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Andy Goram dead: Former Rangers, Man Utd and Scotland goalkeeper dies aged 58 after brief battle with cancer

RANGERS legend Andy Goram has passed away at the age of 58.

The eliminated goalkeeper was diagnosed esophageal cancer Earlier this year and had less than six months to live.

Andy Goram has died at the age of 58

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Andy Goram has died at the age of 58Credit: PA

And he tragically lost his brief battle with the disease.

Paying tribute to their former stopper on Twitter, Rangers tweeted: “Rangers Football Club is deeply saddened today to announce the passing of our legendary goaltender. Andy Goramafter a brief battle with cancer.”

An excerpt of a statement from the club read: “Rangers Football Club is deeply saddened today to announce the death of our legendary goalkeeper Andy Goram following a brief battle with cancer.

“Goram, 58, made 260 appearances for Gers between 1991 and 1998. During that time he won five league titles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

“His performances in the inaugural UEFA Champions League in 1992/93 were outstanding as Gers beat English champions Leeds United to qualify for the tournament before coming within a whisker of reaching the final.

“Goram was also something of an old-firm specialist, and as the decade progressed and as arguments between the two became more prominent, he was often the difference between the two sides with some amazing saves.

“He was voted the best Rangers goalkeeper of all time in a 1999 fan poll and even after his retirement he was still a matchday fixture at Ibrox and continued to wow crowds with some memorable performances for legendary teams.

“Born in Bury, Goram started his career at Oldham Athletic before moving north to play with distinction for Hibernian from 1987 to 1991 before joining Ibrox.”

Motherwell also paid tribute to her late goalkeeper, tweeting: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the former captain’s passing Andy Goram.

“The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Motherwell FC go out to Andy’s family and close friends at this very sad time.”

Hibernian also followed suit, writing: “Everyone at Hibernian FC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Andy Goram after a brief battle with cancer.”

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