Rangers Football Club was founded in Mach 1872 in Glasgow. Rangers currently play in the Scottish Championship, having been relegated to the fourth tier of Scottish Football following their administration in 2011.
Rangers’ colours are blue and red. The club’s home kit has traditionally featured a blue shirt with white shorts.
The club has a long-standing rivalry with Glasgow neighbours Celtic, with whom they contest the Old Firm derby. The two sides have traditionally been the most successful in Scottish football history.
Celtic play their football at the Ibrox Stadium. The Ibrox has a capacity of 50,947 and has been the club’s home since 1899. In a 1939 Old Firm derby match, the stadium recorded its highest ever attendance of 118,567.
Rangers have won fifty-four Scottish League titles, the most recent of which came in the 2010-11 season. Added to this, the club has won thirty-three Scottish Cups and twenty-seven Scottish League Cups. The club has played in three European Cup finals, winning the tournament in the 1971-72 season.
Ally McCoist is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer with 355 goals. John Greig holds the record for the most appearances for the club with 755. Other notable former players include Terry Butcher, Brian Laudrup, Paul Gascoigne, Ronald de Boer, Giovanni van Brockhorst and Nacho Novo.
The club’s most successful and longest-serving manager is Bill Struth, who won over thirty major honours during his time with the club. Other notable former managers of the club include Walter Smith, Alex McLeish, Dick Advocaat and Graeme Souness.