Andy Goram Dies After A Short Battle With Cancer.
The former Rangers goalkeeper is dead, after battling with cancer. The legend made 260 appearances for Ranger. He also played for other clubs that include Oldham, Hibernian, and Motherwell.
Goram has won five league titles, three Scottish Cups, and two League Cups between 1991 and 1998.
Goram was always the first-choice goalkeeper both for Euro 1992 and Euro 1996 in Sweden and England. He also won 43 caps for Scotland.
Craig Brown who was the former Scotland manager paid tribute to Goran’s family. He said, “He was a very popular guy, not only with his own players but the opposition. He was a wonderful goalkeeper and a very nice chap.
“He’s a cult hero at Ibrox and he’s a Rangers legend, no doubts. The nickname ‘The Goalie’ just tells you everything because they felt that he was the one and the best goalkeeper.”
Andy Goram was born in 1964 in Bury, a town in England. He started his sporting career in England as a teenager. He was a captain at Lancashire Schoolboys. Goram got signed by Ron Atkinson’s West Bromwich as a 15-year-old boy.
At 16, Goram joined Oldham Athletic and made his debut in May 1981. He spent almost 7 years with the club, making 219 appearances.
In Oldham, he won four Scotland caps before moving to Hibernian in a £325,000 deal.
He made 163 appearances in Hibernian and was made captain four years after he was signed in.
His hard work in Hibernian didn’t go unnoticed, and Rangers made their move in 1991 when Walter Smith bought him for £1m.
During his time at Ibrox stadium in Scotland, he faced Celtic 26 times as Rangers goalkeeper.
His contribution was immense such that Tommy Burns, Celtic manager was famously quoted as saying “When I pass away you can put it on my tombstone ‘Goram broke my heart.’”
During his time in Ibrox, he was named the Scottish Football Writers and PFA Scotland player of the year in 1993.