In 2012, Rangers Football Club was nearly destroyed by the actions of those charged with its care. Since 2016, it has been the long term aim of Club 1872 to ensure that can never happen again and to place the wider body of Rangers supporters at the centre of our club’s ownership – working in tandem with other shareholders and the Rangers Board to ensure that the well being of the club is placed at the heart of all major decisions.
Four years on, and in advance of the 150th anniversary of Rangers Football Club, Club 1872 and the Rangers support has the opportunity to reach 25% ownership and become the largest single shareholder in Rangers International Football Club (RIFC) Plc.
Former Rangers Chairman, Dave King, has agreed to sell his entire shareholding in RIFC to Club 1872 which, when the sale is completed, will make Club 1872 the largest single shareholder in RIFC. Our legacy campaign aims to create over 20,000 legacy members of Club 1872, each of whom will have a lifetime vote on those shares and be charged with the care of Rangers Football Club in their lifetime.
We know how much supporters already contribute to Rangers and how difficult it may be for many to do more. However, we firmly believe that this is the most important contribution that any Rangers supporter will ever make to Rangers.
We are asking supporters to make a £500 donation either as a one-off or over ten or twenty five months. This donation will be marked with a legacy certificate and legacy membership of Club 1872 – ensuring that all legacy contributors will retain a vote on all major decisions about Rangers International Football Club Plc in their lifetime.
When we say this is a once in generation chance, we mean it. This opportunity has only arisen due to the relationship that Club 1872 has built with Dave King over several years. He is making good on his promise to ensure that supporters will always retain a meaningful voice in our club and can ensure that the events of 2012 never happen again. He is also giving a huge, personal vote of confidence to Club 1872 as the vehicle to achieve that.
If we do not take this chance now then it will most likely never come around again. If we don’t do this then who will? Make joining Club 1872 your legacy to your children, your grandchildren and your football club.
It has been a long term goal of Club 1872 to reach 25% ownership of RIFC and this share purchase will make that goal achievable. A 25% shareholding means an effective veto over any major decision about your club. With Club 1872 holding a 25% shareholding, no board or shareholder will ever be able to make major decisions about Rangers again without the agreement of Rangers supporters – placing Rangers safe in the hands of our supporters for generations to come.
Please read our extensive FAQ page to understand the aims of our campaign, why you should make a Club 1872 legacy donation today and what happens once we reach 25%.