Rangers FC is the most decorated club in Scottish football. They are the fourth-oldest football club in Scotland. Rangers is the second-most successful club in world football in terms of trophies won, behind only Egyptian club Al Ahly. The club has won the Scottish League title 55 times, a domestic league joint world record, the Scottish Cup 33 times, the Scottish League Cup a record 27 times and the domestic treble on seven occasions, a joint world record shared with rivals Celtic. Rangers won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972 after being losing finalists twice, in 1961 when they became the first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final and 1967. Rangers betting was in the top list during the second half of the 20th century.
Let’s take a look at the top players who made the club successful in the past:
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
The former Dutch footballer is the current manager of the club. He replaced Steven Gerrard when he left for Aston Villa. Despite moving to left-back towards the end of his career, Van Bronckhorst was a technically-gifted midfielder in his prime.
In his first competitive game for Rangers, a remarkable UEFA Cup tie away to League of Ireland side Shelbourne, Van Bronckhorst marked his debut with a finely-struck goal as Rangers came back from 3–0 down to win the match 5–3. Van Bronckhorst went on to score 22 goals for the Rangers, 13 in the league, three in the Scottish Cup, one in the Scottish League Cup, three in the UEFA Champions League and two in the UEFA Cup.
Barry Ferguson lifted 15 trophies in two separate spells with the Scottish club. He totalled 431 games and 60 goals for Rangers, whom he captained between 2000 and 2003 and again between 2005 and 2009. Ferguson won the Scottish Premier League, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup five times apiece for Rangers, including a treble in 2003, which earned him the honour of SFWA Footballer of the Year. He also helped Rangers to reach the 2008 UEFA Cup Final.
His first spell with Rangers was from 1997 – 2003 and the second spell from 2005 – 2009.
Paul Gascoigne is described by the National Football Museum as “widely recognised as the most naturally talented English footballer of his generation”. Gascoigne signed for Rangers in July 1995 for a club-record fee of 4.3 million pounds. In his debut season, Rangers went on to win the Scottish Premier Division, clinching the title in the penultimate game of the season against Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium. Gascoigne scored a hat-trick, including two solo efforts. Rangers won the double as they also won the Scottish Cup by knocking out Celtic before beating Heart of Midlothian 5–1 in the final at Hampden Park. He scored 19 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions and was named both PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year and SFWA Footballer of the Year.