2001–02 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2001–02 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Dick Advocaat
(until 12 December)
Alex McLeish
(from 13 December)
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League 2nd
P38 W25 D10 L3 F82 A27
Scottish Cup Winners
League Cup Winners
Champions League Third qualifying round
UEFA Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Tore André Flo (18)
All:
Tore André Flo (25)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2001–02 season is the 121st season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overveiw[edit]

Rangers played a total of 59 competitive matches during the 2001–02 season. The side won both the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup in 2001-02, while finishing second in the Scottish Premier League.

The season started under the Management of Dutchman Dick Advocaat. Inconsistent form including two losses to Celtic meant that by December, Rangers were behind Celtic in the league. Advocaat announced his resignation in December, moving to the position of Director of Football and Hibernian manager Alex McLeish took over. Rangers league form improved under McLeish with only one defeat taking place under him before the end of the season, but the gap opened up by Celtic meant no challenge to win the league was possible.

McLeish lead Rangers to success in the two domestic cup competitions. In the League Cup semi-final Rangers beat Celtic 2-1 after extra time with a long range Bert Konterman goal proving to be the winner. They would then go on to win the competition with a 4-0 win over Ayr Utd in the final. In the Scottish Cup Rangers against faced Celtic, this time in the final. A dramatic last minute goal from Peter Løvenkrands saw Rangers win the game 3-2.

In Europe Rangers went out of the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round to Fenerbache and therefore dropped into the UEFA Cup. Rangers progressed in this competition and a penalty shoot-out win over PSG saw them stay in Europe beyond Christmas for the first time in nine years. Rangers then narrowly lost the next round to eventual UEFA Cup winners Feyenoord.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
8 CM  GER Christian Nerlinger 28 Borussia Dortmund Germany Transfer Summer 2005 £1.8m [1]
7 CF  ARG Claudio Caniggia 34 Dundee Transfer Summer 2003 £0.9m [2]
20 AM  TRI Russell Latapy 32 Hibernian Transfer Summer 2003 Free [3]
18 LB  ENG Michael Ball 21 Everton England Transfer Summer 2006 £6.5m [4]
24 CF  Georgia Shota Arveladze 28 Ajax Netherlands Transfer Summer 2005 £2m [5]

Last updated: 29 August 2001
Total spending: £11.2m

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
11 LM  GER Jörg Albertz 30 Hamburger SV Transfer Summer £3m [6]
21 RB  ITA Sergio Porrini 32 Free Agent End of contract Summer n/a [7][8]
10 CF  ENG Rod Wallace 31 Free Agent End of contract Summer n/a [8]
30 GK  FRA Lionel Charbonnier 34 Free Agent End of contract Summer n/a [8]
32 GK  SCO Mark Brown 20 Free Agent End of contract Summer n/a [8]
8 CM  NED Giovanni van Bronckhorst 26 Arsenal England Transfer Summer £8.5m [9]
17 CM  TUR Tugay Kerimoğlu 30 Blackburn Rovers England Transfer Summer £1.3m [10]
CF  SCO Peter MacDonald 20 St Johnstone Transfer Summer £0.125m [11]
45 RW  NIR Stephen Carson 20 Dundee United Transfer Summer £0.15m [12]
31 CF  JAM Marcus Gayle 30 Watford England Transfer Summer £0.9m [13]
24 LW  SCO Allan Johnston 27 Middlesbrough England Transfer Summer £0.6m [14]
12 CM  USA Claudio Reyna 28 Sunderland England Transfer n/a £4m [15]
23 CF  SCO Kenny Miller 21 Wolverhampton Wanderers England Transfer n/a £3m [16]

Last updated: 13 December 2002
Total spending: £21.575m

  • Total loss/gain: Increase £10.375m

Player statistics[edit]

No. Player Position Appearances Goals
1 Germany Klos, StefanStefan Klos GK 57 0
2 Netherlands Ricksen, FernandoFernando Ricksen DF 47 5
3 Australia Moore, CraigCraig Moore DF 29 3
4 Italy Amoruso, LorenzoLorenzo Amoruso DF 47 6
5 Netherlands Numan, ArthurArthur Numan DF 45 2
6 Scotland Ferguson, BarryBarry Ferguson MF 39 6
7 Argentina Caniggia, ClaudioClaudio Caniggia FW 42 9
8 Germany Nerlinger, ChristianChristian Nerlinger MF 11 4
9 Norway Flo, Tore AndréTore André Flo FW 46 25
10 Netherlands Mols, MichaelMichael Mols FW 24 2
11 Scotland McCann, NeilNeil McCann MF 38 7
12 United States Reyna, ClaudioClaudio Reyna MF 17 3
14 Netherlands de Boer, RonaldRonald de Boer MF 39 10
15 Netherlands Konterman, BertBert Konterman DF 42 5
16 Scotland Dodds, BillyBilly Dodds FW 16 6
17 Russia Kanchelskis, AndreiAndrei Kanchelskis MF 14 2
18 England Ball, MichaelMichael Ball DF 11 1
19 Scotland Wilson, ScottScott Wilson DF 12 0
20 Trinidad and Tobago Latapy, RussellRussell Latapy MF 29 5
21 Scotland Ross, MauriceMaurice Ross DF 29 0
22 Denmark Christiansen, JesperJesper Christiansen GK 0 0
23 Scotland Miller, KennyKenny Miller FW 3 0
24 Georgia (country) Arveladze, ShotaShota Arveladze FW 30 17
24 Scotland Johnston, AllanAllan Johnston MF 1 0
25 Australia Vidmar, TonyTony Vidmar DF 38 1
26 Denmark Løvenkrands, PeterPeter Løvenkrands MF 32 7
27 Scotland Hughes, StephenStephen Hughes MF 28 1
28 Poland Adamczuk, DariuszDariusz Adamczuk DF 0 0
29 Finland Penttilä, TeroTero Penttilä DF 1 0
31 Scotland Malcolm, RobertRobert Malcolm DF 8 0
33 Scotland McGregor, AllanAllan McGregor GK 3 0
36 Scotland Dowie, AndyAndy Dowie DF 1 0
39 Scotland Gibson, JimmyJimmy Gibson MF 2 0
46 Scotland Brighton, TomTom Brighton FW 1 0
48 Scotland Burke, ChrisChris Burke MF 2 1

Top scorer[edit]

Disciplinary record[edit]

Club[edit]

Matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
28 July 2001 Aberdeen A 3–0 18,800 Nerlinger, Latapy (pen.), Caniggia
4 August 2001 Livingston H 0–0 47,805
11 August 2001 Dunfermline Athletic A 4–1 10,902 Konterman (2), Latapy, Flo
18 August 2001 Hibernian H 2–2 45,940 Hughes, Flo
26 August 2001 Dundee H 2–0 48,038 Mols, Ricksen
8 September 2001 Heart of Midlothian A 2–2 14,014 Latapy, Flo
16 September 2001 Motherwell H 3–0 41,137 Flo, de Boer, Caniggia
22 September 2001 Dundee United A 6–1 11,117 Buchan (o.g.), Flo (3), de Boer, McCann
30 September 2001 Celtic H 0–2 50,097
13 October 2001 Kilmarnock H 3–1 49,379 Arveladze, Caniggia, Flo
21 October 2001 St. Johnstone A 2–0 8,331 Arveladze, Flo
27 October 2001 Livingston A 2–0 10,012 Reyna (2)
4 November 2001 Aberdeen H 2–0 49,739 Flo (2)
17 November 2001 Dunfermline Athletic H 4–0 48,554 Arveladze (2), Flo (2)
25 November 2001 Celtic A 1–2 59,609 Løvenkrands
1 December 2001 Dundee A 0–0 11,085
9 December 2001 Heart of Midlothian H 3–1 47,891 de Boer, Latapy, Arveladze
12 December 2001 Hibernian H 1–1 46,179 Ricksen
15 December 2001 Motherwell A 2–2 9,864 Arveladze, McCann
22 December 2001 Dundee United H 3–2 47,315 Arveladze (2), Amoruso
26 December 2001 Hibernian A 3–0 14,021 Moore, Flo, Arveladze
29 December 2001 St. Johnstone H 1–0 48,827 Mols
12 January 2002 Livingston H 3–0 48,044 Caniggia (2), Flo
19 January 2002 Aberdeen H 1–0 17,846 Amoruso
23 January 2002 Dunfermline Athletic A 4–2 8,795 de Boer (2), Vidmar, Arveladze
30 January 2002 Kilmarnock A 2–2 11,589 de Boer, Flo
2 February 2002 Dundee H 2–1 48,861 Arveladze, Moore
9 February 2002 Heart of Midlothian A 2–0 14,128 de Boer, McCann
16 February 2002 Motherwell H 3–0 49,284 Latapy, Flo, Ricksen
3 March 2002 Dundee United A 1–0 9,386 Amoruso (pen.)
6 March 2002 St. Johnstone A 2–0 6,382 Flo, Ricksen
10 March 2002 Celtic H 1–1 49,765 Numan
20 March 2002 Kilmarnock H 5–0 40,768 McCann (3), Kanchelskis, Burke
7 April 2002 Heart of Midlothian H 2–0 47,492 Dodds (2)
13 April 2002 Livingston A 1–2 10,019 Amoruso
21 April 2002 Celtic A 1–1 59,384 Løvenkrands
27 April 2002 Aberdeen H 2–0 48,878 McCann, Ferguson
12 May 2002 Dunfermline Athletic A 1–1 8,716 Moore

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 July 2001 QR2 NK Maribor A 3–0 6,100 Flo (2, 1 pen.), Nerlinger
1 August 2001 QR2 NK Maribor H 3–1 50,045 Caniggia (2), Flo
8 August 2001 QR3 Fenerbahce H 0–0 49,472
22 August 2001 QR3 Fenerbahce A 1–2 18,272 Ricksen

UEFA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
27 September 2001 R1 Anzhi Makhachkala N 1–0 4,200 Konterman
18 October 2001 R2 Dynamo Moscow H 3–1 45,008 Amoruso, Ball, de Boer
1 November 2001 R2 Dynamo Moscow A 4–1 6,000 de Boer, Ferguson, Flo, Løvenkrands
22 November 2001 R3 Paris Saint-Germain H 0–0 49,223
6 December 2001 R3 Paris Saint-Germain A 0–0* 35,000
21 February 2002 R4 Feyenoord H 1–1 49,041 Ferguson (pen.)
28 February 2002 R4 Feyenoord A 2–3 45,000 McCann, Ferguson (pen.)

*Rangers won the match 4-3 on penalties

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 January 2002 R3 Berwick Rangers A 0–0 4,280
21 January 2002 R3 R Berwick Rangers H 3–0 17,662 Amoruso, Konterman, Arveladze
26 January 2002 R4 Hibernian H 4–1 25,636 Flo (2), Løvenkrands, Dodds
24 February 2002 QF Forfar Athletic A 6–0 4,504 Dodds (3), Arveladze (2), Kanchelskis
24 March 2002 SF Partick Thistle N 3–0 31,969 Nerlinger (2), Ferguson
4 May 2002 F Celtic N 3–2 51,138 Løvenkrands (2), Ferguson

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 October 2001 R3 Airdrieonians H 3–0 34,075 Arveladze (2), Numan
28 November 2001 QF Ross County A 2–1 5,972 Arveladze, Reyna
5 February 2002 SF Celtic N 2–1 43,457 Løvenkrands, Konterman
17 March 2002 F Ayr United N 4–0 50,076 Caniggia (2), Flo, Ferguson (pen.)

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5 July 2001 VV Dovo A 7-0 4,000 Miller (3), de Boer, Numan, Dodds, Kanchelskis
7 July 2001 VV Capelle A 5-1 3,500 Johnston (2), Caniggia, de Boer, Gayle
9 July 2001 WHC/VSCO[17] A 8-0 2,200 Miller (3), Flo (2), Dodds, Nerlinger, Caniggia
15 July 2001 FC Copenhagen A 1-1 10,484 Nerlinger
17 July 2001 Malmo FF A 3-1 6,000 McCann, Caniggia, Flo
21 July 2001 Anderlecht H 1-2 25,200 Caniggia

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rangers line up Nerlinger". BBC Sport. 19 June 2001. 
  2. ^ "Rangers better than Celtic - Caniggia". BBC Sport. 27 June 2001. 
  3. ^ "Latapy signs at Rangers". BBC Sport. 3 July 2001. 
  4. ^ "Ball remains in Ibrox limbo". BBC Sport. 7 October 2004. 
  5. ^ "Arveladze ready for Ibrox fight". BBC Sport. 29 August 2001. 
  6. ^ "Albertz rejoins Hamburg". BBC Sport. 24 May 2001. 
  7. ^ "Wallace, Porrini and more to leave Ibrox". BBC Sport. 14 April 2001. 
  8. ^ a b c d "SPL summer signings". BBC Sport. 28 July 2001. 
  9. ^ "Arsenal sign Van Bronckhorst". BBC Sport. 20 June 2001. 
  10. ^ "Blackburn agree Tugay fee". BBC Sport. 17 May 2001. 
  11. ^ "Saints snap up MacDonald". BBC Sport. 3 August 2001. 
  12. ^ "Carson moves to Dundee United". BBC Sport. 6 August 2001. 
  13. ^ "Gayle blows into Vicarage Road". BBC Sport. 7 August 2001. 
  14. ^ "Johnston to decide on Boro". BBC Sport. 30 July 2001. 
  15. ^ "Reyna set for Sunderland switch". BBC Sport. 7 December 2001. 
  16. ^ "Wolves seal Miller deal". BBC Sport. 13 December 2001. 
  17. ^ WHC provided first-half opposition and VSCO second-half