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Presenting… Rangers FC

Published on the 31 August 2007 à 12:40 by BV

In Champions League group E, Olympique Lyonnais will be pitted against FC Barcelona, VfB Stuttgart and Rangers FC. Presenting Rangers FC…

Background:
The club’s exact name is Rangers FC even though it is known outside Scotland predominantly as Glasgow Rangers. They are also known by nicknames including The Gers or The Light Blues.
The Glasgow Rangers football club was founded 1873 by 4 young Scots (Peter and Moses McNeil, Peter Campbell and William McBreath).
Historically the club has represented the Protestant part of the city while their bitter rivals Celtic represent the Catholics.
The first derby between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic (later known as the Old Firm) took place in 1888.
Rangers won their first Scottish league title in 1899 with a record that has never been matched by a 1st-division side anywhere in the world: 100% victory (18 matches, 18 wins, 79 goals scored).
In 2000, Rangers became the first club in the world to win 100 major trophies when they won the league and cup double.
Among the players to have worn the Rangers shirt: Paul Gascoigne, Brian Laudrup, Basile Boli, Gennaro Gattuso, Claudio Caniggia and Jean-Alain Boumsong.
Former OL manager Paul Le Guen was in charge at Rangers between May 2006 and January 2007.

Titles:
Rangers’ 51 championships make it the most successful team in Europe in terms of league titles.
51 Scottish titles: 1891, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2005.

31 Scottish cups: 1894, 1897, 1898, 1903, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003.

1 Cupwinners Cup: 1972 (against Dynamo Moscow 3-2.)

Champions League results from season 2006-07:
Did not participate.

Scottish league result for season 2006-07:
Runners-up behind Celtic Glasgow.

Team:
11 Scots, 2 Englishmen, 1 Bosnian, 1 Frenchman, 1 Senegalese, 1 Belgian, 1 Spaniard and 1 Gabonese.

First team:
McGregor – Papac, Cuellar, Hutton, Weir – Fergusson, Hemdani, Beasley, McCulloch – Darcheville, Cousin

President:
David Murray

Manager:
Walter Smith

Stadium:
Ibrox Stadium (50,411). The 118,567 spectators at the Old Firm derby on January 2 1939 at Ibrox Stadium constitutes the absolute attendance record for a league match in Great Britain.

Head-to-head record against OL:
Nonexistent.