Former Rangers defender Stevie Smith has discussed his favourite ever Gers moment as well as revealing the best player he played against whilst in Light Blue, during a Q+A on the Rangers Youth DC Twitter account.

The 34-year-old, who retired from playing in 2018, enjoyed two spells at Rangers, helping the club to win five major trophies.

Smith in Rangers action during a League Cup semi-final against Dundee United in 2014.
Smith in Rangers action during a League Cup semi-final against Dundee United in 2014. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His career was blighted by a series of injuries, but he still managed to represent six clubs across a 16-year stint in the professional game.

As a left-back, he was far from a prolific scorer, so perhaps it’s no surprise that when fielding questions from fans, he picked out his first Gers goal as his favourite moment across either spell with the club.

The strike came in a 2-0 league win over Dunfermline at Ibrox in November 2006 and he says he’ll ‘always remember the reception he got’ when the goal was announced over the tannoy.

As part of his response to the same fan, Smith then went on to name Juan Roman Riquelme as the best player he came up against during his time at the club.

He picked the Argentine international as a standout due to his seemingly effortlessly high performance levels and level of technical ability.

Smith finished his career at Kilmarnock and has since moved into coaching, setting up his own Academy.

Perhaps, if he demonstrates excellence in this area, he’ll soon follow in the footsteps of other former Rangers players such as Peter Lovenkrands and Kevin Thomson by taking up a role in the club’s blossoming youth system.

Meanwhile, a former Rangers star has been impacted after a government minister intervened to halt the Turkish Super Lig amid the current global health crisis.

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