Former Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram passed away

Former Glasgow Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has died aged 58.

Goram revealed in an interview with the Daily Record in May that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

He said he was given about six months to live by doctors after rejecting the chance of chemotherapy, which could extend his life for another three months.

“Rangers Football Club is deeply saddened today to announce the passing of our legendary goalkeeper, Andy Goram, after a brief battle with cancer,” said a club statement.

“In a 1999 supporters poll, he was voted the best Rangers goalkeeper of all time, and after retirement he was still a regular face at Ibrox Stadium on match days and still wowed the crowd with some memorable performances in legendary teams.

“The thoughts of the directors, management, players and staff are with Andy’s family today and ask that their privacy be respected at this sad time.”

Goram started his career with Oldham in England before moving north to play for Hibernian between 1987 and 1991.

He played 260 games for Rangers between 1991 and 1998, where he was known simply as ‘The Goalie’, winning five league titles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

Goram won 43 caps for Scotland and was their first choice goalkeeper at both Euro 92 and Euro 96.

After Rangers he played for Notts County, Sheffield United, Motherwell, Manchester United, Hamilton, Coventry, Oldham, Queen of the South and Elgin.

He was also a decent cricketer, playing four times for Scotland and playing in good league on both sides of the border before Rangers manager Walter Smith instructed him to focus on football.

Goram was part of the Manchester United team that won the Premier League in 2001 and played twice for the Red Devils.

He remains the only person to have played a first-class international cricket match and a major international football match for Scotland.

Former United teammate Gary Neville tweeted: “Terribly sad news about Andy Goram. RIP Andy. Love to all your family.”

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