Derek Johnstone

Derek-Johnstone1953 –

The prolific striker burst onto the Scottish football scene at the age of just 16, scoring the winning goal for Rangers against Celtic in the 1970 League Cup final. He was superb in the air and extremely versatile, playing in a number of positions for Rangers including centre half, centre-forward, midfield and on the left-wing. Johnstone went on to become a mainstay for the Ibrox side during the 1970s. He was in the Rangers team which won the Cup Winners Cup in 1972 and was Rangers’ leading scorer in both of the club’s treble winning seasons, in 1976 and in 1978. In total Derek scored an impressive 210 goals in 546 games for Rangers and domestically won three League Championships, five League Cups and five Scottish Cups. He was voted Scottish Players’ Player of the Year in 1978 and won 14 caps for Scotland.