Ally Dawson

RANGERS Football Club are today extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former player Alistair “Ally” Dawson at the age of 63.

Ally joined Rangers straight from school at the age of 16 and made his debut in September 1975 in a Glasgow Cup tie with Queens’ Park.

A defender by trade, he made 315 appearances across 12 seasons, playing under Jock Wallace twice, John Greig and latterly Graeme Souness, before departing for Blackburn Rovers in 1987.

Dawson was also captain of the club, lifting both a League Cup and Scottish Cup as part of six honours overall, and he was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2011. He also won five caps for Scotland.

He had a spell in charge of Hamilton Academical, winning the Third Division championship with the Lanarkshire side and also worked extensively with the Rangers’ Academy and also Rangers Soccer Academies.

The thoughts of the directors, staff and players of Rangers are today with the family and friends of Ally.