20 Facts About Glasgow Rangers

1. Glasgow Rangers won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972 after being losing finalists twice, in 1961 and 1967.

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2. Glasgow Rangers took the largest ever travelling support abroad when an estimated 100,000 fans arrived in Seville for the 2022 UEFA Europa League Final.

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3. Glasgow Rangers were formed by four founders – brothers Moses McNeil and Peter McNeil, Peter Campbell and William McBeath – who met at West End Park in March 1872.

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4. In 1877, Glasgow Rangers reached the Scottish Cup final; after drawing the first game, Glasgow Rangers refused to turn up for the replay and the cup was awarded to Vale of Leven.

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5. On 2 January 1939 a British league attendance record was broken as 118,567 fans turned out to watch Glasgow Rangers beat Celtic in the traditional New Year's Day Old Firm match.

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6. Glasgow Rangers lost again in the final of the same competition in 1967, by a single goal, after extra time, to Bayern Munich.

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7. In 1972, Glasgow Rangers emerged from the tragedy of the previous year to finally achieve success on the European stage.

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8. Advocaat's third season saw Glasgow Rangers fail to compete domestically against Celtic under new manager Martin O'Neill.

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9. Glasgow Rangers beat their own new record against Queens Park with an attendance of 49,463 and again against Stirling Albion with an attendance of 49,913.

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10. Glasgow Rangers secured the League One title and promotion to Scottish football's second tier on 12 March 2014 and went on to end the season unbeaten in league football.

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11. Gerrard's era started successfully with Glasgow Rangers remaining unbeaten in their first 12 games, clinching a place in the UEFA Europa League group stage in the process.

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12. On 29 December, Glasgow Rangers defeated Celtic at Ibrox to inflict Brendan Rodgers' first defeat in 13 Old Firm games; Glasgow Rangers first win over Celtic since a Scottish Cup victory in April 2016 and their first league win over Celtic since March 2012.

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13. On 7 March 2021, Glasgow Rangers won the league title for the first time in 10 years, going on to end the league campaign undefeated with a club record 102 points.

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14. Glasgow Rangers led Rangers to their first European final in fourteen years, beating Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, Braga and RB Leipzig on the way to facing Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2022 UEFA Europa League Final.

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15. Glasgow Rangers moved from the lighter shade of blue to royal blue in 1921, and have had a royal blue home shirt every year since.

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16. Since 1978 when Glasgow Rangers signed a deal with Umbro they have had a specific kit manufacturer and since 1984 have had a kit sponsor.

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17. In 2022, Glasgow Rangers took the largest ever travelling support abroad when an estimated 100,000 fans arrived in Seville for the UEFA Europa League Final.

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18. In 1989, Glasgow Rangers signed Mo Johnston, "their first major Roman Catholic signing".

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19. Glasgow Rangers became the first British side to reach a UEFA-sanctioned European final in 1961.

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20. Glasgow Rangers was announced as Honorary Life President in 2015.

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