Richard’s Ibrox dream comes true

dream came true: Richard Strachan got to play 90 minutes during a charity match at Ibrox.
dream came true: Richard Strachan got to play 90 minutes during a charity match at Ibrox.

Former St Combs AFC manager and player Richard Strachan played a charity match at Ibrox earlier this summer.

Richard, originally from Inverallochy, fulfilled a boyhood ambition by donning the number 9 shirt for Glasgow Rangers and scoring in a 3-2 win.

The charity match had been organised by footballaid.com which was set up in 2000 to raise money to find a cure for childhood diabetes.

The match saw a Rangers home team play a Rangers away team where Richard was the centre forward for the away team.

Now an oil executive in Aberdeen, Richard said: “The experience was the third best day of my life after the birth of my two daughters Natalie and Melissa.

“Being able to actually put on the famous Glasgow Rangers strip, walk out and play 90 minutes at Ibrox while raising money for the charity was an experience which every football fan should do.

“Being captain and scoring the first goal in the 3-2 win just capped the day.

“I would like to thank all my friends and family for helping me raise over £2,000 for the charity and allowing me to fulfill a boyhood dream.”

Footballaid.com is a charity where most of the English Premiership Teams such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelseas as well as Rangers and Celtic work with the clubs to arrange a charity match where fans can play for their team and raise money for various children’s charities.