Rangers legends given immense outside recognition despite ongoing controversy
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Rangers legends Colin Stein & Tommy McLean enter Scottish Football Hall of Fame

Rangers legends and two of the heroes of Barcelona Colin Stein and Tommy McLean have been inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

Former Gers striker Stein scored one of the goals as Rangers ran out 3-2 winners against Dynamo Moscow in the Cup Winners Cup Final in the Camp Nou way back in 1972.

It remains Rangers only European triumph to date and Stein was recognised for his contribution to the game here at a star-studded dinner at Hampden.

Stein spent seven years at Ibrox across two spells and alongside that goal in the Cup Winners Cup final, he is also remembered for scoring the goal in 1975 in a 1-1 draw with Hibernian which prevented Celtic winning 10-in-a-row.

On top of that, Colin Stein also played for Hibs and Kilmarnock in Scotland, as well as a spell with Coventry down south, earning 21 caps for Scotland and scoring nine goals for his country.

Former Ibrox midfielder Tommy McLean was also recognised for his commitment to Scottish football, with McLean spending 11 years at Rangers between 1971 and 1982.

Mclean won ten trophies at Ibrox, making 300 appearances, scoring 35 goals. He is also known as a football manager, with his greatest achievement coming as Motherwell won the Scottish Cup in 1991.

The surviving Barca Bears at Ibrox back in 2007. (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images)

Although unconnected to Stein or McLean, the decision to induct the duo comes after the controversy involving Rangers, the SFA and Paul Gascoigne last year.

Gascoigne was denied entry to the Scottish Hall of Fame on incredibly short notice [BBC] following a police investigation which eventually cleared Paul Gascoigne of any wrongdoing.

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