Full name: Rangers Football Club
From: Glasgow, Scotland
Nicknames: The Gers,Teddy Bears
Club colours: Royal blue shirt, white shorts
Ground: Ibrox Stadium (capacity 51,100 approx)
Last Season: 1st in the Scottish Premier League
Manager: Walter Smith
Allan McGregor, Graeme Smith, Neil Alexander,
David Weir, Sasa Papac, Kirk Broadfoot, Andy Webster, Steven Smith, Steven Whittaker, Jordan McMillan, Danny Wilson, Greg Wylde.
Maurice Edu, Pedro Mendes, Barry Ferguson, Kevin Thomson, Charlie Adam, DaMarcus Beasley, Madjid Bougherra, Aaron Niguez, Steven Davis, Steven Lennon, Steven Kinniburgh.
Kris Boyd, Nacho Novo, Lee McCulloch, Steven Naismith, Alan Gow, Kenny Miller, Kyle Lafferty, Andrius Velicka, John Fleck, Andrew Little.
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10 FACTS ON RANGERS
- Rangers have won 52 domestic League titles, more than any other club in the world.
- In 1961, Rangers became the first British club to compete in a European Cup Final when they reached the Final of the Cup Winners’ Cup.
- Rangers have a fierce rivalry with their cross-city neighbours Celtic – the two are collectively known as the Old Firm.
- The club were named ‘Rangers’ after an English rugby club in 1872.
- Rangers were one of the 10 clubs to take part in the inaugural, 10-team Scottish Football League. After finishing joint top and drawing the play-off 2-2 with Dumbarton, the League title was shared for the only time in its history.
- In season 1898/99, Rangers finished with a perfect record of 18 wins in 18 fixtures.
- On January 2, 1971, 66 people were killed in the Ibrox disaster when an 80,000-strong crowd tried to disperse after a 1-1 draw with Celtic.
- Rangers won an incredible nine consecutive titles from 1988/89 to 1996/97.
- The assistant manager is former Scotland striker and all-time leading Rangers goalscorer Ally McCoist.
- The club’s traditional support largely comes from the Protestant community, while Celtic’s comes from the Catholic community.
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow