By Daniel Feliciano

27th May, 2023 | 8:40am

'Infuriating' Alfredo Morelos not a Rangers legend with Ibrox exit confirmed - Daily Record journalists

Alfredo Morelos is not a Rangers legend despite his European goal record, but he will be remembered fondly at Ibrox after his exit was confirmed.

The Colombian striker holds the record for most goals scored in European competition by a Rangers player, having netted 29 times in 63 appearances on the continent during his six years at the club.

But after his exit from the club was confirmed at the end of his contract, the Daily Record (27 May) asked if he would be remembered as a legend of the club and journalists Gordon Parks and Scott Burns both agreed that was unlikely.

“Yes his status as the club’s all-time top goal scorer in Europe ensures he’ll go down as one of the club’s most notable strikers,” Parks wrote.

“All too often ill disciplined, infuriating and at times as well occasionally unprofessionally overweight, but his exploits when he was in the mood made him one the best marksmen in Scottish football over the last two decades.”

“He’ll certainly be remembered and when he was at his peak he was a top player,” Burns added.

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“He doesn’t fall into the legendary category and he all too often let both himself and the club down with his antics but he will always have a place in the heart of the Rangers support.”


You’ll be hard-pressed to find any Rangers fans who disagree with these takes, despite how divisive Morelos has become in the last two years.

Morelos only spent six years at Ibrox and won just one Scottish Premiership title and one Scottish Cup, so putting him in the legendary category alongside the likes of Ally McCoist, Kris Boyd or Mark Hateley just doesn’t make any sense.

But in his prime “El Buffalo” was every bit as good and as effective as those players and had he been playing in the teams they were playing in, his trophy cabinet would be a lot more full.

The way that it all ended for him isn’t ideal for anyone, but everyone seems to be in agreement that the time is right for him to move on to a new chapter in his career and for Rangers to keep pushing into a new era without him.

He’ll be fondly remembered at Ibrox and will always receive a warm welcome whenever he returns or his name comes up, but he certainly isn’t among the best of the best.

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