Ibrox in a video game? That's nothing new for Rangers fans
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Ibrox in a video game? That's nothing new for Rangers fans

After Rangers signed a deal with Japanese gaming giants Konami to partner up on football title Pro Evolution Soccer, it got us feeling a little nostalgic about playing at Ibrox.

We looked back to the last time fans could step out of the tunnel in a video game, and we were met with a rapturous sea of red, white, blue, and Chris Burke’s ginger hair.

Oh yes, we’re going back to 2005. Way back. To Club Football: Rangers Edition. Feeling it yet?

Revolutionary at the time, this Codemasters gaming series offered fans of the world’s biggest clubs the opportunity to play as their heroes in a completely recreated virtual gaming experience.

As Rangers fans, we got the chance to play with Dado Prso, Jean-Alain Boumsong, Peter Lovenkrands, Zurab Khizanishvili.  All Rangers heroes in their own right.

A potential Rangers XI from Club Football circa 04/05

The game stands as a symbol of a bygone Rangers era and gives major feels to anyone who played it. Maybe it’s time to dust off the old PS2 controllers? It goes for around £60 on Amazon.

Thirteen years on – and a lot has changed since then – Rangers fans will once again get the chance to walk out on to the pitch, to the tune of Simply the Best, this time in such High Definition that it will almost feel like you are at the game.

The decision has been welcomed by supporters, with many saying they are ready to jump ship from FIFA as the promise of Ibrox and the Rangers team is too strong a pull.

What about you? Did you play Club Football? Are you excited about the PES Partnership? Are you considering moving titles? Let us know below.