The ex-Denmark striker spent six years in Scotland, before winding down his playing days with Schalke, Newcastle United and Birmingham City.
And while the 37-year-old was well-liked by supporters of all the clubs he played for, it’s undeniable that Lovenkrands has always had the strongest connection with the Ibrox faithful.
So much so, that Lovenkrands has now admitted to having watched the highlights of the 2002 cup final a grand total of 1000 times.
And he’s surely not alone:
Just watched this video(for the 1000 time)? what a game it was! 2 really good teams, great Intertainment! ???? https://t.co/ogkoFtwjNd
— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) September 28, 2017
15 years ago at Hampden, John Hartson and Bobo Balde both got on the score sheet for Martin O’Neill’s side, while Lovenkrands and Barry Ferguson levelled proceedings for Rangers.
But when Neil McCann found Lovenkrands with a terrific cross in the final minute, there was no question which team would be lifting the famous trophy.