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The 2009–10 season was the 130th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Rangers
2009–10 season
ChairmanDavid Murray
(until 26 August)
Alastair Johnston
(from 26 August)
ManagerWalter Smith
GroundIbrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League1st
P38 W26 D9 L3 F82 A28
Scottish CupQuarter-finals
League CupWinners
Champions LeagueGroup Stage
Top goalscorerLeague:
Kris Boyd (23)

All:
Kris Boyd (26)

Contents

OverviewEdit

Rangers played a total of 54 competitive matches during the 2009–10 season. A quiet summer in terms of transfer arrivals contrasted to the outgoings. The club removed eleven players who had made first team appearances from the wage bill on permanent and loan deals. The only addition to the playing staff was Jérôme Rothen on a season loan, Rothen was the first player to sign for the club in over a year. On 26 August, chairman David Murray stepped down and was replaced by non-executive director Alastair Johnston.[1] Johnston stated that one of his main priorities was to find a buyer for owner Murray's shares.[2] On 24 October, Rangers manager Walter Smith was reported to say that Lloyds Banking Group, who the club was in debt to, was "effectively running the club".[3][4] On 12 November, the extent of the club's financial problems was shown to be £31m in debt, a rise of £10m from the previous year.[5]

On the field, Rangers' Scottish Premier League title defence got off to a stuttering start, three wins in the league was followed by three draws, the first Old Firm victory of the season was followed by poor performances against St Johnstone and dropped points at home to Hibernian. The side lost their first league match of the season away to Aberdeen on 28 November but then embarked on a six-match winning run, scoring 26 goals in the process. At the start of 2010, Rangers sat at the top of the league. The second Old Firm fixture finished in a 1-1 draw. Rangers had a ten-point lead by mid February.[6] Rangers won the third Old Firm match 1-0 thanks to an injury time winner from Maurice Edu which all but secured the title.[7] The side had to wait nearly two months to be confirmed as champions due to dropping points to St Johnstone and Dundee United. On 25 April Rangers won their 53rd league title after defeating Hibernian 1-0 at Easter Road, with Kyle Lafferty scoring the only goal.[8]

In the domestic cup competitions, Rangers won the League Cup after a 1-0 victory over St Mirren in the final, despite being reduced to nine men with Danny Wilson and Kevin Thomson being sent-off. However, Rangers were unable to retain the Scottish Cup after losing 1-0 to eventual winners Dundee United in a quarter-final replay.

Rangers were seeded in pot two of the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time. The club was drawn against Spanish team Sevilla, German outfit VfB Stuttgart and Romanian champions Unirea Urziceni. A 1–1 away draw in Germany was followed by two consecutive 4–1 defeats at home to Sevilla and Unirea, the latter being regarded as one of the club's worst ever European results.[9][10] Rangers were left with a small chance of qualifying from the group after a 1–1 draw in the return leg with Unirea, a match that saw trouble in the Rangers fans section of the stadium; the club was later charged by UEFA for inappropriate conduct[11] and following an investigation fined €20,000 plus ordered to pay the cost of repairing the damage to the stadium infrastructure caused by its supporters.[12] The side finished bottom of their group and was knocked out of European football altogether after two defeats from in the final two matches.

PlayersEdit

Squad informationEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Allan McGregor 28 1998 187 0 2013 Youth system
2 MF   Maurice Edu 24 2008 36 4 2013 £2.6m
3 DF   David Weir (captain) 39 2007 (Winter) 177 5 2010 Free
4 MF   Pedro Mendes 31 2008 50 4 2011 £3m left on 30 January
5 DF   Saša Papac 30 2006 155 4 2011 £0.45m
6 MF   Lee McCulloch 31 2007 113 14 2011 £2.25m
7 MF   Steven Davis 25 2008 119 12 2012 £3m
8 MF   Kevin Thomson 25 2007 (Winter) 109 3 2011 £2m
9 FW   Kris Boyd 26 2005 (Winter) 192 128 2010 £0.4m
10 FW   Nacho Novo 31 2004 255 71 2010 £0.45m
11 MF   Jérôme Rothen 32 2009 8 0 2010 Loan left on 29 January
14 FW   Steven Naismith 23 2008 81 9 2012 £1.9m
16 DF   Steven Whittaker 25 2007 129 19 2012 £2m
17 FW   Andrius Velička 40 2008 11 5 2011 £1m out on season loan
18 FW   Kenny Miller 30 2008 121 45 2011 £2m
19 MF   Aarón 20 2008 5 2 2010 Loan left on 30 August
20 MF   DaMarcus Beasley 27 2007 47 7 2010 £0.7m
21 DF   Kirk Broadfoot 25 2007 84 1 2010 Free
22 DF   Andy Webster 28 2008 1 1 2011 £0.4m out on season loan
24 DF   Madjid Bougherra[13] 27 2008 62 3 2012 £2.5m
25 GK   Neil Alexander 32 2008 (Winter) 38 0 2011 Free
26 DF   Steven Smith 24 2002 75 1 2010 Youth system
27 FW   Kyle Lafferty 22 2008 71 16 2013 £3.25m
29 MF   John Fleck 18 2007 36 3 2013 Youth system
41 GK   Scott Gallacher 20 2006 0 0 2010 Youth system
45 FW   Rory Loy 22 2006 1 0 2011 £0.025m
47 DF   Jordan McMillan 21 2005 1 0 2010 Youth system
48 FW   Andrew Little 20 2006 11 1 2011 Youth system
66 DF   Danny Wilson 18 2007 24 1 2011 Youth system
69 MF   Gregg Wylde 19 2007 2 0 2012 Youth system

Football Squads (for appearances, goals and player's number)

  • Ordered by position on pitch.

TransfersEdit

InEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
11 MF   Jérôme Rothen 31 Paris Saint-Germain   Loan Summer 2010 n/a [14]

Last updated: 24 May 2010
Total spending: £0

OutEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
7 MF   Brahim Hemdani 31 Free agent End of contract Summer n/a [15]
23 DF   Christian Dailly 35 Charlton Athletic   End of contract Summer n/a [15][16]
46 MF   Dean Furman 20 Oldham Athletic   End of contract Summer £0.05m [17][18]
48 DF   William McLachlan 20 Clyde End of contract Summer n/a [19][20]
50 FW   Chris Craig 20 Dumbarton End of contract Summer n/a [19][21]
40 GK   Lee Robinson 22 Kilmarnock End of contract Summer n/a [22]
49 DF   Ross Harvey 20 Dumbarton End of contract Summer n/a [19][23]
60 GK   Artūrs Vaičulis 21 AEP Paphos   End of contract Summer n/a [19]
54 MF   Georgios Efrem 19 Omonia Nicosia   End of contract Summer n/a [24]
16 GK   Graeme Smith 26 St Johnstone Transfer Summer Free [25]
22 DF   Andy Webster 27 Dundee United Loan Summer n/a [26]
6 MF   Barry Ferguson 31 Birmingham City   Transfer Summer £1.25m [27]
11 MF   Charlie Adam 23 Blackpool   Transfer Summer £1,350,000[28] [29][30]
15 MF   Alan Gow 26 Plymouth Argyle   Transfer Summer £200,000 [31]
17 FW   Andrius Velička 30 Bristol City   Loan Summer n/a [32]
46 DF   Steven Kinniburgh 20 Oxford United   Loan Summer n/a [33]
54 DF   Ross Perry 19 Oxford United   Loan Summer n/a [33]
19 MF   Aarón 20 Valencia   Loan Return Summer n/a [34]
50 FW   Isa Bagci 19 Bursaspor   Transfer Summer Undisclosed [35]
62 GK   Gary Inglis 17 Hamilton Academical Loan Summer n/a [36]
47 DF   Jordan McMillan 21 Queen of the South Loan n/a n/a [37]
42 DF   Alan Lowing 21 East Fife End of contract Winter n/a [38]
52 MF   Andrew Shinnie 20 Dundee Loan Winter n/a [39]
11 MF   Jérôme Rothen 31 Paris Saint-Germain   Loan return Winter n/a [40][41]
45 FW   Rory Loy 21 St Mirren Loan Winter n/a [42]
4 MF   Pedro Mendes 30 Sporting CP   Transfer Winter £1,500,000 [40]
43 FW   Steven Lennon 22 Lincoln City   Loan Winter n/a [43]
44 MF   Paul Emslie 21 Peterhead Loan Winter n/a [44]
53 MF   Tom Miller 19 Dundalk   Transfer n/a Free [45]

Last updated: 19 February 2010
Total income: £4,350,000

Squad statisticsEdit

Total Scottish Premier League UEFA Champions League Scottish Cup League Cup
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK   Allan McGregor 46 46 34 6 6
2 MF   Maurice Edu 10 20 2 15 2 4 1
3 DF   David Weir 51 51 38 5 5 3
4 MF   Pedro Mendes 8 8 4 3 1
5 DF   Saša Papac 47 47 2 34 2 6 4 3
6 MF   Lee McCulloch 44 47 7 34 5 6 1 4 3 1
7 MF   Steven Davis 50 50 4 36 3 6 5 3 1
8 MF   Kevin Thomson 35 39 25 6 4 4
9 CF   Kris Boyd 33 40 26 31 23 2 5 3 2
10 CF   Nacho Novo 20 49 9 35 6 6 1 4 1 4 1
11 LW   Jérôme Rothen 7 8 4 3 1
14 FW   Steven Naismith 28 39 4 28 3 4 3 4 1
16 DF   Steven Whittaker 47 50 11 35 7 6 5 3 4 1
18 FW   Kenny Miller 39 45 21 33 18 5 6 2 1 1
20 LW   DaMarcus Beasley 9 14 2 9 2 2 2 1
21 DF   Kirk Broadfoot 15 16 12 4
24 DF   Madjid Bougherra 22 23 2 17 1 3 1 2 1
25 GK   Neil Alexander 8 9 5 4
26 DF   Steven Smith 12 18 12 1 2 3
27 FW   Kyle Lafferty 25 39 7 28 7 4 5 2
29 MF   John Fleck 12 23 2 15 1 3 3 2 1
47 DF   Jordan McMillan 1 1 1
48 FW   Andrew Little 3 10 1 6 1 3 1
66 DF   Danny Wilson 24 24 1 14 1 2 5 3
69 MF   Gregg Wylde 2 2
Last updated: 9 May 2010
Source: Soccerbase - Rangers 2009/2010 player appearances
Ordered by squad numbers
0 shown as blank

Goal scorersEdit

N
P
Nat.
Name
League
Scottish
Cup

League
Cup

Europe
Total
9 FW   Kris Boyd 23 3 26
18 FW   Kenny Miller 18 2 1 21
16 DF   Steven Whittaker 7 1 3 11
10 FW   Nacho Novo 6 1 1 1 9
6 MF   Lee McCulloch 5 1 1 7
27 FW   Kyle Lafferty 7 7
14 FW   Steven Naismith 3 1 4
7 MF   Steven Davis 3 1 4
20 MF   DaMarcus Beasley 2 2
24 DF   Madjid Bougherra 1 1 2
29 MF   John Fleck 1 1 2
5 DF   Saša Papac 2 2
2 MF   Maurice Edu 2 2
48 FW   Andrew Little 1 1
66 DF   Danny Wilson 1 1

Last updated: 9 May 2010
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

Disciplinary recordEdit

N
P
Nat.
Name
YC  
  
RC  
3 DF   David Weir 5
4 MF   Pedro Mendes 2 1
5 DF   Saša Papac 10
6 MF   Lee McCulloch 15 1
7 MF   Steven Davis 1
8 MF   Kevin Thomson 5 2
9 FW   Kris Boyd 8
10 FW   Nacho Novo 1
14 FW   Steven Naismith 8
16 DF   Steven Whittaker 7
18 FW   Kenny Miller 5 1
21 DF   Kirk Broadfoot 2
24 DF   Madjid Bougherra 4 1
26 DF   Steven Smith 1
27 FW   Kyle Lafferty 5
29 MF   John Fleck 2
48 FW   Andrew Little 1
66 DF   Danny Wilson 1 1

Last updated: 9 May 2010
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

ClubEdit

MatchesEdit

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 15 August 2009 Scottish Premier League 1 H Falkirk 4–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,239
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
  14' McCulloch
  34' Miller
  72' Miller
  83' Naismith
  24' Finnigan
2 23 August 2009 Scottish Premier League 2 A Heart of Midlothian 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:45 BST
Attendance
16,284
Referee
Heart of Midlothian Rangers
  13' Thomson
  63' McCulloch
  90' (pen.) Boyd
  31' Witteveen
3 29 August 2009 Scottish Premier League 3 H Hamilton Academical 4–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
47,633
Referee
Rangers Hamilton Academical
  19' Whittaker
  27' Boyd
  65' Boyd
  67' Whittaker
  87' McLaughlin
4 12 September 2009 Scottish Premier League 4 A Motherwell 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:15 BST
Attendance
9,355
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
  86'   Bougherra
6 19 September 2009 Scottish Premier League 5 A Kilmarnock 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
10,310
Referee
Kilmarnock Rangers
  43' Mendes
8 26 September 2009 Scottish Premier League 6 H Aberdeen 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
47,968
Referee
10 4 October 2009 Scottish Premier League 7 H Celtic 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
50,276
Referee
Rangers Celtic
  8' Miller
  16' Miller
  25' (pen.) McGeady
11 17 October 2009 Scottish Premier League 8 A St Johnstone 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
7,807
Referee
St Johnstone Rangers
  17' Samuel
  40' Boyd
  83' Papac
13 24 October 2009 Scottish Premier League 9 H Hibernian 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
46,892
Referee
Rangers Hibernian
  8' Boyd
  63' Stokes
16 7 November 2009 Scottish Premier League 11 H St Mirren 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
45,750
Referee
Rangers St Mirren
  1' Boyd
  57' Boyd
  88' O'Donnell
17 21 November 2009 Scottish Premier League 12 H Kilmarnock 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
45,358
Referee
Rangers Kilmarnock
  7' Boyd
  25' Miller
  35' Whittaker
19 28 November 2009 Scottish Premier League 13 A Aberdeen 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:45 GMT
Attendance
16,153
Referee
Aberdeen Rangers
  17' Miller
20 5 December 2009 Scottish Premier League 14 A Falkirk 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
6,903
Referee
Falkirk Rangers
  41' Moutinho
  17' Boyd
  36' Boyd
  74' (pen.) Miller
22 12 December 2009 Scottish Premier League 15 H St Johnstone 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
44,662
Referee
Rangers St Johnstone
  1' Boyd
  27' (pen.) Boyd
  51' Novo
23 15 December 2009[47] Scottish Premier League 10 A Dundee United 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
10,037
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
  26' Beasley
  58' Miller
  75' Miller
24 19 December 2009 Scottish Premier League 16 H Motherwell 6–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
44,291
Referee
Rangers Motherwell
  5' Miller
  53' Boyd
  58' Miller
  75' Lafferty
  84' Beasley
  88' Lafferty
  67' Hutchinson
25 27 December 2009 Scottish Premier League 17 A Hibernian 4–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:00 GMT
Attendance
16,894
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
  1' Stokes
  21' Miller
  37' Boyd
  53' Novo
  66' Miller
26 30 December 2009 Scottish Premier League 18 H Dundee United 7–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
48,721
Referee
Rangers Dundee United
  20' (pen.) Boyd
  25' Boyd
  29' Boyd
  51' Miller
  68' Whittaker
  75' Boyd
  80' Boyd
  85' Bougherra
  46' Casalinuovo
27 3 January 2010 Scottish Premier League 19 A Celtic 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
58,300
Referee
Celtic Rangers
  79' McDonald
  81' McCulloch
29 16 January 2010 Scottish Premier League 20 A Hamilton Academical 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
5,343
Referee
Hamilton Academical Rangers
  78' Novo
31 23 January 2010 Scottish Premier League 21 H Heart of Midlothian 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
47,031
Referee
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
  90+1' Little
  75' Robinson
32 27 January 2010 Scottish Premier League 22 A St Mirren 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
5,260
Referee
St Mirren Rangers
  2' Davis
  86' Novo
33 30 January 2010 Scottish Premier League 23 H Falkirk 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
45,907
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
  18' Davis
  57' Fleck
  62' Whittaker
36 10 February 2010 Scottish Premier League 24 A Motherwell 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
9,352
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
  28' Hateley
  80' Boyd
37 14 February 2010 Scottish Premier League 25 H Hibernian 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
13:30 GMT
Attendance
48,161
Referee
Rangers Hibernian
  50' Whittaker
  72' (pen.) Boyd
  90+1' Miller
39 28 February 2010 Scottish Premier League 27 H Celtic 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
50,320
Referee
Rangers Celtic
  90+3' Edu
40 6 March 2010 Scottish Premier League 28 H St Mirren 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
47,474
Referee
Rangers St Mirren
  32' McCulloch
  46' McCulloch
  78' Novo
  30' Carey
41 9 March 2010 Scottish Premier League 29 A Kilmarnock 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
8,906
Referee
Kilmarnock Rangers
  55' Whittaker
  61' Miller
45 27 March 2010 Scottish Premier League 31 A Heart of Midlothian 4–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
16,832
Referee
Heart of Midlothian Rangers
  16' Suso
  5' Wilson
  31' Miller
  49' Naismith
  77' Naismith
46 30 March 2010[48] Scottish Premier League 26 A St Johnstone 1–4
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
6,189
Referee
St Johnstone Rangers
  7' Sheridan
  12' Millar
  36' Craig
  79' Davidson
  16' Papac
47 3 April 2010 Scottish Premier League 32 H Hamilton Academical 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
48,068
Referee
Rangers Hamilton Academical
  11' Edu
48 7 April 2010[49] Scottish Premier League 30 H Aberdeen 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
47,061
Referee
Rangers Aberdeen
  24' Davis
  65' Lafferty
  76' Miller
  68' Mackie
49 14 April 2010 Scottish Premier League 33 A Dundee United 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
11,100
Referee
50 18 April 2010 Scottish Premier League 34 H Heart of Midlothian 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
47,590
Referee
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
  54' Lafferty
  84' (pen.) Miller
51 25 April 2010 Scottish Premier League 35 A Hibernian 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:30 BST
Attendance
10,573
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
  17' Lafferty
52 1 May 2010 Scottish Premier League 36 A Dundee United 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
10,003
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
  80' Casalinuovo
  2' Boyd
  41' Novo
53 4 May 2010 Scottish Premier League 37 A Celtic 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
58,000
Referee
Celtic Rangers
  8' Naylor
  45' Fortuné
  43' Miller
  90+1'   McCulloch
54 9 May 2010 Scottish Premier League 38 H Motherwell 3–3
Report Report link
Kick off
13:30 BST
Attendance
50,321
Referee
Rangers Motherwell
  17' Boyd
  40' Lafferty
  70' Lafferty
  51' Murphy
  90' Jennings
  90+3' (pen.) Jutkiewicz

Last updated: 9 May 2010
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
5 16 September 2009 UEFA Champions League GS A   VfB Stuttgart  1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
51,000
Referee
VfB Stuttgart Rangers
  18' Pogrebnyak
  77' Bougherra
9 29 September 2009 UEFA Champions League GS H Sevilla  1–4
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
40,572
Referee
Rangers Sevilla
  88' Novo
  50' Konko
  64' Adriano
  72' Luís Fabiano
  74' Kanouté
12 20 October 2009 UEFA Champions League GS H Unirea Urziceni  1–4
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
37,500
Referee
Rangers Unirea Urziceni
  2' (o.g.) Vilana
  33' Bilaşco
  50' (o.g.) Lafferty
  59' (o.g.) McCulloch
  65' Brandán
15 4 November 2009 UEFA Champions League GS AR   Unirea Urziceni  1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
9,923
Referee
Unirea Urziceni Rangers
  88' Onofraș
  79' McCulloch
18 24 November 2009 UEFA Champions League GS H VfB Stuttgart  0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
41,468
Referee
Rangers VfB Stuttgart
  16' Rudy
  59' Kuzmanović
21 9 December 2009 UEFA Champions League GS A   Sevilla  0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
38,000
Referee
Sevilla Rangers
  8' (pen.) Kanouté

Last updated: 9 December 2009
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Scottish CupEdit

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
28 10 January 2010 Scottish Cup 4 A Hamilton Academical 3–3
Report Report link
Kick off
12:15 GMT
Attendance
3,940
Referee
Hamilton Academical Rangers
  39' (pen.) Mensing
  45+1' Paixão
  45+3' Antoine-Curier
  4' Whittaker
  30' Miller
  63' (pen.) Miller
30 19 January 2010 Scottish Cup 4 R H Hamilton Academical 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
21,856
Referee
Rangers Hamilton Academical
  98' Whittaker
  99' Whittaker
35 6 February 2010 Scottish Cup 5 A St Mirren 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
4,909
Referee
38 17 February 2010 Scottish Cup 5 R H St Mirren 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
31,086
Referee
Rangers St Mirren
  86' Boyd
42 14 March 2010 Scottish Cup QF H Dundee United 3–3
Report Report link
Kick off
12:05 GMT
Attendance
24,096
Referee
Rangers Dundee United
  34' (pen.) Boyd
  43' (pen.) Boyd
  48' Novo
  24' Shala
  63' (o.g.) Whittaker
  80' Kovačević
44 24 March 2010 Scottish Cup QF R A Dundee United 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
11,898
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
  90' D.Robertson

Last updated: 24 March 2010
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

League CupEdit

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
7 23 September 2009 League Cup 3 A Queen of the South 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:35 BST
Attendance
6,120
Referee
Queen of the South Rangers
  90+1' Harris
  16' Naismith
  79' Novo
14 27 October 2009 League Cup QF A Dundee 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
10,654
Referee
Dundee Rangers
  29' Griffiths
  15' Whittaker
  57' MacKenzie (o.g.)
  85' Fleck
34 3 February 2010 League Cup SF N St Johnstone 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:35 GMT
Attendance
17,371
Referee
Rangers St Johnstone
  26' Davis
  37' McCulloch
43 21 March 2010 League Cup F N St Mirren 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
44,538
Referee
St Mirren Rangers
  53' Thomson
  71' Wilson
  84' Miller

Last updated: 21 March 2010
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

FriendliesEdit

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 26 July 2009 Friendly A   1. FC Nürnberg  2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
16:00 GMT
Attendance
27,211
Referee
1. FC Nürnberg Rangers
  48' Naismith
  71' Novo
2 28 July 2009 Friendly A   SC Wiedenbrück  3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
2,500
SC Wiedenbrück Rangers
  70' Velička
  75' Aarón
  89' (pen.) Aarón
3 1 August 2009 Emirates Cup Day 1 N   Paris Saint-Germain  1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
54,121
Referee
Rangers Paris Saint-Germain
  76' Bougherra
4 2 August 2009 Emirates Cup Day 2 A   Arsenal  0–3
Report Report link
Kick off
16:15 BST
Attendance
56,758
Referee
Arsenal Rangers
  2' Wilshere
  11' Eduardo
  72' Wilshere
5 5 August 2009 Friendly H Manchester City  3–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
35,120
Referee
Rangers Manchester City
  20' Novo
  55' Miller
  90' Weir
  27' Ireland
  53' Petrov
6 8 August 2009 Friendly A   Portsmouth  0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
9,018
Referee
Portsmouth Rangers
  31' Piquionne
  51' Piquionne

Last updated: 8 August 2009
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 1st 15 August 9 May
UEFA Champions League Group stage Group stage 16 September 9 December
League Cup 3rd round Winners 23 September 21 March
Scottish Cup 4th Round Quarter-finals 10 January 24 March

Source: Competitions

Scottish Premier LeagueEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C) 38 26 9 3 82 28 +54 87 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Celtic 38 25 6 7 75 39 +36 81 2010–11 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
3 Dundee United 38 17 12 9 55 47 +8 63 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round[a]
4 Hibernian 38 15 9 14 58 55 +3 54 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
5 Motherwell 38 13 14 11 52 54 −2 53 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ by winning the Scottish Cup.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 26 9 3 82 28  +54 87 15 4 0 52 13  +39 11 5 3 30 15  +15

Last updated: 9 May 2010.
Source: Wikipedia article

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAAH
ResultWWWDDDWWDWWWLWWWWWDWDWWDWLWWWWWWDWWWLD
Position12112221212122211111111111111111111111
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2010. Source: Wikipedia article
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sevilla 6 4 1 1 11 4 +7 13
  Stuttgart 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 9
  Unirea Urziceni 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 8
  Rangers 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2

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