John Greig

Football Statues No 45 (in a series of several): John Greig (1942 -)

John Greig spent his entire playing career with just the one club. Between 1961 and 1978 he made in excess of seven hundred appearances for Glasgow Rangers (the majority of them as captain) and scored over a hundred goals. Perhaps his most notable achievement came in 1972 when he led the side to their first ever European trophy success, Rangers beating Moscow Dynamo 3-2 in the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

Greig’s years at Ibrox coincided with a period of Celtic dominance but he still managed a pretty decent haul of five Scottish Championship medals, six Scottish FA Cup winners’ medals, four Scottish League Cup winners’ medals along with the medal secured after the ECWC win. Twice voted Scottish Footballer of the Year his move into management with Rangers between 1978 and 1983 yielded a further two Scottish FA Cup and two Scottish League Cup victories.

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