Ex-Portugal star and Ballon d’Or winner Luis Figo is delighted to be coming to Ibrox after Rangers confirmed a high-profile legends game.
The match, which is part of the Gers’ 150th Anniversary celebrations, will take place on Saturday 26th March, with Figo captaining a World XI against a Rangers Legends side.
It was confirmed on Wednesday that current Rangers manager Gio van Bronckhorst will play for the Rangers Legends team alongside the likes of Paul Gascoigne, Michael Mols and Sasa Papac.
Meanwhile, Figo, whose foundation will receive a donation from Rangers for taking part, will be playing alongside current Gers first-team coach Roy Makaay as well as the likes of Roberto Carlos and Gheorghe Hagi.
The former Sporting Lisbon, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan player, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2000, spoke to RangersTV following the announcement and made it clear that he’s very much looking forward to the event.
One of the highlights of Figo’s career came in Glasgow in 2002, when he won the Champions League with Real Madrid courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the final at Hampden Park.
“For me and my foundation, it’s an honour and a huge moment,” he said [RangersTV]. “Personally, Scotland will always bring me good memories, and I think for the foundation, it will help us to support many more projects during the next year.”
“I think it’s two goals in one and I just have to be very thankful to Glasgow Rangers to allow us to have the chance to come and to play this game.
“At the same time, for all the fans, I think it’s nice because they will see big legends of football again.”
The 49-year-old went on to label Rangers a ‘historic’ club and plenty of fans were pleased with his words.
Tickets for the match are currently on sale to season ticket holders only given that demand is expected to be high.
Hopefully, restrictions on attendances will be a thing of the past by that stage and Ibrox will be full for the match.
Meanwhile, in a possible transfer twist, an English club have reportedly launched a late loan bid for a Rangers winger.