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The 1996–97 season was the 117th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Rangers
1996–97 season
ChairmanDavid Murray
ManagerWalter Smith
GroundIbrox Park
Scottish Premier Division1st
P36 W25 D5 L6 F85 A33 Pts80
Scottish CupQuarter-finals
League CupWinners
Champions LeagueGroup Stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Brian Laudrup (17)

All:
Brian Laudrup (21)

OverviewEdit

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Name From Fee
15 July 1996   Jörg Albertz   Hamburg £4m
15 July 1996   Joachim Björklund   Vicenza £2.2m
13 December 1996   Sebastian Rozental   Universidad Catolica £3.5m
11 March 1997   Andy Dibble   Manchester City Free
14 March 1997   Mark Hateley   Queens Park Rangers £0.3m

OutEdit

Date Name From Fee
31 May 1996   Alexei Mikhailichenko Retired
31 May 1996   Colin Scott   Hamilton Academical Released
8 August 1996   Billy Thomson   Dundee Free
13 August 1996   John Morrow   Oldham Athletic Free
  • Expendure:   £10,000,000
  • Income:   £0
  • Total loss/gain:   £10,000,000

ResultsEdit

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier DivisionEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 1996 Raith Rovers H 1–0 46,221 Steven
17 August 1996 Dunfermline Athletic A 5–2 16,782 McCoist (3, 1 (pen.)), Van Vossen (2)
24 August 1996 Dundee United H 1–0 48,285 Gascoigne
7 September 1996 Motherwell A 1–0 12,288 Gough
14 September 1996 Heart of Midlothian H 3–0 47,240 Durie, Gascoigne, McCoist
21 September 1996 Kilmarnock A 4–1 14,812 Gascoigne (2, 1 (pen.)), Laudrup, Van Vossen
28 September 1996 Celtic H 2–0 50,124 Gough, Gascoigne
12 October 1996 Hibernian A 1–2 12,436 Albertz
19 October 1996 Aberdeen H 2–2 50,076 Gascoigne, Laudrup (pen.)
26 October 1996 Motherwell H 5–0 48,160 Gascoigne (3), Laudrup (2)
2 November 1996 Raith Rovers A 2–2 9,722 Van Vossen, McCoist
14 November 1996 Celtic A 1–0 50,009 Laudrup
1 December 1996 Aberdeen A 3–0 19,168 Robertson, Laudrup, Miller
7 December 1996 Hibernian H 4–3 48,053 McCoist (2), Ian Ferguson, Laudrup
10 December 1996 Dundee United A 0–1 12,417
14 December 1996 Dunfermline Athletic H 3–1 45,878 McCoist, Gough, Andersen
17 December 1996 Kilmarnock H 4–2 39,469 Andersen (3), Robertson
21 December 1996 Heart of Midlothian A 4–1 15,139 Robertson, Laudrup, Albertz (pen.), Gascoigne
28 December 1996 Raith Rovers H 4–0 48,322 Gough, Gascoigne, Albertz, McCoist
2 January 1997 Celtic H 3–1 50,019 Andersen (2), Albertz
4 January 1997 Hibernian A 2–1 12,650 Andersen, Albertz (pen.)
12 January 1997 Aberdeen H 4–0 47,509 Andersen (2), Albertz (pen.), Laudrup
15 January 1997 Kilmarnock A 1–1 15,662 Gascoigne
18 January 1997 Motherwell A 3–1 13,166 Albertz, Laudrup, Gascoigne
1 February 1997 Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 50,024
8 February 1997 Dunfermline Athletic A 3–0 16,153 Durie, Albertz, Laudrup
23 February 1997 Hibernian H 3–1 47,618 Gough, Albertz, Laudrup
1 March 1997 Aberdeen A 2–2 16,331 Laudrup, Moore
12 March 1997 Dundee United H 0–2 49,192
16 March 1997 Celtic A 1–0 49,733 Laudrup
22 March 1997 Kilmarnock H 1–2 50,036 Durie
5 April 1997 Dunfermline Athletic H 4–0 49,832 Albertz, Petric, Laudrup, Hateley
15 April 1997 Raith Rovers A 6–0 9,745 Durie (2), Petric, Robertson, Laudrup, McCoist
5 May 1997 Motherwell H 0–2 50,059
7 May 1997 Dundee United A 1–0 12,180 Laudrup
10 May 1997 Heart of Midlothian A 1–3 13,097 McInnes

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1996 QR Alania Vladikavkaz H 3–1 44,799 McInnes, McCoist, Petric
21 August 1996 QR Alania Vladikavkaz A 7–2 32,000 McCoist (3), Laudrup (2), Van Vossen, Miller
11 September 1996 GS Grasshopper Zurich A 0–3 20,030
25 September 1996 GS Auxerre H 1–2 37,344 Gascoigne
16 October 1996 GS Ajax A 1–4 47,000 Durrant
30 October 1996 GS Ajax H 0–1 42,265
20 November 1996 GS Grasshopper Zurich H 2–1 34,192 McCoist (2, 1 (pen.))
4 December 1996 GS Auxerre A 1–2 21,300 Gough

Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 January 1997 R3 St Johnstone H 2–0 45,037 Andersen, Rozental
15 February 1997 R4 East Fife H 3–0 41,064 Robertson, Steven, McCoist
6 March 1997 QF Celtic A 0–2 49,284

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1996 R2 Clydebank A 3–0 7,450 Van Vossen (2), McCoist
4 September 1996 R3 Ayr United H 3–1 44,732 Albertz, Gascoigne, McInnes
17 September 1996 QF Hibernian H 4–0 45,104 Van Vossen (2), Durie, Albertz
22 October 1996 SF Dunfermline Athletic N 6–1 16,791 Laudrup (2), Andersen (2), McInnes, Albertz
24 November 1996 F Heart of Midlothian N 4–3 48,559 McCoist (2), Gascoigne (2)

AppearancesEdit

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