Ally McCoist

By Adam Robertson
 September 5, 2020

Ally McCoist - All-time Leading Goalscorer

Ally McCoist - All-time Leading Goalscorer

There’s a lot to say about Super Ally McCoist; but the most important of course is the 355 Rangers goals, making him the club’s all-time leading goalscorer and it’s not out of the question to suggest it hadn’t taken him two missed chances to then finish the third he’d have reached the 400 mark. Ally was a hero to most, if not every Rangers fan who grew up in the 90s.

I wasn’t around to witness his difficult start and how he overcame that to grow into the legend he is today. The McCoist evolution is something I’ve heard about but find it strange that at one time there was no Super in front of Ally.

However, two McCoist goals stand out, maybe unsurprisingly both diving headers. The Champions League header against Leeds when he linked up with Mark Hateley and the Scottish Cup semi final diving header at Parkhead to get on the end of Jorg Albertz’s cross which proved to be his final Old Firm goal. The image of Ally hugging Richard Gough remains iconic.

Perhaps, McCoist doesn’t get enough credit for being mentally strong, something that is levelled at current Rangers players. To come back from that start and the leg break too and still manage to contribute the way he did to the team in the 90s is something that shouldn’t be glossed over. He’s not going to beat the likes of Gazza or Laudrup in the purest footballer stakes but as goalscoring goes, he’s without doubt, the best.

He didn’t get called Super for nothing. And no greatest Rangers XI would be complete without McCoist as the number nine.

Jamie Currie - @jamiecurrie89

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