On this day

On this day – June 30th

1931: The Dundee Evening Telegraph reported that Rangers had signed a 22-year-old Centre-Forward from Yoker, named Sam English. That very season the Ulsterman would go on to score 44 League goals, a record that still stands today. Tragically, in September, just over 2 months since joining the Gers, English was involved in a fatal accidental collision with Celtic Goalkeeper John Thomson during the first Old Firm match of the season. It was an incident that English would not recover from, and faced cruel taunts from rival fans, eventually forcing him to move South, to Liverpool. Unfortunately, the abuse followed and he eventually gave up the game in 1938 at the age of just 28. He described his career after the accident as “7 years of joyless sport.”

1986: Rangers sign Chris Woods from Norwich for £600,000, a World record fee for a Goalkeeper.

1994: Chris Vinnicombe departs Rangers for Burnley in a deal worth £200,000.

1997: Rangers sign Tony Vidmar and Jonas Thern on Free Transfers from NAC Breda and AS Roma respectively.

1998: A goal each from Charlie Miller, Peter van Vossen and David Graham hands Rangers a 3-1 win over Asane IL in the 2nd match of their Norwegian Tour. Alec Cleland, meanwhile, signs for Everton on a Free Transfer.

 

Birthdays

1892: John Ballantyne – (Riccarton, East Ayrshire). Rangers: 1916 (Forward). Apps: 1.

1995: Declan John – (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales). Rangers: 2017-present (Defender). Apps: 31, Goals: 3. International Caps: 2 (Wales).

Advertisements
On this day

On this day – June 29th

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

GD: +1 F: 1 A: 0

Win %: 100.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 1.00, Conceded: 0.00

 

1994: Rangers sign Basile Boli from Marseille in a £2.7 million deal.

2002: Rangers secure the signature of Mikel Arteta for £6 million from Barcelona.

2007: Rangers extend the loan deal of Andy Webster from Wigan until January. Unable to sign their man permanently, one of the most complex transfer deals in Rangers history rumbled on.

2013: Rangers terminate the contracts of Carlos Bocanegra and Dorin Goian. Boca later agrees to join Chivas USA whilst Goian signs for Asteras Tripoli of Greece.

2016: Rangers sign Northern Ireland full-back Lee Hodson from MK Dons for an undisclosed fee on a 3-year contract.

2017: Kenny Miller scores the only goal as Rangers defeat Progres Niederkorn 1-0 at Ibrox in the 1st Leg of their Europa League 1st Qualifying Round tie.

 

Birthdays

1995: Joe Dodoo – (Kumasi, Ghana). Rangers: 2016-present (Forward). Apps: 27, Goals: 5.

On this day

On this day – June 28th

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

GD: 0 F: 5 A: 5

Win %: 0.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 5.00, Conceded: 5.00

 

1941: Rangers spectacularly draw 5-5 with Hamilton at Ibrox in the 2nd Leg of the Summer Cup Quarter-Final. The Gers found themselves a goal down in less than a minute but soon equalised through Jimmy Smith. Accies took the lead again, before doubling their advantage before goals from Willie McIntosh and Smith saw the sides level, 3-3, at Half-Time. It was the home side’s turn to take the lead, McIntosh scoring again on 56 minutes, but that lasted less than 2 minutes when Hamilton equalised from the penalty spot. Smith netted his hat-trick on 65 minutes but the visitors would find a leveller with 4 minutes left on the clock. It wasn’t enough to prevent the Light Blues progressing 8-6 on aggregate to face Hearts in the Semi-Final at Hampden.

1967: Rangers Enterprises is officially registered as a limited company, a subsidiary of Rangers Football Club Ltd. The new entity would extend Rangers’ commercial operations, and immediately invested in the 3-storey premises that would house the Rangers Social Club and the Rangers Pools offices. The Pools had been launched 3 years previously and had become a huge source of revenue for the Club. The building was badly damaged by fire in 1971 but was swiftly repaired.

1998: Jorg Albertz scores as Rangers suffer a 2-1 loss to Molde in the opening fixture of pre-season in Norway.

2017: Andy Halliday departs Rangers for Azerbaijanian side FC Gabala on a season-long Loan.

 

Birthdays

1869: John Barker – (Govan, Glasgow). Rangers: 1892-1896 (Forward). Apps: 84, Goals: 34, Honours: 1 Scottish Cup, 2 Glasgow Cups, 1 Glasgow League title. International Caps: 2 (Scotland).

1971: Lorenzo Amoruso – (Bari, Italy). Rangers: 1997-2003 (Defender). Apps: 226, Goals 24, Honours: 3 Scottish League titles, 3 Scottish Cups, 3 Scottish League Cups.

1985: Phil Bardsley – (Salford, Greater Manchester, England). Rangers: 2006 (Defender). Apps: 7, Goals: 1. International Caps: 13 (Scotland).

 

Normal start time of 8pm tonight for this week’s Rangers Quiz (@Rangers_Today).

On this day

On this day – June 27th

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

GD: +1 F: 3 A: 2

Win %: 100.00%

Average Goals Scored: 3.00, Conceded: 2.00

 

1942: A Torry Gillick brace and a goal from Scot Symon earns Rangers a 3-2 win against Albion rovers in the Semi-Final of the Summer Cup at Hampden. The Gers would face Hibs in the Final.

1947: William Rogers Simpson is elected the new Chairman of Rangers.

1991: Walter Smith makes his first signing as Rangers Boss, Andy Goram from Hibs for £1 million.

1995: Ally Maxwell moves to Dundee Utd in a £250,000 switch from Rangers.

2001: Rangers unveil new signings Claudio Caniggia and Christian Nerlinger. Argentine Caniggia made the move from Dundee for £900,000 whilst Nerlinger joined from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £3 million.

2007: Rangers sign DaMarcus Beasley from PSV for £700,000. Graeme Smith also moves to the Gers from Kilmarnock on a Free Transfer. Meanwhile, Karl Svensson leaves Ibrox to sign for Cannes on a Free Transfer.

2014: Kris Boyd returns to Rangers on a Free Transfer from Kilmarnock. Ross Perry heads for the exit door and eventually agrees to join Raith.

 

Birthdays

1855: Hugh McIntyre – (Glasgow). Rangers: 1877-1880 (Defender). Apps: 18, Honours: 1 Glasgow Charity Cup. International Caps: ?? (Scotland).

1927: Billy Arnison – (Johannesburg, South Africa). Rangers: 1946-1948 (Forward), Apps: 15, Goals: 11, Honours: 1 Scottish League Cup, 1 Glasgow Charity Cup, 1946 Victory Cup.

1987: Moses Ashikodi – (Lagos, Nigeria). Rangers: 2006-2007 (Forward), Apps: 1.

On this day

On this day – June 26th

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

GD: +2 F: 3 A: 1

Win %: 100.00%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 3.00, Conceded: 1.00

 

1943: Rangers defeat Hibs 3-1 in the Summer Cup Semi-Final at Hampden. Goals from Jimmy Duncanson, Dr Adam Little and Charlie Johnston saw the Light Blues come from behind to set-up a Final clash with St Mirren. In each of the last 2 Summer Cups, the Gers had met Hibs, both times in the Final. The first ended 3-2 to the Edinburgh side and the 2nd a 0-0 draw with the Ibrox men taking the Trophy on the toss of a coin.

1978: Demolition begins on the East Terracing of Ibrox as Willie Waddell’s £9 million redevelopment plan of Ibrox begins to turn into reality. This would pave the way for a new 7,500 all-seated Copland Road stand, with the process to be repeated at the opposite end resulting in the Broomloan Road stand. Work would then be carried out on the rest of the Ground with all this culminating in a 47,000 capacity, new-look Stadium, with all but 5,000 of that number seated.

1999: Rangers sign Dariusz Adamczuk from Dundee on a Free Transfer.

2000: Rangers sign Kenny Miller for the very first time, from Hibs for £2 million.

2012: Allan McGregor, Steve Davis, Kyle Lafferty and Jamie Ness all announce their Rangers departure.

On this day

On this day – June 25th

1987: Everton Manager Colin Harvey issues a “hands-off” warning regarding Midfielder Trevor Steven, who had rumoured to be attracting interest from Rangers.

2004: Rangers tie up a deal to sign Dragan Mladenovic from Red Star Belgrade for £1.1 million.

2013: Rangers sign Ricky Foster on a Free Transfer from Bristol City. The Gers also confirm that Neil Alexander will leave the Club. The Goalkeeper signs for Crystal Palace when his Rangers contract expires.