WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.
1911 – The man tasked with the unenviable job of replacing Bill Struth after 34 years as manager of Rangers Scot Symon, the third manager of Rangers Football Club, was born on this day.
Symon won six Championships, including back-to-back League and Cup Doubles in 1962-63 and 1963-64 and was also the first manager to take Rangers into Europe, competing in the 1957 European Cup. He also guided Rangers to two European Cup Winners’ Cup Finals, losing 4-1 on aggregate to Fiorentina in a two-leg Final in 1961 and 1-0 to Bayern Munich in extra time in 1967. Read Symon’s manager profile here – LINK.
2009 – Eight years ago today, Rangers defeated Celtic by a single goal scored by Steven Davis on a day that a rain soaked Ibrox will never forget. Davis was the match-winning hero with a goal in the 36th minute but it was all about guts and courage as Rangers clinched the win they wanted so badly. Watch extended highlights of this game on RangersTV here – LINK and read a match report on the club website here – LINK
1982 – Club legend Sandy Jardine had his Testimonial at Ibrox against Southampton in front of 20,000 supporters which Rangers won 1:0 thanks to a goal from Gordon Dalziel. A week later, Rangers travelled South to the Dell to play the Saints in the Testimonial of George Horsfall. Read Sandy Jardine’s Hall of Fame profile here – LINK
2004 – Rangers confirmed the signing of Croatian international Dado Prso on this day twelve years ago from Champions League Finalists Monaco. Prso, a fans favourite at the club, went on to play over 100 times for Rangers scoring 37 goals winning the SPL and Scottish League Cup and also winning the John Greig Achievement award in 2007 for his contribution to the club. You can watch an hour long programme on him on RangersTV here – LINK
1893 – Bert Manderson was born on this day in 1893 in Belfast. Bert played for the club for twelve seasons, winning the league in seven of those years, playing over 400 times for the club and representing Ireland five times.
1891 – Englishman Dr Jimmy Paterson was born in London on this day 122 years ago. A trained doctor, Paterson played for Rangers 186 times and won the league with the club in 1912. On the outbreak of the First World War, Paterson joined the London Scottish Regiment and served as a medical officer, winning the Military Cross for his bravery in action in France.