Rangers have announced a special Ibrox Stadium dinner as cult Balkans duo Sasa Papac and Nikica Jelavic prepare to return to the ground.

The special evening will see the Bosnian left-back and Croatian striker return to the Stadium where they played as teammates in a rare sighting of the duo at a fan event.

In association with 5 Stars Ltd, the two Balkans stars will be making an appearance at Club 1872 at Ibrox on the 24th of April 2022.

“Spend an evening in the company of two Rangers heroes, Sasa Papac and Nikica Jelavic on Sunday 24th April 2022 at Ibrox Stadium and hear first-hand what it was like to play for Rangers and how they worked as players and friends both on and off the field,” reads a statement on the Rangers website.

The evening is priced at £72 per person and includes a two-course meal, a complimentary drink on arrival and the chance to have your picture taken with both players.

 

Both are very popular ex-players and despite the steep enough price we suspect this might drum up some interest from the Rangers faithful.

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Balkans duo remain hugely popular amongst Rangers fans

Sasa Papac was the one lasting success story of the Paul le Guen era and went on to establish himself at Ibrox after joining from Austria Vienna in 2006.

Sasa spent six years at Rangers, playing over 220 times and the left-back remains a cult hero amongst the Ibrox support.

During his time at the club the 39-times capped Bosnia international won three league titles, two Scottish Cups, and three League Cups.

Nikica Jelavic joined Papac at Rangers in 2010 and took a similar route to Ibrox via Austria, instead joining the Gers from Rapid Wien in a reported £4m deal.

Sasa Papac remains a cult hero at Rangers. (Photo by Wattie Cheung/Getty Images)

Jelavic played only 18 months in Glasgow but left a lasting impression, the player firing the club to the title in 2011 with 19 goals in just 27 starts.

Leaving for Everton in January 2012, the player’s time in Glasgow is fondly remembered and like Papac, fans will be delighted to see the striker back at Ibrox.

Meanwhile, a Rangers-linked Hearts star is also set to return to Ibrox Stadium this weekend.

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