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Leon Balogun pens emotional goodbye message to Rangers  – Sporting Life


Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has penned a lengthy goodbye message to the Scottish Premier League side Rangers FC.

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The experienced defender walks away from Ibrox on a high after lifting the Scottish Cup in his final game against Hearts.

And in an emotional social media post, Balogun thanked the technical crew, medical department, .ers staff and the fans.

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“Took me some time, but eventually it is time for me to say goodbye.

“Thank you to every single soul at the club working their socks off, making sure I and the boys can focus on performing at our best. A lot of whom we work with daily: kitchen staff, medical staff, sports scientists and athletic trainers, as well as our two girls Katy and Hannah.

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“You have shown and taught me -in your very own way- the dedication that is expected and I thank you for that.

“Thank you to the managing staff and especially to my amazing teammates over the 2 seasons, who welcomed me from day one as a .er and a friend. Who has pushed me to be better and taught me the Ranger’s way? A lot of highs, and a few lows made our bond even stronger.

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“We became invincible champions, the class of 55…those magical European nights at Ibrox that led us to the final. And eventually, we crowned my time at the club with the Scottish cup.

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Thanks for all the memories, the laughter and for sharing some of the best moments in my career with me.

“And last but not least, a massive thank you to you, the supporters. You are one crazy, passionate bunch. High expectations, that can be intimidating at times – but I loved every single second of it.

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“All your messages over the past 2 weeks have been incredibly overwhelming for me and at the same time, they’re the greatest testimonial I can get for my time at Rangers. It has been an absolute privilege and honour to represent you near and far.

“One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked in my time at Rangers was if I understand the size of the club and what it means – thanks to you, I do now.

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“We are the people and you are my people – Forever Blue,” he said.

He made 65 appearances over two seasons at Rangers after joining from Wigan.

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