Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Gers
Rangers FC won the inaugural Scottish league title in 1891. The Glaswegian club has since gone on to win over fifty Scottish Championships, which is a record in world football. The Gers have also won more than fifty domestic cups, making Rangers the most successful team in the history of Scottish football. Rangers enjoyed success in Europe in the 1960s. The Gers became the first British side to reach the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1961 and they reached the final again in 1967. Rangers finally won the European Cup in 1972, beating Dynamo Moscow 3-2. The 1970s was a terrific period for the Gers domestically as well as on the continent. They won the last (old style) Scottish league title in 1975 to break the nine year dominance of bitter rival Celtic. Rangers consolidated this victory in the following season by winning the first ever Scottish Premier League title. Rangers also won their third ‘treble’ in 1976 and they accomplished a fourth ‘treble’ in 1978. The Gers dominated Scottish football again in the 1990s and this success continued into the new millennium. Rangers became the first Scottish side to reach the UEFA Cup final in 2008.
Personalised Rangers Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Rangers Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Gers. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Rangers Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Rangers memorabilia collection.
Rangers Football Book Coverage
This Rangers Football Book opens with coverage of the club’s 3-0 win over Celtic in 1919. It goes on to chart a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the present era.
Our Rangers Football Books feature a variety of memorable stories, such as the Gers’ classic 5-1 win against Kilmarnock to secure the league in 1928. Many other title victories are also recounted, such as Gascoigne’s hat trick in the 1996 title match and the record-equalling ninth championship in a row in 1997. The Gift Books incorporate a vast range of Rangers’ Scottish Cup and League Cup victories from the past hundred years, including many triumphant finals against Celtic. The Gers beat Celtic in 1963, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1999, 2002 and 2003. The Rangers Football Book also revisits the excitement of winning the 'treble' in 1949, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1999 and 2003. You can read newspaper coverage of many European games, including Rangers’ 3-2 victory over Moscow Dynamo to clinch the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972 and the 2008 UEFA Cup final against Zenit St Peterburg. Other key articles cover the tragedy of the Ibrox disaster, David Murray purchasing the club, the appointment of Graeme Souness as player-manager and the return of Walter Smith.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into the Gers’ history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Rangers memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Rangers memorabilia or looking for other Rangers gifts, why not consider our Rangers Calendar or Rangers Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Gers’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Rangers fans. Other Rangers presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Rangers T-Shirts.
Finally – Did You Know?
- Rangers FC was one of the ten founder members of the Scottish league in 1890.
- Rangers’ first ever European match was played against Nice in the 1956-1957 European Cup.
- When the Gers won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972, Rangers fans invaded the pitch in delight! The trophy presentation subsequently took place behind closed doors, in a small room within the Nou Camp.
- Rangers won nine consecutive league titles between 1989 and 1997. This equalled a record set by Celtic.
- Approximately 150,000 Rangers fans travelled to Manchester to watch the Gers take on Zenit St. Petersburg in the 2008 UEFA Cup final.