On this day

On this day – April 16th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 25 W: 13 D: 7 L: 5

GD: +31 F: 54 A: 23

Win %: 52.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.16, Conceded: 0.92

 

1881: Rangers thump Dumbarton 8-0 in the Glasgow Charity Cup 1st Round thanks to goals from David Hill (2), James Steel (2), S.McKinlay (2), Willie Struthers and Willie Pringle. The Light Blues would face Queen’s Park in the Final at Hampden.

1886: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Vale of Leven in the 1st Round of the Glasgow Merchants’ Charity Cup, at Cathkin Park.

1887: Joe Lindsay and Willie Pringle score a goal each as Rangers defeat Clyde 2-1 in a Friendly at Barrowfield Park.

1892: Goals from William McBain, John McPherson and Andrew McCreadie secures a 3-2 victory for Rangers against Leith in a League match at Ibrox. Full-Back Jock Drummond made his Rangers debut.

1895: Sadly, the goalscorers remain unknown from Rangers’ 2-1 triumph over Leicester Fosse in a Friendly at Filbert Street.

1897: Unfortunately, the scorers are untraced from Rangers’ 5-1 win over Blackburn in a Friendly at Ewood Park.

1898: RC Hamilton scores twice as Rangers defeat Queen’s Park 2-0 in the Glasgow League at Ibrox.

1900: Despite going ahead through RC Hamilton Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Celtic in an Inter-City League match at Parkhead.

1902: James Wilkie grabs the only goal as Rangers beat Beith 1-0 in a Friendly at Muirfield Park.

1904: Rangers are beaten 3-2 by Celtic in the Final of the Scottish Cup, at Hampden. Finlay Speedie had put the Gers 2-0 ahead inside 12 minutes. A record crowd of 64,472 turned out to see the holders Rangers take on the Parkhead side in which Celtic’s Quinn became the first player to score a hat-trick in a Scottish Cup Final.

1906: Willie Kivlichan scores to hand Rangers a 1-0 win against Partick Thistle in a Glasgow League fixture at Ibrox.

1913: Dr Jimmy Paterson is on target as Rangers draw 1-1 with Kilmarnock in a benefit match for the Kilmarnock Farmer’s Society.

1921: Rangers’ barren spell in the Scottish Cup continues as the Gers are beaten 1-0 by Partick Thistle in the Replayed Final. The Light Blues had gone in as favourites, although it had been 18 years since they last lifted the Cup, the Jags hadn’t won it at all. 3 days later, Rangers would go on to win the League Title. Due to the SFA increasing the admission price by double, in a deliberate attempt to reduce the crowd from the previous year’s Final of 95,000 between Kilmarnock and Albion Rovers, the attendance for the 1921 occasion was just 28,294. A boycott had been encouraged by a daily national newspaper.

1927: Jimmy Fleming levels up as Rangers draw 1-1 with Hamilton at Douglas Park. James Hamilton missed a penalty for the visitors.

1930: Rangers lift the Scottish Cup after a 2-1 victory over Partick Thistle in the Replayed Final at Hampden. Dr Jimmy Marshall opened the scoring with Tully Craig netting an 85 minute winner. Alan Morton, who had been a doubt seemingly won his race to be fit for the match but was forced off after just 15 minutes with a foot injury. The return of Whitey McDonald was also seen as key who replaced Jock Buchanan.

1932: Rangers draw 1-1 with Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup Final, at Hampden. Bob McPhail equalised for the Ibrox men, 10 minutes from the end.

1938: Goals from Davie Kinnear, Alex Venters and Bob McPhail seal a 3-0 victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden.

1949: Jimmy Duncanson levels up as Rangers are held to a 1-1 draw by Aberdeen at Ibrox.

1952: Rangers draw 1-1 with Third Lanark at Cathkin Park. John Prentice had given the Light Blues the lead.

1958: Rangers defeat Raith 4-1 at Ibrox with goals scored by Johnny Hubbard, Max Murray (2) and Jimmy Millar.

1960: Eric Caldow scores as penalty in Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

1966: Rangers ease to a 5-0 win against Morton courtesy of goals from Madsen (OG), Willie Johnston, Davie Wilson, John Greig and Jim Forrest.

1967: Scotland defeat England 3-2 at Wembley, although the match is best remembered for Jim Baxter’s ball-juggling skills. The now Sunderland player taunted the World Champions on their own patch with a performance that Sir Alex Ferguson believes “could’ve been set to music.”

1977: Rangers beat Ayr Utd 5-1 at Ibrox thanks to goals from Derek Johnstone, Alex MacDonald (2), Johnny Hamilton and Alex Miller.

1978: Rangers defeat Scotland 5-0 at Ibrox in a testimonial match for John Greig. Derek Johnstone opened the scoring inside the first minute before Greig and Bobby Russell both scored doubles. The attendance of 65,000 was a World record for a Testimonial match. Davie Meiklejohn had been the last Rangers player to be honoured with a Testimonial, away back in 1925.

1979: Derek Johnstone scores the only goal 4 minutes from time to earn Rangers a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup Semi-Final Replay. The Gers would meet Hibs in the Final.

1980: Ibrox Underground Station opens along with the revamped Glasgow Underground system. The Station began life as Copland Road Station in 1896 until its closure for refurbishment in 1977.

1983: Sandy Clark scores for Rangers who draw 1-1 with St Mirren at Parkhead in the Semi-Final of the Scottish Cup. Craig Paterson levelled the scores with an OG.

1988: Rangers can only draw 1-1 at home with Hibs at Ibrox. Derek Ferguson had given the Light Blues the lead.

1991: Graeme Souness resigns as Manager of Rangers, to take up the Managerial position at Liverpool. He left with David Murray’s warning ringing in his ears: “He’s making the biggest mistake of his life.”

1994: Goals from Davie Robertson, Ally McCoist, Duncan Ferguson and Alexei Mikhailichenko earns Rangers a 4-0 win over Raith at Ibrox.

1995: A goal each from Gordon Durie, Ian Durrant and Alexei Mikhailichenko secures a 3-1 win for Rangers against Hibs at Ibrox.

2008: Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Celtic at Parkhead. Nacho Novo equalised for the Ibrox men who had Carlos Cuellar and Davie Weir sent-off.

2011: A goal each from Sasa Papac and Steven Whittaker seals a 2-1 win for Rangers over St Mirren 2-1 at Ibrox. Darren McGregor scored for the Buddies.

 

Birthdays

1973 – Jerome Bonnissel – (Montpellier, France). Rangers: 2003 (Defender). Apps: 4, Honours: 1 Scottish League Cup.

1984: Darryl Duffy – (Linwood, Renfrewshire). Rangers: 2003-2004 (Forward). Apps: 3.

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