Rangers Football Club

ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 22: Carlos Cuellar of Rangers (L) takes a shot during their final Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium on May 22, 2008 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers Football Club History

Rangers Football Club was officially formed in 1873. Their first season consisted of “friendly” matches because they missed the deadline for joining the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Rangers Football Club was one of the ten original members of the Scottish Football League, which was formed for the 1890/91 football season. Their first league match was against Heart of Midlothian, which they won 5-2.

Rangers Football Club Overview

Rangers Football Club’s home ground is at Ibrox Stadium, which has an all-seated capacity of 51 082. Ibrox stadium was the first stadium in Scotland to be graded one of UEFA’s five star stadiums, a status it now shares with Hampden Park, Scotland’s national stadium.

The club’s nickname is The Teddy Bears, which is derived from the rhyming slang “Gers” (short for Rangers).

Rangers Football Club home strip is a royal blue shirt, normally accompanied by white shorts and black socks. Their away strip is predominantly white and red, although dark and light blue strips have also been used on many an occasion.

Walter Smith is the current manager of Rangers Football Club. He was re-hired on 10th January 2007. This is Walter Smith’s second stint as manager, the first being from 1991/92 until 2000/01.

Rangers Football Club Achievements

Rangers Football Club boasts many successes, and has won all of the national trophies available to them on several occasions. They have also tasted success in a European competition when they won the European Cup Winner’s Cup in 1972 by beating Dynamo Moscow. They have won the following major trophies/championships:

  • European Cup Winner’s Cup – 1 time (1972)
  • Scottish League Championship – 51 times (world record)
  • Scottish Cup – 32 times
  • Scottish League Cup – 13 times

They have also been runners-up on one occasion in the UEFA Cup (2007/08).

Rangers Football Club won the Scottish league title nine times in a row from 1998/99 to 1996/97. This equals Celtic’s record of nine league title wins in a row.

Other noteworthy achievements include breaking the British league record attendance on 2nd January 1939. On this memorable date in the club’s history book, 118 567 fans turned out to watch Rangers beat their ‘Old Firm’ rivals Celtic.

Rangers Football Club Betting

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