1973–74 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1973-74 season
Chairman Matt Taylor
Manager Jock Wallace
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 3rd
P34 W21 D6 L7 F67 A34
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Semi-finals
Cup Winners' Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Derek Parlane (16)

All:
Derek Parlane (22)
Home colours
Away colours

The 1973–74 season is the 77th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 51 competitive matches during the 1973-74 season. This was the clubs centenary season, however, the start to the league championship was poor with no goals in the first four home games which left the side with just seven points from their first six league matches. This early blip meant Rangers were always chasing the title and eventually finished third, five points behind champions Celtic.

The League Cup campaign saw an Old Firm semi-final. A 3-1 win for Celtic saw them through to the final. The Scottish Cup did not prove any better as the club exited the competition thanks to a 3-0 defeat to Dundee. The European Cup Winners' Cup run was ended in the second round at the hands of Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 September 1973 Ayr United H 0–0 30,000
8 September 1973 Partick Thistle A 1–0 22,000 Scott
15 September 1973 Celtic H 0–1 70,000
29 September 1973 Heart of Midlothian H 0–3 35,000
6 October 1973 Arbroath A 2–1 7,710 O'Hara (2)
13 October 1973 East Fife H 0–1 25,000
20 October 1973 Dundee United A 3–1 11,000 Conn (2), O'Hara
27 October 1973 Hibernian H 4–0 35,000 Jardine (2, 2 (pen.)), Conn, Greig
3 November 1973 Dunfermline Athletic A 2–2 20,000 Jackson, O'Hara
10 November 1973 Morton H 1–0 20,000 Greig
17 November 1973 Falkirk H 2–1 15,000 Greig (2)
24 November 1973 Clyde A 2–0 15,000 Jackson, A.MacDonald
15 December 1973 St Johnstone H 5–1 8,200 Conn, Young, A.McDonald, Parlane, D.Smith
22 December 1973 Dumbarton A 2–0 7,500 Parlane, Young
29 December 1973 Ayr United A 1–0 17,000 Parlane
1 January 1974 Partick Thistle H 1–1 20,000 Parlane (pen.)
5 January 1974 Celtic A 0–1 55,000
12 January 1974 Aberdeen H 1–1 16,000 McLean
19 January 1974 Heart of Midlothian A 4–2 25,000 Parlane (4)
2 February 1974 Arbroath H 2–3 22,000 McLean, Parlane (pen)
9 February 1974 East Fife A 3–0 8,499 Hamilton, Scott, McLean
24 February 1974 Dundee United H 3–1 15,500 Parlane (2, 1 (pen.)), Young
2 March 1974 Hibernian A 1–3 23,149 McLean
16 March 1974 Morton A 3–2 9,000 Jackson (2), Parlane (pen.)
23 March 1974 Falkirk A 0–0 10,000
30 March 1974 Clyde H 4–0 15,000 Johnstone, Greig, A.MacDonald, Scott
2 April 1974 Dunfermline Athletic H 3–0 12,000 Parlane (pen.), Scott, Fyfe
6 April 1974 Motherwell A 4–1 13,346 Young (2), Scott, Fyfe
13 April 1974 Dundee H 1–2 25,000 Jardine (pen.)
17 April 1974 Aberdeen A 1–1 18,000 Greig
20 April 1974 St Johnstone A 3–1 7,500 Fyfe (2), Young
24 April 1974 Motherwell H 2–1 10,000 Scott, Parlane
27 April 1974 Dumbarton H 3–1 20,000 Scott (2), Fyfe
29 April 1974 Dundee A 3–2 10,578 Fyfe (2), Young

Cup Winners' Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 September 1973 R1 Ankaragucu A 2–0 45,000 Conn, McLean
3 October 1973 R1 Ankaragucu H 4–0 30,000 Greig (2), O'Hara, Johnstone
24 October 1973 R2 Borussia Monchengladbach A 0–3 35,000
7 November 1973 R2 Borussia Monchengladbach H 3–2 40,000 Conn, Jackson, MacDonald

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
26 January 1974 R3 Queen's Park H 8–0 19,000 Parlane (3), McLean (3), Scott, Morris
17 February 1974 R4 Dundee H 0–3 64,672

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 1973 SR Falkirk H 3–1 35,000 Scott (2), Conn
15 August 1973 SR Arbroath A 2–1 6,677 Conn, Parlane
18 August 1973 SR Celtic H 1–2 63,173 Scott
22 August 1973 SR Arbroath H 3–0 14,000 MacDonald, Conn, Smith
25 August 1973 SR Celtic A 3–1 65,000 MacDonald, Parlane, Conn
29 August 1973 SR Falkirk A 5–1 12,000 Conn (2), O'Hara, McLean, Forsyth
12 September 1973 R2 Dumbarton H 6–0 25,000 Parlane (3, 1 (pen.)), Young (2), Greig (pen.)
10 October 1973 R2 Dumbarton A 2–1 6,000 Scott, Fyfe
31 October 1973 QF Hibernian H 2–0 35,000 Greig, Schaedler (o.g.)
21 November 1973 QF Hibernian A 0–0 19,245
5 December 1973 SF Celtic N 1–3 54,864 MacDonald

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Peter McCloy GK 44 0
Scotland Sandy Jardine DF 51 3
Scotland Willie Mathieson DF 43 0
Scotland John Greig DF 47 10
Scotland Derek Johnstone DF 44 2
Scotland Alex MacDonald MF 44 7
Scotland Tommy McLean MF 41 9
Scotland Tom Forsyth MF 33 1
Scotland Alex O'Hara MF 26 6
Scotland Derek Parlane FW 41 22
Scotland Dave Smith MF 17 2
Scotland Alfie Conn MF 25 12
Scotland Jim Denny DF 1 0
Scotland Ally Scott FW 34 13
Scotland Quinton Young MF 26 9
Scotland Doug Houston MF 17 0
Scotland Stewart Kennedy GK 3 0
Scotland Graham Fyfe MF 14 8
Scotland Colin Jackson DF 24 5
Scotland Johnny Hamilton MF 10 1
Scotland Eric Morris FW 8 1
Scotland Donald Hunter GK 4 0
Scotland Ian McDougall DF 9 0
Scotland Joe Mason FW 2 0
Scotland George Donaldson MF 1 0

See also[edit]