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Rangers: top 30 players: Number six

After 674 appearances and having a stand named in his honour, Sandy Jardine was guaranteed to be highly-placed in our list of greatest Rangers players.


Sandy Jardine began his Rangers career as a midfielder but he ended his time at the club as a legendary right-back who went on to make 674 appearances in all competitions for the Glasgow giants.


In his first senior season with the Gers, he started in the Cup Winners' Cup final defeat to Bayern Munich, but for four years, that proved to be his biggest achievement as Rangers finished second in the league during four successive campaigns.


However, upon his switch to right-back, Rangers started to enjoy more success, picking up the League Cup in 1971 and the Cup Winners' Cup a year later as he netted a goal against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals before helping his side beat Dynamo Moscow in the final. The Scottish Cup followed in 1973 before Rangers finally got their hands back on the league title in 1974-75, with Jardine featuring in each of the 34 fixtures that season.


He would also be rewarded for his performances with the SFWA Footballer of the Year accolade. At the start of the following season, his streak of 171 consecutive appearances would come to an end but he would help Rangers win the domestic treble that year, before repeating the feat two seasons later.


Jardine would be a first-team regular until he left the club in 1982. He currently sits in second on the all-time appearance list behind long-time teammate John Greig and in 2014, Rangers announced that a stand would be named in his honour.

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