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Rangers confirm the death of legendary winger Davie Wilson at the age of 85

Rangers confirm the death of legendary winger Davie Wilson at age 85, a year after his family revealed he was suffering from dementia…

  • Wilson represented Rangers between 1956 and 1967 and won four league titles
  • His family revealed last year that he was battling dementia, which prevented him from going to games at Ibrox
  • He made 22 appearances for Scotland and scored 10 goals, including one against England in 1962
  • The ex-winger was also part of the Rangers side that reached the final of the 1961 European Cup Winners’ Cup

Rangers have announced that former winger Davie Wilson has passed away at the age of 85.

Wilson represented the Ibrox club between 1956 and 1967, winning 11 major accolades in as many years for the club, including four league titles.

Wilson’s family revealed last year that he was struggling with dementia, which prevented him from going to Ibrox on match days to watch his beloved club.

But 12 months later, Rangers announced in a statement that the legendary attacker – who won 22 caps for Scotland – had passed away.

“Rangers Football Club is deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of former player Davie Wilson at the age of 85,” the statement read.

Davie made his league debut for his youth club in January 1957 in a league game against Dundee.

He played 373 games in 11 seasons with Ibrox, playing under Scot Symon and scoring a total of 158 goals before leaving the club in 1967 to join Dundee United.

Rangers have announced former winger Davie Wilson has passed away aged 85

Rangers have announced former winger Davie Wilson has passed away aged 85

Wilson's family revealed last year that he was battling dementia, which prevented him from going to Ibrox.  went

Wilson’s family revealed last year that he was battling dementia, which prevented him from going to Ibrox. went

For Gers, he won four league titles, five Scottish Cups and two League Cups as part of eleven honors with his beloved club.

Wilson was nominated three times for the Hall of Fame at Rangers, Dundee United and Scotland, after delivering outstanding performances and success for each of these teams.

“Davie would have loved Rangers with every breath.”

“The thoughts of the Rangers directors, staff and players are with Davie’s family and friends today.”

'Wilson was a Hall of Fame inductee three times with Rangers, Dundee United and Scotland'

‘Wilson was a Hall of Fame inductee three times with Rangers, Dundee United and Scotland’

Wilson scored 10 goals for his country, including in a famous win over England at Hampden Park in 1962.

At club level, the winger was part of the Rangers team that reached the 1961 European Cup Winners’ Cup final before being defeated by Fiorentina.

He was also part of the team that reached the semifinals last year.

After leaving Rangers, Wilson played for Dundee United – where he scored 20 goals in four seasons – and Dumbarton.

Wilson's trophy at Ibrox included four League titles, five Scottish Cups and two League Cups

Wilson’s trophy at Ibrox included four League titles, five Scottish Cups and two League Cups

After hanging up his shoes in 1973, he went on to coach Hamilton – the famed Rangers from the Scottish Cup when he was there in 1987 – Kilmarnock and Dumbarton.

His final managerial stint then came with Queen of the South, whom he ran for two seasons between 1987 and 1989.

However, a Rangers statement issued last year went on to say: ‘The Wilson family would like to announce that, due to ongoing issues with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Rangers legend Davie Wilson has now stopped attending Ibrox on match days to allow his beloved Rangers.”

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