Saturday, February 4, 2023

Rangers’ 2008 UEFA Cup Runners Up: Where are they now?

Scottish PremiershipRangersRangers' 2008 UEFA Cup Runners Up: Where are they now?
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Rangers only European trophy came in 1972, when they won the European Cup Winners Cup, they came close to adding a UEFA Cup to this list but fell short to Zenit, getting beat 2-0.
But where are their starting XI now?
GK;
Neil Alexander:

Who managed to keep the Russian side out for 72 minutes, before they found a way through. Now the Scot is aged 38 he now plays for Livingston after leaving Aberdeen in the summer.
DEFENSE;
Kirk Broadfoot:
Broadfoot stayed with Rangers, until he decided to leave – just after they started life in the third division of Scottish football – in the hope of getting an international re-call at Blackpool. He now plays for Scottish Premiership side Killmarnock who he has made 24 appearances since joining in the summer of 2017.
David Weir:
Retired at the grand old age of 42 and played his final international game at 40. He has since managed Sheffield United briefly, and been Mark Warburtons assistant at both Rangers and Nottingham Forrest.
Carols Cuellar:
His brief stint at Rangers for one season, lifting the double and getting to the UEFA Cup final was amazing to say the least. He then moved to Aston Villa and continues to play at 36 for Israeli based Ironi Kiryat Shmona.
Sasa Papac:
He retired at the age of 32 due to failing to recover from injuries to his groin. Papac was then appointed to be a scout for the Bosnian national team before becoming Director of Football for Željezničar.
MIDFIELD;
Brahim Hemdani:
This was his final appearance for the Gers as he fell out of favor the following season and retired in 2009 having pulled on a Rangers shirt 109 times.
Steven Whittaker:
Signed from Hibernian for £2 million, he then left after the club got liquidated, he moved to Norwich City before returning to the club where he started Hibernian.
Barry Ferguson:

The captain on the night, he was stripped of the captaincy of club and country after what is known as “BoozeGate” he finished his career at Clyde, and was appointed player-manager before resigning in February 2017.
Kevin Thomson:
His 3 year stint at Rangers came to an end in 2010, when he moved on to Middlesbrough for £3 million, before playing for Hibernian and Dundee among many other teams then finally retiring at Tranent Juniors.
Steven Davis:
His time at Rangers came to an end after they entered Liquidation, he joined Southampton on a free. Where he remains an important player and captain of his country.
ATTACK;
Jean-Claude Darcheville:
Having played in this match, he finshed his career playing for 9 clubs all around France and Greece.
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