He had seen the name in an English rugby football annual and as good ideas go, it was to prove stunningly successful as the club name resonates around the world.
Originally hailing from Rhu on the Gare Loch as one of seven brothers, McNeil and his friends first started playing football on Glasgow Green at Flesher’s Haugh.
The first two years of the history of Rangers is sketchy but sometime in May 1872 McNeil’s Rangers played their first friendly against Callandar.
He was a small but powerful winger who liked to tackle back and in 1876 he became Rangers’ first-ever international when he was called up by Scotland to play against Wales.
Moses also appeared in Rangers’ first-ever Scottish Cup Final side and he scored as the Light Blues went down 3-2 in a second replay with Vale of Leven.
After his playing days ended, McNeil concentrated on his occupation as a commercial traveller.
Born: 29 October 1855, Rhu