THE he thoughts of everyone at Rangers Football Club are with the family and friends of former Light Blues star Davie Provan, who has sadly passed away following a long illness.

The talented defender spent 12 years with the Club between 1958 and 1970 – making more than 250 competitive appearances and scoring 11 goals.

He played a crucial role in the Treble-winning side of 1964 and also won the Scottish Cup in 1963 and 1966 plus the League Cup in 1964/65.

Davie also earned international caps with Scotland and his phenomenal contribution to Rangers was recognised when he was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame.

He featured in the 1967 Cup Winners’ Cup Final against Bayern Munich and went on to play for Crystal Palace and Plymouth Argyle before finishing his career with St Mirren. Davie also managed Albion Rovers between 1987 and 1991.

Rangers Managing Director Stewart Robertson commented: “On behalf of everyone at Rangers Football Club I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Davie Provan’s family and friends.

“He was a huge part of the Club for decades and he enjoyed a terrific playing career here. Davie worked at Ibrox for a number of years as a matchday host and was also a vital member of John Greig’s backroom staff during his time as Rangers Manager.

‘His loss will be felt by everyone associated with the Club and our thoughts are with Davie’s son Graham, daughter Yvonne, and his 2 grandsons Callum and David at this difficult time.”

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