Rangers: top 30 players: Number 15

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Peter Lovenkrands opted for a move to Rangers over Newcastle United, and the gamble paid off for the Danish winger after spending six years at Ibrox.

 

Peter Lovenkrands allegedly took some persuading to choose Rangers over several other clubs in 2000, but now that he looks back at his career, the Danish attacker will have no regrets about signing for the Glasgow giants.

 

He missed out on much of his first year at Rangers through injury, but when he returned, he established himself as a big part of the first-team squad, scoring important goals in all competitions as he picked up two league titles and four cup trophies during his time in Scottish football.

 

 

He developed a knack of finding the net against Old Firm rivals Celtic, which naturally made him a hero with the Gers supporters. During his second campaign, five of his seven goals came in derby showdowns, with his most memorable effort coming in the 2002 Scottish FA Cup final when he directed a diving header into the bottom corner in the last minute. Less than a year later, he would also score the decisive goal against Celtic in the League Cup final, etching himself into Rangers folklore.

 

In his final season, he also scored the goal that helped Rangers to a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan which helped the club through to the last 16 of the Champions League, before they lost out to eventual semi-finalists Villarreal. He would leave Rangers in the summer of 2006 having netted 54 goals in 182 matches.

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