Brian Laudrup – The Laudrup Final

Brian Laudrup scored 45 goals for Rangers during his time at the club. Some claim the Danish wizard is the greatest player to ever have worn a Rangers jersey, and we wouldn’t disagree.

His close control and pinpoint passing terrorised Scottish defences. He would also score the winning goal to secure 9-in-a-row, which is apt considering the high regard he is held at Ibrox.

The Danish playmakers most notable game at Rangers was the 1996 Scottish Cup Final. Scoring two goals and assisting Gordon Durie to a hat-trick; Brian Laudrup would go down in Rangers fans folklore as he orchestrated attack after attack to demolish Hearts 5-1 at Hampden Park.

Despite Gordon Durie achieving the accolade to be the first player to score a hat-trick in Scottish Cup final history – It was the Rangers wingers skill that stole the show in the now famous “Laudrup Final”.

In a game featuring other world class players such as Paul Gascoigne this was no mean feat. But it showed the class of Brian Laudrup that he was able to do so and with such ease.

Gazza also had a fantastic game on the day, but suffered from an horrendous tackle when Hearts player Paul Ritchie clattered him and should have seen red.

Watch Laudrup and Rangers superb victory below.

It is unlikely Rangers fans will have the honour to watch such a player at Ibrox and wearing Royal Blue in the foreseeable future. This was one of many excellent performances by the Great Dane, and is the reason shirts he wore during his time at the club features twice in the Top 10 Rangers Clothing.

It is amazing that Brian chose to play in Scotland at a time when clubs like Barcelona were chasing his signature. It reflects the character of the man who understood from day one the importance of playing for such a side as Glasgow Rangers.

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