Little, Robbie Crawford, Jon Daly (2) and Nicky Law.

2014: Goals from Lee McCulloch, Turner (OG), Darren McGregor and Nicky Clark sees Rangers defeat Dumbarton 4-1 at home.

2015: A stunning James Tavernier free-kick earns Rangers a 1-0 victory at home to Hibs.

 

Birthdays

1933: David White – (Motherwell, North Lanarkshire). Rangers Manager – 1967-1969.

1981: Carlos Cuellar – (Madrid, Spain). Rangers: 2007-2008 (Defender). Apps: 65, Goals: 5, Honours: 1 Scottish Cup, 1 Scottish League Cup.

1982: Steven Maclean – (Edinburgh). Rangers: 2002-2004 (Forward). Apps: 4.

On this day

On this day – August 22nd

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 25 W: 20 D: 3 L: 2

GD: +50 F: 69 A: 19

Win %: 80.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.76, Conceded: 0.76

 

1885: George Sommerville scores twice for Rangers who are beaten 3-2 by Hibs in a Friendly at Hibernian Park.

1891: Rangers are beaten 3-0 by Celtic in the 2nd League match of the season, at Parkhead.

1892: 2 goals from Tommy McInnes and 1 from David McPherson hands Rangers a 3-2 victory against Leith at Ibrox.

1896: Neilly Gibsons scores as Rangers are held to a 1-1 draw by Third Lanark at Cathkin Park.

1900: RC Hamilton and James Tutty score once each as Rangers beat Clyde 2-1 in a Friendly at Shawfield.

1903: Rangers defeat Airdrie 3-1 at Broomfield. Jimmy Stark, Finlay Speedie and RC Hamilton were all on target for the visitors.

1905: The goalscorers remain unknown from Rangers’ 3-1 Friendly defeat away at Arthurlie.

1908: William McPherson and Tom Murray get the goals as Rangers beat Partick Thistle 2-0 at Ibrox.

1914: A goal each from Willie Reid and Dr Jimmy Paterson secures a 2-0 win for Rangers over Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

1922: John Rollo equalises for Rangers as they draw 1-1 with Clyde in a benefit match for Harry Rae at Shawfield.

1925: Andy Cunningham scores the only goal 15 minutes from time as Rangers defeat Motherwell 1-0 at Ibrox.

1931: Rangers beat St Mirren 4-0 at Ibrox with goals scored by Sam English, George Brown, Davie Meiklejohn and Willie Nicholson.

1933: Rangers ease to a 6-1 victory over Clyde at Shawfield thanks to goals from Bob McPhail (2), Jimmy Smith (2), Sandy Archibald and Alec Stevenson.

1934: 2 goals from Bobby Main sees Rangers come from behind to claim a 2-1 win against Hearts at Ibrox.

1936: Jimmy Smith and Bob McPhail are on the scoresheet in Rangers’ 2-0 victory against Falkirk at Brockville.

1939: Alex Venters misses a penalty, and a retake, as Rangers draw 0-0 with St Mirren at Love Street.

1942: Rangers defeat Falkirk 5-0 in the Southern League at Brockville. George Young and Willie Waddell score twice each with Charlie Johnstone also on the mark.

1951: Rangers beat Inverness Caledonian 5-3 at Grant Street Park in a benefit match for former Ger Bobby Bolt. Willie Paton (2), Willie Findlay, Billy Simpson and Eddie Rutherford were all on target for the Glasgow side.

1953: Rangers come from 1-0 down to defeat Raith 3-1 in the League Cup Section 4. Willie McCulloch levelled before Willie Paton netted a brace.

1956: Rangers narrowly defeat Celtic 4-3 in the 1st Round of the Glasgow Cup at Parkhead. Goals from Alex Scott, Billy Simpson and Max Murray had the Gers 3-0 up at half-time but an 80th minute winner from Johnny Hubbard would be required to secure a Semi-Final with Partick Thistle.

1959: Rangers beat Hibs 5-1 in the League Cup Section 4 with goals scored by Sammy Baird, Davie Wilson (2) and Jimmy Millar (2).

1962: Rangers begin their League campaign with a 3-0 home victory over St Mirren. An OG from J.Wilson and goals from Ralph Brand and Jimmy Millar got the Light Blues off to a winning start.

1964: A Jim Forrest hat-trick helps Rangers come from 2-goals behind to win 4-3 away at Aberdeen in the League Cup Section 1. Ralph Brand was also on the scoresheet.

1970: Rangers cruise to a 6-0 win against Dunfermline in the League Cup Section 2. Willie Johnston scored a hat-trick with Colin Jackson, Colin Stein and Graham Fyfe also on target.

1973: 2nd half goals from Alex MacDonald, Alfie Conn and Dave Smith hands Rangers a 3-0 win over Arbroath in the League Cup Section 1 at Ibrox.

1981: Derek Johnstone scores the only goal on 61 minutes to secure a 1-0 victory for Rangers over Morton in the League Cup Section 2 at Ibrox.

1987: Ally McCoist nets a hat-trick as Rangers beat Falkirk 4-0 at Ibrox. Mark Falco also scored for the home side.

1992: Ian Durrant levels up as Rangers draw 1-1 with Celtic at Ibrox.

1998: Goals from Rod Wallace, Jorg Albertz and Charlie Miller earns Rangers a 3-1 triumph over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

2000: After just over a month since joining Rangers, Paul Ritchie moves from the Light blues to Manchester City for £500,000.

2001: Fernando Ricksen pulls a goal back as Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Fenerbahce in the Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg. The Gers exited 2-1 on aggregate and dropped into the 1st Round of the UEFA Cup where they’d meet Anzhi Makhachkala.

2007: Filip Sebo leaves Rangers to join Valenciennes on loan.

2010: A 2nd half Kenny Miller hat-trick hands Rangers a 3-0 victory over Hibs at Easter Road. The Light Blues had had Kyle Lafferty sent-off in the 1st half.

 

Birthdays

1872: David McPherson – (Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire). Rangers: 1892-1893 (Midfielder). Apps: 15, Goals: 2. International Caps: 1 (Scotland).