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Claudio Reyna highlights the best moment of his Rangers career

The American spent two years at Ibrox with Glasgow Rangers in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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Former Rangers midfielder Claduio Reyna has told the club's official website that the highlights of his time at Ibrox was playing and scoring in the 2-0 win over the great Parma side of the late 1990s.

Reyna joined the Gers in 1999 after spending time in Germany with Beyer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg and would go on to be one of the brightest foreign stars signed during Dick Advocaat's time at the helm.

The man who won 112 international caps for the USA became a popular figure at Ibrox thanks to his passionate no-nonsense style and class on the ball.

During his time in Glasgow, Reyna won the Scottish League and Cup double in his first full season, but it is a European achievement of which the 42-year-old has the fondest memories.

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Rangers met the famed Parma side of the late 1990s in a Champions League qualifier in August 1999, where they would come up against a side including Gianluigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram, Hernan Crespo, Fabio Cannavaro, and Ariel Ortega.

Despite facing that wealth of talent, the Gers pulled off a stunning 2-0 victory in the first leg at Ibrox, and despite losing 1-0 in the return game they knocked the Italians out to qualify for the Champions League group stage.

Reyna scored the second goal on that memorable night 17 years ago, and he counts playing in that famous win as a highlight of his time in Scotland.

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Reyna told the club's website: "It was an incredible night. The noise level is something I will never forget – from the moment we came out for the warm-up to the end of the game.

"We still had a job to do back in Parma, but if you look back at that team, it was an incredible achievement. They had world-class players throughout their team, but it showed the level we had in our team that we were able to compete with them and qualify.

"The goal for me was special for the importance more than anything as it helped us get through into the Champions League. It was amazing, and like I said, more than anything I will remember the noise that night. Ibrox was absolutely amazing and I had never experienced anything like that night in my career in terms of the energy and the support."

It was certainly one of Rangers' most famous victories in their recent history and was perhaps one of the crowning glories over their late-1990s and early-2000s dominance.


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