Rangers legend Andy Goram dies aged 58 after battle with cancer

Krishan Davis
Andy Goram has passed away
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Legendary Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram has died aged just 58 after a short battle with illness.

Goram made 260 appearances for the Gers in a seven-year stay at Ibrox during the 90s, winning the league title five times as well as three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

The stopper was hugely impressive during Rangers' historic 1992/93 campaign in particular, both domestically and in Europe, winning the Scottish Premiership and helping his club to within a whisker of reaching the inaugural Champions League final in the old group stage structure. He was subsequently named both the Scottish PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year.

Goram began his career with Oldham Athletic before joining Hibernian and subsequently Rangers in 1991. In 1999 he was voted the greatest Rangers goalkeeper of all time in a fan poll.

The Scot was also unique in that he won international caps for Scotland as a cricketer - he remains the only person to have played first-class international cricket as well as international football for his country.

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."