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Scottish Football Pays Tribute to Fernando Ricksen After His Death

Scottish Football Pays Tribute to Fernando Ricksen After His Death

Scottish football is paying tribute to Fernando Ricksen after news of his death broke this morning.

The Rangers hero had been fighting motor neurone disease over the last six years.

The disease had debilitating effects on Ricksen, limiting him to a wheelchair and loss of his movement and speech.

He made his final public appearance at the end of June to focus on his battle with illness.

And now that battle has ended as Rangers confirmed his death this morning:

Ricksen played with Fortuna Sittard, AZ Alkmaar, Zenit and Rangers during his career – and earned 12 Netherlands caps too.

It was at Rangers that Ricksen enjoyed the best spell of his career though, winning seven major trophies in six seasons with the Ibrox club.

Now Scottish football is paying tribute to Ricksen, with Rangers fans feeling his loss more than any:

The tributes should continue to pour in for a man who made a big impact on and off the pitch in Scotland.

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