2012–13 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2012–13 season
Chairman Craig Whyte
(until 14 May)
Malcolm Murray
(from 14 June)
Manager Ally McCoist
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Glasgow, Scotland
(Capacity: 50,987)
Scottish Third Division 1st
P36 W25 D8 L3 F87 A29
Scottish Cup Fifth Round
League Cup Quarter-finals
Challenge Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Andrew Little (22)
All:
Lee McCulloch (26)
Highest home attendance 50,048 vs Berwick Rangers
(4 May 2013)
Lowest home attendance 23,195 vs Elgin City
(2 December 2012)
Average home league attendance 45,744
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season is the 132nd season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Following the administration and liquidation of RFC 2012 plc (formerly The Rangers Football Club plc), the companies assets, including Rangers F.C., were bought by a new company Sevco Scotland Ltd. The Rangers Football Club Ltd, to whom the SFA membership of Rangers F.C. was subsequently transferred.[1] Having been refused re-entry to the Scottish Premier League by 10 SPL clubs,[2] the club was successful in its application to join the Scottish Football League, being placed in the Third Division.[3][4][5]

The off the field drama was to be mirrored by some on field, at least initially, as Rangers struggled to get to grips with life in the Third Division. The very first match in August away to Peterhead ended in a 2-2 draw.[6]

Rangers clinched the Scottish Third Division Title on 30 March after a goalless draw away to Montrose and defeat for nearest challengers Queens Park. Rangers were promoted to the Scottish Second Division for the next season. In all Rangers played a total of 47 competitive matches during the 2012-13 season. Rangers lifted the Scottish Third Division Title after defeating Berwick Rangers in the final match of the season in front of 50,048 spectators.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
GK  SCO Neil Alexander 35 2008 (Winter) 94 0 2013 Free
GK  SCO Scott Gallacher 23 2006 0 0 2015 Youth system
GK  SCO Blair Currie 19 2009 0 0 2013 Youth system
GK  IRL Alan Smith 19 2010 0 0 2014 Free
GK  SCO Liam Kelly 18 2012 0 0 2015 Free
DF  ROM Dorin Goian 31 2011 42 1 2014 £0.8m out on season loan
DF  USA Carlos Bocanegra (captain) 33 2011 40 3 2014 £0.4m out on season loan
DF  SCO Darren Cole 21 2008 5 0 2013 Youth system
DF  SCO Kirk Broadfoot 28 2007 121 1 2013 Free left on 29 August
DF  BRA Emílson Cribari 33 2012 34 0 2014 Free
DF  FRA Sébastien Faure 22 2012 23 1 2015 Free
DF  Greece Anestis Argyriou 25 2012 27 0 2014 Free
DF  SCO Ross Perry 23 2006 36 0 2015 Youth system
DF  NIR Chris Hegarty 20 2010 29 0 2015 Free
DF  CAN Luca Gasparotto 17 2011 4 0 2015 Free
DF  SCO Lee Wallace (y) 25 2011 76 6 2016 £1.5m
MF  USA Alejandro Bedoya 25 2011 13 1 2014 £0.4m left on 10 August
MF  SCO Lewis Macleod 18 2010 31 3 2017 Youth system
MF  SCO Robbie Crawford 20 2010 27 5 2017 Youth system
MF  SCO Andy Murdoch 18 2011 1 0 2015 Youth system
MF  SCO Ian Black 28 2012 38 2 2015 Free
MF  SCO Kyle Hutton 22 2008 47 2 2014 Youth system
MF  USA Maurice Edu 26 2008 125 12 2013 £2.6m left on 25 August
MF  POL Kamil Wiktorski 19 2009 0 0 2013 £0.1m left on 29 January
MF  NIR Andrew Mitchell 21 2010 9 0 2013 Free
MF  NIR Dean Shiels 28 2012 29 12 2016 Free
MF  SCO David Templeton 24 2012 26 15 2016 £0.8m
MF  SCO Fraser Aird 18 2011 22 3 2018 Youth system
MF  AUS Francesco Stella 21 2012 0 0 2013 Free left on 15 January
MF  SCO Tom Walsh 16 2012 1 0 2013 Youth system
MF  SCO Lee McCulloch (captain) 34 2007 211 46 2015 £2.25m
MF  SCO Barrie McKay 18 2011 42 4 2017 Free
MF  SCO Danny Stoney 16 2012 3 0 2016 Youth system
FW  ENG Kane Hemmings 22 2008 10 1 2013 Youth system
FW  SCO Kal Naismith 21 2008 24 3 2015 Youth system
FW  NIR Andrew Little 23 2007 60 32 2014 Youth system
FW  ESP Francisco Sandaza 28 2012 20 2 2015 Free left on 3 April
FW  SCO Kevin Kyle 31 2012 15 3 2013 Free left on 16 March
  • Last updated: 4 May 2013
  • Source: Players transfer and Wikipedia players' articles
  • Ordered by position on pitch.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
MF  SCO Ian Black 27 Heart of Midlothian Transfer Summer 2015 Free [7]
MF  NIR Dean Shiels 27 Kilmarnock Transfer Summer 2016 Free [8]
FW  ESP Francisco Sandaza 27 St Johnstone Transfer Summer 2015 Free [9]
FW  SCO Kevin Kyle 31 Heart of Midlothian Transfer Summer 2013 Free [9]
DF  BRA Emílson Cribari 32 Cruzeiro Brazil Transfer Summer 2014 Free [9]
DF  FRA Sébastien Faure 21 Lyon France Transfer Summer 2015 Free [10]
DF  Greece Anestis Argyriou 24 AEK Athens Greece Transfer Summer 2014 Free [11]
MF  AUS Francesco Stella 21 Siena Italy Transfer Summer 2013 Free [12]
MF  SCO David Templeton 23 Heart of Midlothian Transfer Summer 2016 £0.7m [13]

Total expenditure: £0.7m

Out[edit]

P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
DF  ENG Kyle Bartley 21 Arsenal England Loan return Summer n/a [14]
DF  BIH Saša Papac 32 Retired End of contract Summer n/a [15][16]
FW  NIR David Healy 32 Bury England End of contract Summer n/a [17]
MF  FRA Salim Kerkar 24 Charlton Athletic England End of contract Summer n/a [18]
GK  SCO Grant Adam 21 St Mirren End of contract Summer n/a [19]
MF  SCO Gordon Dick 19 Albion Rovers End of contract Summer n/a [20][21]
DF  SCO Ewan McNeil 18 Norwich City England End of contract Summer n/a [20]
MF  SCO Anthony Marenghi 18 Ayr United End of contract Summer n/a [20][22]
DF  SCO Adam Hunter 19 Ayr United End of contract Summer n/a [20]
DF  ALG Adel Gafaiti 17 Norwich City England End of contract Summer n/a [20]
DF  NIR Josh Robinson 18 Crusaders Northern Ireland End of contract Summer n/a [20][14]
FW  ENG Jack Werndly 19 St Neots Town England End of contract Summer n/a [20][14]
DF  SCO Robbie McIntyre 18 Huddersfield Town England End of contract Summer n/a [20][14]
GK  SCO Sam George 17 Clyde End of contract Summer n/a [20]
MF  SCO Rhys McCabe 19 Sheffield Wednesday England Rejection to transfer Summer Undisclosed [23][24][25]
FW  Nigeria Sone Aluko 23 Hull City England Rejection to transfer Summer n/a [23][26]
DF  SCO Steven Whittaker 28 Norwich City England Rejection to transfer Summer n/a [23] [27]
FW  SCO Steven Naismith 25 Everton England Rejection to transfer Summer n/a [23][28]
MF  SCO Jamie Ness 21 Stoke City England Rejection to transfer Summer n/a [29][30]
FW  NIR Kyle Lafferty 24 Sion Switzerland Rejection to transfer Summer n/a [29][31]
GK  SCO Allan McGregor 30 Beşiktaş A.Ş. Turkey Rejection to transfer Summer n/a [29][32]
MF  NIR Steven Davis 27 Southampton England Rejection to transfer Summer £0.8m [29][33][34]
MF  SCO John Fleck 20 Coventry City England Rejection to transfer Summer Free [35][36]
DF  NOR Tom Skogsrud 19 Sandefjord Norway Rejection to transfer Summer Free [14]
DF  NOR Kim Skogsrud 19 Sandefjord Norway Rejection to transfer Summer Free [14]
MF  ESP Juan Manuel Ortiz 30 Granada Spain Transfer Summer Free [37]
MF  USA Alejandro Bedoya 25 Helsingborgs IF Sweden Transfer Summer Free [38]
DF  ROM Dorin Goian 31 Spezia Italy Loan Summer n/a [39]
MF  USA Maurice Edu 26 Stoke City England Transfer Summer £0.3m [40]
DF  SCO Kirk Broadfoot 28 Blackpool England Contract terminated Summer Free [41]
DF  USA Carlos Bocanegra 31 Racing Santander Spain Loan Summer n/a [42]
DF  SCO Kyle McAusland 19 Ayr United Loan n/a n/a [43]
FW  ENG Kane Hemmings 21 Cowdenbeath Loan Winter n/a [44]
FW  SCO Calum Gallagher 18 Alloa Athletic Loan Winter n/a [45]
MF  AUS Francesco Stella 21 Melbourne Victory Australia Contract terminated Winter Free [46]
MF  POL Kamil Wiktorski 19 Free Agent Contract terminated Winter Free
MF  SCO Gregor Fotheringham 18 Forfar Athletic Loan Winter n/a [47]
DF  SCO Stuart Urquhart 17 Dumbarton Loan n/a n/a [48]
FW  SCO Kevin Kyle 31 Free Agent Contract terminated n/a Free [49]
FW  ESP Francisco Sandaza 28 Free Agent Contract terminated n/a Free [50]

Last updated: 3 April 2013
Total income: £1.1m

New Contracts[edit]

P
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
GK  SCO Scott Gallacher 22 Signed 1 year June 2013
DF  NIR Chris Hegarty 19 Signed 1 year June 2013 [51]
MF  NIR Andrew Mitchell 20 Signed 1 year June 2013 [52]
FW  NIR Andrew Little 23 Signed 2 years June 2014 [53][7]
MF  POL Kamil Wiktorski 19 Signed 1 year June 2013 [54]
MF  SCO Lewis Macleod 18 Signed 5 years June 2017 [55]
MF  SCO Barrie McKay 18 Signed 5 years June 2017 [55][56]
MF  SCO Robbie Crawford 19 Signed 5 years June 2017 [55]
DF  SCO Lee Wallace 25 Signed 5 years June 2017 [57]
MF  SCO Lee McCulloch 34 Signed 2 years June 2015 [58]
GK  SCO Neil Alexander 34 Rejected 1 year June 2014 [59]
MF  CAN Fraser Aird 18 Signed 5 years June 2018 [60]
DF  SCO Kyle McAusland 20 Signed 2 years June 2015 [61]
DF  NIR Chris Hegarty 20 Signed 2 years June 2015 [62]
FW  SCO Kal Naismith 20 Signed 2 years June 2015 [63]
DF  CAN Luca Gasparotto 17 Signed 2 years June 2015 [64]
GK  SCO Scott Gallacher 23 Signed 2 years June 2015 [65]

Last updated: 18 February 2013