Andy Goram Signing Autographs | Rangers FC The Goalie Memorabilia
Authentic Andy Goram Signing Autographs | Rangers FC The Goalie Memorabilia. Autographs obtained in person on the 27th June 2020 at an exclusive private signing with Andy.
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; but is best remembered for playing for Rangers during the 1990s, when he earned the nickname “The Goalie”. In a 2001 poll of Rangers fans, Goram autographs was voted Rangers’ greatest ever goalkeeper. Goram appeared in 43 international matches for Scotland; and 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. Goram also represented Scotland at cricket.
Goram began his career at West Bromwich Albion but released by them as a teenager. He then joined Oldham Athletic in 1981 and spent nearly seven years with the English club, making 195 appearances for them in the league. His performances saw him voted into the PFA Team of the Year for the English Second Division in 1986–87.
In 1987, he moved to Hibernian for a fee of £325,000, where his father had also briefly been a goalkeeper. He made his debut for Hibs on 10 October 1987; keeping a clean sheet in a 4–0 win over Dunfermline Athletic. He was a success at Hibs serving as club captain for the majority of his stay in Edinburgh and in 1988 achieved the unusual feat of scoring a goal in a Premier Division match, against Morton, with a huge kick out. He also scored for Hibernian in a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw against Clydebank in a League Cup tie in August 1989, Hibs winning 5–3.
Goram further boosted his reputation during this time at Easter Road, and one save in a European tie against RFC Liège described as having “defied logic”; Andy Goram autographs twisting in mid air to touch a header from Angelo Nijskens away for a corner kick.
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”. Goram soon settled at Ibrox and established himself as an excellent shot-stopper, playing in all 55 of Rangers autographs competitive games and keeping 26 clean sheets during his first season there. He helped Rangers win the 1991–92 Scottish Premier Division title.
He also 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. Besides, Andy Goram Signing Autographs 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.
Goram underwent knee surgery in the summer of 1993; and missed most of the following season whilst recovering, making only 10 appearances. Goram autographs was placed on the transfer list by manager Walter Smith in the summer of 1994. However, Goram was allowed to remain at Rangers when he proved his fitness and commitment during pre-season training, and he returned as first-choice goalkeeper for season 1994–95. Goram continued to excel in goal for Rangers, 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.“ Goram went on to win a further three league titles, a Scottish Cup and a Scottish League Cup in his time at Rangers.
Goram had brief spells at Notts County and Sheffield United before signing for Motherwell in January 1999. In 2000, he helped Motherwell to fourth place in the league.
Furthermore, Goram had a loan spell with Manchester United during their 2000–01 title run-in, playing in two games. In the summer of 2001, he had a spell on trial with Hamilton Academical then signed for Coventry City and made seven appearances.
Besides, Goram signed for Dumfries club Queen of the South in July 2002, where he won the Scottish Challenge Cup. This made Andy Goram autographs the first player to collect a full set of winner’s medals from the four Scottish football competitions. A four-game return to Oldham Athletic followed, and he retired at the end of the 2003–04 season after a season-long spell at Elgin City, where he played five league games.
In 2010, Goram inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.