Eddie Rutherford

Eddie was one of the members of Rangers' legendary Iron Curtain side, which achieved Scottish football's first treble of league championship, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup in 1949.Those who saw him play tell of a tremendous player. He had a shop in Rutherglen for many years.

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Posted by Andy
Monday 26th of September 2011 15:55:22
In season 1949-50 Rangers played Cowdenbeath in the League Cup. Rangers had shockingly lost 2-3 at home in the first leg of the quarter final. This was the first time Rangers had suffered defeat by a team from a lower Division. In the return leg before a record crowd, Cowdenbeath actually took a 4-2 aggregate lead from the penalty spot. Eddie scored an equaliser 13 seconds from time up to avoid a shocking defeat. Though it is rarely mentioned, there was an entire generation of Rangers fans spared the trauma and humiliation that a generation later had to endure following defeat by Berwick Rangers. All thanks to at Eddie Rutherford goal at Cowdenbeath 13 seconds from time.
Posted by Andy
Monday 26th of September 2011 15:48:28
On his retirement from football, Eddie Rutherford opened a newsagent's shop in Rutherglen. It was on Stonelaw Rd near the Overtoun Park.He was one of the members of Rangers' legendary Iron Curtain side, which achieved Scottish football's first treble of league championship, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup in 1949.Those who saw him play tell of a tremendous player.He won seven medals : two league championship, three Scottish Cup and two League Cup.He was an outside right - his natural position - but with Willie Waddell already in place as Rangers' first-choice number seven, Rutherford successfully adapted to playing outside left as he notched up 140 first team appearances in his five and a half seasons with Rangers, scoring 28 goals in the process. Bill Struth's tactical plan for the Rangers team was a simple one - get the long ball from the back to Waddell or Rutherford, whose remit was to hit the by-line and cross for Willie Thornton.

Eddie Rutherford

Eddie Rutherford

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