1902–03 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1902–03 season
Chairman James Henderson
Manager William Wilton
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 3rd
P22 W12 D5 L5 F56 A24 Pts29
Scottish Cup Winners
Top goalscorer League:
Robert Hamilton (13)

All:
Robert Hamilton (18)

The 1902–03 season is the 29th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 29 competitive matches during the 1902–03 season, the team finished third in Scottish League Division One, eight points behind champions Hibernian. The team managed twelve wins from the twenty-two league matches.

The Scottish Cup campaign ended in success as the team defeated Hearts 2-0 in the second final replay, the two previous final matches were a 1-1 and 0-0 draw and all were played at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
16 August 1902 Third Lanark A 2–4 13,000 Hamilton (2)
23 August 1902 Partick Thistle H 9–0 7,000 Hamilton (4), Neil (2), Lennie (2), Mackie
30 August 1902 Port Glasgow A 3–0 7,000 Stark, Neil (pen), Hamilton
6 September 1902 Heart of Midlothian A 1–2 14,000 Neil (pen)
15 September 1902 Hibernian A 0–1 6,500
20 September 1902 Greenock Morton H 4–1 6,500 Fraser, Hamilton, McDonald, Smith
4 October 1902 Heart of Midlothian H 2–1 11,000 Speedie (2)
11 October 1902 Greenock Morton A 4–0 7,000 McDonald (2), Robertson, Hamilton
18 October 1902 Celtic A 1–1 25,000 Smith
27 October 1902 Queen's Park A 2–0 12,000 Mackie, Hamilton
29 October 1902 Hibernian H 2–5 15,000 Walker, Stark
1 November 1902 Third Lanark H 2–0 12,000 Mackie (2)
8 November 1902 Partick Thistle A 4–2 7,000 Smith (2), Neil (pen), Walker
15 November 1902 Queen's Park H 3–2 10,000 Speedie, Robertson, Neil
22 November 1902 St Mirren A 1–0 4,000 Smith
29 November 1902 Kilmarnock H 5–0 4,500 Walker (2), Smith, Hamilton, McDonald
6 December 1902 Dundee A 1–3 12,000 Neil
13 December 1902 Port Glasgow H 4–2 3,000 Hamilton (2), Brodie, Speedie
20 December 1902 Kilmarnock A 0–0 4,000
1 January 1903 Celtic H 3–3 25,000 Walker (2), Neil
3 February 1903 St Mirren H 2–2 6,000 McDonald, Walker
17 February 1903 Dundee H 1–1 10,000 Gibson

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 February 1903 R1 Auchterarder Thistle H 7–0 2,000 Speedie (3), McDonald (2), Hamilton, Gibson
24 February 1903 R2 Kilmarnock H 4–0 7,500 Walker (2), Robertson, McDonald
28 February 1903 QF Celtic A 3–0 40,000 A.Smith, Walker, Hamilton
7 March 1903 SF Stenhousemuir A 4–1 8,000 Robertson (2), Hamilton (2)
11 April 1903 F Heart of Midlothian N 1–1 30,000 Stark
18 April 1903 F R Heart of Midlothian N 0–0 35,000
25 April 1903 F 2R Heart of Midlothian N 2–0 35,000 Mackie, Hamilton

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Matthew Dickie GK 28 0
Scotland David Crawford DF 5 0
Scotland Jock Drummond DF 25 0
Scotland Neilly Gibson MF 23 2
Scotland Robert Neil DF 17 8
Scotland Jacky Robertson DF 27 5
Scotland James Graham MF 2 0
Scotland John Walker FW 22 10
Scotland Robert Hamilton FW 26 18
Scotland Alex Mackie FW 9 5
Scotland Alex Smith FW 29 7
Scotland William Lennie MF 5 2
Scotland Nicol Smith DF 7 0
Scotland James Stark DF 19 3
Scotland William Walker MF 2 0
Scotland Finlay Speedie FW 25 7
Scotland Alex Fraser DF 22 1
Scotland Angus McDonald MF 20 8
Scotland William Wallace GK 1 0
Scotland George Henderson DF 3 0
Scotland Alexander Brodie MF 1 1
Scotland Alexander McMurray MF 2 0

See also[edit]