1916–17 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1916–17 season
Chairman John Ure Primrose
Manager William Wilton
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 3rd
P38 W24 D5 L9 F68 A32 Pts53
Top goalscorer League:
Charlie Duncan (15)

All:
Charlie Duncan (15)

The 1916–17 season is the 43rd season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 38 competitive matches during the 1916–17 season. They finished third in the Scottish League Division One after winning 24 of the 38 league matches and collecting a total of 53 points (11 behind league winners Celtic).

The Scottish Cup was not competed for this season as the Scottish Football Association had withdrawn the tournament due to the outbreak of the First World War.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 1916 Dundee H 3–0 12,000 C.Duncan (2), S.Duncan
26 August 1916 Heart of Midlothian A 3–1 10,500 Cairns, S.Duncan, Archibald
2 September 1916 Dumbarton H 6–0 10,000 C.Duncan (3), Logan, Cairns, S.Duncan (pen.)
16 September 1916 Kilmarnock H 3–0 10,000 S.Duncan (2, 1 pen.), C.Duncan
30 September 1916 St Mirren H 1–0 12,000 Cairns
7 October 1916 Ayr United A 3–1 6,000 Paterson (2), S.Duncan
14 October 1916 Motherwell H 2–1 5,000 Cairns (2)
21 October 1916 Third Lanark A 1–1 30,000 Paterson
28 October 1916 Celtic A 0–0 40,000
4 November 1916 Greenock Morton H 0–1 30,000
11 November 1916 Hibernian A 0–0 10,000
18 November 1916 Clyde H 1–0 8,000 S.Duncan
25 November 1916 Raith Rovers A 4–1 5,000 Archibald (2), Riddell, Bennett
2 December 1916 Falkirk H 3–1 7,000 S.Duncan (2), Cairns
9 December 1916 Airdrieonians A 0–2 8,000
16 December 1916 Hibernian H 5–1 10,000 Martin (2), Manderson, C.Duncan, Dornan (o.g.)
23 December 1916 Motherwell A 1–2 8,000 Blair (pen.)
30 December 1916 Airdrieonians H 3–0 12,000 C Duncan (2), Lawson
1 January 1917 Celtic H 0–0 50,000
2 January 1917 Partick Thistle A 1–0 12,000 Martin
6 January 1917 Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 12,000 Martin
13 January 1917 Clyde A 1–0 15,000 Riddell
20 January 1917 Partick Thistle H 3–0 C.Duncan (2), Riddell
27 January 1917 Hamilton Academical H 2–1 8,000 Blair (pen.), Pursell
3 February 1917 Aberdeen A 1–3 6,000 C.Duncan
10 February 1917 Ayr United H 1–0 12,000 Manderson
17 February 1917 Dumbarton A 3–0 5,000 Bell, Cairns, Croot
24 February 1917 St Mirren A 1–1 12,000 Cairns
3 March 1917 Aberdeen H 1–0 8,000 Gordon
10 March 1917 Greenock Morton A 0–1 7,000
17 March 1917 Falkirk A 2–0 5,000 Cairns (2)
24 March 1917 Raith Rovers H 4–3 5,000 Livingston (3), Cairns
31 March 1917 Kilmarnock A 1–4 5,000 Cairns
7 April 1917 Third Lanark H 0–2 15,000
9 April 1917 Queen's Park A 4–1 10,000 C.Duncan (2), Gray, Rutherford
21 April 1917 Hamilton Academical A 1–3 7,000 C.Duncan
21 April 1917 Queen's Park H 1–0 7,000 Harris
28 April 1917 Dundee A 1–2 9,000 Blair (pen.)

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
England Herbert Lock GK 16 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 38 2
Scotland James Blair DF 35 3
Scotland James Logan DF 12 1
Scotland Harold McKenna MF 24 0
Scotland Scott Duncan MF 28 9
Scotland Dick Bell MF 14 1
Scotland Charlie Duncan FW 25 15
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 24 12
Scotland Robert Archibald MF 12 3
Scotland James Riddell DF 23 3
Scotland Hector Lawson MF 24 1
Scotland George Phillip FW 1 0
Scotland Bill Paterson FW 5 3
Scotland John Hempsey GK 21 0
Scotland Law DF 4 0
Scotland Alex Bennett MF 7 1
Scotland James Bowie MF 20 0
Scotland James Martin MF 21 4
Scotland William Hamilton GK 1 0
Scotland Joe Hendry MF 6 0
Scotland Jimmy Gordon DF 6 1
Scotland Fred Crook MF 9 1
Scotland Andrew Livingston FW 5 3
Scotland Fred Gray MF 2 1
Scotland Walter Rutherford MF 1 1
Scotland John Anderson MF 2 0
Scotland Neil Harris FW 1 1
Scotland John Dick MF 1 0

See also[edit]