2005–06 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2005–06 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Alex McLeish
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Scottish Premier League 3rd
P38 W21 D10 L7 F67 A37
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Quarter-finals
Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Kris Boyd (17)
All:
Kris Boyd (20)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2005–06 season is the 125th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 52 competitive matches during the 2005–06 season. Their start to the season was poor, winning only six league games out of the first 17. The period from October through to early December saw the team embark on one of the worst runs in their history, going ten games without a win. The league form scarely improved as they failed to catch Hearts and so finished third in the league.

The domestic cup competitions were not productive as the club went out of the League Cup at the quarter final stage to Celtic, losing 2–0 at Celtic Park. They lost 3–0 also at Ibrox to Hibernian on 4 February 2006 to go out of the Scottish Cup in the fourth round and end their last hope of silverware for the season.

Rangers did however qualify for the Champions League group stages, and a 1–1 draw with Inter Milan saw Rangers progress to the last 16 for the first time in the club's history, and the first Scottish team to do so. They were then knocked out by Spainish side Villarreal on the away goals rule.

This season turned out to be the last for manager Alex McLeish, with his imminent departure at the end of the season being announced in February following the Scottish Cup exit and a 2-0 defeat away to Aberdeen in the league.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  GER Stefan Klos 34 1998 296 0 2007 £0.7m
2 DF  NED Fernando Ricksen 29 2000 254 20 2009 £3.75m
3 DF  FRA Olivier Bernard 26 2005 15 0 2007 Free
3 DF  ENG Michael Ball 26 2001 76 2 2006 £4m left on 31 August
4 MF  BEL Thomas Buffel 25 2005 (Winter) 56 12 2009 £2.3m
5 DF  TRI Marvin Andrews 30 2004 68 8 2007 Free
6 MF  SCO Barry Ferguson (captain) 28 2005 (Winter) 301 43 2010 £4.5m
7 MF  FRA Brahim Hemdani 28 2005 49 2 2009 Free
8 MF  SCO Alex Rae 38 2004 44 1 2006 Free
9 FW  CRO Dado Pršo 31 2004 87 33 2007 Free
10 FW  ESP Nacho Novo 27 2004 100 29 2008 £0.45m
11 MF  SCO Gavin Rae 28 2004 (Winter) 19 2 2007 £0.25m
12 DF  SCO Robert Malcolm 25 1997 115 3 2007 Youth system
14 MF  Serbia Dragan Mladenović 30 2004 9 0 2006 £1.1m left on 31 August
14 DF  Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos 26 2005 57 5 2006 Free
15 DF  Georgia Zurab Khizanishvili 24 2003 (Winter) 63 0 2008 Free left on 10 April
15 FW  ITA Filippo Maniero 33 2005 0 0 2006 Free left on 12 October
15 FW  SCO Kris Boyd 22 2006 (Winter) 21 20 2009 £0.4m
16 DF  FRA Julien Rodriguez 27 2005 30 1 2009 £1m
17 MF  SCO Chris Burke 22 2000 79 8 2007 Youth system
18 DF  FRA José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan 30 2005 10 1 2008 Free
19 FW  SCO Steven Thompson 22 2003 (Winter) 86 23 2006 £0.2m left on 10 January
20 DF  SCO Maurice Ross 25 2000 108 3 2007 Youth system left on 31 August
20 DF  SCO Alan Hutton 21 2002 68 3 Youth system
21 FW  ENG Francis Jeffers 25 2005 14 0 2006 Loan
22 GK  SCO Allan McGregor 24 2001 11 0 Youth system out on season loan
23 FW  ARG Federico Nieto 22 2005 6 3 2006 Loan left on 1 January
24 DF  SCO Ian Murray 25 2005 42 0 2008 Free
25 GK  NED Ronald Waterreus 35 2005 (Winter) 64 0 2006 £0.05m
26 FW  DEN Peter Løvenkrands 26 2000 182 54 2006 £1.3m
31 MF  TUN Hamed Namouchi 22 2003 51 6 2008 Free
34 DF  SCO Steven Smith 20 2002 24 0 2008 Youth system
38 MF  SCO Charlie Adam 20 2003 3 0 Youth system out on season loan
41 GK  ENG Lee Robinson 19 2004 1 0 2009 Youth system
44 FW  SCO Ross McCormack 19 2003 13 4 Youth system
51 DF  SCO Alan Lowing 18 2004 4 0 2008 Youth system
66 FW  ATG Moses Ashikodi 18 2006 (Winter) 1 0 2006 Free
  • Last updated: 7 May 2006
  • Source: Players transfer, Wikipedia players' articles
  • Ordered by position on pitch.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
24 DF  SCO Ian Murray 24 Hibernian Transfer Summer 2008 Free [1]
7 CM  FRA Brahim Hemdani 27 Marseille France Transfer Summer 2009 Free [2]
24 CB  FRA José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan 29 Paris Saint-Germain France Transfer Summer 2008 Free [3]
23 CF  ARG Federico Nieto 21 Almagro Argentina Loan Summer 2006 n/a [4]
50 LW  FRA Dany N'Guessan 17 Auxerre France Transfer Summer 2007 Free [5]
16 CB  FRA Julien Rodriguez 27 Monaco France Transfer Summer 2009 £1m [6]
14 CB  Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos 26 Panathinaikos Greece Transfer Summer 2006 Free [7]
15 CF  ITA Filippo Maniero 32 Torino Italy Transfer Summer 2006 Free [8]
3 LB  FRA Olivier Bernard 25 Southampton England Transfer Summer 2007 Free [9]
21 CF  ENG Francis Jeffers 24 Charlton Athletic England Loan Summer 2006 n/a [10]
15 CF  SCO Kris Boyd 22 Kilmarnock Transfer Winter 2009 £0.4m [11]
66 CF  ENG Moses Ashikodi 18 West Ham United England Transfer Winter 2006 Free [12]

Last updated: 11 January 2006
Total spending: £1.4m

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
23 LW  SWE Bojan Djordjic 23 Plymouth Argyle England End of contract Summer n/a [13]
7 CF  Georgia Shota Arveladze 32 AZ End of contract Summer n/a [14]
32 CF  SCO Tom Brighton 21 Clyde End of contract Summer n/a [15]
30 GK  SCO Graeme Smith 22 Motherwell End of contract Summer n/a [15]
33 DF  SCO Alex Walker 21 Greenock Morton End of contract Summer n/a [15]
48 DF  FRA Warren Jacmot 18 Lyon-Duchère France End of contract Summer n/a [15]
36 DF  FIN Jukka Santala 20 Partick Thistle Loan Summer n/a [16]
35 CF  DEN Bajram Fetai 19 Silkeborg Denmark Transfer Summer Nominal [17]
22 GK  SCO Allan McGregor 23 Dunfermline Athletic Loan Summer n/a [18]
3 LB  ENG Michael Ball 25 PSV Netherlands Transfer Summer Free [19]
14 CM  SRB Dragan Mladenović 29l Red Star Serbia Transfer Summer Free [20]
21 RB  SCO Maurice Ross 24 Sheffield Wednesday England Transfer Summer Free [21]
15 CB  GEO Zurab Khizanishvili 23 Blackburn Rovers England Loan Summer n/a [22]
38 LM  SCO Charlie Adam 19 St. Mirren Loan Summer n/a [9]
32 CB  SCO Brian McLean 20 Motherwell Loan Summer n/a [9]
15 CF  ITA Filippo Maniero 33 Free Agent Transfer n/a n/a [23]
23 CF  ARG Federico Nieto 22 Almagro Argentina Loan Return Winter n/a [24]
19 CF  SCO Steven Thompson 27 Cardiff City Wales Transfer Winter £0.25m [25]
44 CF  SCO Ross McCormack 19 Doncaster Rovers England Loan Winter n/a [26]
36 FW  FIN Jukka Santala 20 Nordsjælland Denmark Transfer Winter Free [27]
15 CB  GEO Zurab Khizanishvili 24 Blackburn Rovers England Transfer n/a £0.5m [28]

Last updated: 10 April 2006
Total received: £0.75m

Squad statistics[edit]

Total Scottish Premier League UEFA Champions League Scottish Cup League Cup
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK  GER Stefan Klos 3 3 2 1
2 RB  NED Fernando Ricksen 30 31 1 21 8 1 1 1
3 LB  ENG Michael Ball 4 4 2 2
3 LB  FRA Olivier Bernard 15 15 9 4 2
4 AM  BEL Thomas Buffel 32 38 7 29 4 7 1 1 1 2
5 CB  TRI Marvin Andrews 27 30 4 23 3 4 2 1 1
6 CM  SCO Barry Ferguson 45 46 5 32 5 10 2 2
7 CM  FRA Brahim Hemdani 23 24 19 5
8 CM  SCO Alex Rae 6 12 9 2 1
9 CF  CRO Dado Pršo 37 41 12 32 9 7 3 1 1
10 FW  ESP Nacho Novo 14 32 3 24 2 5 1 2 1
11 CM  SCO Gavin Rae 4 8 8
12 DF  SCO Robert Malcolm 15 17 13 1 2 1
14 CB  Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos 40 40 3 28 1 8 1 2 1 2
15 CF  SCO Kris Boyd 17 21 20 17 17 2 2 3
16 CB  FRA Julien Rodriguez 29 30 1 21 1 8 1
17 RW  SCO Chris Burke 30 35 3 27 3 6 2
18 CB  FRA José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan 9 10 1 7 1 2 1
19 CF  SCO Steven Thompson 6 22 3 14 2 7 1 1
20 RB  SCO Alan Hutton 21 23 19 3 1
20 RB  SCO Maurice Ross 1 1
21 CF  ENG Francis Jeffers 7 14 8 4 2
23 CF  ARG Federico Nieto 1 6 3 3 1 2 1 2
24 DF  SCO Ian Murray 37 42 30 8 2 2
25 GK  NED Ronald Waterreus 49 49 36 10 2 1
26 LW  DEN Peter Løvenkrands 35 47 18 33 14 10 4 2 2
31 LM  TUN Hamed Namouchi 14 16 7 7 2
34 LB  SCO Steven Smith 18 20 18 1 1
38 LM  SCO Charlie Adam 1 1
41 GK  ENG Lee Robinson 1 1
44 FW  SCO Ross McCormack 2 11 3 8 1 2 1 1 1
51 RB  SCO Alan Lowing 2 4 2 1 1
66 CF  ENG Moses Ashikodi 1 1

Last updated: 20 May 2006
Source: Soccerbase - Rangers 2005/2006 player appearances
Ordered by squad numbers
0 shown as blank

Club[edit]

Matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 31 July 2005 Scottish Premier League 1 H Livingston 3 – 0
2 6 August 2005 Scottish Premier League 2 A Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 0
4 14 August 2005 Scottish Premier League 3 A Aberdeen 2 – 3
5 20 August 2005 Scottish Premier League 4 H Celtic 3 – 1
7 27 August 2005 Scottish Premier League 5 H Hibernian 0 – 3
8 10 September 2005 Scottish Premier League 6 A Falkirk 1 – 1
10 17 September 2005 Scottish Premier League 7 H Kilmarnock 3 – 0
12 24 September 2005 Scottish Premier League 8 A Heart of Midlothian 0 – 1
14 1 October 2005 Scottish Premier League 9 H Dunfermline Athletic 5 – 1
15 15 October 2005 Scottish Premier League 10 A Dundee United 0 – 0
17 22 October 2005 Scottish Premier League 11 H Motherwell 2 – 0
18 26 October 2005 Scottish Premier League 12 A Livingston 2 – 2
19 29 October 2005 Scottish Premier League 13 H Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 1
21 5 November 2005 Scottish Premier League 14 H Aberdeen 0 – 0
23 19 November 2005 Scottish Premier League 15 A Celtic 0 – 3
25 26 November 2005 Scottish Premier League 16 A Hibernian 1 – 2
26 3 December 2005 Scottish Premier League 17 H Falkirk 2 – 2
28 10 December 2005 Scottish Premier League 18 A Kilmarnock 3 – 2
29 17 December 2005 Scottish Premier League 19 H Heart of Midlothian 1 – 0
30 26 December 2005 Scottish Premier League 20 A Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 3
31 31 December 2005 Scottish Premier League 21 H Dundee United 3 – 0
33 14 January 2006 Scottish Premier League 22 A Motherwell 1 – 0
34 21 January 2006 Scottish Premier League 23 H Livingston 4 – 1
35 28 January 2006 Scottish Premier League 24 A Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 – 2
37 8 February 2006 Scottish Premier League 25 A Aberdeen 0 – 2
38 12 February 2006 Scottish Premier League 26 H Celtic 0 – 1
39 18 February 2006 Scottish Premier League 27 H Hibernian 2 – 0
41 4 March 2006 Scottish Premier League 28 A Falkirk 2 – 1
43 11 March 2006 Scottish Premier League 29 H Kilmarnock 4 – 0
44 18 March 2006 Scottish Premier League 30 A Heart of Midlothian 1 – 1
45 25 March 2006 Scottish Premier League 31 H Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0
46 1 April 2006 Scottish Premier League 32 A Dundee United 4 – 1
47 8 April 2006 Scottish Premier League 33 H Motherwell 1 – 0
48 15 April 2006 Scottish Premier League 34 H Aberdeen 1 – 1
49 23 April 2006 Scottish Premier League 35 A Celtic 0 – 0
50 29 April 2006 Scottish Premier League 36 A Kilmarnock 3 – 1
51 2 May 2006 Scottish Premier League 37 A Hibernian 2 – 1
52 7 May 2006 Scottish Premier League 38 H Heart of Midlothian 2 – 0

Last updated: 7 May 2006
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 League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
3 9 August 2005 UEFA Champions League QR3 AR Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta Cyprus 2 – 1
6 24 August 2005 UEFA Champions League QR3 H Anorthosis Famagusta Cyprus 2 – 0
9 13 September 2005 UEFA Champions League GS H Porto Portugal 3 – 2
13 28 September 2005 UEFA Champions League GS A Italy Internazionale Italy 0 – 1
16 19 October 2005 UEFA Champions League GS H Artmedia Petržalka Slovakia 0 – 0
20 1 November 2005 UEFA Champions League GS AR Slovakia Artmedia Petržalka Slovakia 2 – 2
24 23 November 2005 UEFA Champions League GS A Portugal Porto Portugal 1 – 1
27 6 December 2005 UEFA Champions League GS H Internazionale Italy 1 – 1
40 22 February 2006 UEFA Champions League L16 H Villarreal 2 – 2
42 7 March 2006 UEFA Champions League L16 A Spain Villarreal 1 – 1

Last updated: 7 March 2006
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 Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
32 7 January 2006 Scottish Cup 3 H Peterhead 5 – 0
36 4 February 2006 Scottish Cup 4 H Hibernian 0 – 3

Last updated: 4 February 2006
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 Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
11 20 September 2005 League Cup 3 H Clyde 5 – 2
22 9 November 2005 League Cup QF A Celtic 0 – 2

Last updated: 9 November 2005
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.

Friendlies[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 9 July 2005 Friendly A Canada CPSL XI Canada 4 – 1
2 12 July 2005 Friendly N Canada Dinamo Zagreb Croatia 0 – 1
3 16 July 2005 Friendly A Linfield 2 – 0
4 19 July 2005 Friendly A England Ipswich Town England 2 – 0
5 23 July 2005 Friendly H Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany 0 – 0
6 26 July 2005 Friendly AR St Mirren 1 – 0

Last updated: 26 July 2005
Source:[citation needed]
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.

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 3rd 31 July 7 May
UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round Round of 16 9 August 7 March
League Cup 3rd Round Semi-finals 20 September 9 November
Scottish Cup 3rd Round 4th Round 7 January 4 February

Source: Competitions

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 28 7 3 93 37 +56 91 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Heart of Midlothian 38 22 8 8 71 31 +40 74 2006–07 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Rangers 38 21 10 7 67 37 +30 73 UEFA Cup 2006-07 First round
4 Hibernian 38 17 5 16 61 56 +5 56

Updated to games played on 20 November 2005.
Source: Wikipedia article
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 21 10 7 67 37 +30 73 13 4 2 38 11 +27 8 6 5 29 26 +3

Last updated: 7 May 2005.
Source: Wikipedia article

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H H A A A H
Result W W L W L D W L W D W D D D L L D W W D W W W W L L W W W D W W W D D W W W

Last updated: 7 May 2005.
Source: Wikipedia article
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Inter Milan 6 4 1 1 9 4 5 13
Scotland Rangers 6 1 4 1 7 7 0 7
Slovakia Artmedia Bratislava 6 1 3 2 5 9 -4 6
Portugal FC Porto 6 1 2 3 8 9 -1 5

|} Updated to games played on 7 December 2006.
Source: Wikipedia article
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

References[edit]

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