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The 2000–01 season was the 121st season of competitive football by Rangers.

Rangers
2000–01 season
ChairmanDavid Murray
ManagerDick Advocaat
GroundIbrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League2nd
P38 W26 D4 L8 F76 A36
Scottish CupQuarter-finals
League CupSemi-finals
Champions LeagueGroup Stage
UEFA CupThird Round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Tore André Flo (11)

All:
Jorg Albertz (15)

Contents

OverviewEdit

Rangers played a total of 56 competitive matches during the 2000–01 season.

Rangers went into the season looking to clinch a third consecutive Scottish Premier League title, as well as trying to successfully defend the Scottish Cup, win the League Cup and make an impact in the UEFA Champions League. Despite further heavy investment in the team, which included paying a record 12 million pound fee for striker Tore Andre Flo in November, Rangers were unable to win the title and finished the season without winning any trophies.

Despite a good start to the season, a 6-2 loss against Celtic in the first Old Firm derby saw the beginning of inconsistent league form for Rangers throughout the rest of the season, including a 3-0 loss at home to Kilmarnock. The loss to Kilmarnock brought a conflict between club captain Lorenzo Amoruso and manager Dick Advocaat to a head, resulting in Amoruso being stripped of the captaincy and 22-year-old Barry Ferguson being given the arm band. A 5-1 victory over Celtic in November gave hope for revival but Rangers were unable to put up any serious challenge and finished the season 15 points off top spot.

In the domestic cup competitions Rangers lost 3-1 to Celtic in the semi finals of the League Cup and also surrendered their Scottish Cup crown with a 1-0 loss away to Dundee Utd.

In Europe, Rangers qualified for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League for the second consecutive time after two qualifying rounds and were drawn alongside Sturm Graz, Galatasaray and AS Monaco. Rangers made a good start to the group with six points from two matches, including a 5-0 win at home to Sturm Graz and 1-0 win away to Monaco. However, they only picked up two points from the remaining four games and failed to qualify for the next phase of the competition, finishing third and therefore dropping into the UEFA Cup. The last match at home to Monaco saw Rangers leading 2-1 which would have seen them go through but a late Monaco goal denied Rangers a place in the next round. In the UEFA Cup Rangers drew Kaiserslautern and despite winning the first leg 1-0 at home, they exited European competition before Christmas after a 3-0 loss in Germany.

TransfersEdit

InEdit

Date Player From Fee Source
1 June 2000   Allan Johnston   Sunderland Free
6 June 2000   Paul Ritchie   Heart of Midlothian Free [1]
8 June 2000   Peter Løvenkrands   Akademisk Boldklub £1.3m [2]
26 June 2000   Kenny Miller   Hibernian £2m [3]
30 June 2000   Paul Reid   Carlisle United £0.6m [4]
1 July 2000   Bert Konterman   Feyenoord £4.3m [4]
1 July 2000   Fernando Ricksen   AZ Alkmaar £3.6m [4]
30 August 2000   Ronald de Boer   Barcelona £4.5m [5]
6 September 2000   Alexander Hauser   Tirol Innsbruck Free
21 October 2000   Jesper Christiansen   Odense BK £1.7m [6]
23 November 2000   Tore André Flo   Chelsea £12m [7]
1 January 2001   Jani Kauppila   Tervarit Free [8]
8 March 2001   Marcus Gayle   Wimbledon £900,000 [9]
14 March 2001   Fabrice Fernandes   Rennes Loan [10]

OutEdit

Date Player To Fee Source
31 May 2000   Darren Fitzgerald   Glentoran Released [11]
5 June 2000   Ståle Stensaas   Rosenborg BK [4]
27 July 2000   Scott Chaplain   Ayr United Free
31 July 2000   Jonatan Johansson   Charlton Athletic £3.5m [12]
2 August 2000   Barry Nicholson   Dunfermline Athletic £0.2m [4]
22 August 2000   Paul Ritchie   Manchester City £500,000 [13]
7 September 2000   Michael Stone   Doncaster Rovers Free
25 September 2000   Gordon Durie   Heart of Midlothian Free
1 February 2001   Daniel Prodan   Rocar Bucharest Released [14]
9 February 2001   Marco Negri   Bologna Released
  • Expendure:   £30,900,000
  • Income:   £4,200,000
  • Total loss/gain:   £26,700,000

ResultsEdit

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
29 July 2000 St Johnstone H 2–1 48,062 Dodds (2)
5 August 2000 Kilmarnock A 4–2 14,680 Dodds (2, 1 pen.), Miller, Tugay
13 August 2000 St Mirren A 3–1 9,251 Albertz (2, 1 pen.), Dodds
19 August 2000 Dunfermline Athletic H 4–1 47,452 Albertz (pen.), van Bronckhorst, Dodds, Wallace
27 August 2000 Celtic A 2–6 59,476 Reyna, Dodds (pen.)
9 September 2000 Dundee A 1–1 10,439 McCann
17 September 2000 Hearts H 1–0 47,496 de Boer
23 September 2000 Motherwell A 1–0 11,275 Mols
1 October 2000 Dundee United H 3–0 44,324 Kanchelskis, Albertz, van Bronckhorst
14 October 2000 Hibernian A 0–1 14,524
22 October 2000 St Johnstone A 1–2 7,763 Miller
28 October 2000 Kilmarnock H 0–3 49,659
4 November 2000 St Mirren H 7–1 48,795 Miller (5), Dodds, McCann
12 November 2000 Aberdeen A 2–1 16,798 Miller, Mols
18 November 2000 Dunfermline Athletic A 0–0 10,706
26 November 2000 Celtic H 5–1 50,083 Ferguson, Flo, de Boer, Amoruso, Mols
3 December 2000 Hearts A 1–0 16,710 Albertz (pen.)
10 December 2000 Motherwell H 2–0 46,058 Konterman, Ferguson
13 December 2000 Aberdeen H 3–1 45,285 Mols, Dodds, Albertz
17 December 2000 Dundee United A 1–1 10,750 Reyna
23 December 2000 Hibernian H 1–0 49,993 de Boer
26 December 2000 St Johnstone H 3–0 46,180 McCann, Ricksen, Flo
2 January 2001 St Mirren A 3–1 8,142 Flo (2), Konterman
31 January 2001 Aberdeen H 1–0 45,621 Tugay
2 February 2001 Dunfermline Athletic H 2–0 46,302 Tugay, Mols
11 February 2001 Celtic A 0–1 59,496
24 February 2001 Dundee A 1–0 9,778 Konterman
3 March 2001 Hearts H 2–0 49,003 Flo (2)
14 March 2001 Dundee H 0–2 45,035
17 March 2001 Motherwell A 2–1 11,208 Fernandes, Malcolm
31 March 2001 Dundee United H 0–2 48,382
8 April 2001 Hibernian A 0–0 9,704
11 April 2001 Kilmarnock A 2–1 14,585 Flo (2)
21 April 2001 Dundee A 3–0 10,687 Wallace, Flo, Albertz
29 April 2001 Celtic H 0–3 50,057
8 May 2001 Hearts A 4–1 15,315 Albertz (2), Wallace, Flo
11 May 2001 Kilmarnock H 5–1 46,577 Wallace (2), de Boer, Amoruso, Flo
21 May 2001 Hibernian H 4–0 47,023 de Boer (2), Albertz (pen.), Vidmar

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 July 2000 QR2 Žalgiris Kaunas H 4–1 45,974 Dodds (2), Johnston, Albertz
2 August 2000 QR2 Žalgiris Kaunas A 0–0 4,000
9 August 2000 QR3 Herfølge BK A 3–0 3,523 Albertz, Wallace, Amoruso
23 August 2000 QR3 Herfølge BK H 3–0 34,141 Wallace, Johnston, Kanchelskis
12 September 2000 GS Sturm Graz H 5–0 49,317 Mols, de Boer, Albertz, van Bronckhorst, Dodds
20 September 2000 GS AS Monaco A 1–0 11,161 van Bronckhorst
27 September 2000 GS Galatasaray A 2–3 20,954 Kanchelskis, van Bronckhorst
17 October 2000 GS Galatasaray H 0–0 49,603
25 October 2000 GS Sturm Graz A 0–2 15,400
7 November 2000 GS AS Monaco H 2–2 50,228 Miller, Mols

UEFA CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
30 November 2000 R3 Kaiserslautern H 1–0 47,279 Albertz
7 December 2000 R3 Kaiserslautern A 0–3 28,757

Scottish CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 January 2001 R3 Brechin City H 2–0 22,606 Johnston, Miller
18 February 2001 R4 Ross County A 3–2 5,972 Flo (2), Ferguson
11 March 2001 QF Dundee United A 0–1 11,793

League CupEdit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 September 2000 R3 Aberdeen H 4–2 37,029 van Bronckhorst, Wallace, Dodds, Amoruso
31 October 2000 QF Dundee United H 2–0 30,966 Miller, Ferguson
7 February 2001 SF Celtic N 1–3 50,019 Albertz (pen.)

FriendliesEdit

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 July 2000 Gent A 3–2 2,500 Kanchelskis (2), McCann
12 July 2000 Bocholt A 3–1 3,000 Mols, Wallace, Albertz
13 July 2000 Quick '20 A 6–0 2,000 Ferguson (2), Johansson (2), Mols, Miller
15 July 2000 HZVV A 5–1 3,000 Dodds (2), Albertz (2) Kanchelskis
20 January 2001 Miami Fusion A 4–1 3,000 Miller (4)[1]

AppearancesEdit

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Pos Nat Player Total League Cup League Cup Europe
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Stefan Klos 47 0 32 0 3 0 2 0 10 0
2 DF   Fernando Ricksen 37 1 26+1 1 3 0 2 0 5 0
3 DF   Craig Moore 7 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 DF   Lorenzo Amoruso 42 4 29 2 1 0 2 1 10 1
5 DF   Arthur Numan 33 0 22 0 1 0 3 0 7 0
6 MF   Barry Ferguson 47 4 30 2 3 1 3 1 11 0
7 MF   Andrei Kanchelskis 14 3 3+4 1 0 0 0 0 2+5 2
8 MF   Giovanni van Bronckhorst 19 6 10+1 2 0 0 1 1 7 3
9 FW   Michael Mols 21 7 10+3 5 0+1 0 0+1 0 5+1 2
10 FW   Rod Wallace 25 8 14+1 5 0+1 0 1 1 6+2 2
11 MF   Jörg Albertz 34 15 20+4 10 1 0 1 1 8 4
12 MF   Claudio Reyna 31 2 16+2 2 2 0 1 0 10 0
14 MF   Ronald de Boer 26 7 17 6 1 0 1 0 7 1
15 DF   Bert Konterman 51 3 36+1 3 3 0 1 0 10 0
16 FW   Billy Dodds 41 13 16+14 9 1 0 2 1 3+5 3
17 MF   Tugay Kerimoğlu 38 3 17+9 3 1+1 0 2+1 0 6+1 0
18 MF   Neil McCann 35 3 16+5 3 1 0 3 0 2+8 0
19 DF   Scott Wilson 30 0 19+1 0 2 0 3 0 4+1 0
20 FW   Jonatan Johansson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 GK   Jesper Christiansen (from 21 October) 6 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
21 DF   Sergio Porrini 18 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 3+1 0
22 FW   Tore André Flo 22 13 18+1 11 2 2 1 0 0 0
23 FW   Kenny Miller 35 11 12+15 8 2+1 1 1 1 3+1 1
24 MF   Allan Johnston 25 3 9+4 0 2+1 1 0+2 0 4+3 2
25 DF   Tony Vidmar 22 1 11+4 1 1 0 0 0 4+2 0
26 FW   Peter Løvenkrands 10 0 1+7 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
27 DF   Paul Ritchie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 DF   Dariusz Adamczuk 3 0 1+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 DF   Tero Penttilä 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 GK   Lionel Charbonnier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW   Marcus Gayle 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK   Mark Brown 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Bob Malcolm 9 1 3+3 1 1+1 0 1 0 0 0
34 FW   Gordon Durie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 FW   Marco Negri 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
35 MF   Jani Kauppila (from 1 January) 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 DF   Daniel Prodan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 MF   Fabrice Fernandes 4 1 0+4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 MF   Jimmy Gibson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 DF   Maurice Ross 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 MF   Stephen Carson 3 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
48 MF   Stephen Hughes 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ritchie ties up Ibrox move". BBC Sport. 6 June 2000.
  2. ^ "Rangers clinch Lovenkrands deal". BBC Sport. 8 June 2000.
  3. ^ "Rangers conclude Miller deal". BBC Sport. 26 June 2000.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Football transfers". BBC Sport. 18 August 2000.
  5. ^ "Rangers swoop for De Boer and Hartson" BBC Sport (30 August 2000)
  6. ^ "Keeper in, Tamudo out at Ibrox" BBC Sport (21 October 2000)
  7. ^ "Flo goes to Rangers" BBC Sport (23 November 2000)
  8. ^ "Numan handed three-match ban". BBC Sport. 5 December 2000.
  9. ^ "Gayle blows into Ibrox" BBC Sport (8 March 2001)
  10. ^ "Gers are fab, Collins tells Fabrice" BBC Sport. 14 March 2001.
  11. ^ "Rozental to go on loan". BBC Sport. 4 August 2000.
  12. ^ "Rangers striker search continues". BBC Sport. 1 August 2000.
  13. ^ "Paul Ritchie never got a game but selling him on made tidy profit". Evening Times.
  14. ^ "Rangers release Prodan". BBC Sport. 1 February 2001.