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Andrew Lewis Goram is a Scottish former footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

Andy Goram died after a short battle with oesophageal cancer on July 2, 2022, at the age of 58.

His death was announced by the Rangers FC on Twitter.

“Rangers Football Club are today deeply saddened to announce the death of our legendary goalkeeper, Andy Goram, following a short battle with cancer”, the tweet read.

Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, Goram began his career at Oldham Athletic before moving north to play with distinction for Hibernian from 1987 to 1991 prior to his big move to Ibrox.

The 58-year-old Goram made 260 appearances for the Rangers between 1991 and 1998. During that period, he won five league titles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

Gorman’s finest performances came in the 1992-93 Champions League – the same season in which he won the Scottish PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year – as Rangers beat English champions Leeds United to qualify for the tournament and remarkably came within one goal of reaching the final.

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In a Rangers supporters’ poll held in 1999, the Scotland international was voted the club’s greatest goalkeeper of all-time. Goram Beginning his career at Oldham Athletic, Goram headed north of the border to play for Hibernian from 1987 to 1991, demonstrating his quality which led to him making the move to Glasgow.

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Following his remarkable period between the posts at Ibrox, Goram featured for Notts County, Sheffield United and Motherwell over the next three seasons.

Goram was also on loan to Manchester United during the run-in as they won the Premier League title in 2001, making two appearances.

He played for Hamilton Academical, followed by Coventry City, a second stint at Oldham, Queen of the South and then, finally, Elgin City. Gorman’s time with Queens saw him become the first player to complete the set of Scottish medals, as he claimed a Challenge Cup medal to go alongside the Scottish top flight, Scottish Cup and League Cup.

Winning an impressive 43 caps for Scotland, Gorman was first-choice for the Tartan Army at Euro ’92 and Euro ’96 in Sweden and England respectively.

After retiring at the end of the 2003-04 campaign following a season-long spell at Elgin City, he switched to coaching.

He was most recently goalkeeping coach with West of Scotland Football League club Cambuslang Rangers.

Andy Goram’s funeral details are yet to be announced by the family.

Goram married three times. He was married to Miriam Wylie, Tracey Fitzpatrick, and Jackie Taylor. He had two children; Danny Goram and Lewis Goram.

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