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Rangers Football Club
Rangers FC.svg
Full nameRangers Football Club
Nickname(s)The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues, Bluenoses
FoonditMairch 1872
GroundIbrox Stadium, Glesga, Scotland
Ground Capacity50,817
AwnerRangers International Football Club plc
ChairmanDave King
ManagerSteven Gerrard
LeagueScottish Premiership
2020–21 Scottish Premiership1.
WabsteidClub wabsteid

Rangers Football Club (or Glesga Rangers) is the maist successful fitba club in Scotland. Rangers play in the Scottish Premiership, which is the tap level ae the Scottish Professional Football League. The team plays thair hame gemmes at Ibrox Stadium n the sooth-wist ae Glesga.

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rangers wis the first club in the warld tae win mair vin 50 league championships. In 2021, they haud the wurld record for the nummer ae domestic league championships taen, efter rackin up 55 titles.[1] Rangers hauds the record for domestic trebles,[2] forby, wi sieven tae date. They won their 100t major trophy in 2000, the first club in the warld tae win tae that milestane.[3] In 2021, they war the maist-honoured fitbaw club in the warld, haein taen 119 trophies aw thegither.

They hae played baith in Scotland's an England's naitional cup competeetions. Rangers won tae the semi-final ae the 1886-87 FA Cup, juist tae be knockit oot bi the winners.

Sectarianism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rangers is weel kent fur its sectarian problems, alang wi Celtic.[4]

In the warld o Scotis fitbaw, sectarianism is a muckle issue, ruitit in social, cultural, historical an religious circumstances.[5][6] Ne'ertheless, baith Celtic an the Reengers accepts that they hae a problem wi sectarianism[citation needit]. Baith sides o the Auld Firm admeets that a pairt o thair supporters haes been, an conteenas tae be, guilty o haudin sectarian beliefs an cultural intolerance gaun.

In recent times baith Celtic an the Rangers haes taen meisurs tae fecht sectarianism.[7] Warkin alangside the Scots Pairlament, kirk groups an communities, the Auld Firm haes clampit doun on sectarian sangs, inflammatory flag-wavin, an fashoius supporters, uisin mair muckle levels o policin an surveillance.[citation needit]

Major honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Scottish League Championship 1891, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1918, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2021 (55)
  • Scottish Championship 2016 (1)
  • Scottish League One 2014 (1)
  • Scottish Third Division 2013 (1)
  • Scottish Cup 1894, 1897, 1898, 1903, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009 (33)
  • Scottish League Cup 1946, 1948, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011 (27)
  • Scottish Challenge Cup 2016 (1)
  • European Cup Winners Cup 1972 (1)

Managers[eedit | eedit soorce]

R.F.C. managers
Name Period
Scotland William Wilton 1899–1920
Scotland Bill Struth 1920–1954
Scotland Scott Symon 1954–1967
Scotland David White 1967–1969
Scotland William Waddell 1969–1972
Scotland Jock Wallace 1972–1978
1983–1986
Scotland John Greig 1978–1983
Scotland Graeme Souness 1986–1991
Scotland Walter Smith 1991–1998
2007–2011
 [8]
Name Period
Netherlands Dick Advocaat 1998–2001
Scotland Alex McLeish 2001–2006
Fraunce Paul Le Guen 2006–2007
Scotland Ally McCoist 2011–2014
Ingland Mark Warburton 2015–2017
Portugal Pedro Caixinha 2017
Scotland Graeme Murty 2017–2018
Ingland Steven Gerrard 2018–

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Total Number of Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 23 November 2006.
  2. "Domestic Trebles". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 23 November 2006.
  3. "Glasgow Rangers - 100 Trophies". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 21 October 2001.
  4. Murray, William J.; Murray, Bill (2000). The Old Firm: Sectarianism, Sport and Society in Scotland (in Inglis). John Donald Publishers. ISBN 978-0-85976-542-8.
  5. Wagg, Stephen (2004). British Football & Social Exclusion (in Inglis). Routledge. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-135-76393-0.
  6. Armstrong, Gary; Giulianotti, Richard (2001). Fear and loathing in world football (in Inglis). Berg Publishers. pp. 25, 26. ISBN 1-85973-463-4. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  7. Rumsby, Ben (18 Februar 2009). "SPL Remains tight-lipped over report on Parkhead chanting". The Scotsman (in Inglis). Archived frae the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. THE Scottish Premier League has confirmed it has received the match delegate's report from the Old Firm derby but refused to divulge if alleged sectarian chanting from Rangers fans was mentioned within it.
  8. "Former Managers". Rangers F.C. Archived frae the original on 24 September 2018. Retrieved 17 Apryle 2017.