Gazza, Figo and Roberto Carlos announced for Rangers legends match

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronkhorst will play for the Ibrox legends.

Gazza, Figo and Roberto Carlos announced for Rangers legends match SNS Group

A host of top footballing legends including World Cup, Champions League and Ballon D’Or winners will take on a side of Rangers heroes to celebrate the Ibrox club’s 150th anniversary.

Former Real Madrid Galacticos Luis Figo and Roberto Carlos will be joined by the likes of Arsenal Invincible and World Cup winner Robert Pires and Romania legend Gheorghe Hagi, father of Rangers player Ianis, to take on a team of Ibrox legends such as Paul Gascoigne, Michael Mols and Kris Boyd.

Current manager Giovanni van Bronkhorst will roll back the years to play for the Rangers select side and first team coach Roy Makaay will play for the legends team.

The game will be played at Ibrox on Saturday, March 26, with tickets available to season ticket holders from Wednesday.

As part of the match, Rangers will make a donation to the Luís Figo Foundation, which was established in 2003 to support education, health and sports for children and young people across the world.

The former Portugal captain, Ballon D’Or winner and one time most expensive player in the world, said: “I have many fond memories of Glasgow thanks to winning the UEFA Champions League there in 2002 and the Weekend of Legends at Ibrox is set to be another memorable occasion.

“I’m looking forward to captaining a team that will include former World Cup, Champions League and Ballon D’Or winners and best of all, the weekend will raise important funds for my foundation which supports children around the globe.”

Van Bronckhorst added: “It will be an honour to run out of the Ibrox tunnel again and join some of my former teammates in this incredible match.

“Playing for Rangers was one of the highlights of my career so it is always a privilege to relive that experience and to do so for a match celebrating our 150th anniversary makes it even more special.”

Kris Boyd said: “Rangers’ 150th anniversary is a proud moment for every supporter and the Weekend of Legends will allow fans and some of the world’s most iconic players to come together and celebrate this incredible milestone.

“I can’t wait to pull the Rangers shirt back on and share the pitch with such legendary players on both sides and I’m sure the Rangers support will pack Ibrox out that day.”

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