1976–77 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1976-77 season
Chairman Rae Simpson
Manager Jock Wallace
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish Premier Division 2nd
P36 W18 D10 L8 F62 A37 Pts46
Scottish Cup Runners-up
League Cup Semi-finals
European Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Derek Parlane (16)

All:
Derek Johnstone (21)

The 1976–77 season was the 97th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 54 competitive matches during the 1976–77 season.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
4 September 1976 Celtic A 2–2 54,857 Johnstone, Parlane
11 September 1976 Kilmarnock H 0–0 24,800
18 September 1976 Hibernian A 1–1 19,606 Parlane
25 September 1976 Heart of Midlothian H 4–2 24,329 Hamilton, Miller (pen), Parlane, Johnstone
2 October 1976 Ayr United A 1–1 14,231 Parlane
16 October 1976 Aberdeen A 1–0 23,258 MacDonald
23 October 1976 Motherwell A 1–3 15,857 Hamilton
30 October 1976 Partick Thistle A 1–2 16,371 Watson
9 November 1976 Dundee United H 3–0 17,492 Jackson, McKean, Parlane
13 November 1976 Kilmarnock A 4–0 14,717 Jackson (2), McKean, Parlane
20 November 1976 Hibernian H 1–1 25,072 Parlane
24 November 1976 Celtic H 0–1 45,562
27 November 1976 Heart of Midlothian A 1–0 18,321 Parlane
26 December 1976 Motherwell H 1–0 29,236 O'Hara
1 January 1977 Partick Thistle H 1-0 20,946
8 January 1977 Kilmarnock H 3–0 18,189 Parlane (2), O'Hara
11 January 1977 Celtic A 0–1 49,729
19 January 1977 Aberdeen A 3–3 22,584 Miller, MacDonald, Johnstone
22 January 1977 Heart of Midlothian H 3–2 20,966 MacDonald (2), Johnstone
5 February 1977 Ayr United A 2–0 12,895 Johnstone, McLean
12 February 1977 Dundee United H 2–3 18,656 Jackson, MacDonald
16 February 1977 Hibernian H 0–0 12,452
19 February 1977 Aberdeen H 1–0 18,882 Miller (pen)
5 March 1977 Motherwell A 2–0 15,468 MacDonald, Watson
8 March 1977 Dundee United A 0–0 10,743
15 March 1977 Partick Thistle A 3–4 8,840 McLean, Watson, Parlane
19 March 1977 Celtic H 2–2 53,743 Parlane
23 March 1977 Ayr United H 1–1 9,212 Johnstone
26 March 1977 Kilmarnock A 0–1 8,037
2 April 1977 Hibernian H 2–1 12,670 Parlane, Johnstone
9 April 1977 Heart of Midlothian A 3–1 12,021 Johnstone, Parlane, Jardine (pen)
13 April 1977 Partick Thistle H 2–1 7,758 Johnstone, Jardine
16 April 1977 Ayr United H 5–1 11,428 MacDonald (2), Johnstone, Hamilton, Miller
20 April 1977 Motherwell H 4–1 8,257 Johnstone, MacDonald, Parlane, Robertson
23 April 1977 Dundee United A 1–0 7,919 Johnstone
30 April 1977 Aberdeen A 1–2 14,471 Johnstone

European Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 September 1976 R1 FC Zurich H 1–1 35,000 Parlane
29 September 1976 R1 FC Zurich A 0–1 28,500

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
29 January 1977 R3 Falkirk H 3–1 17,500 Jardine (pen), Johnstone, MacDonald
26 February 1977 R4 Elgin City H 3–0 18,000 Jackson, McLean (pen), MacDonald
12 March 1977 QF Motherwell H 2–0 35,572 McKean, Watson
30 March 1977 SF Heart of Midlothian N 2–0 23,222 Jackson, Jardine (pen)
7 May 1977 F Celtic N 0–1 54,252

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1976 SR St Johnstone H 5–0 31,000 Jardine (2), Johnstone, Miller (pen), Henderson
18 August 1976 SR Hibernian A 1–1 26,000 Munro
21 August 1976 SR Montrose H 4–0 18,500 Johnstone (2), Jardine, MacDonald
25 August 1976 SR Hibernian H 3–0 45,000 Miller (pen), Jardine, McLean
28 August 1976 SR Montrose H 3–0 8,000 Johnstone, Parlane, Jardine
1 September 1976 SR St Johnstone A 1–0 4,070 Jardine
22 September 1976 QF1 Clydebank H 3–3 15,000 Johnstone, MacDonald, Hamilton
6 October 1976 QF2 Clydebank A 1–1 10,000 Greig
18 October 1976 QF R Clydebank H 0–0 15,000
19 October 1976 QF 2R Clydebank N 2–1 14,000 Parlane, McLean
27 October 1976 SF Aberdeen N 1–5 20,990 MacDonald

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Davie Armour MF 1 0
Scotland Ally Dawson DF 2 0
Scotland Jim Denny DF 16 0
Scotland Tom Forsyth MF 40 0
Scotland John Greig DF 48 1
Scotland Johnny Hamilton MF 31 4
Scotland Martin Henderson FW 12 1
Scotland Colin Jackson DF 40 6
Scotland Sandy Jardine DF 54 10
Scotland Derek Johnstone DF 42 21
Scotland Stewart Kennedy GK 40 0
Scotland Alex MacDonald MF 48 14
Scotland Peter McCloy GK 14 0
Scotland Ian McDougall DF 6 0
Scotland Bobby McKean MF 33 3
Scotland Tommy McLean MF 53 4
Scotland Alex Miller DF 36 6
Scotland Eric Morris DF 1 0
Scotland Iain Munro MF 11 1
Scotland Alex O'Hara MF 5 2
Scotland Derek Parlane FW 50 17
Scotland Chris Robinson FW 13 1
Scotland Jim Steele DF 5 0
Scotland Colin Stein FW 2 0
Scotland Kenny Watson MF 38 3

See also[edit]