Rangers: top 30 players - Number 22

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There's a case for Brian Laudrup being named in the top 20 of this countdown, but given Rangers' illustrious history, he will have to settle for 22nd place.

 

Given that Brian Laudrup turned down Barcelona to remain at Rangers, fans of the Scottish giants probably think that the attacker deserves a place in the top five, but after he only remained at the club for four years, we have to limit him to a spot in 22nd.

 

In 1994, Walter Smith effectively saved the career of the Danish maestro after a disappointing campaign at AC Milan, and he was rewarded for his faith in Laudrup with 13 goals in his first year as Rangers won the league title once again, and the Footballer of the Year and Players' Player of the Year accolades were awarded to the then-26-year-old.

 

Laudrup would continue to be an inspiration in Glasgow, having a hand in all five goals in the 1996 Scottish Cup final, before netting 20 times during the 1996-97 campaign with ended with a Scottish title and League Cup double. Rangers would not achieved their desired success in Europe while Laudrup was at the club, but that should not take away from his influence in Scotland.

 

He would leave for Chelsea in 1998 having scored a total of 44 goals in 150 games in all competitions.

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