NEILLY GIBSON joined Rangers when he was still a teenager from junior side Royal Albert and went on to enjoy more than a decade of service with the club.

A man who would become a 14-times capped Scotland international, he would go on to win six major honours with the Light Blues including four league championships.

Defender Gibson was an ever-present in the 1898/99 league campaign when Gers won every one of their 18 matches to win the title by 10 points.

Indeed, he scored three times in the two biggest wins that campaign, notching a double in an 8-0 rout of Clyde and scoring from the penalty spot in a 10-0 thrashing of Hibernian.

That championship win was the first of four consecutively and in the first three campaigns Gibson missed only three games overall.

Playing 377 times overall for Rangers – including in 184 competitive fixtures with 14 goals – he later spent five years in Partick Thistle’s squad.

Gibson had three sons – Neil, Willie and James – with all three going on to follow in their father’s footsteps as they played the beautiful game.

In James’ case, he emulated his dad by playing for Scotland and also scored once against Wales in 1929, some 32 years after his parent had struck against Northern Ireland.

Neilly Gibson (1894-1905)
Appearances: 184. Goals: 14.
Honours: four league titles, two Scottish Cups.
14 caps (Scotland).