WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.

On this day in 2004, the Light Blues signed Belgian midfielder Thomas Buffel from Feyenoord for a reported £2.3m fee. The 23 year old signed on a four and a half year contract after impressing for the Dutch side and scoring 32 goals in two seasons in Holland.

Upon signing for the club, Buffel said: “I’m delighted to have joined such a great club, I can’t wait to get started. I have not played for a couple of weeks, but I feel strong and ready for Sunday.”

The Belgian would go on to play 86 times for the Gers in his time at the club, scoring 16 goals in that time, before leaving to join Cercle Brugge. He was part of the Light Blues side that won the League in 2004.05 and League Cup in the same season.

In 2013, Rangers put in a stuffy performance in a 1-1 draw with Elgin City with Lewis Macleod the goalscorer on the day.

The Light Blues were in control from early in the match thanks to Macleod’s third goal of the season just nine minutes in.

But for whatever reason the hosts didn’t build on their lead when they should have and even after Paul Harkins was dismissed prior to the break, City got a well-earned point.

Having been stuffy in defence, they made the most of their one real attack in the second period and forced an own goal from keeper Neil Alexander to share the spoils.

  • Read a match report from the game HERE
  • Watch highlights of the match HERE

 

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