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Davie Wilson dead aged 85: Former Scotland and Rangers star dies as tributes arrive

RANGERS and Scotland legend Davie Wilson has died aged 85.

The popular former star, who has been suffering from dementia in recent years, made 373 appearances in 11 seasons with Ibrox.

Rangers legend Davie Wilson has died aged 85

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Rangers legend Davie Wilson has died aged 85Photo credit: Keith Campbell – The Sun Glasgow
The former Scotland winger won a host of awards during his 11 years at Ibrox

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The former Scotland winger won a number of awards during his 11 years at IbroxCredit: PA

And he scored 158 goals before leaving the club in 1967 to join Dundee United.

The winger was also part of the Rangers side that reached the 1961 European Cup Winners’ Cup final against Fiorentina.

Wilson won the title four times at Rangers, as well as five Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

He also had a successful career at international level.

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The ex-attacker has 22 caps and scored 22 times.

After an 11-year career with his beloved Gers, he spent five seasons with Dundee United before retiring from Dumbarton.

A Rangers statement confirmed his death: “Wilson has been inducted into the Hall of Fame three times with Rangers, Dundee United and Scotland after achieving tremendous success and achievement for each of those teams.

“Davie is said to have loved Rangers with every breath he took.

“The thoughts of the directors, staff and players of Rangers are with Davie’s family and friends today.”

Fans were quick to flock to Twitter following the sad news to pay their respects to the icon.

One wrote: “So sad it was a pleasure to watch Davie and a great servant of the club. I played on my favorite Rangers team.”

Another said: “Oh man what an absolute legend of the club!”

While another Gers supporter commented: “A true ranger. Very sad news. Thank you for everything, Mr. Wilson.”

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