Sandy Jardine

By Adam Robertson
 September 26, 2020

Sandy Jardine - 171 Consecutive Games

Sandy Jardine - 171 Consecutive Games

The word legend is used a lot in Football and it is very very difficult to earn that title but a man born in Edinburgh in 1948 became one at Ibrox and is now immortalised with the Govan Stand now named after him and there is nobody more deserving. 

Sandy Jardine joined Rangers as a midfielder in 1964 at the age of 18. Three years later, Jardine made his debut at Ibrox playing right half and until 1970 played all over defence until Willie Waddell solidified Jardine as a Right Back. 

Jardine was a full back way ahead of his time with his bursting runs forward and played in all 9 matches on the run up to the 1972 European Cup Winners Cup triumph, scoring the 1st goal in the semi final against Bayern Munich and played a pivotal role in the victory against Dynamo Moscow in the Final. 

Jardine played 171 consecutive games for Rangers between 1972 and 1975 and was a key player in the 1974-75 League Winning side who stopped Celtic winning 10 In A Row and was also instrumental in the treble winning sides of 1975-76 & 1977-78. 

Jardine played 674 times for Rangers scoring 42 Goals and won 14 Trophies at Ibrox before leaving on a free transfer to join boyhood club Hearts in 1982 where he carried on his amazing career at a high standard. 

Sandy Jardine was as big a Rangers figure as you will ever see and his contributions to the club during administration will never be forgotten and his legacy simply reads Rangers Legend. 

Scott McPike - @ScottMcPike9

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