Rangers: top 30 players: Number 18

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He was last seen at Rangers as a manager, but during his playing days, Stuart McCall played a major part in the club's dominance during the nineties.


Stuart McCall was most recently seen at Ibrox as a manager towards the end of the of the 2014-15 campaign, but during his playing days, he was a midfield linchpin in the Rangers side that dominated Scottish football throughout much of the nineties.


In 1991, Walter Smith splashed out £1.2m on his services - quite a hefty fee for a midfielder in those days - and it proved to be money well spent as McCall made 179 appearances in all competitions during the next four seasons as Rangers won four league titles, four domestic cup trophies and narrowly missed out on the 1993 Champions League final. However, further success would not materialise on the continent, and although Rangers continued to win the title until 1997, McCall had less of an impact on the pitch.


To his credit, throughout his seven years at the club, McCall was rarely used as substitute with many of his 265 appearances coming from the starting lineup. but after a relatively ineffective 1997-98 season, he was allowed to leave the club after the arrival of Dick Advocaat.


He wasn't allowed to join another Scottish club, however, highlighting how McCall was regarded north of the border.

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