A hero at Hearts after his exploits in helping them secure the Scottish Cup just a few weeks earlier, Black made his debut initially as a trialist in Rangers' 2-1 victory over Brechin in the Challenge Cup.
He arrived at Ibrox having first had a spell with Inverness Caley Thistle, where he established himself before moving on to Gorgie in 2009.
There, he became a favourite with the Hearts faithful and was renowned for his combative style.
He became a fixture in the Rangers midfield early in the season, teaming-up with youngster Lewis Macleod.
He made his Scotland debut in the dying minutes of their match against Australia in August 2012.