Top 10 Glasgow Rangers Players of All Time

Colin Stone@Colin__StoneContributor IIIJanuary 5, 2012

Top 10 Glasgow Rangers Players of All Time

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    Current Glasgow Rangers boss Ally McCoist is also one of the club's all-time greats.

    The Scottish international scored 355 goals for the Ibrox side during an illustrious 15-year spell in Glasgow and has gone on to manage the club for which he played more than 500 times.

    However, Super Ally is only one of several former Gers who can be definitively named as all-time greats.

    Let's have a look.

Ally McCoist

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    The Glasgow Rangers' current manager was once one of Europe's most feared strikers.

    During his 15-year spell at the Gers, McCoist scored more than 350 goals and achieved an array of honours, including 10 league championship medals.

    However, his crowning achievement was winning the European Golden Boot award in both 1992 and 1993, becoming the first ever Scot to do so.

    No matter how Super Ally turns out as a manager, he will always be remembered as a club legend.

Andy Goram

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    Goram had spells with several sides, but he is best remembered for his time spent at Rangers in the '90s.

    The Scotland international earned the moniker "The Goalie" and was recently voted as the team's greatest ever goalkeeper, despite stiff competition from his successor Stefan Klos.

    The Bury-born shot-stopper played 185 times for the Teddy Bears, and he also went on to have a brief spell at Manchester United.

Jorg Albertz

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    "The Iceman" was arguably one of the Rangers supporters' favourite sons.

    The German midfielder arrived for £4m in 1996 and, during his five-year stint in Scotland, he won over a legion of fans with his sublime free-kicks, superb midfield displays and ice-cool penalty skills.

    However, Albertz left the club in 2001 after falling out of favour with the Rangers' manager at the time, Dick Advocaat.

Ian Durrant

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    Ian Durrant may be playing second fiddle to Ally McCoist in the dugout these days, but in the late '80s, it was Durrant who ran the show.

    The Scottish international midfielder made nearly 250 appearances for the Ibrox side in the whopping 14 years he spent in Glasgow and played a major part in Rangers' Champions League semi-final run of the 1992-93 season.

    Durrant left the club in 1998, but he once again joined the Gers in 2005 to take up the position of first-team coach.

Barry Ferguson

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    Barry Ferguson still plies his trade at Blackpool, but he will always be remembered as a Rangers legend for the two spells he had in Scotland.

    His first, between 1997 and 2003, saw the young Scot win plaudits from critics, supporters and players alike, and he was named captain of the side at just the tender age of 22. He also won the Writers' Player of the Year Award twice in three years.

    However, after a disappointing spell away at Blackburn Rovers, Ferguson returned in 2006 for another three-year stint and, all-in-all, made more than 300 appearances for Rangers.

    Ferguson has also made 82 appearances in European competitions, all for Rangers, which makes him the record European appearance holder at the club.

Richard Gough

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    Swedish-born Richard Gough will go down in the history books as the first ever Scotsman to be sold for over £1 million, when he signed for the Gers in 1987.

    The 6'0" centre-back went on to captain the side on the way to their famous "Nine in a Row" consecutive league title wins, and over the decade he spent at Ibrox, he played nearly 300 games for the team.

    Gough was also a regular in the Scotland national team and won 61 caps for his country.

Brian Laudrup

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    Brian Laudrup is arguably the most famous foreigner to ever play for the Blues.

    The Danish attacking midfielder enjoyed four massively successful years at Rangers, playing over 100 times and scoring 33 goals, including his masterful performance in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final where he scored two goals and set up three.

    In an illustrious career, Laudrup also played for Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Fiorentina and Chelsea before retiring in 2000.

Jim Baxter

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    Regarded as one of Scotland's greatest ever players, Jim Baxter can also be counted amongst the Rangers' greats for his terrific achievements in the '60s.

    "Slim Jim" joined the club in 1960 for £17,500, a record at the time, and went on to win 10 trophies in the five years he spent in Scotland.

    Unfortunately, drink and gambling robbed him of a potentially world-famous career, and he retired at the age of just 31.

Davie Cooper

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    Dutch footballing legend Ruud Gullit once named Davie Cooper the greatest player he had ever played against and named him in his Greatest XI in Four Four Two magazine.

    The Scottish left-winger played 377 times for Rangers in the 12 years he was in Glasgow, and his goal against Celtic in the 1979 Dryburgh Cup Final is regarded by some as the greatest goal of all time.

    Former Rangers manager Walter Smith said of the flying winger: "God gave Davie Cooper a talent. He would not be disappointed with how it was used."

John Greig

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    Legendary Scottish defender John Greig was voted the Greatest Ranger Ever in last year's poll by STV.

    It's hard to argue against this as the Hearts-supporting centre-back spent his entire career at Glasgow Rangers, playing an incredible 755 times for the G-ers and scoring 120 goals in the process.

    Greig was also captain of the side when they won their only European honour to date, the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup, beating Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in Barcelona.

    Greig's no-nonsense defending and never-say-die attitude cemented his place as one of, if not the greatest ever Rangers player.

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