THE FOUNDERS TRAIL are continuing to chart the history of the club in written form with this the fourth blog that we’ll publish on the website.
Since 2009, over 5,000 people have made the trip around Glasgow on the Trail of our Founders and through the doors of Ibrox Stadium, many for the first time.
Through the education process of the Founders Trail the objective is to safeguard our unique and wonderful Rangers story for future generations and this is the second blog from the Founders Trail looking back through the history of the Gers:
Rangers are the most successful football club in the world.
We’ve won the league title 54 times, the Scottish Cup 33 times and the Scottish League Cup 27 times, and have achieved the incredible feat of winning the treble of all three in the same season seven times.
We were the first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final and won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972 after being runner-up twice in 1961 and 1967. A third runners-up finish in Europe came in the UEFA Cup in 2008.
As we approach another Cup Final appearance let’s pause and reflect on a remarkable bit of history.
it was 137 years ago today on the 20th May 1879 that the Rangers won their first Trophy, the Glasgow Merchants Charity Cup after defeating old foes Vale of Leven 2-1 at First Hampden Park.
Many Rangers supporters on their way to Hampden for tomorrow’s Scottish Cup Final will unknowingly walk the touchline of the scene of that landmark victory as First Hampden was situated where today’s Hampden Bowling Club is at the junction of Queen’s Drive and Cathcart Road directly across from Cathkin Park .
We have here on our website a report on the 1879 Cup Final and a profile on each of the victorious Rangers players.