Glasgow Rangers fans once voted him the best goalkeeper in club history, but Scottish football is now mourning the loss of Andy Goram. His doctors gave him a maximum of six months, but now the 58-year-old has died just a month after his cancer was announced.
Former Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has died of cancer at the age of 58 after a brief battle. This was announced by his former club Glasgow Rangers. Goram made his illness public at the end of May and at the same time declared that he did not want to do chemotherapy. As a result of the diagnosis of esophageal cancer, the doctors had given him a maximum of six months to live, but it was only one.
"Do chemotherapy and suffer another three months with zero quality of life? No, thanks. Chemotherapy is off the menu," Goram told the Scottish tabloid Daily Record. "The thoughts of the directors, management, players and staff are with Andy's family today and we ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time."
Goram played 260 games for Rangers between 1991 and 1998 and won ten titles with the club, including five league titles. In 1999, a fan poll voted him the greatest Rangers keeper in history. He played 43 international matches for Scotland and was a regular keeper at the 1992 and 1996 European Championships. In the 2000/01 season Goram was a substitute goalkeeper at Manchester United and won the English championship with the Red Devils. In Edinburgh, where he played for Hibernian from 1987 to 1991, he even managed a goal from the open game, converting a tee shot directly.
The goalkeeper ended his active career in 2004, after which he worked at various clubs as a goalkeeping coach. In 2010, Goram was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. The goalkeeper also gained greater notoriety because of a fan chant. After Goram became ill with schizophrenia, instead of singing "There's only one Andy Goram" (there is only one Andy Goram), fans sang "There's only two Andy Gorams" (there are only two Andy Gorams).