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PLZ Soccer pundit Hugh MacDonald has declared John Greig as Rangers’ greatest ever captain.

The legendary full-back made a staggering 755 official appearances for the Glasgow club between 1961 and 1978, with almost 500 of those coming in the league.

He captained the Gers side that won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972, beating Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in the final. Speaking on PLZ Soccer’s Journos Show, Hugh MacDonald said:

“(John) Greig had the whole package, he was a better player than people thought. If anyone wants any evidence of that just have a look at the goal he scored against Italy, it was an absolutely crucial goal that kept our World Cup qualifier hopes alive.

“He was always a player that when Celtic fans were looking, there was always a grudge and respect for him.”

The 44-time capped Scotland international spent his entire career with Rangers where he scored an impressive 120 goals as well as winning five league titles, six Scottish cups and five Scottish League Cups. He was also twice named SFWA Football of the Year.

Hugh told the panel about a memorable goal the Rangers legend scored against rivals Celtic. He added:

“I always remember at Hampden when Celtic were absolutely towering Rangers. I think it was 3-0 and Greig scored an absolutely wonderful goal.

“When you’d expect a team to lie down, Rangers were getting really outplayed and Greig had this defiant, technically brilliant goal and the Celtic end roared in approval.”

Written by Luke Provan.