The Rangers is one of the oldest teams not only in Scotland but also in Europe. The club has seen many great players put on the jersey and achieve wonders. However, there are legends that deserve to be mentioned in almost every story. The list of the great players is very long, but there are players who have achieved much and deserve a spot on the list. The ranking of players puts into perspective their impact on the institution, time with Rangers and their personal statistics. So which Ranger would make it to our list? Could it be Brian Laudrup or John Greig? Maybe it's Andy Goram, Jim Baxter or Ally McCoist. Let's look at the top 5 greatest Rangers.
There are many people who consider John Greig as the greatest Ranger of all time. Throughout his life, Greig played only for Rangers between 1961 and 1978. He played for the team 755 times. For a centre back, a total of 120 goals speaks volume about his achievement at the club.
He is remembered well by fans for lifting the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972. At the time, he was the team captain. The team beat Dynamo Moscow to the title in Barcelona. This is the only European honour that Rangers has to date. He also capped for Scotland at least 44 times.
Even before joining Rangers, Brian Laudrup was already a big name. He joined the club in 1994 from Fiorentina for a then record £3.5million. He chose Rangers even after receiving interest from Barcelona. Brian is part of a family that includes his older brother Michael and father, Finn. He is arguably the greatest overseas player to ever play for the Rangers.
Apart from his achievements with Rangers, Brian was part of the Denmark team that lifted the European Championship in 1992. He enjoyed four years at Rangers, making 113 appearances and scoring 33 goals. His famous moment was in 1996 when in the Scottish Cup Final, he scored two goals and assisted three against Hearts.
During his career, Brian played for AC Milan, Chelsea and Bayern Munich. His Rangers career got him a Scottish League Cup, a Scottish Cup and three Scottish Premier medals.
Jim considered among the Rangers greats thanks to his achievements on the field. Though born in Fife, Jim Moved to Rangers in 1960 for a record transfer of £17,500. He quickly became the player in the Rangers team that dominated Scottish and world football in the 1960s. He stayed at the club for five years.
During his time at the club, Jim won at least ten trophies. However, his career at the club was cut short by his hedonistic lifestyle. He later came back to the club towards the end of his career. Apart from his achievement for the Rangers, he also won 34 caps for the Scotland national team. His accomplishments include four Scottish league cups, three Scottish Cups and three Scottish league titles.
Arguably the best goalkeeper to ever put on a Rangers jersey., every Rangers fan knows the achievements that Andy Goram made for the club. He played for the club during one of its most successful periods. Throughout his life at Rangers, Andy was referred to as 'the Goalie'.
Apart from playing for the Rangers, he also represented Scotland in the World Cup in France in 1998 and the Euros in England in 1996. By 2010, Andy had been inducted into the Football Hall of fame in Scotland. Apart from soccer, he was also a professional cricket player. He managed 43 caps for the Scotland national team and played for the Rangers at least 184 times.
Ally McCoist was one of the deadliest strikers in Europe during his heydays. In just 15 years with Rangers, Ally netted a total of 350 goals. He also won the European Golden Boot in 1992 and 1993 an achievement no other Scottish player has achieved.
During the club's troubled times, he even took over a managerial role to help his club out. In 1992, he was voted the 'Scottish Player of the Year'. Throughout his career, he has won 10 Scottish Premier Division titles and nine Scottish Cups.
If you did not know the list of the best players to have ever played for Rangers, now you do. These players have not only achieved much for the club but also for their respective countries. Modern players would have to work extra hard to surpass the achievements and contributions made by these players for Rangers. If you're a dedicated soccer fan, you can make bets at Platin Casino online.
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