Ally McCoist

By Adam Robertson
 September 19, 2020

Ally McCoist - Cheeky Chappy

Ally McCoist - Cheeky Chappy

Super Ally. Roy Race. Cheeky Chappy.

One of my first games at Ibrox was McCoist’s testimonial in August 1993. He didn’t play that night due to the leg break suffered on Scotland duty, but that power blue jacket and straight leg penalty at half time were my first introductions to the man who scored 355 goals for Rangers. Since then, I must have watched every one at least 100 times. McCoist was my first Rangers hero at a time when more exotic names were coming to ply their trade at Ibrox.

We’re a demanding bunch - none more so than with homegrown strikers - but we do love our own as well and for me as a seven year old in 1993, Ally McCoist was always the golden boy. I loved how hard he had to work to become the fans hero he was by the time I started going and it just cemented the Roy of the Rovers story.

There are so many great McCoist goas, probably into triple figures given the amount of them but for me, his diving header in the Scottish Cup semi-final is my most memorable. That picture of McCoist celebrating with Richard Gough is nearly as famous as him, but it sums up the bond that Rangers team had.

Even today, any charity game he plays in Ally invariably pops up with a goal or the winner. He’ll never lose that killer instinct in the box and is quite simply the best centre forward Rangers have ever had.

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