John Greig

John-Greig1942 –

Football Player; John Greig was born in Edinburgh on 11 September 1942. A one club man he became an inspirational captain with Rangers and Scotland during the 1960s and 1970s earning the accolade of being the greatest Rangers player of all time. Greig was a tremendous competitor who refused to give up on the field and his fighting qualities carried the Rangers team through the barren patch of 1966 to 1970. He was also a versatile player beginning his career as an inside forward but was perhaps at his best marshalling his team from the right side of midfield or at right back.

Greig first played with Rangers in the brilliant side of the early 1960s and remained a first team player right through to 1978 when he retired after an incredible 857 games. He was part of a treble winning side on no less than three occasions during his career.

At club level Greig won the Scottish League five times, the Scottish Cup six times and the Scottish League Cup three times. Having played in the European Cup Winners Cup final of 1967 he was captain when Rangers lifted the trophy in 1972. He was voted Scottish Player of the Year in 1966 and 1976 and was capped 44 times for Scotland. Greig stopped playing in order to become manager of Rangers in 1978 and has always remained close to the club.