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Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen dead at 43

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Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen has passed away at the age of 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease.

"Rangers is deeply saddened to announce that former player Fernando Ricksen passed away this morning following his battle with motor neuron disease," the club said.

Ricksen passed away at a hospice just outside Glasgow where he spent the final months of his life.

During six years at the Glasgow giants Ricksen won two SPL titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups.

After his diagnosis Ricksen became heavily involved in fundraising to help those affected by the condition.

He was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2014.

Ricksen, who was at home in defence or midfield made 12 appearances for the Dutch national team and also represented Fortuna Sittard, AZ Alkmaar and Zenit Saint Petersburg.
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