John Greig (born September 11, 1942 in Edinburgh) is a former Scottish professional football player who, despite his boyhood allegiance to hometown Heart of Midlothian F.C., spent his entire career in Glasgow with Rangers F.C.. He was determined, forceful player who was a talisman for his team.
He made over 850 appearances for Rangers, winning three domestic trebles. He was captain when Rangers won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972 beating Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in Barcelona.
He played for Scotland on 44 occasions, frequently as captain, between 1964 and 1971. Perhaps his finest moment in Dark Blue was his late winner in Scotland's 1-0 victory against Italy at Hampden Park on November 9, 1965.
John Greig also had a spell in management of Rangers replacing Jock Wallace in 1978 before resigning in 1983 where he was replaced by the returning Jock Wallace. Greig's time as Rangers' manager was not successful although he did sign the clubs greatest ever goalscorer Ally McCoist from Sunderland.
He was voted "The Greatest ever Ranger" in 1999 by the Rangers supporters and in 2003 he joined the Rangers board, thereby continuing his long association with the club he had grown to love.
Rangers F.C. - Greatest Ever Team 1 Andy Goram | 2 John Greig | 3 Sandy Jardine | 4 Richard Gough | 5 Terry Butcher | 6 Jim Baxter | 7 Davie Cooper | 8 Paul Gascoigne | 9 Ally McCoist | 10 Mark Hateley | 11 Brian Laudrup
Preceded by: Jock Wallace Rangers Football Club manager 1978-1983 Succeeded by: Jock Wallace
Preceded by: Billy McNeil Scottish Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year 1966 Succeeded by: Ronnie Simpson Preceded by: Sandy Jardine Scottish Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year 1976 Succeeded by: Danny McGrain