|Full name||Andrew Lewis Goram|
|Date of birth||13 April 1964|
|Place of birth||Bury, England|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2001||→ Manchester United (loan)||2||(0)|
|2002–2003||Queen of the South||19||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Andrew Lewis Goram (born 13 April 1964 in Bury, Lancashire, England) is a former Scotland international association football goalkeeper. He started his career with Oldham Athletic and Hibernian, but he is best remembered for playing for Rangers during the 1990s, when he earned the moniker "The Goalie". In a 2001 poll of Rangers fans, Goram was voted Rangers' greatest ever goalkeeper.
The son of Edinburgh-born Lewis Goram, who had played professionally in the 1940s and 1950s for Leith Athletic, Hibernian, Third Lanark and Bury, Goram was born and raised in England, although he was brought up self-identifying as Scottish.
Goram joined Oldham Athletic as a teenager and spent seven years with the English club. In 1987, he moved to Hibernian, where his father had also been a goalkeeper, for a fee of £325,000. He was a success at Hibs and achieved the unusual feat of scoring a goal in a Premier Division match, against Morton. He was sold to Rangers in 1991 for £1 million and went on to help the club win six of their nine Scottish League successive titles between 1989 and 1997. He was also involved in their notable run in the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League, when Rangers came within one point of reaching the 1993 European Cup Final, finishing second to Marseille in Group A.
After it was reported in the press that Goram had a mild form of schizophrenia, fans responded with a chorus of "Two Andy Gorams, there's only two Andy Gorams". This chant quickly gained popularity, and became the title of a book documenting humorous football chants. Goram had a loan spell with Manchester United during their 2000-01 title run-in, playing in two games. In the summer of 2001 he had a spell on trial with Hamilton Academical then signed for Coventry City and made seven appearances.
Goram signed for Dumfries club Queen of the South in July 2002, where he won the Scottish Challenge Cup. This made Goram the first player to collect a full set of winners medals from the four senior Scottish football competitions. A four-game return to Oldham Athletic followed, and he retired at the end of the 2003-04 season after a season-long spell at Elgin City, where he played five league games.
In 2010, Goram was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, which is located in the Scottish Football Museum. He was the fourth goalkeeper to be inducted, after Jimmy Cowan, Jim Leighton and John Thomson.
Goram is now an after-dinner speaker and regularly attends Rangers' fan gatherings.
Goram won his first Scotland cap and was selected for the 1986 World Cup squad whilst at Oldham Athletic. Goram was an important player for Scotland, winning 43 caps. He had a long-running rivalry with Jim Leighton for the goalkeeping position in the Scotland team. Craig Brown controversially selected Goram ahead of Leighton for Scotland's matches in Euro 96, despite the fact that Leighton had played in most of the qualifiers. Brown then selected Leighton for France 98, which prompted Goram to walk out of the squad completely, 15 days before Scotland were scheduled to play Brazil in the opening game of the World Cup.
Goram has also worked as a goalkeeping coach. He took on part-time coaching duties when he returned to Motherwell in 2002. He later coached at Airdrie United in March 2006 and then Clyde in February 2008. Goram left Clyde in September 2008. In January 2012, Goram helped Hamilton Academical with their goalkeeping coach crisis.
|Full name||Andrew Lewis Goram|
13 April 1964 |
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricinfo, 3 December 2013|
Goram was also a league cricketer, appearing as a wicket-keeper and batsman for various Oldham clubs in the Saddleworth League, including Delph & Dobcross, Moorside and also East Lancashire Paper Mill in Radcliffe, Bury. Goram played for Penicuik Cricket Club, Kelso Cricket Club, West Lothian County and Uddingston CC in Scottish cricket leagues. He represented the Scottish cricket team four times: twice (1989 and 1991) in the annual first-class game against Ireland and twice (again in 1989 and 1991) in the NatWest Trophy. Goram is the only person to have played in a first class cricket match and a full international football match for Scotland.
A left-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler, he never achieved any great success, his most significant act was probably to bowl England Test player Richard Blakey in a NatWest Trophy game against Yorkshire in 1989. Rangers manager Walter Smith effectively ended his cricket career, as Smith ordered Goram to concentrate on his football career. Goram made a cricketing comeback after ending his football career, finally playing for Freuchie Cricket Club in their centenary week matches versus Cricket Scotland President's XI, Falkland Cricket Club and Sussex Ladies.
- Scottish Premier Division (6): 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97
- Scottish Cup (3): 1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96
- Scottish League Cup (3): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97
- Queen of the South
- SFWA Footballer of the Year (1): 1992-93
- SPFA Players' Player of the Year (1): 1992-93
- Scottish Football Hall of Fame: Inducted in 2010
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