1895–96 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1895–96 season
President Dugald MacKenzie
Match Secretary William Wilton
Ground Kinning Park
Scottish League Division One 2nd
P18 W11 D4 L3 F57 A39
Scottish Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Alex Smith (13)

All:
Alex Smith (16)

The 1895–96 season is the sixth season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 22 competitive matches during the 1895–96 season. They finished second in the Scottish League Division One with a record of 11 wins from 18 matches.

The club ended the season without the Scottish Cup after being knocked out in the quarter final stage by Hibernian by 3–2. The club had beaten Dumbarton and St Mirren during the competition.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 August 1895 Dumbarton A 5–3 Miller (2), Barker (2), A.Smith
24 August 1895 Third Lanark H 0–4
31 August 1895 Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 Oswald, Untraced
7 September 1895 Celtic H 2–4 16,000 Stewart, A.Smith
14 September 1895 St. Bernard's A 4–3 McPherson, Miller, A.Smith, Untraced
5 October 1895 St Mirren A 7–1 A.Smith (4), McPherson, Oswald, McCreadie
12 October 1895 St. Bernard's H 2–0 4,000 A.Smith, McPherson
26 October 1895 Hibernian A 1–1 8,000 Barker
9 November 1895 Clyde H 4–4 4,000 Oswald (2), McPherson, Mitchell
23 November 1895 Hibernian H 4–0 6,000 Oswald (2), Barker, McPherson
30 November 1895 Dundee A 3–1 3,000 Marshall, Barker, Oswald
7 December 1895 Heart of Midlothian H 7–2 Oswald (3), N.Gibson, Barker, McPherson, Untraced
14 December 1895 Celtic A 2–6 25,000 A Smith, McCreadie
21 December 1895 Third Lanark A 3–2 5,000 A.Smith, McCreadie, Boyd
4 January 1896 Dumbarton H 3–1 2,000 Oswald, McCreadie, Miller (o.g.)
8 February 1896 Clyde A 2–2 Stewart, A.Smith
22 February 1896 St Mirren H 3–3 3,000 A.Smith (2), Miller
29 February 1896 Dundee H 3–1 3,000 McCreadie (2), McPherson

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 January 1896 R1 Dumbarton A 1–1 Stewart
25 January 1896 R1 R Dumbarton H 3–1 6,000 A.Smith (2), Oswald
1 February 1896 R2 St Mirren H 5–0 4,500 Oswald (3), McPherson, McCreadie
15 February 1896 QF Hibernian H 2–3 18,000 A.Smith, McCreadie

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Mungo Murdoch GK 1 0
Scotland Nicol Smith DF 21 0
Scotland Jock Drummond DF 18 0
Scotland Robert Marshall DF 16 1
Scotland Alex Mathie DF 1 0
Scotland Neilly Gibson MF 21 1
Scotland McIntyre MF 3 0
Scotland Thomas Miller MF 8 4
Scotland John Barker MF 12 6
Scotland David Boyd MF 4 1
Scotland Alex Smith FW 21 16
Scotland William Wilson GK 3 0
Scotland Jimmy Oswald FW 21 15
Scotland John McPherson MF 20 8
Scotland George Russell DF 2 0
Scotland Stewart MF 11 3
Scotland John McLeod GK 5 0
Scotland David Crawford DF 4 0
Scotland David Mitchell MF 16 1
Scotland Robert Burns DF 6 0
Scotland Hugh McCreadie MF 14 8
Scotland John Bell GK 7 0
Scotland Muir MF 1 0
Scotland James Yuille GK 1 0
Scotland James McAllan GK 1 0

See also[edit]