Andy Goram: Former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper dies aged 58 | UK News

Former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has died at the age of 58 after a short battle with cancer.

Goram – who was nicknamed The Goalie – made 260 appearances for Rangers between 1991 and 1998 following spells with Oldham and Hibernian.

He was capped 48 times for Scotland and was the national side’s first-choice goalkeeper for Euro 96.

In a statement, Rangers said Goram was a “legendary” player with a history of “astonishing saves”.

The club added: “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.”

Goram reviled in May he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and doctors had given him about six months to live.

He was diagnosed with level 4 oesophageal cancer and was told the illness has spread to his liver, right lung, three vertebrae and ribs.

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Goram pictured in October 2021

Goram – who had lost 4st in four weeks before his diagnosis – said he dismissed the treatment option “after seeing what it did to Miriam”, his ex-wife, who battled cancer last year.

“My problem is there is no exit door for me to fight for,” he told the Daily Record.

Tributes poured in from the world of football after Goram’s death was announced.

Former Scotland striker Kevin Gallacher hailed Goram as “one of Scotland’s greatest goalkeeper’s”, saying it was a “massive privilege to have played in the same national team together” and he was a “great character lost”.

Ex-Gunchester United and England defender Gary Neville said: “Terribly sad news about Andy Goram. RIP Andy. Love to all your family.”

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton tweeted: “Really sad news to hear of the passing of Andy Goram. Taken far too young. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

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