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10 Greatest Rangers FC Players Ever

Rangers F.C. is one of the most honoured clubs in the world having won 118 major trophies in its rich history. They have won the Scottish League title 55 times and the domestic treble on seven occasions. They have also won the Scottish Cup 34 times, the Scottish League Cup a record 28 times, and 1 European Cup Winner’s Cup.

Over the years, a lot of extraordinary players have plied their trade at the iconic home of the Glasgow giants and helped them rack up success after success and also made a good name for themselves. In the article below, we’ll be discussing the 10 greatest Rangers FC players ever.

Considering the impact, longevity, success, loyalty, and performances, here are the ten greatest Rangers FC players ever.

10) Brian Laudrup

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Laudrup is arguably the best foreign player to ever play for the Rangers. He was signed by the club in 1994 from Fiorentina for £2.3m. He went on to become a star for the club and the way he played he made things look so easy with magic in his feet. His best performance was in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final where he scored two goals and set up three against the Hearts which is also known as the ‘The Laudrup Final’. He also played for some other good clubs like Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Ajax and Chelsea.

9) Derek Johnstone

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Derek Johnstone made 546 appearances for the Glasgow Rangers while playing there for almost 14 years. He won 14 trophies with the club. Johnstone was an all-round player who could play as a midfielder and as well as a central defender but he was mainly a striker who scored 210 goals for the Rangers. He made his debut with Rangers at the age of 16 in 1970. He was also a part of the team that won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972.

8) Jörg Albertz

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Albertz was one of the very favourite players of the Rangers supporters and was also very popular in his five-year stay at the club. He had the brilliant ability to score sublime free kicks and ice-cool penalties. His rocket of a left foot was one of the best in the country at that time. The German midfielder made arch-rival Celtic suffer on numerous occasions, scoring eight goals against them. He scored 82 goals for the Teddy Bears in a total of 182 appearances. He is one of the greatest Rangers FC players ever.

7) Jim Baxter

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Jim Baxter is arguably the most gifted Scottish player ever. He was a very talented and naturally gifted player and is regarded as one of the best Scottish players ever. The Scottish midfielder joined the club in 1960 for £17,500 and went on to win 10 trophies in the five years with the Rangers including 3 Scottish League First Division, 3 Scottish Cup, 4 Scottish League Cup. He is also included in the Scottish Hall of Fame. He didn’t quite get the world-class career he potentially could have due to his gambling and drinking problems which forced him to retire at the age of only 31.

6) Barry Ferguson

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Barry Ferguson spent most of his career playing for Rangers in two spells between playing at Blackburn Rovers. He became the club’s captain at a very young age of 22 from 2000 to 2003 and then again between 2005 and 2009. Ferguson won the Scottish Premier League 5 times, 5 times the Scottish Cup and 5 times the Scottish League Cup and also a treble in 2003. He was a passionate player with quality in all aspects of his game. Ferguson has 82 appearances in European competitions which makes him the record European appearance holder at the club.

5) Davie Cooper

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The Scotland-born football player played as a Winger for the Rangers. He made 540 appearances for the club over a long period of 12 years. His extraordinary Solo goal against Celtic in the 1979 Drybrough Cup Final was voted the greatest-ever Rangers goal by Rangers fans. He died of a brain hemorrhage in 1995. Cooper is remembered as one of the most noteworthy players in the histories of Clydebank, Rangers, and Motherwell football clubs. In tribute, the then Rangers manager Walter Smith said that “God gave Davie Cooper a talent. He would not be disappointed with how it was used”.

4) Richard Gough

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Richard Gough was the captain of the Rangers side which won the famous “Nine in a Row” consecutive league titles. He has whooping 427 appearances for the Glasgow Rangers and won 18 trophies over that period. He was the first Scottish player to be signed for over £1,000,000. The Scot was a good defender who used to make his performance stand out and ensured his presence was known while on the pitch. He also played in two World Cups with his country and as a captain for Scotland’s national football team in the 1992 European Championships.

3) Andy Goram

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Andy Goram is without a doubt the best goalkeeper in the history of the Rangers. He was once considered the best goalkeeper in the whole world. He played for many good teams but he is best remembered for playing for the Rangers during the 1990s when he earned the nickname “The Goalie”. Goram was also voted as the greatest Rangers goalkeeper by a Rangers fan pole. He won the Premier League title with Manchester United in 2000-01 when he was a loanee there. He played a total of 184 matches for the Teddy Bears.

2) John Greig

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The Scottish defender played his entire career with the Rangers. He was voted the greatest Ranger ever by the fans in 1999 and has also been elected to the Rangers’ Hall of Fame. He has 755 appearances for the Rangers, the most by any Rangers player. Greig started his career with the Gers as a forward, later moving to the midfield and finally as a left-back. He scored 120 goals for the club. He was known for his leadership qualities and the fighting till the end attitude. Greig was also captain of the side when they won the 1972 European Cup Winners’ Cup which is the only European trophy they have ever won.

1) Ally McCoist

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Ally McCoist will be remembered as the club’s greatest-ever goalscorer courtesy of the 355 goals he scored in 581 games. He is also the player with 3rd most appearances for the Ibrox Stadium club. He was once Europe’s most lethal striker. McCoist won 9 league titles and 9 league cups. He was also the first Scot to win 2 golden boots which he won in 1992 and 1993. He was also the manager of the Rangers between 2011 and 2014. McCoist was also inaugurated into the Scotland Football Hall of Fame, having gained 61 international caps.

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