1993–94 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1993–94 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Walter Smith
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish Premier Division 1st
P44 W22 D14 L8 F74 A41
Scottish Cup Runners-up
League Cup Winners
Champions League First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Mark Hateley (22)

All:
Mark Hateley (30)
Home colours
Away colours

The 1993–94 season is the 113th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 57 competitive matches during the 1993–94 season. The team finished first in the Scottish Premier Division and collected the sixth of their nine league titles, despite only winning 22 of their 44 league games.

During Rangers' league encounter against Raith Rovers at Ibrox on 16 April 1994, Duncan Ferguson headbutted the visitors' John McStay in the south-west corner of the Ibrox pitch. Referee Kenny Clark booked Ferguson, but he was subsequently charged with assault and, as it was his fourth such conviction, he served three months in prison.[1]

In the cup competitions, they were defeated in the Scottish Cup final by Dundee United thanks to a Craig Brewster goal. The team did win the League Cup, beating Hibernian 2–1 with goals from Ian Durrant and Ally McCoist.

In their European campaign, Rangers crashed out of the UEFA Champions League in the first round after losing to Bulgarian outfit Levski Sofia on the away goals rule.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
15 July 1993 Scotland Duncan Ferguson Scotland Dundee United £4m[2]
27 July 1993 Scotland Fraser Wishart Scotland Falkirk Free [1]
16 September 1993 Australia Craig Moore Australia Australian Institute of Sport Free
22 November 1993 Scotland Gordon Durie England Tottenham Hotspur £1.2m [3]

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
13 July 1993 Scotland Gary McSwegan England Notts County £0.4m
20 July 1993 England Dale Gordon England West Ham United £0.75m
4 January 1994 Scotland Sandy Robertson England Coventry City £0.25m
  • Expendure: Decrease £5,200,000
  • Income: Increase £1,400,000
  • Total loss/gain: Decrease £3,800,000

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1993 Heart of Midlothian H 2–1 43,261 Hagen, Hateley
14 August 1993 St Johnstone A 2–1 10,152 Gough, I.Ferguson
21 August 1993 Celtic A 0–0 47,942
28 August 1993 Kilmarnock H 1–2 44,243 Pressley
4 September 1993 Dundee A 1–1 14,211 Hateley
11 September 1993 Partick Thistle H 1–1 40,988 Hateley
18 September 1993 Aberdeen A 0–2 19,138
25 September 1993 Hibernian H 2–1 43,200 Steven, Hateley
2 October 1993 Raith Rovers A 1–1 8,161 Hetherston (o.g.)
6 October 1993 Motherwell H 1–2 39,816 I.Ferguson
9 October 1993 Dundee United A 3–1 11,262 Huistra (2), Hateley
16 October 1993 St Johnstone H 2–0 41,960 Huistra, Hateley
30 October 1993 Celtic H 1–2 47,522 McCoist
3 November 1993 Heart of Midlothian A 2–2 18,370 Hateley (2)
6 November 1993 Kilmarnock A 2–0 19,162 I.Ferguson, Huistra
10 November 1993 Dundee H 3–1 38,477 McCoist (2, 1 (pen.)), I.Ferguson
13 November 1993 Raith Rovers H 2–2 42,611 Hateley (2)
20 November 1993 Hibernian A 1–0 16,506 Gough
27 November 1993 Partick Thistle A 1–1 17,292 Huistra
1 December 1993 Aberdeen H 2–0 45,182 Hateley (2)
4 December 1993 Motherwell A 2–0 14,069 Durie (2)
11 December 1993 Dundee United H 0–3 43,058
18 December 1993 St Johnstone A 4–0 10,056 Hateley (2), Steven, Durie
27 December 1993 Heart of Midlothian H 2–2 45,116 Hateley (2)
1 January 1994 Celtic A 4–2 48,506 Mikhailichenko (2), Hateley, Kuznetsov
8 January 1994 Kilmarnock H 3–0 44,919 Hateley (2), Huistra
15 January 1994 Dundee A 1–1 11,014 Durie
22 January 1994 Aberdeen A 0–0 20,267
5 February 1994 Partick Thistle H 5–1 42,606 Durie (2), Mikhailichenko, McCall, Steven
12 February 1994 Hibernian H 2–0 43,265 Durie, Steven
26 February 1994 Raith Rovers A 2–1 8,988 I.Ferguson, Durie
5 March 1994 Motherwell H 2–1 43,669 Durie, Hateley (pen.)
19 March 1994 St Johnstone H 4–0 43,228 McCall, Hateley, McPherson, Durie
26 March 1994 Heart of Midlothian A 2–1 18,108 McCoist, Hateley
29 March 1994 Partick Thistle A 2–1 14,706 Gough, McCoist
2 April 1994 Aberdeen H 1–1 45,888 McCall
5 April 1994 Dundee United A 0–0 11,352
16 April 1994 Raith Rovers H 4–0 42,545 Robertson, McCoist, D.Ferguson, Mikhailichenko
23 April 1994 Dundee United H 2–1 44,776 Durie (2)
26 April 1994 Motherwell A 1–2 14,050 McCoist
30 April 1994 Celtic H 1–1 47,018 Mikhailichenko
3 May 1994 Hibernian A 0–1 14,517
7 May 1994 Kilmarnock A 0–1 18,012
14 May 1994 Dundee H 0–0 41,620

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 September 1993 R1 Levski Sofia H 3–2 37,013 Hateley (2), McPherson
29 September 1993 R1 Levski Sofia A 1–2 50,000 Durrant

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
29 January 1994 R3 Dumbarton H 4–1 36,809 Durie, Hateley (pen.), Steven, Robertson
19 February 1994 R4 Alloa Athletic H 6–0 37,804 McCoist (3, 1 (pen.)), I.Ferguson,
McPherson, Newbigging (o.g.)
12 March 1994 QF Heart of Midlothian H 2–0 41,666 Brown, Hateley
10 April 1994 SF Kilmarnock N 0–0 35,144
13 April 1994 SF R Kilmarnock N 2–1 29,860 Hateley (2)
21 May 1994 F Dundee United N 0–1 37,450

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 August 1993 R2 Dumbarton H 1–0 36,309 I.Ferguson
25 August 1993 R3 Dunfermline Athletic A 2–0 12,993 Steven, I.Ferguson
1 September 1993 QF Aberdeen H 2–1 45,604 Hateley, I.Ferguson
22 September 1993 SF Celtic H 1–0 47,420 Hateley
24 October 1993 F Hibernian N 2–1 47,632 Durrant, McCoist

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Maxwell, AllyAlly Maxwell GK 43 0
Scotland Wishart, FraserFraser Wishart DF 10 0
Scotland Gough, RichardRichard Gough DF 48 3
Scotland Pressley, StevenSteven Pressley DF 29 1
Scotland Brown, JohnJohn Brown DF 28 1
Scotland Murray, NeilNeil Murray MF 27 0
Scotland McCall, StuartStuart McCall MF 44 3
Scotland Ferguson, IanIan Ferguson MF 47 9
Scotland Hagen, DavidDavid Hagen MF 8 1
England Hateley, MarkMark Hateley FW 55 30
Ukraine Mikhailichenko, AlexeiAlexei Mikhailichenko MF 40 5
Scotland Durrant, IanIan Durrant MF 31 2
Netherlands Huistra, PieterPieter Huistra MF 26 6
England Steven, TrevorTrevor Steven MF 42 6
England Vinnicombe, ChrisChris Vinnicombe DF 5 0
Scotland McPherson, DaveDave McPherson DF 37 3
Scotland Ferguson, DuncanDuncan Ferguson FW 16 1
England Stevens, GaryGary Stevens DF 37 0
Scotland Robertson, DavidDavid Robertson DF 41 2
Ukraine Kuznetsov, OlegOleg Kuznetsov DF 6 1
Northern Ireland Morrow, JohnJohn Morrow FW 3 0
Scotland Miller, CharlieCharlie Miller MF 3 0
Scotland McCoist, AllyAlly McCoist FW 28 11
Scotland Scott, ColinColin Scott GK 6 0
Scotland Durie, GordonGordon Durie FW 29 13
Scotland Goram, AndyAndy Goram GK 10 0
Australia Moore, CraigCraig Moore DF 1 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This would have seemed to set a precedent whereby any case of striking an opponent would result in the relevant stage of criminal sanctions being put in place (first assault on the pitch = a police caution and so forth) however special consideration appears to have been given to Ferguson.ScottishLeague.net SFAQs
  2. ^ "A dream come true as Ferguson signs in £4m deal". The Herald. 
  3. ^ "A £1.2m spur as Rangers get the Durie's verdict"