Daniel Candeias was a player who divided opinion in his two seasons as a Rangers player.

The Portuguese winger was one of a number of players who was brought in by Pedro Caixinha but was one of few who managed to survive at Ibrox after Steven Gerrard was hired as manager.

In his two years in Glasgow, Candeias made 97 appearances in all competitions, scoring 14 goals and supplying 25 assists in the process.


His record wasn’t a terrible one but still, there was always a bit of frustration with the 32-year-old, who failed to really light up the Scottish Premiership in the way that a Ryan Kent or a Scott Arfield managed to.

Last summer, Candeias was sold to Turkish club Genclerbirligi in a deal worth £250,000 [Scottish Sun].

Since then he has been a mainstay of the Super Lig club, appearing a total of 25 times, scoring three goals and supplying six assists.

According to stats by WyScout, Candeias has averaged 1.74 shots, 35.4 passes, 5.29 crosses and 4.67 dribbles per 90 minutes of league action with Genclerbirligi.


In comparison to his final season at Rangers, the Portuguese winger averaged 1.74 shots, 40.28 passes, 4.96 crosses and 2.61 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Scottish Premiership.

It seems that Candeias, if anything, is having slightly more of an impact in the Turkish top-flight than he did in Scotland’s.

Candeias has averaged more crosses and dribbles for Genclerbirligi then he did in his final season at Ibrox and that is usually what you would expect from a winger.

As for Rangers, they have now moved on from the ageing Portuguese ace and it shows that it was perhaps the best decision to send him on his way last year.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have landed a major coup with their newest transfer deal.


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