Rangers have been ranked the second most successful side in Europe in terms of coefficient points since the club returned to the European stage.

Only Dutch club Ajax rank higher than than the Gers since the 18/19 season according to new data compiled by Swiss Football Data.

To put this into perspective, Rangers have pulled in more coefficient points for Scotland than Bayern Munich, Man City and PSG have for their respective leagues.

Kudos to Dinamo Zagreb too, the Croatian outfit sit an impressive sixth in the table despite the fact, like Rangers, they face a challenge to compete with the richest leagues.

It is a wonderful achievement and shows just how impressive Rangers have been on the European stage in recent seasons.

Rangers coefficient haul transformative at Ibrox and in Scotland

The Ibrox side’s recent progress in Europe culminated in last season’s run to the Europa League Final, where the Gers swatted aside Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade, SC Braga, and RB Leipzig before falling on penalty kicks to Eintracht Frankfurt.

But this only tells part of the story of a magnificent European run which has taken Rangers from the pain of Progres to a Continental Final.

From Steven Gerrard guiding Rangers heroically through four qualification rounds to the Europa League in his first season, pipping Ufa in Russia despite playing much for the game with 9 men, to that heroic comeback against Braga at Ibrox, there have been so many memorable Thursday nights following the Bears.

The news that Rangers rank so high in coefficient points, only second to Ajax who themselves have overachieved in recent seasons, is a testament to the progress the club has made in this regard.

Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers FC - UEFA Europa League Final 2021/22
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It’s not only Rangers who benefit too, as the whole of Scottish football feels the boost after a decade of underachieving.

It should also give the fans – the lifeblood of these runs to the top of the European game – hope that the journey to Seville was a taste of things to come.

Speaking of Rangers and Europe, the challenge of Champions League qualification has a been set as a potential opponent sends a £15.5m reminder.

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