Rangers named alongside Bayer in record-breaking list

Rangers named alongside Bayer in record-breaking list
Bayer Leverkusen's Spanish head coach Xabi Alonso is pictured prior to the start of the German first division Bundesliga football match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on May 5, 2024. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO (Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers have been named alongside Xabi Alonso’s record-breaking, staggering, borderline unbelievable Bayer Leverkusen as the Spanish maestro attempts to achieve the historic, and going through an entire season winning every single competition they enter while unbeaten through all of it.

Incredibly they’re 48 matches into this feat with just four fixtures to go, including the Europa League final and the German Cup final – the Bundesliga fell to them ages ago, and they have two more matches in that one too.

But it’s the Rangers angle you’ll be curious for, and the following gives that away:

While Arsenal’s Invincibles are inexplicably absent from this, and in fact would have been top at 49, nevertheless Bayer are at match 48 and Rangers’ incredible run in 1992/93 of 44 matches has the Famous very much at the top tier of this list, alongside incredible runs for Juve, Milan, Ajax and Benfica.

If Bayer finish out this season not losing any matches, they will nail an absolutely mind-boggling 52, with next season still to come, and who knows how much longer beyond the 52 they could get.

It’s a ridiculous achievement already, 48 matches while felling the mighty Bayern Munich while they’re at it and consigning Harry Kane’s sizzling move to Germany as a total fail. He could never have predicted a team would rise like this and stop Bayern so easily.

But it also shows how colossal that Rangers was back in 1993 under the late, Great Walter Smith and just how strong we were to be unbeaten in all competitions for that long, for almost a full season.

We can barely go unbeaten for a full week these days.

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