Full Name: Rangers Football Club
Glasgow Rangers are one half of the Old Firm duopoly that has dominated Scottish football since the launch of the Scottish Football League and have won more league titles than any other club in the world. Rangers, named after an English rugby team, have traditionally drawn their support from the Protestant half of Glasgow, of Scotland, and of Ireland, where both Glasgwegian giants claim a significant fan base. Rangers support also tends to be staunchly Unionist in their political viewpoint, supporting Scotland's position within the United Kingdom and opposed to Scottish independence. With such heavy religious and political overtones, matches between Rangers and arch-rivals Celtic are as heated as you can possibly imagine. But at the end of the day it is Rangers' record of success on the pitch that matters most.
One of the most famous names in world football, the Rangers hold an almost unique position in the game. No club from the same era can claim as distinguished a history, as high a trophy count or such a large and loyal fan base as the Light Blues. In fact, no other club in football can claim to have amassed more than Rangers’ 107 major trophies and the record home crowd for a domestic match of 118,567 is unsurpassed by all British clubs.
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Glasgow Rangers Motto:
The official Glasgow Rangers motto is "Ready", which evolved from "Aye Ready" (Always Ready in the Scottish dialect), before that "Ready, Aye Ready" and before that "Aye, Work Awa".
"Ready" was officially adopted as the motto in 1966 though "Aye, Ready" could still be seen for some time after that around Ibrox Park and other places.
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Although more often than not just called Rangers, the blue half of Glasgow are sometimes known by a variety of Rangers nicknames.
Glasgow Rangers play at Ibrox Park, located in the Ibrox neighborhood on the west side of Glasgow. Rangers have played there since 1899 though the stadium has been comprehensively redeveloped several times since.
Previous Stadiums: Flesher's Haugh, Burnbank, Kinning Park, Old Ibrox.
Glasgow Rangers have only one true rival - their fellow Glaswegians Celtic. The pair of clubs are collectively known as the Old Firm and matches between their are fiercely contested and loaded with symbolism. Rangers support is traditionally Protestant and Unionist while Celtic are traditionally Catholic and anti-Unionist. The two clubs have played nearly 400 matches in their long history, with Rangers having a slight edge in the all-time series record.
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