1896–97 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1896–97 season
President John Robertson Gow
Match Secretary William Wilton
Ground Kinning Park
Scottish League Division One 3rd
P18 W11 D3 L4 F64 A30
Scottish Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
John McPherson,
Tommy Hyslop (11)

All:
John McPherson (15)

The 1896–97 season is the seventh season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 22 competitive matches during the 1896–97 season. They finished third in the Scottish League Division One with a record of 11 wins from 18 matches.

The club won the Scottish Cup that season. A 5-1 victory of Dumbarton on 20 March 1897 saw them win the trophy for only the second time in the clubs history.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 August 1896 St. Mirren H 5-1 8,000 Turnbull (2), Hyslop, R.Crawford, J.Miller
22 August 1896 Third Lanark A 1-1 15,000 Gibson
29 August 1896 Dundee H 3-1 13,000 Hyslop, D.Crawford, Burgess (og)
5 September 1896 Hibernian A 3-4 J.Miller (2), Turnbull
12 September 1896 Heart of Midlothian H 5-0 14,000 R.Crawford, A.Smith, Oswald, Hyslop, J.Miller
21 September 1896 Heart of Midlothian A 1-2 7,000 Gibson
26 September 1896 Abercorn A 9-2 J McPherson (5), Turnbull (2), J.Miller, R.Crawford
3 October 1896 Hibernian H 4-3 20,000 Turnbull (3), A.McCreadie
10 October 1896 Celtic A 1-1 24,000 J .McPherson
17 October 1896 Clyde H 2-1 4,000 J.McPherson (2)
24 October 1896 Third Lanark H 6-1 5,000 Low (3), J.McPherson (2), Oswald
7 November 1896 St. Mirren A 2-2 A.Smith, Mitchell
28 November 1896 Dundee A 2-3 10,000 J.Miller, A.Smith
5 December 1896 Clyde A 7-2 4,000 Hyslop (4), Unknown (3)
12 December 1896 Abercorn H 6-1 2,000 Turnbull (2), Hyslop (2), A.Smith, Unknown
19 December 1896 Celtic H 2-0 15,000 Low, J.Miller
26 December 1896 St. Bernards A 2-3 2,000 J.Miller, Hyslop
20 February 1897 St. Bernards H 3-2 A.Smith, J.McPherson, Russell (og)

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 January 1896 R1 Partick Thistle A 4–2 6,000 Hyslop (2), N.Smith, N.Gibson
23 January 1896 R2 Hibernian H 3–0 22,000 Low (2), J.McPherson
13 February 1896 QF Dundee A 4–0 16,000 N.Gibson, Hyslop, A.McCreadie, J.Miller
13 March 1896 SF Greenock Morton A 7–2 12,000 J.McPherson (2), Low, N.Gibson, J.Miller, Hyslop,
A.Smith
20 March 1896 F Greenock Morton N 5–1 15,000 J.Miller (2), Hyslop, J.McPherson, A.Smith

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Matthew Dickie GK 23 0
Scotland Alex Miller DF 2 0
Scotland Jock Drummond DF 21 0
Scotland Neilly Gibson MF 22 5
Scotland Andrew McCreadie DF 23 2
Scotland David Mitchell MF 22 1
Scotland R.Crawford MF 7 3
Scotland James Millar FW 20 12
Scotland Peter Turnbull FW 11 10
Scotland Tommy Hyslop FW 22 15
Scotland Alex Smith MF 22 7
Scotland David Crawford DF 7 1
Scotland Nicol Smith DF 14 1
Scotland Jimmy Oswald FW 6 2
Scotland John McPherson MF 14 15
Scotland Jimmy Jackson DF 1 0
Scotland Tommy Low MF 14 7
Scotland Hay DF 1 0
Scotland Robert Glen DF 1 0

See also[edit]