Who is Andy Goram?
Andrew Lewis Goram is a Scottish former football player from Bury, Lancashire, England who acted as a shot-stopper.
He began his playing career at West Bromwich Albion but was released by the club as a teenager. He then signed for Oldham Athletic in 1981 and spent several years with the English club, making 195 appearances for the team in the league.
His showings saw Goram voted into the PFA Team of the Year for the English Second Division in the 1986–87 campaign.
In 1987, Andy moved to Hibernian for a sum of £325,000, where his father had also briefly been a shot-stopper. Andy made his debut for the Hibs on 10 October 1987, collecting a clean sheet in a 4–0 win against Dunfermline Athletic.
He was a success at the club serving as club skipper for the majority of his stay in Edinburgh and one year later achieved the unusual feat of netting a goal in a Premier Division match, versus Morton, with a huge kick out.
In the summer of 1991, he signed for Rangers in a £1m transfer deal. The goalkeeper made his debut in a 6–0 victory over St Johnstone on the opening day of the campaign.
Played in all 55 of Gers competitive matches and keeping 26 clean sheets during his first campaign there. He helped the club win the 1991–92 Scottish Premier Division title.
He also helped his team win the Scottish Cup for the first time in multiple years; defeating Airdrie 2–1 in the final to clinch a cup and league double.
The following campaign, 1992–93, saw the club take part in the newly revamped UEFA Champions League. He played in all 10 of their European fixtures that term, conceding only seven goals.
Goram’s showings and importance to his club’s success was acknowledged at the end of that season when Andy won both the Scottish Professional Footballers Association and Scottish Football Writers player of the year awards.
The Scot went on to win a further three division titles, a Scottish Cup and a Scottish League Cup in his time at Ibrox. Goram left the club at the end of season 1997–98.
After short stints at various clubs, in 2010, Andy was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.