1996–97 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1996–97 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Walter Smith
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish Premier Division 1st
P36 W25 D5 L6 F85 A33
Scottish Cup Quarter-finals
League Cup Winners
Champions League Group Stage
Top goalscorer League:
Brian Laudrup (17)
All:
Brian Laudrup (21)

The 1996–97 season is the 116th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Name From Fee
15 July 1996 Germany Jörg Albertz Germany Hamburg £4m
15 July 1996 Sweden Joachim Björklund Italy Vicenza £1.7m
13 December 1996 Chile Sebastian Rozental Chile Universidad Catolica £3.5m
11 March 1997 Wales Andy Dibble England Manchester City Free
14 March 1997 England Mark Hateley England Queens Park Rangers £0.3m

Out[edit]

Date Name From Fee
31 May 1996 Ukraine Alexei Mikhailichenko Retired
31 May 1996 Scotland Colin Scott Scotland Hamilton Academical Released
8 August 1996 Scotland Billy Thomson Scotland Dundee Free
13 August 1996 Northern Ireland John Morrow England Oldham Athletic Free
  • Expendure: Decrease £9,500,000
  • Income: Increase £0
  • Total loss/gain: Decrease £9,500,000

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 1996 Raith Rovers H 1–0 46,221 Steven
17 August 1996 Dunfermline Athletic A 5–2 16,782 McCoist (3, 1 (pen.)), Van Vossen
24 August 1996 Dundee United H 1–0 48,285 Gascoigne
7 September 1996 Motherwell A 1–0 12,288 Gough
14 September 1996 Heart of Midlothian H 3–0 47,240 Durie, Gascoigne, McCoist
21 September 1996 Kilmarnock A 4–1 14,812 Gascoigne (2, 1 (pen.)), Laudrup, Van Vossen
28 September 1996 Celtic H 2–0 50,124 Gough, Gascoigne
12 October 1996 Hibernian A 1–2 12,436 Albertz
19 October 1996 Aberdeen H 2–2 50,076 Gascoigne, Laudrup (pen.)
26 October 1996 Motherwell H 5–0 48,160 Gascoigne (3), Laudrup (2)
2 November 1996 Raith Rovers A 2–2 9,722 Van Vossen, McCoist
14 November 1996 Celtic A 1–0 50,009 Laudrup
1 December 1996 Aberdeen A 3–0 19,168 Robertson, Laudrup, Miller
7 December 1996 Hibernian H 4–3 48,053 McCoist (2), Ian Ferguson, Laudrup
10 December 1996 Dundee United A 0–1 12,417
14 December 1996 Dunfermline Athletic H 3–1 45,878 McCoist, Gough, Andersen
17 December 1996 Kilmarnock H 4–2 39,469 Andersen (3), Robertson
21 December 1996 Heart of Midlothian A 4–1 15,139 Robertson, Laudrup, Albertz (pen.), Gascoigne
28 December 1996 Raith Rovers H 4–0 48,322 Gough, Gascoigne, Albertz, McCoist
2 January 1997 Celtic H 3–1 50,019 Andersen (2), Albertz
4 January 1997 Hibernian A 2–1 12,650 Andersen, Albertz (pen.)
12 January 1997 Aberdeen H 4–0 47,509 Andersen (2), Albertz (pen.), Laudrup
15 January 1997 Kilmarnock A 1–1 15,662 Gascoigne
18 January 1997 Motherwell A 3–1 13,166 Albertz, Laudrup, Gascoigne
1 February 1997 Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 50,024
8 February 1997 Dunfermline Athletic A 3–0 16,153 Durie, Albertz, Laudrup
23 February 1997 Hibernian H 3–1 47,618 Gough, Albertz, Laudrup
1 March 1997 Aberdeen A 2–2 16,331 Laudrup, Moore
12 March 1997 Dundee United H 0–2 49,192
16 March 1997 Celtic A 1–0 49,733 Laudrup
22 March 1997 Kilmarnock H 1–2 50,036 Durie
5 April 1997 Dunfermline Athletic H 4–0 49,832 Albertz, Petric, Laudrup, Hateley
15 April 1997 Raith Rovers A 6–0 9,745 Durie (2), Petric, Robertson, Laudrup, McCoist
5 May 1997 Motherwell H 0–2 50,059
7 May 1997 Dundee United A 1–0 12,180 Laudrup
10 May 1997 Heart of Midlothian A 1–3 13,097 McInnes

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1996 QR Alania Vladikavkaz H 3–1 44,799 McInnes, McCoist, Petric
21 August 1996 QR Alania Vladikavkaz A 7–2 32,000 McCoist (3), Laudrup (2), Van Vossen, Miller
11 September 1996 GS Grasshopper Zurich A 0–3 20,030
25 September 1996 GS Auxerre H 1–2 37,344 Gascoigne
16 October 1996 GS Ajax A 1–4 47,000 Durrant
30 October 1996 GS Ajax H 0–1 42,265
20 November 1996 GS Grasshopper Zurich H 2–1 34,192 McCoist (2, 1 (pen.))
4 December 1996 GS Auxerre A 1–2 21,300 Gough

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 January 1997 R3 St. Johnstone H 2–0 45,037 Andersen, Rozental
15 February 1997 R4 East Fife H 3–0 41,064 Robertson, Steven, McCoist
6 March 1997 QF Celtic A 0–2 49,284

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1996 R2 Clydebank A 3–0 7,450 Van Vossen (2), McCoist
4 September 1996 R3 Ayr United H 3–1 44,732 Albertz, Gascoigne, McInnes
17 September 1996 QF Hibernian H 4–0 45,104 Van Vossen (2), Durie, Albertz
22 October 1996 SF Dunfermline Athletic N 6–1 16,791 Laudrup (2), Andersen (2), McInnes, Albertz
24 November 1996 F Heart of Midlothian N 4–3 48,559 McCoist (2), Gascoigne (2)

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Goram, AndyAndy Goram GK 38 0
England Steven, TrevorTrevor Steven MF 10 2
Germany Albertz, JorgJorg Albertz MF 47 13
Scotland Gough, RichardRichard Gough DF 41 6
Serbia Petric, GordanGordan Petric DF 40 3
Sweden Björklund, JoachimJoachim Björklund DF 40 0
Scotland Durie, GordonGordon Durie FW 24 6
Scotland McInnes, DerekDerek McInnes MF 33 4
Scotland McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist FW 37 20
Scotland McCall, StuartStuart McCall MF 13 0
Denmark Laudrup, BrianBrian Laudrup MF 43 21
Scotland Durrant, IanIan Durrant MF 16 1
Scotland Miller, CharlieCharlie Miller MF 21 2
Netherlands van Vossen, PeterPeter van Vossen FW 26 9
Scotland Cleland, AlecAlec Cleland DF 45 0
England Gascoigne, PaulPaul Gascoigne MF 34 17
Scotland Ferguson, IanIan Ferguson MF 31 1
Australia Moore, CraigCraig Moore DF 31 1
Denmark Bo Andersen, ErikErik Bo Andersen FW 25 12
Scotland Boyack, StevenSteven Boyack MF 1 0
Netherlands Snelders, TheoTheo Snelders GK 7 0
Scotland Shields, GregGreg Shields DF 10 0
Scotland Robertson, DavidDavid Robertson DF 30 5
Scotland Wilson, ScottScott Wilson DF 4 0
Scotland McLaren, AlanAlan McLaren DF 20 0
Chile Rozental, SebastiánSebastián Rozental FW 2 1
Wales Dibble, AndyAndy Dibble GK 7 0
England Hateley, MarkMark Hateley FW 4 1
Northern Ireland Fitzgerald, DarrenDarren Fitzgerald FW 1 0
Scotland Wright, StephenStephen Wright DF 2 0
Scotland Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson MF 1 0
Scotland McGinty, BrianBrian McGinty MF 1 0
Northern Ireland McKnight, PaulPaul McKnight FW 1 0

References[edit]