Fernando Ricksen: Ex-Rangers captain dies at age of 43 after battle with motor neurone disease

Former Rangers defender Fernando Ricksen has died after a lengthy battle with motor neurone disease at the age of 43.
The Dutchman, who had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at October 2013, passed out at a hospice on Wednesday morning.
Rangers published a statement after his departure. It read:”Rangers is deeply saddened to announce that the former participant Fernando Ricksen passed out this afternoon following his battle with motor neurone disease.”
“Fernando spent six trophy-laden seasons in Ibrox having initially joined a variety of other Dutch gamers under manager Dick Advocaat in the summer of 2000.”
Ricksen won two titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups at Ibrox after linking Rangers in 2000.
In which he won the UEFA Cup and an title, beating Rangers in the final in 2008 he moved into Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2006.
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