2000–01 Rangers F.C. season
|Scottish Premier League||2nd|
P38 W26 D4 L8 F76 A36
|Champions League||Group Stage|
|UEFA Cup||Third Round|
|Top goalscorer||League: |
Tore André Flo (11)
Jorg Albertz (15)
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.
|1 June 2000||Allan Johnston||Sunderland||Free|
|6 June 2000||Paul Ritchie||Heart of Midlothian||Free|||
|8 June 2000||Peter Løvenkrands||Akademisk Boldklub||£1.3m|||
|26 June 2000||Kenny Miller||Hibernian||£2m|||
|30 June 2000||Paul Reid||Carlisle United||£0.6m|||
|1 July 2000||Bert Konterman||Feyenoord||£4.3m|||
|1 July 2000||Fernando Ricksen||AZ Alkmaar||£3.6m|||
|30 August 2000||Ronald de Boer||Barcelona||£4.5m|||
|6 September 2000||Alexander Hauser||Tirol Innsbruck||Free|
|21 October 2000||Jesper Christiansen||Odense BK||£1.7m|||
|23 November 2000||Tore André Flo||Chelsea||£12m|||
|1 January 2001||Jani Kauppila||Tervarit||Free|||
|8 March 2001||Marcus Gayle||Wimbledon||£900,000|||
|14 March 2001||Fabrice Fernandes||Rennes||Loan|||
|31 May 2000||Darren Fitzgerald||Glentoran||Released |
|5 June 2000||Ståle Stensaas||Rosenborg BK|||
|27 July 2000||Scott Chaplain||Ayr United||Free|
|31 July 2000||Jonatan Johansson||Charlton Athletic||£3.5m|||
|2 August 2000||Barry Nicholson||Dunfermline Athletic||£0.2m|||
|22 August 2000||Paul Ritchie||Manchester City||£500,000|||
|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|||
|9 February 2001||Marco Negri||Bologna||Released|
- Expendure: £30,900,000
- Income: £4,200,000
- Total loss/gain: £26,700,000
All results are written with Rangers' score first.
Scottish Premier LeagueEdit
|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
|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|
|30 November 2000||R3||Kaiserslautern||H||1–0||47,279||Albertz|
|7 December 2000||R3||Kaiserslautern||A||0–3||28,757|
|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|
|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.)|
|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)|
List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition
|8||MF||Giovanni van Bronckhorst||19||6||10+1||2||0||0||1||1||7||3|
|14||MF||Ronald de Boer||26||7||17||6||1||0||1||0||7||1|
|20||GK||Jesper Christiansen (from 21 October)||6||0||3||0||0||0||1||0||2||0|
|22||FW||Tore André Flo||22||13||18+1||11||2||2||1||0||0||0|
|35||MF||Jani Kauppila (from 1 January)||4||0||1+3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- "Ritchie ties up Ibrox move". BBC Sport. 6 June 2000.
- "Rangers clinch Lovenkrands deal". BBC Sport. 8 June 2000.
- "Rangers conclude Miller deal". BBC Sport. 26 June 2000.
- "Football transfers". BBC Sport. 18 August 2000.
- "Rangers swoop for De Boer and Hartson" BBC Sport (30 August 2000)
- "Keeper in, Tamudo out at Ibrox" BBC Sport (21 October 2000)
- "Flo goes to Rangers" BBC Sport (23 November 2000)
- "Numan handed three-match ban". BBC Sport. 5 December 2000.
- "Gayle blows into Ibrox" BBC Sport (8 March 2001)
- "Gers are fab, Collins tells Fabrice" BBC Sport. 14 March 2001.
- "Rozental to go on loan". BBC Sport. 4 August 2000.
- "Rangers striker search continues". BBC Sport. 1 August 2000.
- "Paul Ritchie never got a game but selling him on made tidy profit". Evening Times.
- "Rangers release Prodan". BBC Sport. 1 February 2001.