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Rangers Football Club

Scotland / Europe

The Ibrox Stadium (Rangers Football Club), in the South West of the city, is the base of Rangers Football Club. Ibrox is the third largest football stadium in Scotland, with seats for 50,947 spectators. This stadium has been used since 1899, and was designed by Archibald Leith, a Rangers fan. Rangers currently play in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. They are famous for having won more league titles and trebles than any other club in the world. Amongst their achievements they have won the Scottish Cup 33 times and the Scottish League Cup 27 times. They were the first British Club to reach a UEFA tournament final and to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, in 1972. Their main rivals are Celtic FC, the two Clubs being known collectively as ‘The Old Firm’. It all stemmed from four young men (Moses and Peter McNeil, Peter Campbell and William McBeath) who had the dream of creating a football club back in 1872. At the time they had no money, not even a football. They met at West End Park (now Kelvingrove Park) in March 1872 and the team first played in May that year. They were one of the eleven original members of the Scottish Football League in the 1890/1891 season, and went from strength to strength thereafter. There have been two disasters at Ibrox Stadium. In 1902, 25 people were killed when a wooden stand gave way; and in 1971. Sixty-six lives were lost when spectators were crushed to death on a stair exit. Rangers have two official crests – a scroll crest and a lion rampant. The Club’s colours are royal blue, white and red.  

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