Rangers F.C.

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Rangers Football Club are an association football team based in Glasgow, Scotland, who currently play in the Scottish Premier League. The club are nicknamed the Gers, Teddy Bears (from the rhyming slang for the same) and the Light Blues,[3] and the fans are known to each other as bluenoses.[4] They are sometimes referred to as Glasgow Rangers, although the word Glasgow is not part of the club's official title.[5] The club is incorporated as The Rangers Football Club plc.[6] The club's home is the all-seated 51,082-capacity Ibrox Stadium in south-west Glasgow.

Rangers have won 53 League Championships, more than any other club in the world. They have won the Scottish League Cup 26 times — more than any other Scottish club — and the Scottish Cup 33 times.[7] In 1961 Rangers reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, becoming the first British club to reach the final of a UEFA club competition. They won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972, having been the runners-up in 1961 and 1967, and were runners-up in the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. An estimated 130,000 fans made the journey to Manchester most of whom did not have tickets.[8]

The club have traditionally been identified with and favoured by the Protestant and Unionist community of Scotland, as well as the Unionist community in Northern Ireland. For most of their history, Rangers have enjoyed a fierce rivalry with their cross-city opponents Celtic,[9] and the two are collectively known as the Old Firm.


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