1968–69 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1968–69 season
Chairman John Lawrence
Manager David White
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish League Division One 2nd
P34 W21 D7 L6 F81 A32 Pts49
Scottish Cup Runners-up
League Cup Sectional Round
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Willie Johnston (18)

All:
Willie Johnston (23)

The 1968–69 season was the 89th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 55 competitive matches during the 1968–69 season.

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish League Division One[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 September 1968 Partick Thistle H 2–0 30,000 Sandy Jardine (2)
14 September 1968 Celtic A 4–2 75,000 Willie Johnston (2), Andy Penman, Örjan Persson
21 September 1968 Kilmarnock H 3–3 40,000 Willie Johnston, Sandy Jardine, Willie Henderson
28 September 1968 Hearts A 1–1 33,000 Andy Penman
5 October 1968 Falkirk H 2–1 30,000 Örjan Persson, Willie Johnston
12 October 1968 St Johnstone A 0–2 21,000
19 October 1968 Dunfermline Athletic H 3–0 35,000 Örjan Persson, Sandy Jardine, Alex Ferguson
26 October 1968 Aberdeen H 2–3 32,000 Alex Ferguson, Willie Henderson
2 November 1968 Arbroath A 5–1 9,653 Colin Stein (3), Willie Johnston (2)
9 November 1968 Hibernian H 6–1 50,000 Colin Stein (3), Willie Johnston, Willie Henderson, Örjan Persson
16 November 1968 St Mirren A 0–1 43,500
23 November 1968 Clyde A 1–1 12,000 Colin Stein
30 November 1968 Airdrieonians H 1–1 20,000 Colin Stein
7 December 1968 Raith Rovers A 3–0 15,000 Alex MacDonald, Colin Stein, Bobby Watson
14 December 1968 Dundee United H 2–1 30,000 John Greig, Willie Johnston
28 December 1968 Morton A 2–0 20,000 Andy Penman, Willie Johnston
1 January 1969 Partick Thistle A 2–0 24,000 Willie Johnston, Colin Stein
2 January 1969 Celtic H 1–0 85,000 John Greig (Pen)
4 January 1969 Kilmarnock A 3–3 32,000 Andy Penman, Willie Johnston, Örjan Persson
11 January 1969 Hearts H 2–0 40,000 Andy Penman, Willie Johnston
18 January 1969 Falkirk A 3–0 22,000 Andy Penman (2), Willie Johnston
1 February 1969 St Johnstone H 3–0 28,000 Andy Penman, Alex Ferguson, Willie Henderson
5 March 1969 Hibernian A 2–1 30,000 John Greig (Pen), Willie Johnston
8 March 1969 St Mirren H 6–0 33,000 Kaj Johansen, Dave Smith, John Greig (Pen), Alex Ferguson, Örjan Persson, Andy Penman
11 March 1969 Arbroath H 2–0 18,000 Örjan Persson, Andy Penman
15 March 1969 Clyde H 6–0 35,000 Colin Stein (3), Dave Smith, Andy Penman, Alex Ferguson
24 March 1969 Airdrieonians A 2–3 20,000 Andy Penman, Caldwell (og)
29 March 1969 Raith Rovers H 2–1 28,000 Andy Penman, Willie Johnston
5 April 1969 Dundee United A 1–2 20,000 John Greig
9 April 1969 Aberdeen A 0–0 20,000
19 April 1969 Morton H 3–0 25,000 Alex Ferguson, Örjan Persson, Andy Penman
22 April 1969 Dundee A 2–3 7,000 John Greig, Willie Henderson
28 April 1969 Dundee H 1–1 6,800 Willie Johnston
1 May 1969 Dunfermline Athletic A 3–0 11,700 Willie Johnston (2), Andy Penman

Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 September 1968 R1 1 Vojvodina H 2–0 65,000 John Greig (Pen), Sandy Jardine
2 October 1968 R1 2 Vojvodina A 0–1 7,000
30 October 1968 R2 1 Dundalk H 6–1 26,000 Willie Henderson (2), John Greig, Alex Ferguson, Brennan (og), Alex Ferguson
13 November 1968 R2 2 Dundalk A 3–0 10,000 Willie Mathieson, Colin Stein (2)
15 January 1969 R3 1 DWS Amsterdam A 2–0 18,000 Willie Johnston, Willie Henderson
22 January 1969 R3 2 DWS Amsterdam H 2–1 51,000 Dave Smith, Colin Stein
19 March 1969 QF 1 Athletic Bilbao H 4–1 62,842 Alex Ferguson, Andy Penman, Örjan Persson, Colin Stein
2 April 1969 QF 2 Athletic Bilbao A 0–2 40,000
14 May 1969 SF 1 Newcastle United H 0–0 75,518
21 May 1969 SF 2 Newcastle United A 0–2 60,000

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 January 1969 R1 Hibernian H 1–0 58,141 Colin Stein
24 February 1969 R2 Heart of Midlothian A 2–0 47,337 Willie Johnston, Örjan Persson
1 March 1969 QF Airdrieonians H 1–0 46,726 John Greig (Pen)
22 March 1969 SF Aberdeen N 6–1 66,197 Willie Johnston (3), Andy Penman (2), Willie Henderson
26 April 1969 F Celtic N 0–4 132,870

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 1968 SR Celtic H 0–2 80,000
14 August 1968 SR Partick Thistle A 5–1 40,000 Alex Smith (2), Alex Ferguson (2), Örjan Persson
17 August 1968 SR Morton H 2–0 40,000 Colin Jackson (2)
24 August 1968 SR Celtic A 0–1 75,000
28 August 1969 SR Partick Thistle H 2–1 21,000 Wille Henderson, Sandy Jardine
31 August 1968 SR Morton H 5–0 15,000 Sandy Jardine (2), Willie Henderson (2), Andy Penman

See also[edit]