FIERCE-TACKLING full-back Shearer did not earn the nickname “Captain Cutlass” for nothing and his never say die attitude made an ideal candidate for Rangers captain, which he eventually became.

He played for 10 years with Rangers from 1955 to 1965 and was hugely successful, winning five league titles, three Scottish Cups and four League Cups during 407 appearances.
Shearer was a leader on and off the field and was hugely influential on John Greig, who came into the Rangers side under his tutelage.

Bobby, of course, was a key protaganist in the early 1960s side which is still revered all over the world as one of the best – if not the best – in the club’s history.

Ritchie; Shearer, Caldow; Greig, McKinnon, Baxter; Henderson, McMillan, Millar, Brand and Wilson is a line-up which trips off the tongue for a multitude of Rangers fans.

He was the captain when the Light Blues famously won the Treble in 1963/64 – only the second time it had happened.

The clean sweep was clinched with a remarkable 3-1 Scottish Cup Final win over Dundee when Rangers scored twice in the dying moments.

He once enjoyed an incredible run of 165 games in succession which was a sign of his strength.

Shearer, who had been signed from Hamilton Accies, passed away on November 6, 2006 aged 74.