WE have picked out what what we believe to be some of the best last minute goals we’ve seen.
Peter Lovenkrands v Celtic, Scottish Cup, May 2002
Old-Firm goal specialist Peter Lovenkrands wrote his name into Ibrox folklore with a last-gasp winner in the 2002 Scottish Cup final.
After a dramatic match where Rangers twice had to come from behind – firstly through Lovenkrands and then through a stunning Barry Ferguson free-kick – the Danish winger struck in injury time to secure a thoroughly deserved 3-2 win for Alex McLeish’s rejuvenated side.
The Light Blues had dominated the second half, but with extra time approaching, Neil McCann delivered superb ball into the box from the left which Lovenkrands headed down into the ground before it went beyond the reach of Rab Douglas in the Celtic goal.
The victory went a long way to making up for a disappointing league campaign where Rangers finished 18 points behind their rivals.
Maurice Edu v Celtic, SPL, February 2010
American Maurice Edu effectively clinched the Championship for Rangers with a 93rd-minute toe-poke that secured his place as an Ibrox cult hero.
With the game balanced at 0-0, Rangers were set to remain seven points ahead of Celtic, but Edu made it 10 points to set the Light Blues on-course for their second league title in succession.
Kevin Thomson’s corner found Madjid Bougherra at the back post, and after taking a beautiful touch on his chest, he shot for goal.
Artur Boruc saved his effort but he couldn’t hold it and the ball broke to Kris Boyd a few yards out. He tried and failed to get his shot away before the ball broke again to Edu to prod into an empty net.
The celebrations for the goal will never be forgotten by anyone of a Rangers persuasion, and Walter Smith saw off another Celtic manager – this time Tony Mowbray – who was sacked just a few weeks later.
Richard Gough v Celtic, Premier Division, October 1987
Richard Gough marked his Ibrox debut with a dramatic leveller which saw nine-man Rangers come from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Celtic.
After dismissals for goalkeeper Chris Woods and defender Terry Butcher, the visitors had raced into a two goal lead, but depleted Rangers fought back incredibly to level matters.
Ally McCoist had halved the deficit before Gough managed to get on the end of an Ian Durrant cross when Celtic goalkeeper Allen McKnight failed to connect with his attempted punch.
The resulting roar to greet the goal was so loud the microphone used for the game for television couldn’t even pick it up as Rangers picked up a memorable result on a day never to be forgotten for a number of reasons.
Maurice Edu v Sporting Lisbon, Europa League, February 2011
The first of two Edu goals to feature on our list, the American sealed Rangers passage to the last-16 of the Europa League with a last-gasp goal against Sporting Lisbon.
2-1 down on the night and trailing 3-2 on aggregate, a terrific piece of play from Richard Foster saw him find David Healy deep inside the Sporting penalty area.
With time and space, he crossed, and with three Rangers players awaiting the ball at the back post, it was Edu who poked home.
Rangers progressed on the away goals rule to the next round where they would face PSV Eindhoven.
Nacho Novo v Red Star Belgrade, Champions League, August 2007
Probably the most worthy goal in terms of finance in our countdown, Nacho Novo gave Rangers a priceless lead to take to Belgrade with a 90th-minute winner at Ibrox.
After Barry Ferguson had missed a gilt-edged chance minutes earlier, Novo latched on to the end of a Lee McCulloch headed flick-on to bury the ball in the back of the net.
Novo had a real knack of scoring important goals, and this one was right up there as it ensured Rangers took a lead into the second leg.
In the end, the goal proved to be enough as Walter Smith’s men held-out for a 0-0 draw in the Belgrade cauldron.
Steven Naismith v Hearts, SPL, October 2010
Tynecastle can be an intimidating place to go, and matches between Rangers and Hearts there are generally tight affairs, and this game was no different.
Jim Jeffries’ men were ahead through Rudi Skacel after just 12 minutes, but despite playing extremely well and laying siege to the Hearts goal, it took until 10 minutes from time for Rangers to level through a Kyle Lafferty free-kick.
The chances kept coming and going for Rangers at an alarming rate, but they eventually got their just rewards for their performance in the 94th minute through Steven Naismith.
After being played-in by Lafferty, he skipped the challenge of Adrian Mrowiec before firing low past Marian Kello to hand his side maximum points.
Rod Wallace v Dundee United, SPL, December 1998
Up there with Rangers greatest ever free transfer signings, striker Rod Wallace grabbed crucial goal after crucial goal in the 1998/99 season as Rangers claimed a tremendous Treble.
With the traditional New Year Old Firm clash looming, Rangers brought the curtain down on 1998 with a priceless 2-1 victory at Tannadice.
After Scott Wilson had put Rangers ahead, Billy Dodds equalised for United before Wallace got on the end of a Gabriel Amato cross at the back post in injury time.
It was a deserved victory for Gers, and gave them a massive boost going into the Celtic game four days later which ended in a 2-2 draw.
Stephen Hughes v Hibernian, SPL, November 2003
In what was a thoroughly dismal season for Rangers, Stephen Hughes provided a rare moment of light with a last-gasp winner at Easter Road.
A dull match looked to be heading for a stalemate and yet more dropped points for Rangers, but up stepped youngster Hughes to keep what were then the Gers slender hopes of lifting the title once more alive.
Fernando Ricksen’s header was dummied by Egil Ostenstad, and from just beyond the penalty spot, Hughes drilled an effort home.
Of course, the title bid proved to be in vain, and Rangers ended the season without a trophy.
Jean Claude Darcheville v Inverness, SPL, January 2008
Rangers moved four points clear at the top of the SPL thanks to a last-minute goal from charismatic Frenchman Jean Claude Darcheville.
The Caledonian Stadium had so often been a difficult venue for Rangers, and this visit was proving to be no different as Walter Smith’s side toiled through the 90 minutes.
But with time running out, Darcheville latched on to a high, hopeful ball lofted into the box to steer it home and hand his side the crucial three points.
His standard army-style salute celebration followed, and the Rangers fans who had made the long journey north lapped it up with a man who had become a real favourite of theirs.
Filip Sebo v Aberdeen, SPL, September 2006
Flip Sebo scored the second of his two competitive goals for Rangers with a last-gasp clincher against Aberdeen at Ibrox.
With the Light Blues toiling in the league under Paul Le Guen, Aberdeen looked set to become the latest side to deny Rangers the points having held out for nearly 90 minutes.
But as the game headed towards injury time, a long free-kick forward from Phil Bardsley ricocheted around the Dons box before it reached Sebo who caught the ball sweetly on the half-volley to fire past Jamie Langfield.
It handed Rangers a crucial three points against a side that it is always particularly sweet to defeat