Did Gordon Ramsay play for Rangers? Many have asked after the 56-year-old brought his Future Food Stars show to Ibrox.
The celebrity chef informed finalists Amy Dalby, Andy Albalous, and Sam Pascal of their task at Ibrox on Thursday night in the second series of his BBC reality show.
That led many to question if he actually played for the Gers.
So, did Gordon Ramsay play for Rangers? Let’s take a look…
Did Gordon Ramsey play for Rangers?
Well, Ramsay did actually play for the Scottish giants as a teenager.
As written by the Johnstone-born chef in his autobiography, he played “a couple of non-league matches as a trialist” for Rangers.
Furthermore, Ramsay also underwent a trial in a testimonial game, before suffering an injury in training which scuppered any hopes he had of playing for Rangers professionally.
A Rangers spokesperson told the Telegraph: “Ramsay was a trialist in that testimonial game. He trained with us for a few months after that but then got injured.”
As mentioned by Rangers on the official club website, Ramsay was also a part of the youth teams at Ibrox, although injury cut short his dream of representing the club he supports on a full-time basis.
So, the answer is yes – Ramsay did play for Rangers, albeit exclusively at youth level and briefly in unofficial first-team games.
The man who has been awarded 17 Michelin stars in total has also appeared alongside some of football’s biggest names in the 2006 edition of Soccer Aid.
Ramsay captained a Rest of the World side featuring the likes of Diego Maradona, Lothar Matthäus, Marcel Desailly, Peter Schmeichel, Ruud Gullit, Gianfranco Zola and David Ginola.
Only Maradona got on the scoresheet as the Rest of the World side suffered a 2-1 defeat to England, who won thanks to goals from Les Ferdinand and Jonathan Wilkes.