Man United legend Gary Neville has branded Rangers’ stadium Ibrox as the loudest atmosphere he ever experienced as a footballer.
The legendary Man Utd full-back played at the biggest grounds in football on the biggest stage in football but out of them all, Rangers Football Club stunned him the most.
It’s a huge testament to the power of Ibrox Stadium on a European night and these comments are sure to resonate with supporters.
Not only that, but Neville also played at Celtic Park – routinely heralded for its atmosphere – and for him between the two there is only one winner.
“Ibrox. Honestly, we played them up there in the Champions League game,” said Neville, when asked which ground had the best atmosphere [Lad Bible TV].
“Celtic Park was incredible. Turkey, Istanbul, Galatasaray, is probably the most ferocious atmosphere that I have ever seen, but Ibrox is definitely the loudest.
“I remember before the game at the point around kickoff, just before, I don’t think I have heard noise like it.
“That’s all the greatest stadiums around Europe and the world. It was unbelievable, it was absolutely unbelievable.”
It’s a big statement from one of the most experienced players around and Rangers fans will drink in the plaudits.
There are few atmospheres quite like Ibrox on a European night and we expect there might be a few more this season as the Ibrox side welcome Lyon, Sparta Prague and Brondby.
The Ibrox club kick off their Europa League campaign this coming Thursday (11/09) against Ligue 1 side Lyon and we suspect the famous ground may well be rocking for that.
But ahead of the game Rangers have been rocked by a potential defensive crisis with three of the club’s first choice centre-backs potentially ruled out.