Davie Wilson, who played for Rangers, Dundee United, and Scotland, died at the age of 85. In 11 seasons at Ibrox, the much-loved former great, who had been suffering from dementia in recent years, made 373 appearances.
Before joining Dundee United in 1967, he scored 158 goals for the club. Despite his health problems, the winger was a key member of the Rangers squad that reached the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1961, losing to Florentina.
At Rangers, Wilson won the league four times, as well as five Scottish Cups and two League Cups. In addition, he had a great international career. Scotland’s ex-attacker has 22 caps and 22 goals to his name.
After an 11-year spell with the Gers, he moved on to Dundee United for five seasons before concluding his playing career with Dumbarton.
Wilson was a three-time Hall of Fame inductee with Rangers, Dundee United, and Scotland after producing outstanding achievements and success for each of these teams, according to a Rangers statement.
“Davie was said to ‘love the Rangers with every breath he took.’
“The thoughts of the directors, staff, and players of Rangers are today with the family and friends of Davie.” Fans quickly flooded Twitter after the sad news to pay their respect to the icon.
One wrote: “So sad Davie was a joy to watch and a great servant of the club. Played in my favorite Rangers team.” Another said: “Aw man, what an absolute legend of the club!”
While a fellow Gers supporter commented: “A true Ranger. Very sad news. Thank you for everything, Mr. Wilson.” Another fan wrote: “RIP Sir, you’ll always be remembered as a true Ranger.”
And another tweet read: “RIP Davie. Before my time but have heard many a story of the trio up top for Rangers Miller Brand & Wilson. Among the best forward line for Rangers ever, I believe.”
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