Andy Goram: Scotland and Rangers goalkeeping great dies aged 58

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

Goram was capped 43 times for his country at football and four times at cricket – the only Scot to have played at the top level at both sports.

He helped Rangers win five Scottish Premier League titles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

Goram was also on loan at Manchester United during the run-in as they won the Premier League title in 2000-01.

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

It was announced in April that Goram had been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, which affects the long tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach, and later revealed he been given six months to live.

He also disclosed that he had turned down chemotherapy as it would only extend his life by three months.

Many tributes have been made on social media from former team-mates and rivals to the man who became affectionately known simply as “The Goalie” after Rangers posted on Saturday that they were “deeply saddened” to announce his death.

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