RANGERS legend Dave Smith was inducted into the club’s prestigious Hall of Fame in 2007 along with his 1972 Cup Winners Cup teammates Alfie Conn and Willie Mathieson and no one can argue that the talented left-half deserves to be named among the Ibrox greats.

An elegant, composed player with terrific ability, Smith signed for the Light Blues in August 1966 for £50,000 from Pittodrie and it proved to be a great bit of business by the club.

Scot Symon was the man responsible for bringing the talented Aberdonian to Glasgow at the age of 23 and during his eight year spell at Ibrox the youngster would blossom into one of the outstanding players in the Scottish game.

Smith was primarily a left-sided midfielder for Rangers but his excellent positional sense and ball control meant that he could quite easily adapt to playing as a sweeper, as he showed when the Gers lifted the Cup Winners Cup the Nou Camp in 72.

Looking back it is somewhat remarkable that this was to be the only medal Smith would win during his Rangers years and the fact that he only made two appearances in a Scotland jersey shows the depth of talent in the country at that time.

Nevertheless, any fan that was able to watch Davie in action will highlight his undoubted quality and it is fitting that his inclusion into the Hall of Fame, along with that of Conn and Mathieson, means that every one of the Barcelona Bears is now named in this special list of all-time greats.