2007–08 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
2007–08 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Walter Smith
Ground Ibrox Stadium
Glasgow, Scotland
(Capacity: 51,082)
Scottish Premier League 2nd
P38 W27 D5 L6 F84 A33
Scottish Cup Winners
League Cup Winners
Champions League Group Stage
UEFA Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Kris Boyd (14)

All:
Kris Boyd (25)
Highest home attendance 50,440 vs Hibernian
(6 October)
Lowest home attendance 33,837 vs Hibernian
(9 March)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2007–08 season was the 128th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 68 competitive matches during the 2007-08 season. It was Walter Smith's first full season at the club since 1997-98. The early season priority was qualification for the group stages of the Champions League and this was secured with hard-fought victories over FK Zeta and Red Star Belgrade.

Rangers were drawn in Group E with Barcelona, Lyon and Stuttgart. The group stage started well, with the first two matches resulting in victories, over Stuttgart and Lyon. A home draw with Barcelona left Rangers with seven points after three games, but the last three matches all resulted in defeat, meaning Rangers finished third in the group and entered the UEFA Cup. However, the European adventure continued for Rangers as they progressed to the semi-finals of the competition by beating Panathinaikos, Werder Bremen and Sporting Lisbon. They then reached the final with a penalty shootout victory against Fiorentina. They played Zenit Saint Petersburg, managed by formed Gers boss Dick Advocaat, in Manchester on 14 May. Rangers lost the match 2-0, with over 200,000 fans in the city to see the game.

On the domestic front, the race for the Scottish Premier League continued until the final matchday of the season. Both Celtic and Rangers were tied on 86 points going into their games (against Dundee United and Aberdeen respectively) on 22 May 2008, but Celtic were top of the table due to having a better goal difference of 57, six ahead of Rangers. This did not prove to be decisive, as Rangers surrendered their hopes of landing the championship with a 2-0 defeat away to the Dons, while Celtic beat Dundee United 1-0. The club had had a ten-point lead in late March, although their nearest rivals, Celtic, had games in hand at the time. However, being forced by the Scottish football authorities to play 4 competitive matches (including a UEFA Cup Final) in the last 8 days of the season proved just too great a hurdle for Rangers to overcome.

The club appeared in its first final since 2005. They played Dundee United on 16 March 2008 and won the League Cup on penalties. The match was tied 2-2 after extra time, with both goals coming from Kris Boyd who also scored the winning spot kick.[1]

They also reached the final of the Scottish Cup for the 49th time. They beat St Johnstone 4-3 on penalties in the semi-final after the score was tied at 1-1 after extra time. The club played Queen of the South in the final on 24 May 2008 and won the match 3-2 thanks to goals from DaMarcus Beasley and a double from Kris Boyd.[2]

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 26 1998 106 0 2010 Youth system
2 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 23 2000 122 4 2012 Youth system left on 30 January
3 DF Scotland David Weir 38 2007 (Winter) 79 3 2008 Free
4 MF Belgium Thomas Buffel 27 2005 (Winter) 86 16 2009 £2.3m
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 28 2006 69 0 2009 £0.45m
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson (captain) 30 2005 (Winter) 404 59 2010 £4.5m
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 30 2005 108 2 2009 Free
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 23 2007 (Winter) 56 1 2011 £2m
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 24 2005 (Winter) 106 71 2010 £0.4m
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 29 2004 168 54 2010 £0.45m
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 22 2003 78 18 2012 Youth system
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 35 2007 (Winter) 12 1 2008 Free left on 18 January
12 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 23 2008 (Winter) 26 1 2008 Loan
14 MF Senegal Amdy Faye 31 2007 6 0 2008 Loan
15 MF Scotland Alan Gow 25 2007 2 0 2010 Free
16 GK Scotland Graeme Smith 25 2007 1 0 2010 Free
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 24 2000 129 14 2009 Youth system
18 DF Scotland Ian Murray 26 2005 60 0 2008 Free left on 24 August
18 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 21 2008 31 5 2012 £1.9m
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 32 2007 48 15 2009 Free
20 MF United States DaMarcus Beasley 26 2007 21 5 2010 £0.7m
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 23 2007 34 1 2010 Free
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 26 2008 1 1 2011 £0.4m
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 24 2006 34 2 2010 £1.8m out on loan
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 34 2008 (Winter) 22 2 2008 Free
24 CB Spain Carlos Cuéllar 26 2007 65 5 2011 £2.37m
25 GK Northern Ireland Roy Carroll 30 2007 1 0 2008 Free left on 31 January
25 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 30 2008 (Winter) 15 0 2011 Free
26 DF Scotland Steven Smith 22 2002 51 1 2010 Youth system
27 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 30 2007 46 7 2011 £2.25m
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 23 2007 48 5 2012 £2m
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 31 2007 42 12 2010 £1.1m
34 MF Scotland Paul Emslie 20 2005 1 0 2010 Youth system
36 MF South Africa Dean Furman 19 2006 1 0 2008 Free
43 MF Scotland John Fleck 16 2007 3 0 2011 Youth system
  • Last updated: 24 May 2008
  • Source:Football Squads (for appearances, goals and player's number)
  • Ordered by squad numbers.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
44 MF Cyprus Georgios Efrem 17 Arsenal England Transfer Summer 2009 Free [3]
16 GK Scotland Graeme Smith 24 Kilmarnock Transfer Summer 2010 Free [4]
20 MF United States DaMarcus Beasley 25 PSV Netherlands Transfer Summer 2010 £0.7m [5]
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 25 Wigan Athletic England Loan extension Summer 2008 n/a [6]
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 22 St Mirren Transfer Summer 2010 Free [7]
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 31 Bordeaux France Transfer Summer 2009 Free [8]
15 MF Scotland Alan Gow 24 Falkirk Transfer Summer 2010 Free [9]
24 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 25 Osasuna Spain Transfer Summer 2011 £2.37m [10]
25 GK Northern Ireland Roy Carroll 29 West Ham United England Transfer Summer 2008 Free [11]
71 MF Austria Marco Michetschlager 17 Admira Wacker Mödling Austria Loan Summer 2008 n/a [12]
27 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 29 Wigan Athletic England Transfer Summer 2011 £2.25m [13]
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 23 Hibernian Transfer Summer 2012 £2m [14]
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 30 Lens France Transfer Summer 2010 £1.1m [15]
18 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 20 Kilmarnock Transfer Summer 2012 £1.9m [16]
14 MF Senegal Amdy Faye 30 Charlton Athletic England Loan Summer 2008 n/a [17]
GK Latvia Artūrs Vaičulis 19 St Mirren Transfer Summer 2009 Free [18]
78 MF Norway Thomas Kind Bendiksen 18 Harstad IL Norway Transfer Summer 2010 £0.09m [18]
FW Turkey Isa Bagci 17 BK Häcken Sweden Transfer Summer 2010 Undisclosed [18]
25 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 29 Ipswich Town England Transfer Winter 2011 Free [19]
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 34 West Ham United England Transfer Winter 2008 Free [20]
12 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 23 Fulham England Loan Winter 2008 n/a [21]

Last updated: 22 August 2008
Total spending: £10.32m

Out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
46 DF Scotland Martin Ure 18 Queen's Park End of contract Summer n/a [1]
54 FW Scotland Scott Hadden 18 Ross County End of contract Summer n/a
36 DF Scotland Steven Campbell 20 Airdrie United End of contract Summer n/a [22]
51 GK England Joe Sagar 18 Porthmadog Wales End of contract Summer n/a [23]
30 MF Senegal Makhtar N'Diaye 25 Free agent End of contract Summer n/a
28 DF France Antoine Ponroy 21 Cannes France End of contract Summer n/a
1 GK Germany Stefan Klos 35 Retired End of contract Summer n/a [24]
9 FW Croatia Dado Pršo 32 Retired End of contract Summer n/a [25]
11 MF Scotland Gavin Rae 29 Cardiff City Wales End of contract Summer n/a [26]
37 MF Scotland Brian Gilmour 20 Queen of the South End of contract Summer n/a [27]
19 DF Sweden Karl Svensson 23 Caen France Transfer Summer £0.7m [28]
30 GK England Lee Robinson 21 Greenock Morton Loan Summer n/a [12]
14 MF Czech Republic Libor Sionko 30 Copenhagen Denmark Transfer Summer £0.09m [29]
23 FW Slovakia Filip Šebo 23 Valenciennes France Loan Summer n/a [30]
18 DF Scotland Ian Murray 26 Norwich City England Transfer Summer Free [31]
12 DF England Ugo Ehiogu 35 Sheffield United England Transfer Winter Free [32]
2 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 23 Tottenham Hotspur England Transfer Winter £9m [33]
25 GK Northern Ireland Roy Carroll 30 Derby County England Transfer Winter Free [34]

Last updated: 22 August 2008
Total spending: £9.79m

Squad statistics[edit]

Total Scottish Premier League UEFA Champions League UEFA Cup Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Sts
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
App
Gls
1 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 53 53 31 10 6 3 3
2 RB Scotland Alan Hutton 31 31 1 20 9 1 1 1
3 CB Scotland David Weir 61 61 3 37 2 10 1 8 3 3
4 AM Belgium Thomas Buffel 5 1 1 2 1
5 LB Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 46 46 22 9 9 3 3
6 CM Scotland Barry Ferguson 61 62 9 38 7 10 1 8 3 3 1
7 CM Algeria Brahim Hemdani 35 35 12 9 9 3 2
8 CM Scotland Kevin Thomson 43 44 1 26 1 8 4 5 1
9 CF Scotland Kris Boyd 25 41 25 28 14 2 2 6 6 3 5
10 CF Spain Nacho Novo 18 49 16 28 10 7 1 7 1 4 2 3 2
11 LM Scotland Charlie Adam 25 32 4 16 2 7 2 4 3 2
12 CM Northern Ireland Steven Davis 23 26 1 12 9 1 4 1
12 CB England Ugo Ehiogu 1 1 1
14 CM Senegal Amdy Faye 3 6 4 1 1
15 AM Scotland Alan Gow 2 2 1 1
16 GK Scotland Graeme Smith 1 1 1
17 RW Scotland Chris Burke 17 21 4 11 2 2 5 2 3
18 CF Scotland Steven Naismith 17 31 5 21 5 3 1 6
19 CF France Jean-Claude Darcheville 28 48 15 30 12 8 1 5 1 3 2 1
20 LW United States DaMarcus Beasley 15 21 5 11 2 8 2 1 1 1
21 RB Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 31 34 1 15 1 9 3 5 2
22 CB Scotland Andy Webster 1 1 1 1 1
23 CB Scotland Christian Dailly 21 22 2 12 2 5 4 1
23 CF Slovakia Filip Šebo 1 1
24 CB Spain Carlos Cuéllar 65 65 5 36 4 10 9 6 4 1
25 GK Northern Ireland Roy Carroll 1 1 1
25 GK Scotland Neil Alexander 13 15 8 3 4
26 LB Scotland Steven Smith 2 2 2
27 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 38 46 7 22 3 9 2 6 6 2 3
28 RB Scotland Steven Whittaker 43 48 5 30 4 4 5 1 6 3
29 CF Gabon Daniel Cousin 26 42 12 26 10 7 1 5 1 2 2
34 CM Scotland Paul Emslie 1 1
36 CM South Africa Dean Furman 1 1
43 AM Scotland John Fleck 3 1 2
Last updated: 24 May 2008
Source: Soccerbase - Rangers 2007/2008 player appearances
Ordered by squad numbers
0 shown as blank

Top Scorer[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
SPL
SC
SLC
E
Total
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 14 6 5 25
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 10 2 2 2 16
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 12 1 2 15
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 10 2 12
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 7 1 1 9
27 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 3 2 2 7
18 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 5 5
20 MF United States Damarcus Beasley 2 1 2 5
24 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 4 1 5
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 4 1 5
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 2 2 4
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 2 2 4
3 DF Scotland David Weir 2 1 3
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 2 2
22 DF Scotland Andy Webster 1 1
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 1 1
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 1 1
12 MF Northern Ireland Steven Davis 1 1
2 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 1 1
Own goal 2 2

Last updated: 24 May 2008
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
1 GK Scotland Allan McGregor 2 1
2 DF Scotland Alan Hutton 13 1
3 DF Scotland David Weir 3
5 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Saša Papac 2
6 MF Scotland Barry Ferguson 2
7 MF Algeria Brahim Hemdani 2
8 MF Scotland Kevin Thomson 10
9 FW Scotland Kris Boyd 2
10 FW Spain Nacho Novo 2 2
11 MF Scotland Charlie Adam 4
14 MF Senegal Amdy Faye 1
17 MF Scotland Chris Burke 3
18 FW Scotland Steven Naismith 2
19 FW France Jean-Claude Darcheville 1 1
20 MF United States Damarcus Beasley 2
21 DF Scotland Kirk Broadfoot 5
23 DF Scotland Christian Dailly 3
24 DF Spain Carlos Cuéllar 6 1
27 MF Scotland Lee McCulloch 7 1
28 DF Scotland Steven Whittaker 4 1
29 FW Gabon Daniel Cousin 1 1

Last updated: 24 May 2008
Source: Match reports
Only competitive matches

Club[edit]

Matches[edit]

Scottish Premier League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
2 4 August 2007 Scottish Premier League 1 A Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
7,711
Referee
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Rangers
Goal 16' Ferguson
Goal 64' Novo
Goal 90' Ferguson
4 11 August 2007 Scottish Premier League 2 H St Mirren 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
47,772
Referee
Rangers St Mirren
Goal 52' Ferguson
Goal 80' Cousin
6 18 August 2007 Scottish Premier League 3 H Falkirk 7–2
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
47,419
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
Goal 2' Cousin
Goal 34' Whittaker
Goal 54' Cousin
Goal 75' Boyd
Goal 88' Darcheville
Goal 90' Darcheville
Goal 90' Broadfoot
Goal 44' Riera
Goal 72' Barrett
7 25 August 2007 Scottish Premier League 4 A Kilmarnock 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
11,544
Referee
Kilmarnock Rangers
Goal 52' Beasley
Goal 76' Darcheville
9 1 September 2007 Scottish Premier League 5 H Gretna 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
49,689
Referee
Rangers Gretna
Goal 38' Boyd
Goal 63' Webster
Goal 81' Cuéllar
Goal 83' (o.g.) Collin
10 15 September 2007 Scottish Premier League 6 A Heart of Midlothian 2–4
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
15,948
Referee
Heart of Midlothian Rangers
Goal 13' Driver
Goal 27' Tall
Goal 66' (pen.) Stewart
Goal 70' Ivaškevičius
Goal 49' (pen.) Cousin
Goal 74' Beasley
12 23 September 2007 Scottish Premier League 7 H Aberdeen 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
49,046
Referee
Rangers Aberdeen
Goal 46' McCulloch
Goal 65' Naismith
Goal 88' Boyd
14 29 September 2007 Scottish Premier League 8 A Motherwell 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
10,009
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
Goal 23' Porter
Goal 65' (pen.) Boyd
16 6 October 2007 Scottish Premier League 9 H Hibernian 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,440
Referee
Rangers Hibernian
Goal 61' Murphy
17 20 October 2007 Scottish Premier League 10 H Celtic 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
50,428
Referee
Rangers Celtic
Goal 27' Novo
Goal 55' Ferguson
Goal 77' (pen.) Novo
19 28 October 2007 Scottish Premier League 11 A Dundee United 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
12,129
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
Goal 28' Wilkie
Goal 54' (pen.) Robson
Goal 51' (pen.) Cousin
21 3 November 2007 Scottish Premier League 12 H Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,898
Referee
Rangers Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Goal 1' Boyd
Goal 63' Cuéllar
23 24 November 2007 Scottish Premier League 13 A Falkirk 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
6,627
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
Goal 62' Moutinho
Goal 20' Cuéllar
Goal 55' Darcheville
Goal 90' Boyd
25 1 December 2007 Scottish Premier League 14 H Kilmarnock 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,055
Referee
Rangers Kilmarnock
27 15 December 2007 Scottish Premier League 15 H Heart of Midlothian 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
155:00 GMT
Attendance
48,392
Referee
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
Goal 18' McCulloch
Goal 87' McCulloch
Goal 18' Velička
28 23 December 2007 Scottish Premier League 16 A Aberdeen 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
17,798
Referee
Aberdeen Rangers
Goal 45' Miller
Goal 30' Adam
Red card 37' McCulloch
29 26 December 2007 Scottish Premier League 17 H Motherwell 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
49,823
Referee
Rangers Motherwell
Goal 42' Cousin
Goal 70' (o.g.) Porter
Goal 90' Boyd
Goal 65' Quinn
30 29 December 2007 Scottish Premier League 18 A Hibernian 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
16,217
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
Goal 88' Zemmama
Goal 12' Naismith
Goal 59' Cousin
31 5 January 2008 Scottish Premier League 19 H Dundee United 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,559
Referee
Rangers Dundee United
Goal 9' Naismith
Goal 40' Ferguson
32 16 January 2008 Scottish Premier League 20 AR Gretna 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
6,137
Referee
Gretna Rangers
Goal 46' Deuchar
Goal 45' Ferguson
Goal 74' Cousin
33 19 January 2008 Scottish Premier League 21 A Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
7,753
Referee
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Rangers
35 26 January 2008 Scottish Premier League 22 H St Mirren 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
49,198
Referee
Rangers St Mirren
Goal 27' Burke
Goal 33' Boyd
Goal 37' Whittaker
Goal 81' Whittaker
Yellow cardRed card 30' Haining
38 9 February 2008 Scottish Premier League 23 H Falkirk 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,590
Referee
Rangers Falkirk
Goal 23' Boyd
Goal 89' Naismith
40 17 February 2008 Scottish Premier League 24 A Kilmarnock 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 GMT
Attendance
10,546
Referee
Kilmarnock Rangers
Goal 24' Cuéllar
Goal 63' (pen.) Boyd
42 24 February 2008 Scottish Premier League 25 H Gretna 4–2
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
48,375
Referee
Rangers Gretna
Goal 13' Cousin
Goal 22' Naismith
Goal 60' Burke
Goal 88' Boyd
Goal 71' Deuchar
Goal 89' Deuchar
43 27 February 2008 Scottish Premier League 26 A Heart of Midlothian 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
16,173
Referee
Heart of Midlothian Rangers
Goal 25' Darcheville
Goal 44' Darcheville
Goal 53' Novo
Goal 70' Novo
44 1 March 2008 Scottish Premier League 27 H Aberdeen 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,066
Referee
Rangers Aberdeen
Goal 38' Dailly
Goal 50' Adam
Goal 83' Boyd
Goal 28' Lovell
50 22 March 2008 Scottish Premier League 28 H Hibernian 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,117
Referee
Rangers Hibernian
Goal 40' Darcheville
Goal 79' Novo
Goal 90' Shiels
51 29 March 2008 Scottish Premier League 29 H Celtic 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 GMT
Attendance
50,325
Referee
Rangers Celtic
Goal 45' Thomson
53 6 April 2008 Scottish Premier League 30 A Dundee United 3–3
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
11,214
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
Goal 37' Kalvenes
Goal 57' Hunt
Goal 65' (o.g.) Cuéllar
Goal 44' Weir
Goal 58' Novo
Goal 67' Boyd
56 16 April 2008 Scottish Premier League 31 A Celtic 1–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
58,964
Referee
Celtic Rangers
Goal 20' Nakamura
Goal 90+3' Hesselink
Goal 55' Novo
Red card 70' Cuéllar
59 27 April 2008 Scottish Premier League 32 A Celtic 2–3
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
58,622
Referee
Celtic Rangers
Goal 4' McDonald
Goal 43' McDonald
Goal 70' (pen.) Robson
Goal 17' Weir
Goal 29' Cousin
Yellow cardRed card 90' Whittaker
61 4 May 2008 Scottish Premier League 33 A Hibernian 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
14:00 BST
Attendance
16,872
Referee
62 7 May 2008 Scottish Premier League 34 H Motherwell 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
48,238
Referee
Rangers Motherwell
Goal 74' Ferguson
63 10 May 2008 Scottish Premier League 35 H Dundee United 3–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
50,293
Referee
Rangers Dundee United
Goal 7' Novo
Goal 18' Novo
Goal 90' Darcheville
Goal 76' de Vries
65 17 May 2008 Scottish Premier League 36 A Motherwell 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
12:30 BST
Attendance
10,445
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
Goal 50' Porter
Goal 29' Dailly
66 19 May 2008 Scottish Premier League 37 A St Mirren 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
7,439
Referee
St Mirren Rangers
Goal 4' Boyd
Goal 24' Darcheville
Goal 69' Darcheville
67 22 May 2008 Scottish Premier League 38 A Aberdeen 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
17,509
Referee
Aberdeen Rangers
Goal 63' Miller
Goal 77' Mackie
Red card 77' Novo

Last updated: 22 May 2008
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.

UEFA Champions League[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 31 July 2007 UEFA Champions League QR2 H ZetaMontenegro 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
36,145
Referee
Rangers Zeta
Goal 55' Weir
Yellow cardRed card 60' Hutton
Goal 73' McCulloch
3 7 August 2007 UEFA Champions League QR2 AR Montenegro ZetaMontenegro 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:05 BST
Attendance
11,000
Referee
Zeta Rangers
Goal 81' Beasley
5 14 August 2007 UEFA Champions League QR3 H Red Star BelgradeSerbia 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
35,364
Referee
Rangers Red Star Belgrade
Goal 89' Novo
8 28 August 2007 UEFA Champions League QR3 A Serbia Red Star BelgradeSerbia 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:00 BST
Attendance
47,012
Referee
11 19 September 2007 UEFA Champions League GS H VfB StuttgartGermany 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
49,795
Referee
Rangers VfB Stuttgart
Goal 62' Adam
Goal 75' (pen.) Darcheville
Goal 56' Gómez
15 2 October 2007 UEFA Champions League GS A France LyonFrance 3–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
38,067
Referee
Lyon Rangers
Goal 23' McCulloch
Goal 48' Cousin
Goal 53' Beasley
18 23 October 2007 UEFA Champions League GS H BarcelonaSpain 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
49,957
Referee
22 7 November 2007 UEFA Champions League GS A Spain BarcelonaSpain 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
86,476
Referee
Barcelona Rangers
Goal 7' Henry
Goal 43' Messi
24 27 November 2007 UEFA Champions League GS A Germany VfB StuttgartGermany 2–3
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
51,000
Referee
VfB Stuttgart Rangers
Goal 45' Cacau
Goal 62' Pardo
Goal 85' Marica
Goal 27' Adam
Goal 70' Ferguson
26 12 December 2007 UEFA Champions League GS H LyonFrance 0–3
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
50,062
Referee
Rangers Lyon
Goal 16' Govou
Goal 85' Benzema
Goal 88' Benzema

Last updated: 12 December 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.

UEFA Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
39 13 February 2008 UEFA Cup Round of 32 H PanathinaikosGreece 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 GMT
Attendance
45,203
Referee
41 21 February 2008 UEFA Cup Round of 32 A Greece PanathinaikosGreece 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
17:00 GMT
Attendance
14,452
Referee
Panathinaikos Rangers
Goal 12' Goumas
Goal 81' Novo
45 6 March 2008 UEFA Cup Round of 16 H Werder BremenGermany 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
20:00 GMT
Attendance
45,959
Referee
Rangers Werder Bremen
Goal 45' Cousin
Goal 48' Davis
47 13 March 2008 UEFA Cup Round of 16 A Germany Werder BremenGermany 0–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:30 GMT
Attendance
33,660
Referee
Werder Bremen Rangers
Goal 57' Diego
52 3 April 2008 UEFA Cup QF H Sporting CPPortugal 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
48,923
Referee
54 10 April 2008 UEFA Cup QF A Portugal Sporting CPPortugal 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
31,155
Referee
Sporting CP Rangers
58 24 April 2008 UEFA Cup SF H FiorentinaItaly 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
49,199
Referee
60 1 May 2008 UEFA Cup SF A Italy FiorentinaItaly 0–0
(4-2 pen.)
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
39,130
Referee
Fiorentina Rangers
Yellow cardRed card 110' Cousin
64 14 May 2008 UEFA Cup F N England Zenit St. PetersburgRussia 0–2
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
43,878
Referee
Zenit St. Petersburg Rangers
Goal 72' Denisov
Goal 90+4' Zyryanov

Last updated: 14 May 2008
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.

Scottish Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
34 23 January 2008 Scottish Cup 4 H East Stirlingshire 6–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
34,024
Referee
Rangers East Stirlingshire
Goal 25' McCulloch
Goal 28' Hutton
Goal 30' Boyd
Goal 45' Boyd
Goal 50' McCulloch
Goal 62' (pen.) Boyd
37 3 February 2008 Scottish Cup 5 A Hibernian 0–0
Report Report link
Kick off
12:00 GMT
Attendance
11,513
Referee
Hibernian Rangers
Red card 88' McGregor
46 9 March 2008 Scottish Cup 5 R H Hibernian 1–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
33,837
Referee
Rangers Hibernian
Goal 39' Burke
Red card 79' Novo
49 19 March 2008 Scottish Cup QF H Partick Thistle 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
36,724
Referee
Rangers Partick Thistle
Goal 69' Boyd
Goal 67' Gray
55 13 April 2008 Scottish Cup QF R A Partick Thistle 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
9,909
Referee
Partick Thistle Rangers
Goal 27' Novo
Goal 40' Burke
57 20 April 2008 Scottish Cup SF N St Johnstone 1–1
(4-3 pen.)
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
26,180
Referee
St Johnstone Rangers
Goal 94' McBreen
Goal 103' (pen.) Novo
68 24 May 2008 Scottish Cup F N Queen of the South 3–2
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
48,821
Referee
Queen of the South Rangers
Goal 50' Tosh
Goal 53' Thomson
Goal 33' Boyd
Goal 43' Beasley
Goal 72' Boyd

Last updated: 24 May 2008
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.

League Cup[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
13 26 September 2007 Scottish League Cup 3 AR East Fife 4–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 BST
Attendance
7,413
Referee
East Fife Rangers
Goal 14' Novo
Goal 35' Boyd
Goal 54' Cuéllar
Goal 66' (pen.) Boyd
20 31 October 2007 Scottish League Cup QF A Motherwell 2–1
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
9,283
Referee
Motherwell Rangers
Goal 90' Quinn
Goal 22' Novo
Goal 53' Boyd
36 30 January 2008 Scottish League Cup SF N Heart of Midlothian 2–0
Report Report link
Kick off
19:45 GMT
Attendance
31,989
Referee
Rangers Heart of Midlothian
Goal 50' Ferguson
Goal 69' Darcheville
48 16 March 2008 Scottish League Cup F N Dundee United 2–2
(3-2 pen.)
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 GMT
Attendance
50,019
Referee
Dundee United Rangers
Goal 34' Hunt
Goal 96' de Vries
Goal 85' Boyd
Goal 113' Boyd

Last updated: 16 March 2008
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.

Friendlies[edit]

M
Date
Tournament
Round
Ground
Opponent
Score1
Report
1 13 July 2007 Friendly A Germany FC GüterslohGermany 3–0
Report [permanent dead link] Report link
Kick off
Attendance
1,850
FC Gütersloh Rangers
Goal 13' Webster
Goal 43' (pen.) Boyd
Goal 75' Burke
2 15 July 2007 Friendly A Germany SV Lippstadt 08Germany 4–2
Report [permanent dead link] Report link
Kick off
Attendance
2,000
SV Lippstadt 08 Rangers
Goal 16' Gutic
Goal 16' Gutic
Goal 11' Šebo
Goal 53' (pen.) Novo
Goal 58' McCulloch
Goal 53' McCulloch
3 17 July 2007 Friendly A Germany Hannover 96Germany 0–1
Report [permanent dead link] Report link
Kick off
Attendance
23,105
Referee
Hannover 96 Rangers
Goal 53' (o.g.) Weir
4 21 July 2007 Friendly A Falkirk 1–1
Report Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Referee
Craig Charleston
Falkirk Rangers
Goal 49' Moutinho
Goal 1' McCulloch
5 24 July 2007 Friendly H AjaxNetherlands 1–1
Report [permanent dead link] Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
32,770
Referee
Rangers Ajax
Goal 19' Cuéllar
Goal 61' Heitinga
6 28 July 2007 Friendly H ChelseaEngland 2–0
Report [permanent dead link] Report link
Kick off
15:00 BST
Attendance
50,380
Referee
Rangers Chelsea
Goal 86' Novo
Goal 87' Šebo

Last updated: 28 July 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 4 August 22 May
UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round Group Stage 31 July 12 December
UEFA Cup Round of 32 Runners-up 13 February 14 May
Scottish League Cup Third Round Winners 24 September 16 March
Scottish Cup Fourth round Winners 13 January 24 May

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 28 5 5 84 26 +58 89 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Rangers 38 27 5 6 84 33 +51 86 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Motherwell 38 18 6 14 50 46 +4 60 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
4 Aberdeen 38 15 8 15 50 58 −8 53

Updated to games played on 24 May 2008.
Source: Scottish Premier League 2007–08
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 27 5 6 84 33  +51 86 18 0 1 50 10  +40 9 5 5 34 23  +11

Last updated: 24 May 2008.
Source: Scottish Premier League 2007–08

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 H A H A H A H H A H A H H A H A H A A H H A H A H H H A A A A H H A A A
Result W W W W W L W D L W L W W W W D W W W W W W W W W W W W W D L L D W W D W L
Last updated: 22 May 2008.
Source: Scottish Premier League 2007–08

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

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Barcelona 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 14
Lyon 6 3 1 2 11 10 +1 10
Rangers 6 2 1 3 7 9 −2 7
Stuttgart 6 1 0 5 7 15 −8 3

Updated to games played on 15 December 2007.
Source: UEFA Champions League 2007-08
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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