As founding members of the Scottish Football League back in 1890 and the fifth oldest professional football club in the country, Rangers are steeped in exciting history.

Fans of the Ibrox outfit have witnessed some of the greatest players in British football history, with domestic dominance and European trips aplenty.

While the famous names of Paul Gascoigne and Michael Laudrup are known to any fan of football, a select number of loyal stars have taken heed of the tradition which encompasses the Gers to represent Rangers with more prolonged distinction.

For an outfit founded by four youngsters, devotion is the ticket to iconic status in the blue side of the city.

10. Ian McColl

With 526 appearances for the club, Ian contributed to seven league trophies, two League Cups and four Scottish Cups in an extremely successful Gers team.

9. Peter McCloy

As the only shot-stopper on this list with 535 appearances for the Gers, Peter McCloy is arguably the greatest goalie in the Light Blues’ history. He was in the nets for every match of the team’s only European triumph – the 1971-72 Cup Winners’ Cup season.

8. Davie Cooper

In eighth place on 540 Rangers appearances is Davie Cooper. Such was the attacker’s importance to a trophy-laden Gers side of the late 1970s and 1980s that Davie played in almost every game unless injured, presenting him with a stunning appearance record in just 12 seasons at Ibrox.

7. Derek Johnstone

After securing the No.9 shirt at Ibrox, Derek transcended ex-Rangers heroes to score 210 goals in 549 matches and is consequentially one of only two Rangers stars to feature in the top ten records for both appearances and goals.

6. Dougie Gray

The club’s longest-serving player with 22 campaigns of impressive service to Rangers, Dougie Gray places sixth on this list with 555 matches played for his team in spite of a reported 940 games when counting wartime matches.

5. David Meiklejohn

He was also a one-club man and led Rangers to countless triumphs over historical rivals Celtic in the 1920s and 1930s.

As reliable and tough as any defender in the club’s history, David was also an expert in the opposition’s penalty box with 46 goals in 563 outings for Rangers.

4. Sandy Archibald

Sandy Archibald is the only Rangers player to have played in more than 500 league matches. Over 17 impressive years in a blue shirt, Sandy won the Scottish first division title in thirteen of those years in between stints with his local team, Raith Rovers.

3. Ally McCoist

In third place with one more appearance to Sandy’s 580 is Gers great Ally McCoist. Their all-time record goalscorer with 355 goals began a 15-year relationship with his boyhood club back in 1983.

2. Sandy Jardine

His 674 Rangers outings were highlighted by the Gers’ 1972 Cup Winners’ Cup triumph and two-time domestic trebles under successful bosses Jock Wallace and Willie Waddell.

1. John Greig

A defender and midfield, Greig remarkably scored 120 goals for the club during his 17-year playing career. An appearance record of 755 games is unlikely to be matched, with John playing in more than 20 matches in all but one of his seasons with the Gers.