2006–07 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2006–07 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Paul Le Guen
(until 4 January)
Ian Durrant
Walter Smith
(from 10 January)
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Glasgow, Scotland
(Capacity: 51,082)
Scottish Premier League 2nd
P38 W21 D9 L8 F61 A32
Scottish Cup Third Round
League Cup Quarter-finals
UEFA Cup Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Kris Boyd (20)

All:
Kris Boyd (26)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2006–07 season was the 127th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 51 competitive matches during the 2006–07 season. After signs that supporter unrest was turning on Murray, on 9 February 2006, two days before the crucial Old Firm match, it was announced that Alex McLeish would leave his position as manager at the end of the 2005–06 season, and on 11 March, it was confirmed that former Lyon manager Paul Le Guen would indeed succeed him at the end of the season. Murray predicted a fruitful reign under Le Guen, describing his capture as "a massive moonbeam of success" for the club and promising, "we’ve got big plans." He announced that the Frenchman would be given significant funds with which to strengthen the squad, with Rangers having announced an arrangement with sports retailer JJB Sports.

Known for unearthing and nurturing young talent, Le Guen made an immediate splash in the transfer market signing South African Under 19 player Dean Furman from Chelsea, and youngsters William Stanger and Antoine Ponroy from Rennes. While allowing Ibrox favourite Alex Rae to move to a new career as player-manager of Dundee, he has also signed Libor Sionko and Karl Svensson. Rangers had been strongly linked with a host of other players and signed midfielder Jeremy Clement from Lyon and goalkeeper Lionel Letizi from Paris St Germain as a replacement for the departing Ronald Waterreus. Senegal's World Cup 2002 midfield player Makhtar N'Diaye signed a one-year contract after a short trial period with the club.

Rangers' first match under Le Guen was a friendly against Irish Premier League champions Linfield on 6 July 2006 at Windsor Park, Belfast. Rangers won 2–0 with first half goals from Kris Boyd and Thomas Buffel. The squad flew out to South Africa on 9 July for a training camp where they played three matches, the first of which was a comfortable 4–0 win over local opposition with Charlie Adam netting a hat-trick. Rangers also defeated Jomo Cosmos 2–0 but, with a largely depleted starting line-up, they lost their final match 2–0 against Premier Soccer League champions Mamelodi Sundowns. Defender Fernando Ricksen did not take any part in the pre-season tour of South Africa due to what was described by the club as "unacceptable behaviour" on the flight to Johannesburg. Rangers returned to face English Premier League sides Middlesbrough and Bolton Wanderers where they won 1–0 and drew 1–1 respectively. The SPL opening day on 30 July proved fruitful for Paul Le Guen and Rangers as they defeated Motherwell 2–1 at Fir Park, thanks to an early strike from Libor Sionko and the winning header from Dado Prso. In Le Guen's first competitive game at Ibrox, Rangers were held to a 2–2 draw by Dundee United, and were forced to come back from two-goals down.

On 9 August, Fernando Ricksen went to Russian Premier League club Zenit St Petersburg, the new club of ex-Rangers manager Dick Advocaat, on a season-long loan. In return, a friendly has been scheduled between the teams at Ibrox on 23 August. On 11 August Rangers signed Manchester United's 19-year-old winger Lee Martin on loan for a season. Rangers also recruited the services of Austrian Vienna defender Saša Papac while Marvin Andrews, Olivier Bernard, Robert Malcolm and Hamed Namouchi all departed.

By mid November, Rangers found themselves in third place, a full 15 points behind leaders Celtic. Sporadic wins were mixed with regular dropped points as the team struggled to find consistency in the early part of the season. Rangers did, however, start promisingly in the UEFA Cup, going on to become the first Scottish club to qualify from the UEFA Cup group stage in its three-year history. Domestic results and performances, however, continued to be inconsistent and in January 2006, Le Guen controversially stripped midfielder Barry Ferguson of the captaincy.

On 4 January 2007 Paul Le Guen left Rangers by mutual consent.[1] This made him the club's shortest-serving manager, and the only one to leave the club without completing a full season in charge

They entered the season under new management with Paul Le Guen having replaced Alex McLeish. The wave of expectation that was created by Le Guen’s appointment was immense and he quickly went about building his own team. In the summer of 2006 he made eleven signings (of them only Saša Papac would be playing for the club the following season). Le Guen's signings including Filip Šebo, Karl Svensson, Libor Sionko and Lionel Letizi but they simply did not perform, while Jérémy Clément was to be in Glasgow for only six months.[2]

At the start of the season it had appeared that Murray had brought one of Europe's most talented young coaches to Ibrox, but unfortunately the Frenchman could not repeat his previous successes. Inconsistent form from the start in the league saw Rangers fall behind Celtic in the title race as early as October and they suffered the disappointment of going out of the League Cup at home to First Division side St Johnstone, losing 2–0. Le Guen left the club by mutual consent on 4 January 2007 and was replaced by Walter Smith, who began his second spell as manager of the club.

Immediately Smith began an overhaul at the club. He deemed the defence to be the main reason for Rangers poor season. The signings of defenders David Weir and Ugo Ehiogu soon followed, along with young midfielder Kevin Thomson from Hibernian. The side’s form picked up and they ended the season in second place in the Scottish Premier League and recorded a brace of Old Firm wins over Celtic.

In the Scottish Cup Rangers were beaten 3–2 to Dunfermline Athletic, in caretaker manager Ian Durrant's first and only game in charge.[3]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Germany Stefan Klos 35 1998 298 0 2007 £0.7m
2 DF Netherlands Fernando Ricksen 30 2000 254 20 2009 £3.75m left on 28 November
2 DF Scotland Andy Webster 25 2008 0 0 2007 Loan
3 DF France Olivier Bernard 26 2005 15 0 2007 Free left on 31 August
3 DF Scotland David Weir 37 2007 18 1 2007 Free
4 MF Belgium Thomas Buffel 26 2005 81 16 2009 £2.3m
5 DF Trinidad and Tobago Marvin Andrews 30 2004 68 8 2007 Free left on 31 August
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 27 2006 23 0 2009 £0.45m
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson (captain) 29 2005 342 50 2010 £4.5m
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 29 2005 73 2 2009 Free
8 MF France Jérémy Clément 22 2006 23 0 2009 £1.1m left on 25 January
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 22 2007 12 0 2011 £2m
9 FW Croatia Dado Pršo 32 2004 124 37 2007 Free
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 28 2004 139 38 2008 £0.45m
11 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 29 2004 39 3 2007 £0.25m
12 DF Scotland Robert Malcolm 25 1997 115 3 2009 Youth system left on 31 August
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 34 2007 11 1 2008 Free
14 MF Czech Republic Libor Sionko 30 2006 24 3 2009 Free
15 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 23 2005 65 46 2010 £0.4m
16 DF England Phil Bardsley 21 2006 7 1 2006 Loan left on 29 December
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 23 2000 108 10 2009 Youth system
18 DF Scotland Ian Murray 26 2005 60 0 2008 Free
19 DF Sweden Karl Svensson 23 2006 28 0 2009 £0.6m
20 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 22 2000 91 3 2007 Youth system
21 GK France Lionel Letizi 34 2006 8 0 2008 Free left on 30 January
22 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 25 1998 53 0 2009 Youth system
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 23 2006 33 2 2010 £1.8m
24 DF France José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan 31 2005 10 1 2008 Free left on 31 August
25 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 21 2003 46 14 2009 Youth system
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 21 2002 49 1 2010 Youth system
27 DF France Julien Rodriguez 28 2005 49 1 2009 £1m left on 11 January
29 FW France William Stanger 21 2006 1 0 2008 Free left on 8 February
30 MF Senegal Makhtar N'Diaye 25 2006 3 0 2007 Free
31 MF Tunisia Hamed Namouchi 22 2003 51 6 2008 Free left on 31 August
32 MF England Lee Martin 19 2006 10 0 2006 Loan left on 29 December
41 DF Scotland Alan Lowing 19 2005 5 0 2008 Youth system
42 FW Scotland Steven Lennon 19 2005 3 0 Youth system
59 MF Scotland Andrew Shinnie 17 2006 2 0 Youth system
  • Last updated: 20 May 2007
  • Source: Players transfer, Wikipedia players' articles,

Football Squads (for appearances, goals and player's number)

  • Ordered by position on pitch.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
47 MF South Africa Dean Furman 17 Chelsea England Transfer Summer 2008 Free [4]
14 MF Czech Republic Libor Sionko 29 Austria Wien Austria Transfer Summer 2009 Free [5]
29 FW France William Stanger 20 Rennes France Transfer Summer 2008 Free [6]
28 DF France Antoine Ponroy 20 Rennes France Transfer Summer 2008 Free [6]
19 DF Sweden Karl Svensson 22 IFK Göteborg Sweden Transfer Summer 2009 £0.6m [7]
21 GK France Lionel Letizi 33 Paris Saint-Germain France Transfer Summer 2008 Free [8]
8 MF France Jérémy Clément 21 Lyon France Transfer Summer 2009 £1.1m [9]
30 MF Senegal Makhtar N'Diaye 24 Yverdon-Sport Switzerland Transfer Summer 2008 Free [10]
45 FW Scotland Rory Loy 18 Kilmarnock Transfer Summer 2008 £0.02m [11]
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 22 Austria Wien Austria Transfer Summer 2010 £1.85m [12]
32 MF England Lee Martin 19 Manchester United England Loan Summer 2007 n/a [13]
16 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 21 Manchester United England Loan Summer 2007 n/a [14]
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 22 Austria Wien Austria Transfer Summer 2009 £0.45m [15]
2 DF Scotland Andy Webster 24 Wigan Athletic England Loan Winter 2007 n/a [16]
3 DF Scotland David Weir 36 Everton England Transfer Winter 2007 Free [17]
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 34 Middlesbrough England Transfer Winter 2008 Free [18]
FW Denmark Adda Djeziri 18 Frem Denmark Loan Winter 2007 n/a [19]
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 22 Hibernian Transfer Winter 2011 £2m [20]

Last updated: 30 January 2007
Total spending: £6.025m

Out[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
14 DF Greece Sotirios Kyrgiakos 26 Eintracht Frankfurt Germany End of contract Summer n/a [21]
26 MF Denmark Peter Løvenkrands 26 Schalke 04 Germany End of contract Summer n/a [22]
8 MF Scotland Alex Rae 36 Dundee End of contract Summer n/a [23]
37 DF Scotland Gary MacKenzie 20 Dundee End of contract Summer n/a [24]
25 GK Netherlands Ronald Waterreus 35 AZ Netherlands End of contract Summer n/a [25]
32 DF Scotland Brian McLean 21 Motherwell End of contract Summer n/a [26]
33 MF France Marc Kalenga 21 Free agent End of contract Summer n/a [26]
40 MF Scotland Graeme Watson 20 Airdrie United End of contract Summer n/a [26]
46 FW Scotland John Johnston 19 Free agent End of contract Summer n/a [26]
53 FW Scotland Jason Crooks 18 Ross County End of contract Summer n/a [26]
57 FW Scotland Craig Frizzel 18 Ross County End of contract Summer n/a [26]
44 FW Scotland Ross McCormack 19 Motherwell Transfer Summer Free [27]
40 MF France Dany N'Guessan 18 Boston United England Loan Summer n/a [26]
2 DF Netherlands Fernando Ricksen 30 Zenit St. Petersburg Russia Loan Summer n/a [28]
33 FW Scotland Bob Davidson 20 Boston United England Loan Summer n/a [26]
31 MF Tunisia Hamed Namouchi 22 Lorient France Transfer Summer £0.5m [29]
12 DF Scotland Bob Malcolm 25 Derby County England Contract terminated Summer n/a [30][31]
3 DF France Olivier Bernard 26 Newcastle United England Contract terminated Summer n/a [30][32]
24 DF France José-Karl Pierre-Fanfan 31 Free agent Contract terminated Summer n/a [30]
5 DF Trinidad and Tobago Marvin Andrews 30 Free agent Contract terminated Summer n/a [30]
2 DF Netherlands Fernando Ricksen 30 Zenit St. Petersburg Russia Transfer n/a £1m [33]
32 MF England Lee Martin 19 Manchester United England Loan return n/a n/a [34]
16 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 21 Manchester United England Loan return n/a n/a [34]
39 FW Antigua and Barbuda Moses Ashikodi 20 Watford England Transfer Winter Nominal [35]
27 DF France Julien Rodriguez 28 Marseille France Transfer Winter Free [36]
33 FW Scotland Bob Davidson 20 Dundee Transfer Winter Free [37]
35 FW Scotland Derek Carcary 20 Raith Rovers Transfer Winter Free [38]
40 MF France Dany N'Guessan 19 Lincoln City England Transfer Winter Free [39]
8 MF France Jérémy Clément 22 Paris Saint-Germain France Transfer Winter £1.8m [40]
21 GK France Lionel Letizi 33 Free agent Contract terminated Winter n/a [41]
29 FW France William Stanger 21 Free agent Contract terminated n/a n/a [42]
37 MF Scotland Brian Gilmour 19 Clyde Loan n/a n/a [43]

Last updated: 9 February 2007
Total spending: £3.3m

Squad statistics[edit]

Total Scottish Premier League UEFA Cup Scottish Cup League Cup
No.
P
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK Germany Stefan Klos 1 2 2
2 DF Scotland Andy Webster
3 DF Scotland David Weir 18 18 14 4
4 MF Belgium Thomas Buffel 14 25 4 17 3 5 1 1 2
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 21 23 21 2
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 41 41 7 32 4 8 3 1
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 49 49 2 36 1 10 1 1 2
8 MF France Jérémy Clément 22 23 19 3 1
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 11 11 8 3
9 FW Croatia Dado Pršo 27 37 4 28 4 8 1
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 32 39 9 28 5 8 4 1 2
11 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 10 20 1 10 1 7 1 2
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 11 11 1 9 1 2
14 MF Czech Republic Libor Sionko 17 24 3 18 3 5 1
15 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 36 44 26 32 20 9 3 1 2 2 1
16 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 7 7 1 5 1 2
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 14 29 2 22 2 5 1 1
18 DF Scotland Ian Murray 18 18 13 4 1
19 DF Sweden Karl Svensson 27 28 21 6 1
20 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 43 44 2 33 1 8 1 1 2
21 GK France Lionel Letizi 8 8 7 1
22 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 42 42 31 8 1 2
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 7 33 2 24 2 7 2
25 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 40 43 14 32 11 8 3 1 2
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 25 25 1 17 1 6 2
27 DF France Julien Rodriguez 17 19 13 5 1
29 FW France William Stanger 1 1
30 MF Senegal Makhtar N'Diaye 1 3 1 2
32 MF England Lee Martin 5 10 7 1 2
41 DF Scotland Alan Lowing 1 1
42 FW Scotland Steven Lennon 3 3
59 MF Scotland Andrew Shinnie 2 2
Last updated: 20 May 2007
Source: Soccerbase - Rangers 2006/2007 player appearances
Ordered by squad numbers
0 shown as blank

Goal scorers[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
League
Scottish
Cup

League
Cup

UEFA
Cup

Total
15 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 20 2 1 3 26
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 11 3 14
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 5 4 9
4 MF Belgium Thomas Buffel 3 1 4
9 FW Croatia Dado Pršo 4 4
14 MF Czech Republic Libor Sionko 3 3
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 1 1 2
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 2 2
20 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 1 1 2
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 2 2
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 1 1
11 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 1 1
16 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 1 1
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 1 1

Last updated: 20 May 2007
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

Disciplinary record[edit]

N P Nat. Name YC Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg RC Red card.svg
3 DF Scotland David Weir 2
4 MF Belgium Thomas Buffel 1
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 2
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 8
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 1
8 MF France Jérémy Clément 5
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 1
9 FW Croatia Dado Pršo 6 1
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 11
11 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 1
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 1
15 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 6
16 DF Scotland Phil Bardsley 2 1
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 3
18 DF Scotland Ian Murray 3
19 DF Sweden Karl Svensson 1
20 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 11
22 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 1 1
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 2
25 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 7
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 6
27 DF France Julien Rodriguez 2
32 MF Scotland Lee Martin 1

Last updated: 20 May 2007
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

Club[edit]

Matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 30 July 2006 Scottish Premier League 1 A Motherwell 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
11,745
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
Goal 52' O'Donnell
Goal 8' Sionko
Goal 65' Pršo
2 5 August 2006 Scottish Premier League 2 H Dundee United 2–2
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,394
Referee
Rangers Dundee United
Goal 57' Burke
Goal 79' (o.g.) Robb
Goal 15' Hunt
Goal 56' Kalvenes
3 13 August 2006 Scottish Premier League 3 A Dunfermline Athletic 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
8,561
Referee
Dunfermline Athletic Rangers
Goal 69' Morrison
Goal 63' Buffel
4 19 August 2006 Scottish Premier League 4 H Heart of Midlothian 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,239
Referee
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
Goal 47' (pen.) Boyd
Goal 49' Boyd
Yellow cardRed card 90' Neilson
5 27 August 2006 Scottish Premier League 5 A Kilmarnock 2–2
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
13,506
Referee
Kilmarnock Rangers
Goal 63' Wright
Goal 90' (pen.) Naismith
Goal 43' Boyd
Goal 85' Boyd
6 9 September 2006 Scottish Premier League 6 H Falkirk 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,196
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
Goal 17' Bardsley
Goal 28' Pršo
Goal 68' (pen.) Boyd
Goal 78' Buffel
8 17 September 2006 Scottish Premier League 7 A Hibernian 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
16,450
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
Goal 8' Killen
Goal 81' Killen
Yellow cardRed card 88' Killen
Goal 65' Šebo
Yellow cardRed card 90' Bardsley
10 23 September 2006 Scottish Premier League 8 A Celtic 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
59,341
Referee
Celtic Rangers
Goal 35' Gravesen
Goal 74' Miller
12 1 October 2006 Scottish Premier League 9 H Aberdeen 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,488
Referee
Rangers Aberdeen
Goal 88' Šebo
13 14 October 2006 Scottish Premier League 10 H Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
49,494
Referee
Rangers Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Goal 57' Bayne
15 22 October 2006 Scottish Premier League 11 A St Mirren 3–2
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
8,384
Referee
St Mirren Rangers
Goal 5' Sutton
Goal 78' (pen.) Sutton
Goal 18' Adam
Goal 26' Buffel
Goal 85' Novo
16 28 October 2006 Scottish Premier League 12 H Motherwell 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
49,785
Referee
Rangers Motherwell
Goal 36' Boyd
Goal 50' Kerr
18 5 November 2006 Scottish Premier League 13 A Dundee United 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
10,392
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
Goal 77' Kenneth
Goal 82' Mair
Goal 50' Adam
20 11 November 2006 Scottish Premier League 14 H Dunfermline Athletic 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,218
Referee
Rangers Dunfermline Athletic
Goal 61' Boyd
Goal 77' Smith
21 19 November 2006 Scottish Premier League 15 A Heart of Midlothian 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
17,040
Referee
Heart of Midlothian Rangers
Goal 78' Novo
23 26 November 2006 Scottish Premier League 16 H Kilmarnock 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,289
Referee
Rangers Kilmarnock
Goal 23' Adam
Goal 28' Boyd
Goal 58' Pršo
24 3 December 2006 Scottish Premier League 17 A Falkirk 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
7,245
Referee
Falkirk Rangers
Goal 26' Twaddle
25 9 December 2006 Scottish Premier League 18 H Hibernian 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
49,702
Referee
Rangers Hibernian
Goal 16' Pršo
Goal 32' Sionko
Goal 36' Ferguson
Yellow cardRed card 67' Sproule
27 17 December 2006 Scottish Premier League 19 H Celtic 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
50,418
Referee
Rangers Celtic
Goal 88' Hemdani
Goal 38' Gravesen
28 23 December 2006 Scottish Premier League 20 A Aberdeen 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
20,045
Referee
Rangers Aberdeen
Goal 22' Novo
Goal 24' Sionko
Goal 84' Lovell
29 27 December 2006 Scottish Premier League 21 A Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 GMT
Attendance
7,522
Referee
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Rangers
Goal 41' Dods
Goal 90' Rankin
Goal 22' (pen.) Novo
30 30 December 2006 Scottish Premier League 22 H St Mirren 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,273
Referee
Rangers St Mirren
Goal 19' Boyd
Goal 14' Brittain
31 2 January 2007 Scottish Premier League 23 A Motherwell 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
10,338
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
Goal 70' (pen.) Boyd
Red card 73' Pršo
33 13 January 2007 Scottish Premier League 24 H Dundee United 5–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,276
Referee
Rangers Dundee United
Goal 23' Adam
Goal 35' Burke
Goal 59' Boyd
Goal 68' Boyd
Goal 88' Ferguson
34 21 January 2007 Scottish Premier League 25 A Dunfermline Athletic 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
7,868
Referee
Dunfermline Athletic Rangers
Goal 9' Adam
35 27 January 2007 Scottish Premier League 26 A Heart of Midlothian 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,321
Referee
36 11 February 2007 Scottish Premier League 27 A Kilmarnock 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
11,894
Referee
Kilmarnock Rangers
Goal 73' Naismith
Goal 9' (pen.) Boyd
Goal 30' Boyd
Goal 60' (pen.) Boyd
38 18 February 2007 Scottish Premier League 28 H Falkirk 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
49,850
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
Goal 34' Boyd
Goal 73' Ferguson
Goal 64' Finnigan
Red card 82' Scobbie
40 4 March 2007 Scottish Premier League 29 A Hibernian 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
16,265
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
Goal 4' Adam
Goal 60' Adam
42 11 March 2007 Scottish Premier League 30 A Celtic 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
59,425
Referee
Celtic Rangers
Goal 50' Ehiogu
44 17 March 2007 Scottish Premier League 31 H Aberdeen 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,354
Referee
Rangers Aberdeen
Goal 8' Boyd
Goal 25' Boyd
Goal 31' Boyd
45 31 March 2007 Scottish Premier League 32 H Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,278
Referee
Rangers Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Goal 15' Adam
Red card 14' Dods
Goal 82' Dargo
46 8 April 2007 Scottish Premier League 33 A St Mirren 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
7,308
Referee
St Mirren Rangers
Goal 4' Novo
47 21 April 2007 Scottish Premier League 34 H Heart of Midlothian 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,099
Referee
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
Goal 52' Rae
Goal 79' Ferguson
Goal 16' Velička
48 28 April 2007 Scottish Premier League 35 A Hibernian 3–3
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
16,747
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
Goal 20' Fletcher
Goal 45' McCann
Goal 62' Whittaker
Yellow cardRed card 90' Beuzelin
Goal 24' Adam
Goal 54' Hutton
Goal 78' Adam
49 5 May 2007 Scottish Premier League 36 H Celtic 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
50,384
Referee
Rangers Celtic
Goal 34' Boyd
Goal 55' Adam
50 13 May 2007 Scottish Premier League 37 H Kilmarnock 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
50,085
Referee
Rangers Kilmarnock
Goal 53' Naismith
51 20 May 2007 Scottish Premier League 38 A Aberdeen 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
20,010
Referee
Aberdeen Rangers
Goal 21' Severin
Goal 32' Lovell

Last updated: 20 May 2007
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

UEFA Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
7 14 September 2006 UEFA Cup 1 A Norway MoldeNorway 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:05 BST
Attendance
6,569
Referee
11 28 September 2006 UEFA Cup 1 H MoldeNorway 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
48,024
Referee
Rangers Molde
Goal 12' Buffel
Goal 45' Ferguson
14 19 October 2006 UEFA Cup GS A Italy LivornoItaly 3–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
13,200
Referee
Livorno Rangers
Goal 34' (pen.) Lucarelli
Goal 90' Lucarelli
Goal 27' Adam
Goal 30' (pen.) Boyd
Goal 35' Novo
17 2 November 2006 UEFA Cup GS H Maccabi HaifaIsrael 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
43,062
Referee
Rangers Maccabi Haifa
Goal 5' Novo
Goal 89' (pen.) Adam
22 23 November 2006 UEFA Cup GS A France AuxerreFrance 2–2
Report Report link
Kick off
18:30 GMT
Attendance
8,305
Referee
Auxerre Rangers
Goal 31' Jeleń
Goal 75' Niculae
Goal 62' Novo
Goal 84' Boyd
26 14 December 2006 UEFA Cup GS H PartizanSerbia 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
45,129
Referee
Rangers Partizan
Goal 55' Hutton
37 14 February 2007 UEFA Cup 3 A Israel Hapoel Tel AvivIsrael 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:05 GMT
Attendance
13,000
Referee
Hapoel Tel Aviv Rangers
Goal 43' Toama
Goal 76' Dago
Goal 53' Novo
39 22 February 2007 UEFA Cup 3 H Hapoel Tel AvivIsrael 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:05 GMT
Attendance
46,213
Referee
Rangers Hapoel Tel Aviv
Goal 24' Ferguson
Goal 35' Boyd
Goal 73' Ferguson
Red card 74' McGregor
Goal 90' Adam
41 8 March 2007 UEFA Cup 4 H OsasunaSpain 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
50,290
Referee
Rangers Osasuna
Goal 90' Hemdani
43 14 March 2007 UEFA Cup 4 A Spain OsasunaSpain 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
19,126
Referee
Osasuna Rangers
Goal 71' Webó

Last updated: 14 March 2007
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Scottish Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
32 7 January 2007 Scottish Cup 3 A Dunfermline Athletic 2–3
Report Report link
Kick off
12:15 GMT
Attendance
7,231
Referee
Dunfermline Athletic Rangers
Goal 17' Hamilton
Goal 29' Simmons
Goal 46' McGuire
Goal 54' Boyd
Goal 68' Boyd

Last updated: 7 January 2007
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

League Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
9 20 September 2006 League Cup 3 A Dunfermline Athletic 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
5,702
Referee
Dunfermline Athletic Rangers
Goal 65' (o.g.) Bamba
Goal 73' Boyd
19 8 November 2006 League Cup QF H St Johnstone 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
31,074
Referee
Rangers St Johnstone
Goal 52' Milne
Goal 68' Milne

Last updated: 8 November 2006
Source: Wikipedia article
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Friendlies[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 6 July 2006 Friendly A Northern Ireland LinfieldNorthern Ireland 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
TBC BST
Attendance
10,988
Linfield Rangers
Goal 13' Buffel
Goal 24' Boyd
2 11 July 2006 Friendly A South Africa Jomo SelectSouth Africa 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
TBC BST
Jomo Select Rangers
Goal 10' Adam
Goal 12' Adam
Goal 27' Adam
Goal 68' Boyd
3 14 July 2006 Friendly AR South Africa Jomo CosmosSouth Africa 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
TBC BST
Jomo Cosmos Rangers
Goal 3' Boyd
Goal 68' Rae
4 16 July 2006 Friendly AR South Africa Mamelodi SundownsSouth Africa 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
TBC BST
Mamelodi Sundowns Rangers
Goal 21' Moriri
Goal 47' Correa
Yellow cardRed card 68' Johannes
5 22 July 2006 Friendly H MiddlesbroughEngland 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
31,544
Referee
Rangers Middlesbrough
Goal 45' Buffel
6 1 August 2006 Friendly A Dundee 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
TBC BST
Dundee Rangers
Goal 70' Boyd
7 23 August 2006 Friendly H Zenit St. PetersburgRussia 1–4
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
30,019
Referee
Rangers Zenit St. Petersburg
Goal 54' Rae
Goal 19' Ho
Goal 52' Denisov
Goal 81' Kerzhakov
Goal 90' Spivak
8 23 May 2007 Friendly A United States LA GalaxyUnited States 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:30 PDT
Attendance
15,259
LA Galaxy Rangers
Goal 55' Boyd

Last updated: 23 May 2007
Source:[citation needed]
1Rangers goals come first.
National flags for Ground and Opponent columns are only shown when different to that of Rangers.
M = Match; Ground: H = Home, A = Away, N = Neutral, HR = Home replacement, AR = Away replacement.

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Scottish Premier League 2nd 30 July 20 May
UEFA Cup 1st Round Round of 16 14 September 14 March
League Cup 3rd Round Quarter-finals 20 September 8 November
Scottish Cup 3rd Round 3rd Round 7 January

Source: Competitions

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 26 6 6 65 34 +31 84 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
2 Rangers 38 21 9 8 61 32 +29 72 2007–08 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Aberdeen 38 19 8 11 56 37 +19 65 2007–08 UEFA Cup First round
4 Heart of Midlothian 38 17 10 11 47 35 +12 61

Updated to games played on 20 May 2007.
Source: Wikipedia article
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 21 9 8 61 32  +29 72 11 6 2 35 10  +25 10 3 6 26 22  +4

Last updated: 20 May 2007.
Source: Wikipedia article

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H H A
Result W D D W D W L L W L W D L W W W L W D W L D W W W D W W W W W D W W D W L L
Last updated: 20 May 2007.
Source: Wikipedia article

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

UEFA Cup[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Scotland Rangers 4 3 1 0 8 4 +4 10
Israel Maccabi Haifa 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 7
Italy Livorno 4 1 2 1 5 5 +0 5
France Auxerre 4 1 1 2 7 7 +0 4
Serbia Partizan 4 0 1 3 2 7 −5 1

Updated to games played on 14 March 2007.
Source: Wikipedia article
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

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