Rangers are one of the oldest clubs not only in Scotland but also in Europe. The Gers have seen many great players wear the jersey and achieve wonders. But, there are icons’ names that deserve to be brought up in almost every story.
The list of best players is very long, but there are legends who have achieved much and merit a spot on the list. The ranking of greats puts into perspective their impact on the institution, time with the Gers and their personal statistics.
There are many people who view John Greig as the greatest Ranger of all time. Throughout the Scot’s life, he played only for the club between 1961 and 1978.
He played for Rangers 755 times. For a central defender, a total of 120 goals speaks volume about Greig’s achievement at the club.
John is remembered well by supporters for lifting the European Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1972. At the time, he was the club captain.
The Gers beat Dynamo Moscow to the title in Barcelona, Spain. This is the only European honour that they have to date. Greig also capped for his country at least 44 times.
He considered among the Rangers icons thanks to his achievements on the pitch. Baxter moved to Rangers back in 1960 for a record transfer of £17,500 transfer fee.
Jim quickly became the player in the Gers team that dominated Scottish and world football in the 1960s. He remained at the club for five seasons.
During his time at Ibrox, he won at least ten trophies. However, his playing career at the club was cut short by his luxurious lifestyle. The Scot later came back to Rangers towards the end of his professional career.
Apart from his achievement for the club, Baxter also won 34 caps for his country’s national team. His accomplishments include three Scottish league titles, four Scottish League Cups and three Scottish Cups.
Ally McCoist was one of the deadliest centre-forwards in Europe during his prime. In 15 seasons with Rangers, Ally scored a total of 350 goals. Ally also won the European Golden Boot two times (1992 and 1993) an achievement no other Scottish footballer has achieved.
During the Gers’ troubled times, McCoist even took over a managerial role to help Rangers out. In 1992, the striker was voted the ‘Scottish Player of the Year’. Throughout his playing career, Ally has won nine Scottish Cups and 10 Scottish Premier Division titles.