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Rangers fans and players gathered to pay tribute to Fernando Ricksen outside the club's Ibrox stadium.
Rangers fans and players gathered to pay tribute to Fernando Ricksen outside the club's Ibrox stadium.
The Funeral procession of former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen passes Ibrox Stadium home of Glasgow Rangers. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
A Rangers fan holds an order of service for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen at Ibrox Stadium. The funeral procession will pass Ibrox Stadium later today before making the journey to Wellington Church. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Pallbearer's including former Rangers players Michael Mols and Nacho Novo carry the coffin of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans pay their respects to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen as his funeral cortege makes its way past Ibrox Stadium, along Paisley Road West on September 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Dutch international died last week at the age of 43 after battling motor neurone disease since 2013. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Tributes for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen at Ibrox Stadium. The funeral procession will pass Ibrox Stadium later today before making the journey to Wellington Church. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Veronika Ricksen (wife of Fernando Ricksen) attends the funeral of her husband former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
The Funeral procession of former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen passes Ibrox Stadium home of Glasgow Rangers. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans pay their respects to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen as his funeral cortege makes it's way past Ibrox Stadium, along Paisley Road West on September 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Dutch international died last week at the age of 43 after battling motor neurone disease since 2013. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
The Funeral procession of former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen passes Ibrox Stadium home of Glasgow Rangers. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Tributes for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen at Ibrox Stadium. The funeral procession will pass Ibrox Stadium later today before making the journey to Wellington Church. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
Pallbearer's including former Rangers players Michael Mols, Nacho Novo and Thomas Buffel at the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon attends the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Peter Lovenkrands and Tore Andre Flo attend the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Steven Thompson and Billy Dodds (right) attend the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Bobby Petta attends the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Neil McCann attends the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Arthur Numan attends the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
Richard Gough attends the funeral of former Rangers footballer Fernando Ricksen at Wellington Church, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.
The Funeral procession of former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen passes Ibrox Stadium home of Glasgow Rangers. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2019. The former Holland international died aged 43 a week ago, six years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Ricksen played more than 250 times for the Light Blues after joining from AZ Alkmaar in 2000, winning two league titles during his time in Glasgow. See PA story SOCCER Ricksen. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans pay their respects to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen as his funeral cortege makes its way past Ibrox Stadium, along Paisley Road West on September 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Dutch international died last week at the age of 43 after battling motor neurone disease since 2013. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans pay their respects to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen as his funeral cortege makes it's way past Ibrox Stadium, along Paisley Road West on September 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Dutch international died last week at the age of 43 after battling motor neurone disease since 2013. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Fans pay their respects to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen as his funeral cortege makes it's way past Ibrox Stadium, along Paisley Road West on September 25, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Dutch international died last week at the age of 43 after battling motor neurone disease since 2013. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Floral tributes outside the stadium for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen before the UEFA Europa League Group G match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Rangers fans with a banner in memory of former player Fernando Ricksen before the UEFA Europa League Group G match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
A Celtic shirt outside the stadium with a tribute for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen before the UEFA Europa League Group G match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Celtic players take part in a minute's applause as a tribute to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 22, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Tribute to former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 22, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Floral tributes outside the stadium for former Rangers player Fernando Ricksen before the UEFA Europa League Group G match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 19, 2019. See PA story SOCCER Rangers. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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