Former Rangers centre-half Carlos Cuellar caused a few trips down memory lane when he took to social media to direct a tweet in the direction of the clubs’ fans this week.
11 años ya de mi debut con Glasgow Rangers. Los recuerdos envejecen pero la ilusión es la misma ???? Suerte este jueves! pic.twitter.com/4qnul0pwNH
— Carlos Cuellar (@Cuellar24) July 31, 2018
The message was simple and leant on his time at Ibrox over a decade ago now and he simply wanted to wish us well for Thursday’s upcoming Europa League clash as we go into the second leg against Osijek.
36-year-old Cuellar is a familiar face for the more vintage amongst the fanbase, he arrived from Osasuna back in the summer of 2007 for a reported £2.37million and went on to spend only 12 months with us before he earned a massive £7.8million switch to Aston Villa.
Whilst his time at Ibrox was short-lived, he certainly made an impression with a return of five goals in a whopping 65 starting appearances – a club record for a single year – and he continues to be loved by those who responded in kind to his well wishes.
At least most of them, some from elsewhere tried to remind him a certain red card from his history – but we don’t talk about them, they talk about us!
What a player, just a shame it wasn’t for longer! Once a Ranger ALWAYS A RANGER!????
— Si (@si_anderson1) July 31, 2018
Brilliant defender for us, always welcome at Ibrox Carlos ????⚪????
— Darren Urquhart (@Dj_Dazavich) July 31, 2018
Carlos you are in my top Rangers CB pairing. You and Oz @CraigMoore_18. Rock solid Gers.
Thanks for the memories!
— colinkeose (@colinkeose) July 31, 2018
Don’t think there is anyone who only spent one season at the club who the fans took to their hearts as much as they did with you. What an impact you made. Always hopes you would have one more spell with us but maybe it’s not meant to be.
— Mr Pedro (@PeteRoe123) July 31, 2018
Great servant and player, would have had you back in a heartbeat ????
— nathaniel hutton (@HuttonNathaniel) July 31, 2018
What a player! And knew what it meant to play for rangers
— Roy toal (@RoyToal) July 31, 2018
Played more games in a season than some players play in 3.
Fantastic player ????⚪️????
— Broon Brogues (@broxibearsgran) July 31, 2018
True blue cuellar by far one of my favourite centre backs over the years legend
— Iain MacInnes (@IainMacInnes73) July 31, 2018
You had the potential to have been one of the greats big guy. Gutted you left ????????
— David William C (@Thats_Standard) July 31, 2018