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Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen was moved to tears as former club Fortuna Sittard unveiled a statue in his honour.

The stricken star, who has Motor Neurone Disease, was in attendance as his old side took on Jong Ajax.

The Dutch second-tier outfit triumphed 2-1 but not before a bronze statue of the 41-year-old was unveiled outside the Fortuna Sittard Stadion.

The statue was commissioned by Fortuna fans

A visibly emotional Ricksen was embraced by friends as the likeness was presented to an applauding crowd.

The tribute comes after Fortuna fans created a mural in their hero’s honour at the stadium in December.

They also commissioned the statue and raised cash via crowdfunding.

Ricksen started his football career at the club in 1994 before returning in 2010 after spells at AZ Alkmaar and Zenit St Petersburg.

He spent six years at Rangers , winning two league titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups.



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