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.
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:
Billy Gilmour champions League winner at 19.
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— CJ (@cjnovo992) May 29, 2021
This should be sent across the academy of Rangers, this could be you. Work hard, commit your life an sacrifice everything possible. Well done Billy Gilmour being part of the champions league winning side. Big future ahead. pic.twitter.com/XBXxE8TwJZ
— Nath (@SpeckyRSC) May 29, 2021
19 years old and a champions league winner, what a life billy gilmour has
— connor (@Rangers1872y) May 29, 2021
Congrats Billy from a happy Gers fan now go and tell that Clarke you and Nathan Patterson are gonna smash the Euros. Maybe see you in the Royal Blue before you finish what I predict will be a very successful career.🔴⚪️🔵
— James (@jamesbell1972) May 29, 2021
Well in wee man💙👑
— Hannah Firman (@hannahfirman_30) May 29, 2021
Well done wee fella parents must be proud as punch!!Skys the limit billy boy!!Enjoy your night maman.🤝💙🇬🇧👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Craig Robertson (@CraigRo25196964) May 29, 2021
From rangers academy to champions league winner💙
— callum 🇬🇧 🏴 (@ryankentthegoat) May 29, 2021
Absolutely buzzing for you wee man. Shame you didn't get to showcase your talent. I'm sure this won't be the last time you lift this trophy. ❤🤍💙👏👏👏👏
— Colin MacLellan (@ColinMacLellan1) May 30, 2021
Former Rangers player Billy Gilmour is a Champions League winner at the age of 19. What a boy
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) May 29, 2021
Seeing Billy Gilmour getting a Champions League Winners Medal pic.twitter.com/wFKupPdtuW
— The Rangers Rabble Podcast (@RangersRabble) May 29, 2021
Wonderful nite 🏆💙🍾🥳
Great to see Billy Gilmour get a medal once a ranger always one 🇬🇧💙 pic.twitter.com/UsPIwgQWME
— steven fisher (@Fisherwatp) May 29, 2021
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.