Following Rangers forward Jermain Defoe’s goal against Cove Rangers at the weekend, fans have been reflecting on his superb goalscoring record since he arrived at Ibrox.
After joining on an initial loan spell from Bournemouth in January 2019, he has subsequently racked up a goal every 104 minutes. If we take into account assists, the striker has been involved in a goal every 74 minutes he is on the pitch.
Considering Defoe came to the club in the twilight of his career, those sort of numbers are an even greater achievement; something that many supporters on Twitter recognise:
— Ian Cashmore Jnr (@IanCashy9) April 6, 2021
That guy could score goals in that league until he’s 45. As sharp as a tack.
— 🇬🇧 cozy1872 🇬🇧 (@cozy1872) April 6, 2021
Hope you stay for another year 👏👏👏
— Mark (@MarkNorthDown) April 6, 2021
Legend, so glad he won a league title at the famous Glasgow Rangers pic.twitter.com/6X9zHnmTVV
— David (@David62191831) April 6, 2021
Proud to have Jermain Defoe as a Rangers player….he is the ultimate professional….so much respect for him as a player and a man ❤🤍💙🇬🇧
— 55 – it's home (@ItsComi26191817) April 6, 2021
Doesn’t get enough starts
— bobby (@bobstar1701) April 7, 2021
Absolutely love defoe 👊👊👏👏
— mighty kopites 1892⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ (@AFGHAN1972) April 6, 2021
Needs more game time imo, stats speak for themselves
— Brad (@BradleyRaeLol) April 6, 2021
Tbh he has the giroud dilemma, give them a game on the right day he’s gonna be top class but he’s too old for regular week in week out football
— Craig Patrick (@cjpatrick1872) April 6, 2021
Defoe’s current deal with the Light Blues expires in June and, at this stage, it doesn’t look likely that he will be handed another extension. Things may change between now and June, but if he does depart, his contributions will deservedly be heralded by fans. His experience and professionalism have undoubtedly aided the club’s return to the summit of Scottish football.