1995–96 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1995–96 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Walter Smith
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish Premier Division 1st
P36 W27 D6 L3 F85 A25
Scottish Cup Winners
League Cup Semi-finals
Champions League Group Stage
Top goalscorer League:
Gordon Durie (17)
All:
Gordon Durie (23)

The 1995–96 season is the 115th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 53 competitive matches during the 1995–96 season. The team finished first in the Scottish Premier Division and won its eighth consecutive league title.

In the cup competitions, the team won the Scottish Cup, beating Heart of Midlothian 5–1. Rangers were knocked out the Scottish League Cup by Aberdeen at the semi final stage, losing 2–1.

The side reached the group stages of the UEFA Champions League this season and were drawn into a group with Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Romanian side Steaua Bucharest. After six matches, three draws and three defeats, Rangers were bottom of the table and exited the competition.

Between July and February, manager Walter Smith spent nearly £12million on his squad by signing the likes of Peter van Vossen, Paul Gascoigne (a then national record signing at £4.3million), Stephen Wright and Gordan Petric. Basile Boli and Oleg Salenko left the club.

Gascoigne was voted player of the year having scored a total of 19 goals in all competitions.

November saw the departure of Mark Hateley as he returned to England in a £1.5million move to Queen's Park Rangers - the largest fee paid for a 34-year-old at this time. Hateley had lost his place in the first team to Gordon Durie who partnered Ally McCoist after two seasons mostly spent on the sidelines due to injuries.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
5 July 1995 Scotland Stephen Wright Scotland Aberdeen £1.5m
10 July 1995 England Paul Gascoigne Italy Lazio £4.3m
26 July 1995 Russia Oleg Salenko Spain Valencia £2.5m
29 July 1995 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Gordan Petrić Scotland Dundee United £1.5m
30 November 1995 Scotland Derek McInnes Scotland Greenock Morton £0.3m
13 January 1996 Netherlands Peter van Vossen Turkey Istanbulspor Swap
28 February 1996 Denmark Erik Bo Andersen Denmark Aalborg Bk £1.5m
30 March 1996 Netherlands Theo Snelders Scotland Aberdeen £0.3m

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
27 June 1995 Scotland Ally Maxwell Scotland Dundee United £0.25m[1]
15 August 1995 France Basile Boli France AS Monaco £2m [2]
18 July 1995 Scotland Neil Caldwell Scotland Dundee United Free
3 November 1995 England Mark Hateley England Queens Park Rangers £1.5m [1]
13 January 1996 Russia Oleg Salenko Turkey Istanbulspor Swap
15 March 1996 Scotland Brian Reid Scotland Greenock Morton Free
  • Expendure: Decrease £11,600,000
  • Income: Increase £3,725,000
  • Total loss/gain: Decrease £7,850,000

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 August 1995 Kilmarnock H 1–0 44,686 McCall
9 September 1995 Raith Rovers H 4–0 43,535 McCoist (2), Miller, Robertson
16 September 1995 Falkirk A 2–0 11,445 Salenko, Robertson
23 September 1995 Hibernian H 0–1 44,364
30 September 1995 Celtic A 2–0 34,500 Cleland, Gascoigne
3 October 1995 Motherwell H 2–1 37,348 Gascoigne, McCoist
7 October 1995 Aberdeen A 1–0 22,500 Moore
14 October 1995 Partick Thistle A 4–0 16,346 Durie (3), Gough
21 October 1995 Heart of Midlothian H 4–1 45,155 Salenko (2), Gascoigne, Durie
28 October 1995 Raith Rovers A 2–2 9,200 Gough, Petric
4 November 1995 Falkirk H 2–0 42,059 McCoist (2)
8 November 1995 Kilmarnock A 2–0 14,823 McLaren, Salenko
11 November 1995 Aberdeen H 1–1 45,427 Salenko
19 November 1995 Celtic H 3–3 46,640 Laudrup, McCoist, McKinlay (o.g.)
25 November 1995 Hibernian A 4–1 13,558 McCoist, Miller, Durie, Dods (o.g.)
2 December 1995 Heart of Midlothian A 2–0 15,105 McCoist (pen.), Gascoigne
9 December 1995 Partick Thistle H 1–0 43,173 Durie
19 December 1995 Motherwell A 0–0 10,179
26 December 1995 Kilmarnock H 3–0 45,173 Salenko, Durie (pen.), Gascoigne
30 December 1995 Hibernian H 7–0 44,692 Durie (4), Miller, Gascoigne, Salenko
3 January 1996 Celtic A 0–0 37,000
6 January 1996 Falkirk A 4–0 10,581 McCoist (2, 1 (pen.)), Durie, Robertson
13 January 1996 Raith Rovers H 4–0 42,498 Durie (2), McCoist, Ferguson
20 January 1996 Heart of Midlothian H 0–3 45,096
3 February 1996 Partick Thistle A 2–1 16,253 Gascoigne (2)
10 February 1996 Motherwell H 3–2 45,566 Ferguson, McLaren, McCoist (pen.)
25 February 1996 Aberdeen A 1–0 21,000 Gascoigne (pen.)
3 March 1996 Hibernian A 2–0 11,954 Laudrup (pen.), Mitchell (o.g.)
17 March 1996 Celtic H 1–1 47,312 McLaren
23 March 1996 Falkirk H 3–2 46,014 Andersen (2), Gascoigne
30 March 1996 Raith Rovers A 4–2 9,300 McCoist (3, 1 (pen.)), Durie (pen.)
10 April 1996 Heart of Midlothian A 0–2 15,350
13 April 1996 Partick Thistle H 5–0 46,438 Andersen (3), McCall, Gough
20 April 1996 Motherwell A 3–1 13,128 McCall, Andersen, Gascoigne
28 April 1996 Aberdeen H 3–1 47,247 Gascoigne (3, 1 (pen.))
4 May 1996 Kilmarnock A 3–0 17,056 Durie (2), McCoist

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 1995 QR Anorthosis Famagusta H 1–0 43,519 Durie
23 August 1995 QR Anorthosis Famagusta A 0–0 12,000
13 September 1995 GS Steaua Bucharest A 0–1 26,000
27 September 1995 GS Borussia Dortmund H 2–2 33,209 Gough, Ferguson
18 October 1995 GS Juventus A 1–4 49,825 Gough
1 November 1995 GS Juventus H 0–4 42,523
22 November 1995 GS Steaua Bucharest H 1–1 30,800 Gascoigne
6 December 1995 GS Borussia Dortmund A 2–2 35,800 Laudrup, Durie

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 January 1996 R3 Keith A 10-1 15,461 Ferguson (3), Cleland (3), Durie (pen.),
Robertson, Miller, Mikhailichenko
15 February 1996 R4 Clyde A 4–1 5,722 Miller (2), Van Vossen, Gascoigne
9 March 1996 QF Inverness Thistle A 3–0 11,296 Gascoigne, Thomson (o.g.)
7 April 1996 SF Celtic N 2–1 36,333 McCoist, Laudrup
18 May 1996 F Heart of Midlothian N 5–1 37,760 Durie (3), Laudrup (2)

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 1995 R2 Greenock Morton H 3–0 42,941 McCoist, Hateley, Gascoigne
30 August 1995 R3 Stirling Albion H 3–2 46,686 Hateley, McCall, McCoist
19 September 1995 QF Celtic A 1–0 32,789 McCoist
24 October 1995 SF Aberdeen N 1–2 26,131 Salenko

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Goram, AndyAndy Goram GK 47 0
Scotland Wright, StephenStephen Wright DF 16 0
Scotland Robertson, DavidDavid Robertson DF 38 3
Scotland Gough, RichardRichard Gough DF 42 5
Scotland McLaren, AlanAlan McLaren DF 49 3
Serbia and Montenegro Petrić, GordanGordan Petrić DF 46 1
England Steven, TrevorTrevor Steven MF 7 0
Scotland Miller, CharlieCharlie Miller MF 36 3
Scotland McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist FW 37 20
Scotland McCall, StuartStuart McCall MF 33 4
Scotland Durie, GordonGordon Durie FW 38 23
Scotland Durrant, IanIan Durrant MF 26 0
Russia Salenko, OlegOleg Salenko FW 20 8
England Gascoigne, PaulPaul Gascoigne MF 42 19
Denmark Laudrup, BrianBrian Laudrup MF 33 6
Australia Moore, CraigCraig Moore DF 16 1
Scotland Murray, NeilNeil Murray MF 9 0
Ukraine Mikhailichenko, AlexeiAlexei Mikhailichenko MF 15 1
Scotland Cleland, AlecAlec Cleland DF 36 4
Scotland Ferguson, IanIan Ferguson MF 25 6
Scotland Brown, JohnJohn Brown DF 22 0
Scotland Scott, ColinColin Scott GK 3 0
Scotland Bollan, GaryGary Bollan DF 7 0
Scotland Thomson, BillyBilly Thomson GK 2 0
Scotland McGinty, BrianBrian McGinty MF 2 0
Scotland McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes MF 6 0
Netherlands van Vossen, PeterPeter van Vossen FW 9 1
Denmark Bo Andersen, ErikErik Bo Andersen FW 6 6
Netherlands Snelders, TheoTheo Snelders GK 2 0
Scotland Shields, GregGreg Shields DF 1 0
England Hateley, MarkMark Hateley FW 4 2
Scotland Reid, BrianBrian Reid DF 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maxwell transfer first for United". The Herald. 17 June 1995. 
  2. ^ "Boli off to Monaco". The Herald. 15 August 1995.