Oscar Cortes is looking to help Rangers achieve their season targets after signing from Lens on a loan deal until the end of the season.
Rangers are often referred to as Glasgow Rangers for an international audience - even though that is not the official name of the club - and they contest the Old Firm Derby with city rivals, Celtic.
They are one of the most successful clubs in world football in terms of overall trophies won. Only Al Ahly of Egypt have won more. Rangers' 55 league titles is a domestic league joint world record.
Moses McNeil became Rangers' first international player when he represented Scotland against Wales. In 1877, they made the Scottish Cup final, but after a first leg draw, they refused to turn up for the replay and the trophy was awarded to Vale of Leven.
Rangers' first match against Celtic took place in 1888, the year of the latter's establishment, losing 5-2 in a friendly.
Rangers were one of 10 original members in the Scottish Football League's inaugural season, 1890/91. Having started out by playing at Burnbank Park, Rangers had moved into Ibrox by the time the first ever Scottish Football League season had come around. They shared the first league championship with Dumbarton - the only shared Scottish top flight title ever.
Rangers and the Bill Struth era
Bill Struth took over the managerial reigns in 1920 and proved to be Rangers' most successful manager ever in an astonishing 34-year spell.
Struth succeeded the club's first ever manager, William Wilton after Wilton's death following two decades at the helm. Struth had previously served for six years as Wilton's assistant, quickly settling into life after his promotion to manager and would remain in charge all the way until 1954.
The Scot Symon era
During a 13-year spell in charge, Symon was able to continue the success that Struth had brought to Ibrox, winning six league titles, five Scottish Cups and four League Cups, alongside the club's first foray into Europe.
Rangers were involved in the European Cup for the first time in the 1956/57 season, losing out to Nice in the second round. But Symon and Rangers would embark on a run in the 1959/60 campaign that would see the club make it all the way to the semifinals of Europe's premier club tournament, beating Sparta Rotterdam to set up a last four tie with Eintracht Frankfurt. Unfortunately, though, Rangers would lose out by a hefty margin on aggregate, with the Germans winning 12-4 across both legs.
In 1961, Symon led Rangers to the European Cup Winners' Cup final in the inaugural edition of the tournament, but they lost 4-1 on aggregate to Fiorentina. He guided them back to the final again in the 1966/67 campaign. This time, they were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich after extra time.
With their rivals' comparative success on the continent - as Celtic's 'Lisbon Lions' won the European Cup in the same season as Rangers' disappointing defeat in the Cup Winners' Cup - Symon was replaced as Rangers manager by his former assistant boss, Davie White.
The Ibrox disaster
Rangers FC was ruled to be at fault by a sheriff's judgement related to one of the deaths and was sued by relatives of the deceased in 60 other cases.
Jock Wallace and Rangers' revival
Jock Wallace brought Rangers back to the top of Scottish football after a difficult period for the club. Jock Stein had built a formidable Celtic side and Wallace had to take Rangers out of their shadow.
In Wallace's first season in charge, the club's centenary season, they won the Scottish Cup. There were 122,714 supporters present to witness this.
In 1974/75, Rangers won their first league title in 11 years under Wallace's guidance, going on to win the treble the following year. In 1977/78, they repeated that achievement.
Nine straight league titles
From 1988/89 to 1996/97, Rangers won a joint record nine Scottish top-flight titles in a row, matching the tally Celtic had achieved in the 1960s and '70s. Souness was in charge for the first three of those successes, including the 1990/91 title, which was won through a dramatic 2-0 win over Aberdeen on the final day of the season when Aberdeen needed only a draw to win the league.
Despite not reaching the final, this run had been Rangers' best showing in Europe for 20 years and the club were aiming to build on their standing in Europe as a result.
Six more titles in a row meant the Gers dominated the decade in Scottish football overall, with the last of the six trophies coming by a margin of 15 points.
A tenth consecutive league trophy eluded Rangers, however, on the final day of the 1997/98 season as bitter rivals Celtic claimed the title by just two points to prevent their record of nine in a row being broken.
Smith confirmed during that campaign that he would be leaving Ibrox after one of the most successful spells by any Rangers boss. However, he was unable to leave with the record the Gers craved and the club's hegemony in the league was broken.
Continued Rangers success
Dick Advocaat took over in 1998 and led Rangers to the domestic treble. However, the emergence of Martin O'Neill's Celtic proved to be his downfall.
Marquee signings such as Tore Andre Flo were brought to the club with the Dutchman's arrival seen as being part of a club strategy to elevate themselves to a higher standing within Europe.
However, with Celtic gaining more success domestically and having been unable to progress past the group stages in the Champions League, Advocaat resigned in December 2001 and the club had begun to accrue debt as a result of their lavish spending.
Alex McLeish, Advocaat's successor, led Rangers to another domestic treble in 2002/03, but the club's financial state showed signs of wear in the early 2000s. Results on the field did not remain as impressive as they were initially under McLeish and he was replaced by Paul Le Guen after the 2005/06 season.
Financial problems and relegation
A new-look squad was assembled after their drop to the bottom of the Scottish Football League structure, but they did set a new world record in their first game as a 'new' club when it was re-established.
Rangers' first match in the Scottish Third Division at Ibrox drew a crowd of 49,118 as they beat East Stirlingshire 5-1 - the world's highest ever attendance for a fourth division football match.
Rangers earned two quick promotions to get to the Scottish Championship, but it wasn't all plain sailing.
After some surprising defeats in their first season in the second tier, Rangers lost a promotion play-off to Motherwell and they had to take another season to get back to the Premiership.
In the process of climbing back up the leagues, Rangers became the first Scottish club to win every domestic trophy by taking each league title along the way.
Rangers and their return to top flight
Considering the longstanding duopoly of Celtic and the Gers at the top of Scottish football, Celtic were left free to monopolise Scottish football in the 2010s, winning nine league titles in a row and dominating domestic cup competitions as well.
However, under the guidance of Steven Gerrard, Rangers began to claw back their deficit of recent years. Gerrard helped take Rangers to the Europa League group stages in his first outings as Rangers manager, including going 12 games unbeaten at the start of his reign.
The Gers continued to progress under Gerrard, having kept in touch in the league with Celtic throughout the 2019/20 season, but lost out on the title by points-per-game after the SPFL season was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rangers finally broke Celtic's nine-season strangehold on the Scottish top flight during the 2020/21 season.
Gerrard left Rangers in November 2021 to become head coach at Premier League Aston Villa. He was replaced by former Rangers player Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
He paid the price for a poor start to the 2022/23 season in which Rangers endured a humiliating Champions League group stage and fell nine points adrift of Celtic at the top of the cinch Premiership.
QPR manager and former Rangers first team coach Michael Beale took the reins a week after Van Bronckhorst left the club.
The Old Firm derby
By some distance, Rangers and Celtic are Scotland's two most widely supported teams. Both are among the best supported clubs in the United Kingdom.
Rangers and their fanbase
Aside from having one of the largest supporter bases in the UK, the Gers have a global fanbase, too, with supporters' clubs based all around the world.
Sevco Ltd. was the limited company formed in May 2012 to purchase Rangers' assets after the club was liquidated and relegated to the bottom of the Scottish football pyramid.
Rangers posted a loss of £15.9million for the year ending 30 June 2020. However, revenue rose 11% to £59m.