Rangers fans will be in store for a treat in March 2022 as they will be able to witness a number of their old favourites, as well as a plethora of legends from the entire sport, all strut their stuff on the Ibrox pitch for one more time.
The event, which is known as the ‘Weekend of Legends’ has been created as the Light Blues look to celebrate becoming the first major European club to reach their 150th anniversary.
There are a number of legends on show including former Ballon d’Or winners, whilst there are a number of memorable names from Rangers’ past to feature, including current boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the Dutchman spent part of his illustrious career representing the team as a player.
He will, though, go up against his current First Team Coach Roy Makaay as the Dutch striker will represent the World Legends team, but it will give him his first chance to taste what playing in front of a passionate and raucous Ibrox crowd would have been like, especially as he was an excellent forward in his day.
Rangers will have a team that features iconic players such as Paul Gascoigne, Kris Boyd, Michael Mols, Saša Papac and Nikica Jelavić although the World Legends team will feature individuals such as Luís Figo, Roberto Carlos, Gheorghe Hagi and Robert Pires.
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When speaking about the announcement, Figo admitted that he had a number of happy memories about Ibrox and stated that he would be looking forward to leading his team out in March as he looked to raise important funds for his foundation.
He said: “I have many fond memories of Glasgow thanks to winning the UEFA Champions League there in 2002 and the Weekend of Legends at Ibrox is set to be another memorable occasion.
“I’m looking forward to captaining a team that will include former World Cup, Champions League and Ballon D’Or winners and best of all, the weekend will raise important funds for my foundation which supports children around the globe.”
As highlighted before, Van Bronckhorst will be putting on his football boots and taking to the pitch as a player for one more time in March, stating that it would be an honour to do so and could not wait to re-live one of the highlights of his playing career.
He said: “It will be an honour to run out of the Ibrox tunnel again and join some of my former teammates in this incredible match.
“Playing for Rangers was one of the highlights of my career so it is always a privilege to relive that experience and to do so for a match celebrating our 150th anniversary makes it even more special.