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Rangers Football Club are a football team based in Glasgow, they currently play in the Scottish Premier League. Among the clubs many nicknames are the Gers, Teddy Bears (from the rhyming slang for the same) and the Light Blues and the fans are known to each other as bluenoses. They are sometimes referred to as Glasgow Rangers, although the word Glasgow does not form part of the club's official title. The club is incorporated as The Rangers Football Club plc. .

Rangers have won 52 domestic league titles, more than any other team in the world. They have won the Scottish League Cup 25 times more than any other Scottish club and the Scottish Cup 33 times. In 1961 Rangers were the first British team to compete in a European final when they reached the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup. They won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1972, having been the runners-up in 1961 and 1967, and were runners-up in the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. An estimated 150,000 Rangers fans made the journey to Manchester for the final, most of whom did not have tickets.

Together with their Glasgow rivals, Celtic, they form the Old Firm, one of the most famous and fierce rivalries in sport.

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The club colours of Rangers F.C. are royal blue, white and red. The team's home strip invariably features a royal blue shirt (often with white and/or red trim). Traditionally this is accompanied by white shorts (often with royal blue and/or red trim) and black socks with red turn-downs. However when wearing the 'home strip' Rangers will occasionally alter the shorts and socks, sometimes replacing the black socks with white ones; or replacing the white shorts and black socks combination with royal blue shorts and socks.

The basic design of Rangers away strips has changed far more than the traditional home strip. White and red have been the most common predominant colours for Rangers alternate strips, though dark and light blue have also featured highly. In recent years, Rangers have also introduced a third kit. This is usually worn if both the home and away kits clash with their opponents. The colours used range from light blue to red to a very controversial orange (called tangerine by the club).

The club's home is the all-seated 51,082-capacity Ibrox Stadium in south-west Glasgow. The stands in Ibrox are: The Bill Struth Main Stand (south; three tiers; the top one known as the Club Deck), Govan Stand (north; two tiers), and the Copland (east) and Broomloan (west) Stands (both two tiers), which are behind the goals. In addition to these, there are also the East and West Enclosures (in the lower tier of the Main Stand), and the two corners adjacent to the Govan Stand are filled in. As a result of work completed in the summer of 2006 to make the Bar 72 area situated in the Govan Stand, the total capacity of Ibrox is 51,082. On 22 August 2006, Rangers announced that the Main Stand would be renamed The Bill Struth Main Stand in September 2006 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of their former manager, who served Rangers for 34 years.

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