On this day – November 4th

Rangers’ record on this day – P: 27 W: 18 D: 5 L: 4

GD: +37 F: 61 A: 24

Win %: 66.67%

Average Goals Scored P/M: 2.26, Conceded: 0.89

 

1876: Unfortunately, the goalscorers remain unknown from Rangers’ 7-0 Friendly victory over the Eastern at Kinning Park.

1878: Sadly, the identity of the Rangers goalscorers is not known from their 3-2 loss in a Friendly against Third Lanark. This match was used to experiment the use of “electric lighting” at Hampden. Despite being considered a success, it would be more than 5-0 years for floodlights to become commonplace at football grounds.

1893: John McPherson scores the only goal as Rangers beat Leith 1-0 in a League match at Ibrox.

1899: Rangers thump Dundee 6-0 thanks to an Alec Smith hat-trick and goals from RC Hamilton, James Wilkie and Watson (OG).

1905: A Hawthorne OG and a 2nd half goal from Alex Spiers hands Rangers a 2-1 win over Queen’s Park at Hampden.

1911: Rangers defeat St Mirren 4-0 at Ibrox with goals from Jimmy Bowie, John Goodwin, Willie Reid and Billy Hogg.

1916: Rangers suffer a 1-0 home loss to Morton.

1922: 2 goals from Geordie Henderson and 1 each from Andy Cunningham and Tommy Muirhead sees Rangers ease to a 4-1 victory against Partick Thistle at Ibrox.

1933: Jimmy Smith nets a hat-trick as Rangers beat Clyde 3-1 at home.

1939: Thomas Gilmour and John Galloway get the goals as Rangers beat Ayr Utd 2-0 at Somerset Park.

1944: Despite Neil McKinnon scoring twice in the first 16 minutes, Rangers suffer a 4-2 defeat at home to Morton.

1950: A Paterson OG earns Rangers a 1-1 draw at home with Hibs.

1961: Rangers beat Third Lanark 3-0 at Cathkin Park. Ralph Brand gave the Light Blues the lead before Jimmy Christie grabbed a double.

1964: Rangers beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1 at Highbury in the European Cup 1st Round Decider. A Jim Forrest brace and a goal from Ralph Brand set-up a 2nd Round clash with Rapid Vienna.

1967: A goal each from Willie Johnston, Alex Ferguson and Andy Penman seals a 3-2 victory for Rangers away at St Johnstone. Alex MacDonald was on target for the Saints.

1972: Alfie Conn equalises on 69 minutes to earn Rangers a 1-1 draw against Dundee at Dens Park.

1978: Rangers are beaten 1-0 by Partick Thistle at Firhill.

1986: Derek Ferguson scores the winner as Rangers beat Boavista in the UEFA Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg. The Gers progressed 3-1 on aggregate to face Borussia Monchengladbach in the 3rd Round.

1987: Ally McCoist is on the scoresheet in Poland as Rangers draw 1-1 with Gornik Zabrze in the European Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg. The Ibrox men went through 4-2 on aggregate and would meet Steaua Bucharest in the Quarter-Final.

1989: Mo Johnston scores in the last minute to give Rangers a 1-0 win over Celtic at Ibrox.

1992: A long-range stunner from Mark Hateley and an Ally McCoist header seals a 2-1 win on the night and 4-2 victory on aggregate over Leeds Utd in the European Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg. The Light Blues were drawn into Group A of the Champions League alongside Marseille, CSKA Moscow and Club Brugge.

1995: Ally McCoist scores twice as Rangers beat Falkirk 2-0 at Ibrox.

2000: Kenny Miller hits 5 as Rangers thrash St Mirren 7-1 at Ibrox. Billy Dodds and Neil McCann were also on target.

2001: 2 goals in the first 2-0 minutes from Tore Andre Flo is enough to secure a 2-0 win for Rangers over Aberdeen at Ibrox.

2003: Rangers suffer a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford against Manchester Utd in the Champions League Group E Match 4.

2008: Steve Davis, Sasa Papac and Kevin Thomson are on the scoresheet as Rangers held to a 3-3 draw at home by Dundee Utd.

2009: Lee McCulloch scores on 78 minutes as Rangers draw 1-1 away at Unirea Urziceni in the Champions League Group G Match 4.

2014: Rangers beat Cowdenbeath 3-0 at Central Park courtesy of goals from Nicky Law, Miller (OG) and David Templeton.

2017: Goals from Ross McCrorie, Daniel Candeias and Josh Windass earns Rangers a 3-0 home win over Partick Thistle.

 

Birthdays

1953: Derek Johnstone – (Dundee). Rangers: 1970-1983, 1985-1986 (Defender/Forward). Apps: 546, Goals: 210, Honours: 3 Scottish League titles, 5 Scottish Cups, 5 Scottish League Cups, 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup, 3 Glasgow Cups, 1 Drybrough Cup, 1 Tennent Caledonian Cup, 1977 Jet Cup. International Caps: 14 (Scotland).

1962: Robert Clark – (Hamilton, South Lanarkshire). Rangers: 1980-1982 (Defender). Apps: 2.

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