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

2001Dick Advocaat continued his raid on the Dutch Eredivisie by signing Georgian striker Shota Arveladze from Ajax for £2million.

During his time at Rangers, fans favourite Arveladze won a treble in 2002/03 and double in 2004/05. In total, marksman Shota scored 57 goals in 132 games before moving on to play and manage in Turkey after a spell as assistant manager to Louis Van Gaal at AZ.

1992Goals from Ian Durrant, Ally McCoist and one at the death from Alexei Mikhailichenko were enough to give Rangers a 3-1 victory over rivals Aberdeen in 1992 at Ibrox.

RANGERS: Goram, Spackman, Robertson, Gough, McPherson, Brown, Durrant, Ferguson, McCoist, Miklhailichenko, Huistra

1973On this day in the year originally thought to be the club’s centenary, a team of youngsters took on Falkirk on league duty and cruised to a 5:1 win.

Rangers rested Peter McCloy, John Greig and Derek Parlane for the match and brought in Stewart Kennedy in goal, George Donaldson at right half and 16 year old unknown Alex O’Hara up front. O’Hara opened the scoring on his debut on 19 minutes, before the McLean, Forsyth and a late Conn double sealed an easy win.

1981Rangers kicked off their league campaign at Firhill, taking on Partick Thistle in front of a little over 15,000 fans. Tommy McLean was the man to give Rangers a 1-0 victory from the penalty spot on the 77th minute.

RANGERS: McCloy, Jardine, Miller, Stevens, Forsyth, Bett, Cooper, Russell, McAdam, Johnstone, McLean

2009Rangers enjoyed an almost perfect afternoon in Govan as they secured a 4-1 win over Hamilton to maintain their 100 per cent start to their SPL defence.

It was the ideal way to go in to a two week break from league action for Walter Smith’s men as two goals in each half from Kris Boyd and Steven Whittaker secured a comfortable victory for the Light Blues.

RANGERS: McGregor, Whittaker, Bougherra, Weir, Papac, McCulloch, Mendes, Davis, Naismith, Boyd, Miller

2003In 2003 Rangers recruited the services of Emerson, the first Brazilian to sign for the club. Emerson, who chose Rangers ahead of both Celtic and Wolves, was only to be at the club for a matter of months before leaving to continue his nomadic playing career which saw him play for 14 clubs across an 18 year career.

2003 – On the same day that Emerson became the first Brazilian to play for Rangers, the man he was brought in to replace, Barry Ferguson was completing his move to English Premiership side Blackburn Rovers for £7.5million.

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