WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers.
Three defenders from three different generations are celebrating their birthday today, one of the greatest ever Rangers Davie Meiklejohn, one of the most decorated Australian players ever Craig Moore and Romanian Dorin Goian.
Davie Meiklejohn was born in Govan and was one of a long line of great Rangers captains and probably the finest skipper of the pre-war generation.
‘Meek’ was signed from Maryhill Juniors in 1919 and spent eighteen years at Ibrox before retiring in 1936. During that time, he amassed an astonishing haul of twelve championship medals and five Scottish Cup badges. Read his hall of fame profile here.
Craig ‘Oz’ Moore joined Rangers as a youngster from the Australian Institute of Sport and went to to have two spells with Rangers, winning an impressive 12 medals throughout his decade with the club.
Romanian centre half Dorin Goian joined Rangers in 2011 from Palermo and played 42 times for the club, scoring once, away to Falkirk in the cup.
On this day in 2009, Rangers got over European disappointment to cruise to a comfortable 3-0 win over St Johnstone at Ibrox.
Kris Boyd opened the scoring in the first minute after DaMarcus Beasley had slipped him the ball at the edge of the eighteen yard box unmarked. Boyd turned on his heels and lashed the ball home past former Ibrox keeper Graeme Smith to give Rangers an early lead.
Rangers had the best of the first half and when Novo broke free of the Saints defence they had the chance to add to their lead. Smith rushed from his line to clear, but Novo nicked the ball away from the keeper and earned a penalty from which Boyd made no mistake.
It wasn’t until the second half that Rangers ended the game as a contest when the ball broke to Beasley on the right and he swept an early cross to Miller. The striker, who has been training at Auchenhowie recently, saw his effort blocked by Smith but Novo was following up to bullet in to the net and effectively end the game as a contest.