140 years celebration framed panoramic print
Rangers fans card display to celebrate 140 years of glorious history.
In domestic football, Rangers has won more league titles and trebles than any other club in the world, winning the league title 54 times, the Scottish Cup 33 times and the Scottish League Cup 27 times, and achieving the treble of all three in the same season seven times. In European football, Rangers was the first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final. It won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972 after being runner-up twice in 1961 and 1967. A third runners-up finish in Europe came in the 2008 UEFA Cup.
The way the scroll crest has appeared on the club shirt has varied slightly through the years. Between 1990 and 1994 'Rangers Football Club' and the 'Ready' motto appeared above and below the Crest respectively. Between 1997 and 1999 the scroll crest featured within a shield. After a successful end to the season in 2003, which delivered Rangers a Domestic Treble and their 50th league title; five stars were added to the top of the scroll crest, one for every ten titles won by the club. The team wore a special crest on 8 December 2012 in a home league match against Stirling Albion, to commemorate the 140th anniversary of their formation. '1872–2012' appeared above the scroll crest with the words '140 years' featuring below.
The four founders of Rangers – brothers Moses and Peter McNeil, Peter Campbell and William McBeath – met in March 1872 at West End Park, (now known as Kelvingrove Park). Rangers' first match, in May that year, was a goalless friendly draw with Callander on Glasgow Green under the name Glasgow Argyle F.C. In 1873, the club held its first annual meeting and staff were elected. By 1876 Rangers had its first international player, with Moses McNeil representing Scotland in a match against Wales. In 1877 Rangers reached a Scottish Cup final; after drawing the first game, Rangers refused to turn up for the replay and the cup was awarded to Vale of Leven. Rangers won the Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup the following year against Vale of Leven 2–1, their first major cup. The first-ever Old Firm match took place in 1888, the year of Celtic's establishment. Rangers lost 5–2 in a friendly to a team composed largely of guest players from Hibernian.
The 1890–91 season saw the inception of the Scottish Football League, and Rangers, by then playing at the first Ibrox Stadium, were one of ten original members. The club's first-ever league match, on 16 August 1890, resulted in a 5–2 victory over Heart of Midlothian. After finishing joint-top with Dumbarton, a play-off held at Cathkin Park finished 2–2 and the title was shared for the only time in its history. Rangers' first-ever Scottish Cup win came in 1894 after a 3–1 final victory over rivals Celtic. By the start of the 20th century, Rangers had won two league titles and three Scottish Cups.
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Rangers Celebration by William Limond
Although in recent years Glasgow artist Limond has almost exclusively confined himself to painting seascapes and landscapes, he as a product of Glasgow school of Art was more involved in portraiture, studying the old masters and painters of the day.
In earlier years, Limond would spend the summer months sketching portraits of tourists and holidaymakers etc in various places such as Paris, Barcelona and more to home, holiday camps throughout the UK. To Limond that period of learning was invaluable.
Rangers Team Picture 2016-17 - Ibrox Stadium
Rangers team picture for season 2016-17 - Back Row: Paraskevas Polychronopolous (Assistant Strength Coach), David Lavery (Masseur), Rob Kiernan, Lee Wallace, Joe Dodoo, Niko Kranjcar, Wes Foderingham, Matt Gilks, Matt Crooks, Danny Wilson, Philippe Senderos, Clint Hill, Robbie MacKenzie (Assistant Sport Scientist)
Middle Row: Steve Walker (Physiotherapist), Jimmy Bell (Kit Executive), Neil McIlhargey (Head of Analysis), James Tavernier, Joey Barton, Kenny Miller, Martyn Waghorn, Harry Forrester, Josh Windass, Michael O'Halloran, Joe Garner, Gary Sherriff (Head of Strength and Conditioning), Kevin McLellan (Physiotherapist), Will Sanders (Recruitment and First Team Analyst)
Front Row: Dr Paul Jackson (Club Doctor), Craig Flannigan (Head of Performance & Preparation), Andy Halliday, Barrie McKay, Frank McParland (Head of Recruitment), Mark Warburton (Manager), David Weir (Assistant Manager), Jim Stewart (Goalkeeping Coach), Jason Holt, Jordan Rossiter, Lee Hodson, Steve Harvey (Head of Technical Media)