1920–21 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1920–21 season
Chairman John Ure Primrose
Manager Bill Struth
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 1st
P42 W35 D6 L1 F91 A24 Pts76
Scottish Cup Runner-up
Top goalscorer League:
Andy Cunningham (24)

All:
Andy Cunningham (27)

The 1920–21 season is the 47th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 48 competitive matches during the 1920–21 season. The side won the league winning thirty-five of the 42 league games and recording only one league defeat, at home to Celtic.

The side also reached the final of the Scottish Cup that season, beating the likes of Alloa Athletic and Dumbarton en route to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Partick Thistle.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 Aug 1920 Airdrieonians H 4–1 12,000 Cunningham (2), Archibald, Cairns
21 Aug 1920 Motherwell H 2–1 45,000 Walls, Cunningham
24 Aug 1920 Aberdeen H 2–1 20,000 Cunningham, Cairns
28 Aug 1920 Kilmarnock A 2–1 15,000 Archibald, Cunningham
01 Sep 1920 Motherwell A 2–0 25,000 Muirhead, Cunningham
07 Sep 1920 Albion Rovers H 2–1 12,000 Archibald, Cunningham
11 Sep 1920 Greenock Morton H 2–0 41,000 Cunningham (2)
20 Sep 1920 Heart of Midlothian A 4–0 30,000 Cunningham (2), Cairns, Bowie
25 Sep 1920 Aberdeen A 1–1 21,800 Cunningham
27 Sep 1920 Hibernian H 1–0 20,000 Cairns
02 Oct 1920 St. Mirren H 2–0 20,000 Archibald, Cunningham
09 Oct 1920 Dumbarton A 5–2 10,000 Cunningham (2), Meiklejohn, Cairns, Morton
16 Oct 1920 Partick Thistle H 3–0 30,000 Archibald (2), Cunningham
23 Oct 1920 Celtic A 2–1 65,269 Cairns, Morton
30 Oct 1920 Third Lanark H 2–1 25,000 Cunningham, Morton
06 Nov 1920 Dundee H 5–0 43,000 Henderson (4), Archibald
13 Nov 1920 Clydebank A 4–2 22,000 Henderson (4)
20 Nov 1920 Hamilton Academical H 4–0 25,000 Henderson (2), Cunningham, Bowie
27 Nov 1920 Albion Rovers A 2–1 22,000 Cairns, Muirhead
04 Dec 1920 Queen's Park H 3–1 30,000 Muirhead (2), Meiklejohn
11 Dec 1920 Falkirk H 2–0 25,000 Henderson, Cunningham
18 Dec 1920 Ayr United A 1–1 13,000 Cunningham
25 Dec 1920 Clyde A 3–1 36,000 Walls, Cunningham, Henderson
01 Jan 1921 Celtic H 0–2 69,260
03 Jan 1921 Partick Thistle A 2–0 42,000 Archibald, Cairns
08 Jan 1921 Kilmarnock H 2–0 15,000 Henderson (2)
15 Jan 1921 Hamilton Academical A 1–0 20,000 Morton
22 Jan 1921 Dumbarton H 2–0 15,000 Cunningham, Cairns
29 Jan 1921 Airdrieonians A 3–0 17,000 Archibald, Henderson, Morton
09 Feb 1921 Raith Rovers H 1–0 15,000 Archibald
12 Feb 1921 Dundee A 2–1 23,000 Henderson, Cairns
02 Mar 1921 Falkirk A 2–0 9,000 Cairns, Cunningham
09 Mar 1921 Ayr United H 7–2 8,000 Henderson (4), Archibald, Cunningham, Cairns
19 Mar 1921 Clydebank H 1–0 15,000 Archibald
28 Mar 1921 Queen's Park A 1–1 18,000 Dixon
02 Apr 1921 Greenock Morton A 0–0 15,000
09 Apr 1921 Hibernian A 1–1 18,000 Archibald
19 Apr 1921 Clyde H 3–1 10,000 Meiklejohn, Archibald, Henderson
21 Apr 1921 St. Mirren A 1–0 10,000 Meiklejohn
23 Apr 1921 Third Lanark A 1–0 30,000 Morton
27 Apr 1921 Heart of Midlothian H 0–0 10,000
30 Apr 1921 Raith Rovers A 1–0 15,000 Dixon

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
05 Feb 1921 R2 Greenock Morton H 2–0 67,000 Morton, Henderson
19 Feb 1921 R3 Alloa Athletic H 0–0 60,000
26 Feb 1921 R3 R Alloa Athletic H 4–1 55,000 Cairns (2), Cunningham, Archibald
05 Mar 1921 QF Dumbarton A 3–0 6,000 Bowie, Cunningham, Henderson
26 Mar 1921 SF Albion Rovers N 4–1 65,000 Cairns (2), Cunningham, Archibald
16 Apr 1921 F Partick Thistle N 0–1 28,294

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland William Robb GK 48 0
Ireland Bert Manderson DF 47 0
Scotland James Smith DF 9 0
Scotland James Bowie MF 29 3
England Arthur Dixon DF 47 2
Scotland James Walls MF 23 2
Scotland Sandy Archibald MF 44 16
Scotland Tommy Muirhead MF 19 4
Scotland Andy Cunnnigham MF 46 27
Scotland Tommy Cairns FW 44 16
Scotland Alan Morton MF 45 7
Scotland David Meiklejohn DF 41 4
Scotland Harold McKenna DF 4 0
Scotland James Low MF 3 0
Scotland George McQueen DF 4 0
Scotland Thomas Reid DF 3 0
Ireland Billy McCandless DF 32 0
Scotland Geordie Henderson FW 29 23
Scotland Tommy McDonald MF 2 0
Scotland James Morton DF 2 0
Scotland Alexander Johnston DF 3 0
Scotland Hector Lawson MF 2 0
Scotland Bob McDermid FW 2 0

See also[edit]