NARSA 2019 VIP – Mark Hateley

Mark played for Coventry and Portsmouth before heading to the continent, firstly to AC Milan where he scored 17 goals in 66 games for the Rossoneri, including a winner in the Milan derby, and then to Monaco where 59 appearances brought 22 goals for the Ligue 1 side.
Graeme Souness brought Mark to Rangers in the summer of 1990 and after an initial slow start at Ibrox, Hateley cemented his place in Rangers folklore with the two goals in the title decider against Aberdeen at the end of his first season. The 1992-93 season is arguably one of Rangers most successful in the club’s illustrious history, as the team went on a 44-match unbeaten run, won the treble and played in the inaugural Champions League, being just 90 minutes away from reaching the final. Mark played a huge part in the club’s achievements that season with 29 goals in 54 matches and forming a deadly partnership with Ally McCoist.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting Mark again and welcoming him to his second convention in a row. With his new role as Business Development Manager with the club, I’m hopeful we can explore potential avenues for business development opportunities in North America for Rangers while he’s with us. Mark had a great time in Calgary last year and I’m sure he’ll have an even better time in Windsor now knowing what NARSA are all about.” – Gary Gillan
Mark left Rangers in 1995 having scored a total of 87 goals in 165 appearances to join QPR and had a short loan spell at Leeds before returning to Rangers in 1997 to help the team clinch Nine in a Row, then moving on to Hull City before finishing by making two appearances for Ross County.

A glittering career saw Mark win a Ligue 1 title, six Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish Cups, three Scottish League Cups and the European Under-21 Championships with England. Mark’s full England career saw him score nine goals in 32 matches.