Rangers’ iconic goalkeeper, Andy Goram has died at the age of 58 after a short battle with cancer.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper announced that he had oesophageal cancer in April, and turned down chemotherapy as it would only extend his life by three months.
A Rangers statement read: “Rangers Football Club are today deeply saddened to announce the death of our legendary goalkeeper, Andy Goram, following a short battle with cancer.
“The thoughts of the directors, management, players and staff are today with Andy’s family, and would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time. Funeral details will be communicated in due course.”
Bury-born Goram began his career at Oldham before moving north to play for Hibernian between 1987 and 1991. He made 260 appearances for Rangers between 1991 and 1998, where he was simply known as “The Goalie”, winning five league titles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups. He 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. Goram was part of the Manchester United squad that won the Premier League in 2001, making two appearances for the Red Devils.