Scottish football has united to pay tribute to former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen after the Dutchman passed away after a fight with Motor Neurone Disease over the last six years.

Rangers confirmed the 43-year-old’s death earlier today, with clubs up and down the country taking a moment to remember the former Netherlands international.

GLASGOW - APRIL 27: Henrik Larsson of Celtic is tackled by Fernando Ricksen of Rangers during the Bank of Scotland Scottish Premier League match between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic held on April 27, 2003 at the Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic won the match 2-1.
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Ricksen joined Rangers in 2000 from AZ Alkmaar and had a glittering spell in Scotland as he lifted two league titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups as well as sharing the 2004 PFA Scotland Player of the Year Award with John Hartson.

That season, Ricksen scored in the League Cup final win over Motherwell to lift his first trophy for the club as captain before ending the campaign with the most unlikely of title wins when the Gers triumphed on what would become known as Helicopter Sunday.

Another former Gers, Davie Hagen, is also battling the disease and Gers fans rallied around Ricksen after his diagnosis as they helped to raise phenomenal sums of money for various charities and to support the Dutchman’s family.

After Ricksen’s heartbreaking passing was announced, clubs from across Scottish football took to social media to join the countless Rangers fans paying tribute to the 12-times capped star.

Here are some of the tributes from across Scottish football:

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