Rangers: top 30 players: Number 14

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Mark Hateley had two separate spells at Rangers, but it's his first period at Ibrox which sees him recognised in this list.

 

Mark Hateley hadn't been particularly prolific during the early stages of his career, but when he left AC Milan to join Rangers, that changed and he went on to become one half of a legendary attacking partnership with Ally McCoist.

 

The England international didn't score as many as McCoist but he was still an integral part of the squad that dominated Scottish football during the nineties, with Hateley playing 218 during a five-year period between 1990 and 1995.

 

After a relatively modest first campaign, Hateley scored 23, 27 and 30 times respectively over the course of the next three seasons and at the end of 1993-94, he was awarded both the SFWA Footballer of the Year and the SPFA Players; Player of the Year awards.

 

He was restricted to 28 appearances in all competitions in his fifth and final year at the club, but he still managed to score more than a goal every two games. He ended his first period at Ibrox with 112 goals.

 

Hateley returned in 1997 to help Rangers over the line for a ninth successive league title, but he would leave in the summer after playing just four times. Nevertheless, the Derby-born centre forward became a Gers hero during his time in Glasgow with six league titles and four cup trophies being won over the course of his two spells.

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