1908–09 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1908–09 season
Chairman James Henderson
Manager William Wilton
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 4th
P34 W19 D7 L8 F91 A38 Pts45
Scottish Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Robert Campbell (16)

All:
Robert Campbell (17)

The 1908–09 season is the 35th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 41 competitive matches during the 1908–09 season. The team finished fourth in the league, six points behind champions Celtic, after only winning 19 of there 34 matches.

The Scottish Cup campaign was thrown out against the league champions after a 2-2 draw at Hampden Park. The final was replayed a week later at the national stadium and finished 1-1, the competition was abandoned and trophy withheld following a riot after the replay.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1908 Port Glasgow H 7–0 15,000 McDonald (3), McPherson (2), Murray, Bennett
22 August 1908 Partick Thistle A 2–0 12,000 McPherson, Murray
29 August 1908 Falkirk H 4–1 30,000 A.Smith (2), Bennett, McDonald
5 September 1908 Aberdeen A 2–0 9,000 Campbell, Bennett
12 September 1908 Kilmarnock A 5–0 14,000 Murray (2), A.Smith, Bennett, McPherson
19 September 1908 St Mirren H 1–1 27,000 Campbell
28 September 1908 Dundee H 2–0 35,000 Bennett, Campbell
10 October 1908 Airdrieonians A 3–4 11,000 Gordon, Campbell, McPherson
17 October 1908 Motherwell H 3–1 11,000 Livingstone, A.Smith, J.Smith
24 October 1908 Airdrieonians H 2–0 18,000 J.Smith (2)
31 October 1908 Third Lanark H 2–2 8,000 J.Smith, Livingstone
7 November 1908 Greenock Morton H 8–0 10,000 Murray (3), Bennett (2), McPherson (2), A.Smith
14 November 1908 Queen's Park A 1–1 32,000 Murray
21 November 1908 Clyde A 1–0 18,000 Bennett
28 November 1908 Heart of Midlothian H 4–3 10,000 Campbell (2), May, Bennett
5 December 1908 Falkirk A 0–1 10,000
12 December 1908 Hamilton Academical A 7–0 8,000 Campbell (4), A.Smith, Yuille, Gordon
19 December 1908 Kilmarnock H 1–1 8,000 May
26 December 1908 St Mirren A 3–1 12,000 Bennett, McPherson, Murray
1 January 1909 Celtic H 1–3 60,000 Murray
2 January 1909 Partick Thistle H 6–0 5,000 Livingstone (4), A.Smith, J.Smith
9 January 1909 Dundee A 0–4 16,000
30 January 1909 Motherwell A 5–2 7,000 McPherson (2), A.Smith, Bennett, Campbell
27 February 1909 Port Glasgow A 0–2 4,000
6 March 1909 Hibernian H 0–0 4,000
13 March 1909 Celtic A 3–2 28,000 Yuille, McDonald, Murray
27 March 1909 Aberdeen H 3–1 10,000 Bennett, Campbell, Gilchrist
30 March 1909 Hamilton Academical H 4–0 Gordon (3), Campbell
3 April 1909 Heart of Midlothian A 0–0 11,500
12 April 1909 Clyde H 2–2 15,000 Gilchrist, McPherson
19 April 1909 Hibernian A 0–1 6,000
24 April 1909 Third Lanark A 0–1 11,000
26 April 1909 Queen's Park H 2–3 1,000 Bennett, McPherson
28 April 1909 Greenock Morton A 7–1 2,000 Campbell (3), A.Smith, Gordon, Stark, McDonald

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
23 January 1909 R1 St Johnstone A 3–0 7,000 Stark, Bennett, Campbell
6 February 1909 R2 Dundee A 0–0 31,000
13 February 1909 R2 Dundee H 1–0 54,000 McPherson
20 February 1909 QF Queen's Park H 1–0 45,000 McPherson
20 March 1909 SF Falkirk A 1–0 12,000 McPherson
10 April 1909 F Celtic N 2–2 70,000 Gilchrist, Bennett
17 April 1909 F Celtic N 1–1 60,000 Gordon

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Harry Rennie GK 38 0
Scotland John McArthur GK 3 0
Ireland Alex Craig DF 35 0
Scotland John May DF 26 2
Scotland Jimmy Gordon DF 27 7
Scotland George Law DF 27 0
Scotland David Taylor DF 6 0
Scotland James Stark DF 24 2
Scotland Jimmy Sharp DF 18 0
Scotland Jimmy Jackson DF 1 0
Scotland James Galt MF 31 0
Scotland Thomas Gilchrist MF 13 3
Scotland Robert Noble MF 2 0
Scotland Alex Bennett MF 35 15
Scotland John McDonald MF 24 6
Scotland George Livingstone MF 13 6
Scotland Alex Smith FW 35 9
Scotland Robert Campbell FW 27 17
Scotland Tom Murray FW 15 11
Scotland William McPherson FW 33 15
Scotland Willie Reid FW 2 1
Scotland John Smith FW 7 5
Scotland William Yuille FW 3 2
Scotland George Waddell DF 1 0
Scotland Thomas Miller FW 1 0
Scotland James McLean FW 1 0
Scotland Jock McKenzie DF 3 0

See also[edit]