Rangers fans have been sending their congratulations to former Ibrox Academy kid Billy Gilmour after he lifted the Champions League with Chelsea.

Gilmour, 19, was named on the bench as the London club defeated Premier League rivals Manchester City 1-0 in Porto to lift the prestigious European trophy.

Manchester City v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final

Rangers fans had a message of congratulations as former academy kid Billy Gilmour hoisted the Champions League trophy. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Considered the top trophy in global club football, Gilmour might not have played in the final but he is considered an important talent in the club’s squad and he did play twice in the tournament this season.

The talented young playmaker played in Chelsea’s final two group games in the tournament, coming on as a late sub against Sevilla and impressing during a full 90 minutes against Krasnodar.

Gilmour was earmarked as a top talent during his early teenage years, and he has already gone some way to fulfilling his potential with this experience surely standing him in good stead going forward.

Still a Rangers fan and a product of the club’s Academy, Gers supporters follow the youngster’s career closely and were delighted to see him lift the Champions League:

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Rangers have been almost continuously linked to Gilmour in the press ever since the youngster broke through into the Chelsea team with the teenager in and out of the side at present.

Only in December 2020 were the Scottish Sun linking the wonderkid with a loan return to the Gers and such stories are sure to intensify as we head into the summer.

Considered one of the country’s top talents, Gilmour is only the 4th Scot to lift the Champions League trophy joining Paul Lambert, Darren Fletcher and Andy Robertson on the list.

The ex-Rangers youngster was also called up to the Scotland squad this summer alongside another top talent who has emerged from the Ibrox club’s Academy.

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