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Glasgow Rangers Football Club was formed by Peter Campbell, William McBeath and brothers, Peter and Moses McNeil. The team had no strips, money or even a football. They had their first match on Flesher's Haugh at Glasgow Green. It was against Callander Football Club and the final score was 0-0. They became established in 1873 when their first annual meeting was held and the office bearers were elected. They continued to use Flesher's Haugh as a pitch until 1875 when they moved to Burnbank. They continued to move pitches until their final move to Ibrox in 1899, where they settled and built their Stadium. It was also this year that they won the Scottish League for the first time winning 18 out of 18 matches accumulating the maximum 36 points.

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Rangers Football Club are a football club in Govan in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premiership Division. Which is the first tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. Rangers F.C. Home ground is Ibrox Park Stadium, which is in Govan, the south-west of Glasgow. Rangers F.C. have won more league titles and trebles than any other club in the world, winning the league title 54 times, the Scottish Cup 33 times and the Scottish League Cup 27 times. They also achieved the treble of all three in the same season seven times.

Rangers were the first British club to reach a UEFA tournament final and won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972 after being runner-up twice in 1961 and 1967. A third runners-up finish in Europe came in the UEFA Cup in 2008. Rangers have a long-standing rivalry with Celtic F.C. The two Glasgow clubs collectively being known as the Old Firm.

Rangers were founded in 1872 and are one of the eleven original members of the Scottish Football League. They remained in the top division continuously until the liquidation of The Rangers Football Club PLC at the end of the 2011–12 season. With a new corporate identity, the club gained admittance to the fourth tier of the Scottish game in time for the start of the following season, and were promoted three times in four years to return to the top flight.

Rangers Formation was in the March of 1872. Rangers were formed by two brothers Moses and Peter McNeil with Peter Campbell and William McBeath. The four met in the March of 1872 at West End Park, (which is now known as the Kelvingrove Park). Rangers' first match, was in May that year and was a goalless friendly draw with Callander on the Glasgow Green. David Hill was also a founder member and joined them in 1873. The club held its first annual meeting and the Rangers staff were elected. By 1876 Rangers had its first international player, when their founder Moses McNeil represented Scotland in a match against Wales.

In 1877 Rangers reached their first Scottish Cup final. After drawing the first game, Rangers refused to turn up for the replay and the cup was awarded to Vale of Leven. Rangers won the Glasgow Merchants' Charity Cup the following year against Vale of Leven with a score of 2–1 which was their first major cup. The first-ever Old Firm match took place was in 1888. This was the year of Celtic's establishment. Rangers lost 5 goals to 2 in a friendly match to a team composed mostly of guest players from Hibs. (Hibernian F.C.)

The 1890–91 season saw the inception of the Scottish Football League, and Rangers, by then playing at the first Ibrox Stadium, were one of ten original members. The club's first-ever league match, on the 16th August 1890 resulted in a 5 goals to 2 victory over Hearts, (Heart of Midlothian). After finishing joint-top with Dumbarton, Rangers and Dumbarton had a play-off held at Cathkin Park which finished a two, two draw. The title was shared by Rangers and Dumbarton for the only time in its history.

Rangers' first-ever Scottish Cup win came in 1894 after a 3 goals to 1 victory over their rivals Celtic. By the start of the 20th century, Rangers had won two league titles and three Scottish Cups. It was during William Wilton's time as match secretary and then the team Manager, Rangers won 10 leagues titles.

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The club enjoyed their greatest successes during the 1960s and 70s under Jock Stein when they won nine consecutive league titles and the first British football club in 1966–67 to win European Cup. Celtic have won the Scottish League Championship on 47 occasions, most recently in the 2015–16 season. The have also won the Scottish Cup 36 times and the Scottish League Cup 15 times and also winning the Scottish League Championship, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup, and the Glasgow Cup. Celtic also reached the 1970 European Cup Final, and the 2003 UEFA Cup Final.

Celtic have, (for a long time) had a long-standing fierce rivalry with Rangers, and the clubs have become known as the Old Firm. The two clubs have dominated Scottish football, winning 101 league titles between them since the inception of the Scottish League in 1890. The club's fanbase was estimated in 2003 as being around nine million worldwide, and there are in excess of 160 Celtic supporters clubs in over 20 countries. An estimated 80,000 fans travelled to Seville for the 2003 UEFA Cup Final.

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The Celtic Football Club is a professional football club based in Glasgow, Scotland. They play in the Scottish Premiership league. It was in 1887 the club was founded with the purpose of alleviating poverty within the immigrant Irish population in the East End of Glasgow.

They played their first match in May 1888 which was a friendly against Rangers which Celtic won 5–2. Celtic established itself within Scottish football, winning six successive league titles during the first decade of the 20th century.

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BENBURB JUNIORS F.C.
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Two other Geat Govan football teams from Govan  are: Benburb Juniors F.C. Their home ground was known as Tinto Park and St. Anthony’s Juniors F.C. Their home ground is known as Makena Park.  ‘Mon The Bens' & ‘Mon The Ants'.  Away way these Bampots!

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Such a shame it has to be this way. Bampots messin’ it up.  At least on here with MyGovan there is none of it.

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