Former Rangers player tweets on anniversary of first Ibrox appearance

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Former Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar comments on his first appearance at Ibrox - which came while playing for Osasuna in a UEFA Cup tie in 2007.


Former Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar has said on Twitter that his first appearance at Ibrox represented one of the most important games in his career.


During the 2007-08 season, Cuellar represented Rangers on 65 occasions - breaking the record for the most appearances during a single season, but on Tuesday night, he acknowledged what first enticed him to join the Glasgow giants.


Earlier in the year, Cuellar had travelled to Scotland with Spanish outfit Osasuna for a UEFA Cup tie, and the then-25-year-old helped the visitors to a 1-1 draw on away soil.


Osasuna would progress through to the quarter-finals with victory in the second leg, but that did not stop Cuellar making the £2.37m move to Rangers in the summer.


Cuellar's one and only year at Rangers proved to be a memorable one, even though Celtic would edge out their Old Firm rivals to win the league title.

As well as winning both domestic cup competitions, Cuellar was part of the squad that enjoyed a run to the final of the UEFA Cup, before they eventually succumbed to Zenit St Petersburg in Manchester.

Cuellar would make the £7.8m switch to Aston Villa in 2008, making Rangers a profit of almost £5.5m.

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