Rangers Vintage 1951-63

Scotland flagOur first Rangers Vintage post features retro player and team images from the immediate post-war era through to the early 1960s.

The late 1940s and early 50s were not especially successful for Rangers, but fortunes improved sharply as the decade progressed. Between 1956 and 1963 the Ibrox club won five League titles, three Scottish Cups  and two League Cups – a good haul considering the particularly strong opposition in those years coming from Hibs and Hearts in the east of the country.

2 thoughts on “Rangers Vintage 1951-63

  1. I’d dispute your assertion on the late 40’s not being an especially successful era for Rangers. Numerous war-time trophies, followed by the League and League Cup in 1947, Scottish Cup in 1948, League, Scottish Cup and League Cup Treble in 1949 and League and Scottish Cup Double in 1950 would say otherwise. But I agree the 50’s were a mixed decade, though there were some fine teams in opposition – Hibs and Hearts especially. Great photos as ever, as I’ve come to expect from your blog. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thanks! Fair comment re.late 40s though wartime trophies could be a bit of a lottery depending upon the sort of players you were lucky enough to have guesting for you.

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