ERIC Caldow, one of the greatest players in Rangers history, has died it was announced today. He was 84.

A tough full-back who was a wonderful footballer, he played 407 times for the Ibrox club, winning five league titles, two Scottish Cups, three League Cups, and captained the club in the 1961 European Cup Winners Cup final, which Rangers lost to Fiorentina.

Rangers supporters who saw Caldow in his prime and those too young took to social media to pay tribute to a genuine legend of Scottish football.

Caldow made his Rangers debut in 1953 at just 19 having signed from Muirkirk juniors and stayed at Ibrox until 1966.

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He broke his leg at Wembley in 1963 when in a 2-1 win for Scotland, Caldow was the victim of a crude tackle by England's Bobby Smith. Famously, he wanted to play on but the injury was a serious one.

Caldow won 40 caps for his country, a huge amount in those days, but that match in London was his final game for Scotland. He was a natural left-back who could play on either side of the defence.

The son of Ayrshire was inducted into the Scottish football Hall of Fame in 2007.