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Kit History

rangers 1876-79 change kit

1876-1879 A

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1888-1889 A

rangers fc 1909 change kit

1907-1911 A

Possibly used from 1890
rangers 1911 change kit

1911-1912 A

rangers 1912-13

1912-1913 A

rangers 1913 change kit

1913-1915 A

1915-1916 A

rangers 1916 change

1916-1918 A

rangers 1920 change kit

1920-1921 A 1

rangers 1920-21 change kit 2

1920-1921 A 2

rangers 1921 change kit

1921-1923 A

rangers 1923 change kit

1923-1932 A

1930-1934 3rd

1933-1934 A

1934-1937 A

rangers 1938 change kit

1937-1949 A

ranger 1949-50 cup kit

1949-1952 A

1952-1959 A

rangers 1954-58 floodlight change kit

1954-1958 alt

Used in floodlit games
rangers 1959 change kit

1959-1961

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1959-1961 A alt

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rangers 1962 european cup winners cup final kit

1961 ECWC Final

rangers 1960 change kit

1961-1965 A

rangers 1965 change kit

1965-1968 A

1964-1968 3rd

Also used 72-73 under floodlights
rangers 1971-72 change kit

1968-1971 A

rangers 1968-change

1971-1973 A

rangers 1973-74 change kit

1973-1974 A

rangers 1974-75 change kit

1974-1975 A

1975-1976 A

1975-1976 3rd

Umbro
rangers 1978 change kit

1978-1982 A

Umbro
rangers 1982 change kit

1982-1984 A

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Umbro
rangers 1984 change kit

1984-1987 A

Umbro
rangers 1987 change kit

1987-1988 A

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rangers 1990 change kit

1990-1992 A

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rangers 1993 change kit

1992-1993 A

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rangers 1993 change kit

1993-1994 A

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rangers 1993 third kit

1994-1995 A

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rangers 1994-95 euro kit

1994-1995 Eur

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rangers 1995 change kit

1995-1996 A

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rangers 1996 change kit

1996-1997 A

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rangers 1996 third kit

1996-1997 3rd

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rangers 1997 change kit

1997-1998 A

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rangers 1997-98 3rd kit

1997-1998 3rd

Nike

1998-1999 A

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rangers 1999 change kit

1999-2000 A

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1999-2000 3rd

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rangers 2000 change kit

2000-2001 A

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2000-2002 3rd

Also worn with home socks
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2001-2002 A

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rangers 2002 change kit

2002-2003 A

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rangers 2002 3rd kit

2002-2003 3rd

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rangers 2003 change kit

2003-2004 A

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2003-2004 3rd

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rangers 2004 change kit

2004-2005 A

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2004-2005 3rd

Umbro

2005-2006 A

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Umbro
rangers 2005 change kit

2005-2006 3rd

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Umbro
rangers 2006 change kit

2006-2007 A

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Umbro
rangers 2006-07 third kit

2006-2007 3rd

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Umbro
rangers 2007 change kit

2007-2008 A

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Umbro
rangers 2007 third kit

2007-2008 3rd

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2008-2009 A

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2008-2009 3rd

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rangers 2009-10 away strip

2009-2010 A

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rangers 2009-10 third strip

2009-2010 3rd

Umbro
rangers 2010-11 away kit

2010-2011 A

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rangers fc 2010-11 third kit

2010-2011 3rd

Umbro
rangers 2011-12 away kit

2011-2012 A

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rangers fc 2011-12 third kit

2011-2012 3rd

Umbro
rangers fc 2012-13 away kit

2012-2013 A

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rangers fc 2012-13 third kit

2012-2013 3rd

Umbro
rangers fc 2012-13 third kit

2012-2013 Training

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rangers fc 2013-14 away kit

2013-2014 A

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rangers 2013-14 third kit

2013-2014 3rd

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rangers 2014-15 change kit

2014-2015 A

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rangers 2014-15 3rd kit

2014-2015 3rd

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rangers 2015-16 change kit

2015-2016 A

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rangers 2015-16 3rd kit

2015-2016 3rd

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rangers 2016-17 change kit

2016-2017 A

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rangers 2016-17 3rd kit

2016-2017 3rd

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rangers 2017-18 change kit

2017-2018 A

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rangers 2017-18 3rd kit

2017-2018 3rd

 

Background

rangers 1877The first pictorial evidence we have of Rangers wearing a change kit comes from 1877 (see photo left). The white jerseys carry a six-pointed star and are believed to belong to a rowing club that several Rangers' players were members of. Also of interest are the elegant hooped hose, probably made of cotton and much lighter in manufacture than the thick woolen stockings that became standard in the 1880s.

White or blue and white shirts became Ranger's standard alternative (although red tops seem to have appeared in 1920-21.) Curiously the club's monogram crest often appeared during the inter-war years even though it never featured on the first choice tops until 1968.

In the 1949-50 Scottish League Cup final, Rangers wore red shirts with a blue/white/blue band across the chest and sleeves. This was used as a change strip until 1952 when plain red shirts were adopted. In 1954-55 white shirts with red/white/blue bands were used for floodlit games and these gradually replaced the red tops as the team's preferred change strip.

In 1961 Rangers reached the European Cup Winners' Cup final for the first time. Because of a colour clash with Fiorentina's violet tops, the Scots wore a new strip of blue/white stripes with shiny blue shorts. This became their regular alternative and was worn with both blue and white shorts although a plain white strip was often used under floodlights. From 1971 plain red shirts adorned with the Rangers' monogram were used when colours clashed, usually with the first choice socks.

When in 1978 Umbro introduced their smart blue home shirts with white collars, trimmed in red and blue, they produced a red version as well. Between 1982 and 1992 the team's change kits were basically white shirts with blue shorts trimmed with red although the 1987-88 strip, diagonal red and white halved tops with black shorts, broke the mould.

Given the pressure to disassociate the Old Firm clubs from their sectarian pasts that gathered momentum in the 1990s, the decision to adopt an orange and navy blue change kit in 1993 might be considered insensitive (given the obvious associations with the Orange Order) but over the next five seasons the team wore "neutral" red, white and black strips.

In the new millenium most change kits have involved a reworking of Rangers' traditional blue, white and red colours with white predominant, with a couple of interesting third kits in different colours.

After Rangers went into meltdown in 2012 and were admitted to the Scottish Third Division, the team started the season without an away strip and wore their training kit in their opening SFL match at Peterhead instead of the new black third kit that was due to be launched in that game.

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Sources

Rangers Home Kits
  • A = Away (change) kit
  • 3rd = Third choice kit
  • alt = Alternate kit
  • eur = European Change Kit