Andy Goram

By Adam Robertson
 September 15, 2020

Andy Goram - Simply Unbeatable
Andy Goram

Andy Goram - Simply Unbeatable

Andy Goram signed from Hibs in 1991 replacing Chris Woods as Rangers goalkeeper.

He actually had a shaky start to his Rangers career losing a soft goal from distance in a defeat to Hibs at Easter Road and another a week or so later in a Champions League qualifier against Sparta Prague.

The thing is though, he didn't put a foot wrong for the next three seasons. He didn't cost Rangers a single goal in that time.

Peter Schmeichel was regarded as the best keeper in the world in the 90's, in England anyway. He wasn't, Goram was.

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind of that. He was the best goalkeeper on the planet for a spell. Simply unbeatable at times.

I can remember going up to Aberdeen one midweek night, getting back on the bus after the game which we had won 1 nil and the entire bus just sitting in awe of what we'd just witnessed.

Aberdeen had a good side back then, with some superb players. They had us under seige, so much so it felt like The Alamo at the time.

Hateley scored with a great header but no one talked about the goal after the game, we talked about Goram's performance. Time after time he made world class saves. About eight or nine of them that night.

There were literally dozens of performances like that from the man fondly and simply referesd to as "the goalie".

The guy is without a shadow of a doubt Rangers greatest ever goalkeeper and in my lifetime he's still the best goalie I've ever seen. Bar none.

He was worth ten to fifteen points a season at his peak and some of the saves he made were just incredible.

One of the most famous lines ever in Scottish football came from the then Celtic manager Tommy Burns..

After yet another defeat to Rangers in an Old Firm game he stated this beauty..

"When I die, they're going to put 'Andy Goram broke my heart" on my tombstone."That says it all about the greatest goalkeeper I've ever seen in my lifetime. Simply The Best.

Ninja - @NinjaMan54

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