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Rangers: top 30 players: Number 13

If you managed to score nine goals in one match like Jimmy Fleming did for Rangers, then you deserve to be considered one of the club's greatest players.


When you talk about the greatest strikers in the history of Rangers, the likes of Ally McCoist and Jimmy Smith come to mind, but while he didn't score at the same ratio as those two players, nor had the same longevity at Ibrox, Jimmy Fleming deserves to come into the conversation when discussing the best goalscorers at the club.


Fleming played for Rangers between 1925 and 1934, scoring 220 goals in 267 appearances in all competitions. Only three players sit above him in the all-time list, but it's some of his other achievements that stand out.


The Scot will almost certainly never be removed from his position as holder of the most amount of goals scored by a single player in one match. Fleming netted a remarkable nine times during a 14-2 victory against Blairgowrie in his final year at the club, and although the opposition never became a professional club until 12 years later, it is still a tally that will remain in the record books for the remainder of Rangers' existence.


His goals during that match made up almost a quarter of his 44 goals in the Scottish Cup, another record which he currently possesses in the history books.

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