BORN in Alva two years before Rangers were formed, Jock Drummond was an integral part of the Rangers team in the club’s first real continuous period of on-field success.

As the Light Blues won their first three Scottish Cups at the end of the 1800s, the defender was in their side.

And when they bagged a fourth in 1903 having beaten Hearts at the third attempt, he was again involved in each of the final matches.

Drummond was also part of the invincible Gers side which won Division One in 1898/99 as it won all 18 matches.

He only played in five of those fixtures, however, and didn’t qualify for a medal but did play enough in the title triumphs of 1900, 1901 and 1902 to be rewarded.

During 14 years with Rangers, Drummond played as many times for Scotland against England, Wales and Northern Ireland and was captain on four occasions.

After leaving Ibrox in 1905, he went on to finish his career at Falkirk having started his playing days with them as a teenager and later became a Bairns coach and director.

Drummond is noted for being the last outfield player in Scottish football to have worn a cap whilst he was playing.

He made a total of 225 competitive appearances for the Light Blues, scoring two goals in the process.

Jock Drummond (1891-1905)
Appearances: 225. Goals: 2.
Honours: three league titles, four Scottish Cups.
14 caps (Scotland).