WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.
1997 – Jonas Thern signed for the club from Italian giants Roma. He went on to play 23 times for the club, scoring five goals – including a memorable strike against Celtic.
Speaking to Rangers News on the day he signed, Thern said: “When I left Sweden to go to Benfica, I found myself in a similar position. Benfica and Porto were the two strong teams in the league, just as Rangers and Celtic are here. But that doesn’t matter for the games in Europe – as long as you have good players playing together often.
“Rangers have made good signings and things are looking good here for the future. The Scottish game is not so bad. Rangers, Celtic and Dundee United are very famous in Sweden.
“I had the chance to go back to Sweden with Gothenburg or Helsingborg but Scottish football is much stronger.
“Benfica also had a lot of foreign players coming together – just as is happening with Rangers.
“They did well in the Champions League and I am sure Rangers have a good chance of doing well, too.”
He continued: “I love Italy and the football there is good but it is time for me and my family to do something different.”
“Gers boss Walter Smith snapped up Thern under the Bosman rule back in January and he admitted it was good to see his man finally arrive.
“But he refused to confirm the Swede will be handed the captain’s armband – although he looked every inch skipper material as he discussed his Ibrox future yesterday.