1976–77 Rangers F.C. season

The 1976–77 season was the 97th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Rangers
1976–77 season
ChairmanRae Simpson
ManagerJock Wallace
GroundIbrox Park
Scottish Premier Division2nd
P36 W18 D10 L8 F62 A37 Pts46
Scottish CupRunners-up
League CupSemi-finals
European CupFirst Round
Tennent Caledonian CupRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague:
Derek Parlane (16)

All:
Derek Johnstone (21)

OverviewEdit

Rangers played a total of 54 competitive matches during the 1976–77 season.

ResultsEdit

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 September 1976 Celtic A 2–2 54,857 Johnstone, Parlane
11 September 1976 Kilmarnock H 0–0 24,800
18 September 1976 Hibernian A 1–1 19,606 Parlane
25 September 1976 Heart of Midlothian H 4–2 24,329 Hamilton, Miller (pen), Parlane, Johnstone
2 October 1976 Ayr United A 1–1 14,231 Parlane
16 October 1976 Aberdeen A 1–0 23,258 MacDonald
23 October 1976 Motherwell A 1–3 15,857 Hamilton
30 October 1976 Partick Thistle A 1–2 16,371 Watson
9 November 1976 Dundee United H 3–0 17,492 Jackson, McKean, Parlane
13 November 1976 Kilmarnock A 4–0 14,717 Jackson (2), McKean, Parlane
20 November 1976 Hibernian H 1–1 25,072 Parlane
24 November 1976 Celtic H 0–1 45,562
27 November 1976 Heart of Midlothian A 1–0 18,321 Parlane
26 December 1976 Motherwell H 1–0 29,236 O'Hara
1 January 1977 Partick Thistle H 1-0 20,946
8 January 1977 Kilmarnock H 3–0 18,189 Parlane (2), O'Hara
11 January 1977 Celtic A 0–1 49,729
19 January 1977 Aberdeen A 3–3 22,584 Miller, MacDonald, Johnstone
22 January 1977 Heart of Midlothian H 3–2 20,966 MacDonald (2), Johnstone
5 February 1977 Ayr United A 2–0 12,895 Johnstone, McLean
12 February 1977 Dundee United H 2–3 18,656 Jackson, MacDonald
16 February 1977 Hibernian H 0–0 12,452
19 February 1977 Aberdeen H 1–0 18,882 Miller (pen)
5 March 1977 Motherwell A 2–0 15,468 MacDonald, Watson
8 March 1977 Dundee United A 0–0 10,743
15 March 1977 Partick Thistle A 3–4 8,840 McLean, Watson, Parlane
19 March 1977 Celtic H 2–2 53,743 Parlane
23 March 1977 Ayr United H 1–1 9,212 Johnstone
26 March 1977 Kilmarnock A 0–1 8,037
2 April 1977 Hibernian H 2–1 12,670 Parlane, Johnstone
9 April 1977 Heart of Midlothian A 3–1 12,021 Johnstone, Parlane, Jardine (pen)
13 April 1977 Partick Thistle H 2–1 7,758 Johnstone, Jardine
16 April 1977 Ayr United H 5–1 11,428 MacDonald (2), Johnstone, Hamilton, Miller
20 April 1977 Motherwell H 4–1 8,257 Johnstone, MacDonald, Parlane, Robertson
23 April 1977 Dundee United A 1–0 7,919 Johnstone
30 April 1977 Aberdeen A 1–2 14,471 Johnstone

European CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 September 1976 R1 FC Zurich H 1–1 35,000 Parlane
29 September 1976 R1 FC Zurich A 0–1 28,500

Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
29 January 1977 R3 Falkirk H 3–1 17,500 Jardine (pen), Johnstone, MacDonald
26 February 1977 R4 Elgin City H 3–0 18,000 Jackson, McLean (pen), MacDonald
12 March 1977 QF Motherwell H 2–0 35,572 McKean, Watson
30 March 1977 SF Heart of Midlothian N 2–0 23,222 Jackson, Jardine (pen)
7 May 1977 F Celtic N 0–1 54,252

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1976 SR St Johnstone H 5–0 31,000 Jardine (2), Johnstone, Miller (pen), Henderson
18 August 1976 SR Hibernian A 1–1 26,000 Munro
21 August 1976 SR Montrose H 4–0 18,500 Johnstone (2), Jardine, MacDonald
25 August 1976 SR Hibernian H 3–0 45,000 Miller (pen), Jardine, McLean
28 August 1976 SR Montrose H 3–0 8,000 Johnstone, Parlane, Jardine
1 September 1976 SR St Johnstone A 1–0 4,070 Jardine
22 September 1976 QF1 Clydebank H 3–3 15,000 Johnstone, MacDonald, Hamilton
6 October 1976 QF2 Clydebank A 1–1 10,000 Greig
18 October 1976 QF R Clydebank H 0–0 15,000
19 October 1976 QF 2R Clydebank N 2–1 14,000 Parlane, McLean
27 October 1976 SF Aberdeen N 1–5 20,990 MacDonald

Non-competitiveEdit

Tennent Caledonian CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
2 August 1976 SF Partick Thistle H 2–0
3 August 1976 F Southampton H 1–2

AppearancesEdit

Player Position Appearances Goals
  Davie Armour MF 1 0
  Ally Dawson DF 2 0
  Jim Denny DF 16 0
  Tom Forsyth MF 40 0
  John Greig DF 48 1
  Johnny Hamilton MF 31 4
  Martin Henderson FW 12 1
  Colin Jackson DF 40 6
  Sandy Jardine DF 54 10
  Derek Johnstone DF 42 21
  Stewart Kennedy GK 40 0
  Alex MacDonald MF 48 14
  Peter McCloy GK 14 0
  Ian McDougall DF 6 0
  Bobby McKean MF 33 3
  Tommy McLean MF 53 4
  Alex Miller DF 36 6
  Eric Morris DF 1 0
  Iain Munro MF 11 1
  Alex O'Hara MF 5 2
  Derek Parlane FW 50 17
  Chris Robinson FW 13 1
  Jim Steele DF 5 0
  Colin Stein FW 2 0
  Kenny Watson MF 38 3

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 36 23 9 4 79 39 +40 55 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Rangers 36 18 10 8 62 37 +25 46 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round
3 Aberdeen 36 16 11 9 56 42 +14 43 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
4 Dundee United 36 16 9 11 54 45 +9 41
5 Partick Thistle 36 11 13 12 40 44 −4 35
Source: Statto
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion

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