Rangers F.C.

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.

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

HonoursEedit

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.

SectarianismEedit

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 honoursEedit

  • 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)

ManagersEedit

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

ReferencesEedit

  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.