Former Rangers defender Craig Moore has revealed who the best player he played with during his time at Ibrox was – and admitted he couldn’t pick between Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup.
Moore played with some of the most talented players to play for the Gers like Gazza, Laudrup, Ally McCoist, Andy Goram and Ronald de Boer but couldn’t decide between his team-mates from Walter Smith’s side of the 1990s.
Gascoigne and Laudrup wrote their name into Scottish football folklore with their performances for the Ibrox giants during the 90s and both are among the very best to have ever graced the game in Scotland.
Moore admitted the ability of the pair to change games for the Gers – which they did regularly – was something he could “appreciate” as he singled them out from a host of team-mates.
“For me I played in 3 different teams – it is hard to pick just one. I always go back to Gazza and Laudrup – I wasn’t a regular then but I could appreciate their talent. There were moments they were able to change games for us,” Moore said, as quoted by Rangers Youth Development Company on Twitter.
#askoz who was the best player you played with in your time at Ibrox?
— M.H. (@MarkHarvey83) March 20, 2018
For me I played in 3 different teams – it is hard to pick just one. I always go back to Gazza and Laudrup – I wasn't a regular then but I could appreciate their talent. There were moments they were able to change games for us https://t.co/uKnigVsqVA
— Rangers Youth DC (@rfc_rydc) March 22, 2018
Moore enjoyed two spells with the Ibrox giants either side of an ill-fated stint at Crystal Palace and won five Scottish titles, four Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.
The Australian international moved on to join Borussia Moenchengladbach in 2004 before spells with Newcastle and Queensland Roar.
Football Insider verdict:
It’s hard to argue when he picks two of the best players ever to have lined up for the Gers as his best team-mate. Gascoigne and Laudrup were simply phenomenal during their time in Scotland and lit up the Scottish game. Moore was lucky enough to be part of three distinct Rangers teams and played with quality players throughout but none come anywhere near to as good as Gazza or Laudrup. If you ask any Rangers fan who the best player they’ve seen for the Gers – or at worst the best foreigner – there’s a really high chance they’ll say Laudrup.
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