On this day

On this day – October 9th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 18 W: 12 D: 2 L: 4

GD: +28 F: 45 A: 17

Win %: 66.67%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.50, Conceded: 0.94

 

1880: George Angus is the Rangers goalscorer as they draw 1-1 in a Friendly with Thornliebank.

1886: Alick McKenzie scores the winner as Rangers defeat Third Lanark 1-0 in a Friendly at Cathkin Park.

1897: Rangers thump Partick Thistle 5-1 in a League match thanks to goals from Davy Mitchell, Neilly Gibson, Bobby Neil, RC Hamilton and Tommy Hyslop.

1909: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Celtic in the Final of the Glasgow Cup.

1912: Rangers seal their place in the Glasgow Cup Final with a 2-0 1st Round win over Partick Thistle in the 2nd Replay. Goals from Billy Hogg and Alex Bennett set-up a Final with Celtic.

1915: Dr James Paterson is on target as Rangers are beaten 2-1 by Celtic in the Glasgow Cup Final.

1920: Rangers defeat Dumbarton 5-2 courtesy of goals from Andy Cunningham (2), Davie Meiklejohn, Tommy Cairns and Alan Morton.

1926: Rangers are narrowly beaten 1-0 in the Final of the Glasgow Cup by Celtic.

1937: Rangers hammer Dundee 6-0 with goals coming from Jimmy Smith (4), Davie Kinnear and Alex Venters.

1943: Willie McIntosh scores twice to hand Rangers a 2-0 win over Clyde in the Glasgow Cup Final.

1948: Willie Thornton nets the winner as Rangers beat Hibs 1-0 in Section A of the League Cup.

1954: William Gardiner hits 4 as Rangers thrash Stirling Albion 6-0 at Ibrox. Derek Grierson grabbed the other 2.

1963: Rangers are beaten 6-0 in the Bernabeu by Real Madrid in the European Cup Preliminary Round 2nd Leg. The Light Blues went out 7-0 on aggregate.

1965: A Jim Forrest hat-trick, 2 goals from George McLean and 1 from Willie Johnston earns Rangers a 6-1 win away at St Mirren.

1971: A goal each from Sandy Jardine, Graham Fyfe and Alex MacDonald secures a 3-0 win for Rangers over East Fife at Ibrox.

1976: Rangers were being beaten 2-0 by Aston Villa in a Friendly when the match was abandoned on 51 minutes due to crowd trouble.

1982: Rangers are held to a 0-0 draw against Morton at Cappielow.

1984: Ally McCoist is on target at Tynecastle as Rangers draw 1-1 with Meadowbank Thistle in the 2nd Leg of their League Cup Semi-Final. The Gers, who had Ally Dawson sent-off, progressed to meet Dundee Utd in the Final with a 5-1 aggregate win.

1985: Dave Cooper scores the only goal as Rangers defeat Hibs 1-0 in the League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg. The Gers went out 2-1 on aggregate.

1993: A Pieter Huistra brace and a goal from Mark Hateley gives Rangers a 3-1 win over Dundee Utd at Tannadice.

2001: Goals from Shota Arveladze (2) and Arthur Numan secures a 3-0 win for Rangers against Airdrie in the League Cup 3rd Round. The Ibrox men would face Ross County in the Quarter-Final.

 

Birthdays

1968: Phil Knell – (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Rangers: 1986-1987 (Midfielder). Apps: 2, Honours: 1 Glasgow Cup.

1982: Alan Gow – (Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire). Rangers: 2007-2009 (Midfielder). Apps: 2.

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