Rangers fans have raved about Madjid Bougherra after the club shared footage of his sensational solo goal against Dundee United at Ibrox in 2009.

Bougherra spent three years with the Gers between 2008 and 2011 and only scored five times from his 108 appearances in all competitions.

Madjid Bougherra in action for Rangers against Hearts in 2011. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, the former Algeria international was capable of the spectacular, as he showed on that December evening.

As Rangers hammered Dundee United under the lights, Kris Boyd moved past Henrik Larsson to become the top goalscorer in the history of the then Scottish Premier League.

The striker scored five times in the thumping 7-1 victory, but the best goal of the game was scored by a centre-back.

With his side already 6-1 to the good and with only five minutes left on the clock, Bougherra picked up the ball well inside his own half and began a charge.

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Bougherra wasn’t afraid to take the ball out from the back. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

He showed remarkable pace to surge over the halfway line and beyond the opposition’s midfield, then came quality dribbling as he evaded two defenders before he worked space and found the bottom right corner with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box.

It was a stunning goal that caused Ibrox to erupt and supporters are still appreciative of both that moment and the player behind it, all these years later.

When the club shared the footage on Thursday night alongside the caption “Just your average Wednesday night at Ibrox with Madjid Bougherra at centre-back”, fans flocked to comment.

Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:


Since retiring in 2016, Bougherra has gone into management and is currently the head coach of Algeria A.

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