Andy Goram signed Rangers Football The Goalie
Authentic Andy Goram signed Rangers Football (size 5) The Goalie. Signed in black marker adding “The Goalie”. Obtained at a private signing 27th June 2020.
Andrew Lewis Goram (born 13 April 1964) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. Born in Bury, Lancashire, England, he started his career with Oldham Athletic and Hibernian; best remembered for playing for Rangers during the 1990s, when he earned the nickname “The Goalie”. In a 2001 poll of Rangers fans, Goram voted Rangers’ greatest ever goalkeeper. Goram appeared in 43 international matches for Scotland; and was selected for their squads at the 1986 and 1990 World Cups; UEFA Euro 1992 and UEFA Euro 1996.
After his time with Rangers, he played for many clubs; most notably at Motherwell and a brief loan spell at Manchester United.
In the summer of 1991, Goram signed for Rangers in a £1 million transfer deal. He made his debut in a 6–0 win over St Johnstone on the opening day of the season. However, having replaced the respected and successful Chris Woods in goal at Rangers, Goram found himself under scrutiny in his first few months; and criticised for goals conceded against Hearts and Sparta Prague which some regarded as being “soft”. Soon settled at Ibrox and established himself as an excellent shot-stopper; playing in all 55 of Rangers competitive games and keeping 26 clean sheets during his first season there. Also, he helped Rangers win the 1991–92 Scottish Premier Division title. Additionally, He helped them win the Scottish Cup for the first time in several years; defeating Airdrie 2–1 in the final to clinch a league and cup double.
The following season, 1992–93, saw Rangers take part in the newly revamped UEFA Champions League. Goram played in all 10 of their European fixtures that season, conceding only 7 goals. These games included home and away wins over Leeds United and an unbeaten run that saw the club narrowly miss out on a place in the final. Rangers swept to a domestic treble that season, winning their fifth consecutive league title and defeating Aberdeen in both the League Cup and Scottish Cup finals. Furthermore, Goram’s performances and importance to Rangers success was acknowledged at the end of that season when he won both the Scottish Football Writers and Scottish Professional Footballers Association player of the year awards.
Besides, he continued to excel in goal for Rangers autographs, with Celtic manager Tommy Burns lamenting in January 1996, “If anyone gets round to doing my tombstone, it will have to read: Andy Goram Broke My Heart.“ Equally, Goram went on to win a further three league titles, a Scottish Cup and a Scottish League Cup in his time at Rangers.