1924–25 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1924–25 season
Chairman Joseph Buchanan
Manager Bill Struth
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 1st
P38 W25 D10 L3 F76 A26
Scottish Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Geordie Henderson (27)

All:
Geordie Henderson (32)

The 1924–25 season is the 35th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 43 competitive matches during the 1924–25 season. The team finished top of the league, three points ahead of second placed Airdrieonians, after winning twenty-five of the 38 league games and recording an unbeaten home record.

The side was knocked out of the Scottish Cup at the semi-final stage that season. After overcoming East Fife, Montrose, Arbroath and Kilmarnock, a 5-0 defeat to Celtic ended the campaign.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
16 Aug 1924 Raith Rovers A 3–0 15,000 Henderson (3)
20 Aug 1924 St Johnstone H 3–1 30,000 Morton (2), Henderson
23 Aug 1924 Aberdeen A 1–0 23,000 Meiklejohn
26 Aug 1924 Queen's Park A 3–1 30,000 Cunningham (2), Archibald
30 Aug 1924 Kilmarnock H 1–1 18,000 Henderson
13 Sep 1924 Ayr United A 4–0 20,000 McCandless (pen), Archibald, Cairns, Morton
15 Sep 1924 Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 22,000 Henderson, Morton
27 Sep 1924 Airdrieonians A 0–1 27,000
29 Sep 1924 Heart of Midlothian H 4–1 12,000 Cairns (2), Meiklejohn, Archibald
11 Oct 1924 Cowdenbeath A 2–2 20,000 Cunningham (2)
18 Oct 1924 Falkirk H 3–1 10,000 Henderson (2), Archibald
25 Oct 1924 Celtic A 1–0 40,000 Morton
01 Nov 1924 Partick Thistle H 4–0 25,000 Craig, Cunningham, Henderson, Chalmers
08 Nov 1924 Third Lanark A 1–1 23,000 Craig
15 Nov 1924 Hibernian H 3–0 30,000 Meiklejohn, Cunningham (pen), Henderson
22 Nov 1924 St Johnstone A 3–1 10,000 Henderson (2), Morton
29 Nov 1924 St Mirren H 3–1 26,000 Cairns (2), Archibald
06 Dec 1924 Dundee A 0–0 20,000
13 Dec 1924 Hamilton Academical H 2–0 10,000 Henderson (2)
20 Dec 1924 St Mirren A 4–1 20,000 Henderson (3), Archibald
27 Dec 1924 Motherwell H 1–0 15,000 Henderson
01 Jan 1925 Celtic H 4–1 34,000 Henderson (2), Cunningham, McCandless (pen)
03 Jan 1925 Greenock Morton H 2–0 17,000 Cairns, Morton
05 Jan 1925 Partick Thistle A 1–0 25,000 Henderson
10 Jan 1925 Morton A 1–1 10,000 Morton
17 Jan 1925 Queen's Park H 1–1 20,000 Cairns
31 Jan 1925 Hamilton Academical A 0–1 15,000
10 Feb 1925 Dundee H 2–0 5,000 McCandless (pen), Chalmers
18 Feb 1925 Falkirk A 1–1 12,000 Henderson
25 Feb 1925 Airdrieonians H 1–1 40,000 Archibald
11 Mar 1925 Hibernian A 1–4 23,000 Dick
25 Mar 1925 Raith Rovers A 4–0 10,000 Henderson (3), Archibald
28 Mar 1925 Kilmarnock A 0–0 12,000
01 Apr 1925 Cowdenbeath H 1–0 5,000 McCandless (pen)
07 Apr 1925 Aberdeen H 2–0 8,000 Cairns (2)
11 Apr 1925 Third Lanark H 5–2 12,000 Henderson (2), Cairns (2), Archibald
18 Apr 1925 Motherwell A 1–1 7,000 Archibald
25 Apr 1925 Ayr United H 1–0 10,000 McCandless

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
24 Jan 1925 R1 East Fife A 3–1 10,000 Archibald (2), Henderson
07 Feb 1925 R2 Montrose A 2–0 4,000 Chalmers (2)
21 Feb 1925 R3 Arbroath H 5–3 4,000 Cairns, Henderson (3), Cunningham
07 Mar 1925 QF Kilmarnock A 2–1 31,502 Henderson, Cunningham
21 Mar 1925 SF Celtic N 0–5 101,714

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland William Robb GK 43 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 39 0
Ireland Billy McCandless DF 37 5
Scotland David Meiklejohn DF 40 3
England Arthur Dixon DF 41 0
Scotland Tully Craig MF 22 2
Scotland Sandy Archibald MF 43 12
Scotland Andy Cunnnigham MF 36 9
Scotland Geordie Henderson FW 42 32
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 36 12
Scotland Alan Morton MF 41 8
Scotland Thomas Reid DF 3 0
Scotland Andrew Kirkwood DF 5 0
Scotland John Jamieson DF 7 0
Scotland William Chalmers FW 14 4
Scotland John McGregor MF 1 0
Scotland Robert Ireland DF 6 0
Scotland Archie Morton MF 1 0
Scotland Tommy Muirhead MF 15 0
Scotland Alexander Dick FW 1 1

See also[edit]