1994–95 Rangers F.C. season

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Rangers
1994–95 season
Chairman David Murray
Manager Walter Smith
Ground Ibrox Park
Scottish Premier Division 1st
P36 W20 D9 L7 F60 A35 Pts69
Scottish Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Champions League Qualifying round
Top goalscorer League:
Mark Hateley (13)

All:
Mark Hateley (15)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1994–95 season was the 115th season of competitive football by Rangers.

Overview[edit]

Rangers played a total of 42 competitive matches during the 1994–95 season. The club won the Premier Division with a commanding sixteen point lead over nearest challengers Motherwell.

The cup competitions were not so successful as the side crashed out the Scottish Cup in the fourth round to Hearts, losing 4–2. In the League Cup the side was defeated 2–1 by Falkirk.

The European campaign was over as soon as it began, the club was knocked out the UEFA Champions League in the first round by AEK Athens, losing 3-0 on aggregate.

Rangers made three expensive signings at the start of the season in shape of defenders Basile Boli and Alan McLaren, as well as forward Brian Laudrup. On his way out of the club was misfit striker Duncan Ferguson after 18 months, when in December 1994 he signed for Everton in a £4.2million deal (£200,000 more than Rangers had paid for him) after two months on loan at the English club.

The club's successful season was overshadowed by the death in March of club legend Davie Cooper at the age of 39.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee
29 June 1994 France Basile Boli France Marseille £2.7m 2
21 July 1994 Denmark Brian Laudrup Italy Fiorentina £2.5m
27 July 1994 Scotland Billy Thomson Scotland Motherwell Free
26 October 1994 Scotland Alan McLaren Scotland Hearts £2m
27 January 1995 Scotland Alec Cleland Scotland Dundee United Joint [1]
27 January 1995 Scotland Gary Bollan Scotland Dundee United Joint [1]

Out[edit]

Date Player To Fee
30 June 1994 England Chris Vinnicombe England Burnley £0.2m
28 July 1994 England Stephen Watson Scotland St Mirren Free
22 September 1994 England Gary Stevens England Tranmere Rovers £0.35m
4 October 1994 Scotland Ian Durrant England Everton Loan [1]
19 October 1994 Scotland Steven Pressley England Coventry City £0.6m
25 October 1994 Scotland Dave McPherson Scotland Heart of Midlothian Swap [2]
1 December 1994 Scotland David Hagen Scotland Heart of Midlothian
11 December 1994 Scotland Duncan Ferguson England Everton £4.2m
30 December 1994 Netherlands Peter Huistra Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima £0.5m [2]
10 March 1995 Scotland Fraser Wishart Scotland Heart of Midlothian £0.05m [3]
24 March 1995 Scotland Scott McCulloch Scotland Hamilton Academical Free
  • Expendure: Decrease £7,200,000
  • Income: Increase £5,900,000
  • Total loss/gain: Decrease £1,300,000

Results[edit]

All results are written with Rangers' score first.

Scottish Premier Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 August 1994 Motherwell H 2–1 43,750 Hateley, D.Ferguson
20 August 1994 Partick Thistle A 2–0 15,030 Hateley, Byrne (o.g.)
27 August 1994 Celtic H 0–2 45,466
11 September 1994 Heart of Midlothian H 3–0 41,041 Hateley (2), Durie
17 September 1994 Falkirk A 2–0 12,419 Boli, Laudrup
24 September 1994 Aberdeen A 2–2 19,191 Hateley, Moore
1 October 1994 Dundee United H 2–0 43,030 Hateley, Laudrup
8 October 1994 Hibernian A 1–2 12,118 Boli
15 October 1994 Kilmarnock H 2–0 44,099 Miller, Robertson
22 October 1994 Motherwell A 1–2 11,160 Philliben (o.g.)
30 October 1994 Celtic A 3–1 32,171 Hateley (2), Laudrup
5 November 1994 Partick Thistle H 3–0 43,696 Miller, Hateley, Laudrup
9 November 1994 Heart of Midlothian A 1–1 12,347 Hateley
19 November 1994 Falkirk H 1–1 44,018 Hateley
25 November 1994 Aberdeen H 1–0 45,072 McCoist
4 December 1994 Dundee United A 3–0 10,692 Laudrup, Huistra, Durrant
10 December 1994 Kilmarnock A 2–1 17,283 McLaren, Laudrup
26 December 1994 Hibernian H 2–0 44,892 Hateley, Gough
31 December 1994 Motherwell A 3–1 11,269 McCall, Laudrup, Durie
4 January 1995 Celtic H 1–1 45,794 I.Ferguson
7 January 1995 Partick Thistle A 1–1 19,351 Robertson
14 January 1995 Falkirk A 3–2 13,495 Huistra (2, 1 (pen.)), McCall
21 January 1995 Heart of Midlothian H 1–0 44,231 Miller
4 February 1995 Dundee United H 1–1 44,197 Robertson
12 February 1995 Aberdeen A 0–2 18,060
25 February 1995 Kilmarnock H 3–0 44,859 Durie, Laudrup, Durrant
4 March 1995 Hibernian A 1–1 12,059 McCall
11 March 1995 Falkirk H 2–2 43,359 Brown, Laudrup
18 March 1995 Heart of Midlothian A 1–2 9,806 Laudrup
1 April 1995 Dundee United A 2–0 11,035 Durie, McLaren
8 April 1995 Aberdeen H 3–2 44,460 Durrant, Murray, Hateley
16 April 1995 Hibernian H 3–1 44,193 Durie, Durrant, Mikhailichenko
20 April 1995 Kilmarnock A 1–0 16,086 Mikhailichenko
29 April 1995 Motherwell H 0–2 43,576
7 May 1995 Celtic A 0–3 31,025
13 May 1995 Partick Thistle H 1–1 45,280 Moore

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
10 August 1994 QR AEK Athens A 0–2 30,000
24 August 1994 QR AEK Athens H 0–1 44,789

Scottish Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
6 February 1995 R3 Hamilton Academical A 3–1 18,379 Steven, Boli, Laudrup
20 February 1995 R4 Heart of Midlothian A 2–4 12,375 Laudrup, Durie

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
17 August 1994 R2 Arbroath A 6–1 4,665 D.Ferguson (3), Hateley (2), McCall
31 August 1994 R3 Falkirk H 1–2 40,697 Laudrup

Appearances[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals
Scotland Andy Goram GK 22 0
Scotland Neil Murray MF 22 1
Scotland David Robertson DF 28 3
Scotland Richard Gough DF 31 1
France Basile Boli DF 31 3
Scotland Dave McPherson DF 12 0
Scotland Ian Durrant MF 31 4
Scotland Stuart McCall MF 36 4
Scotland Ally McCoist FW 9 1
England Mark Hateley FW 28 15
Denmark Brian Laudrup MF 38 13
Scotland Duncan Ferguson FW 7 4
Scotland John Brown DF 16 1
Australia Craig Moore DF 25 2
Scotland Ian Ferguson MF 20 1
Scotland Steven Pressley DF 3 0
Scotland Gordon Durie FW 25 6
Ukraine Alexei Mikhailichenko MF 9 2
Scotland Charlie Miller MF 23 3
Netherlands Pieter Huistra MF 15 3
Scotland David Hagen MF 2 0
Scotland Fraser Wishart DF 4 0
Scotland Alan McLaren DF 25 2
Scotland Colin Scott GK 4 0
Scotland Brian McGinty MF 1 0
Scotland Ally Maxwell GK 14 0
England Trevor Steven MF 13 1
Scotland Gary Bollan DF 6 0
Scotland Alec Cleland DF 11 0
Scotland Billy Thomson GK 5 0
Scotland Lee Robertson MF 1 0
Scotland Neil Caldwell DF 1 0
Northern Ireland Paul McKnight FW 1 0
England Gary Stevens DF 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cleland and Bollan were sold in a joint £750,000 deal
  2. ^ Part exchange for Alan McLaren plus £2m

See also[edit]