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Worn by Andy Goram, this jersey has been used by a man considered by many to be one of Scotland’s greatest ever goalkeepers.

Signed from Oldham for £325,000 during the 1987-88 season he replaced Alan Rough in the Hibernian goal.

 

 

Making his first team debut in a 4-0 victory over Dunfermline at Easter Road on Saturday 10th October, his sterling performances soon made him a huge favourite with the Hibs fans.

In a game against Morton at Easter Road that season he achieved the rare distinction of becoming one of the very few goalkeepers to score a goal when his kick deceived Morton goalkeeper Wylie, who allowed the ball to bounce over his head and into the net, leaving one wag later to comment humorously, "Awe that money and he only scored one goal!"

Although born in England, his father’s birthright made Goram eligible to play for Scotland and he won the first of his 43 full caps with Oldham.

During his four years at Easter Road he played for his country a further 11 times usually competing for the first team jersey with future Hibs goalkeeper Jim Leighton, then with Aberdeen.

Transferred to Rangers in the summer of 1991, during his time at Ibrox he won six League Championship medals in Rangers’ nine-in-a-row run, and was capped a further 28 times for Scotland at full level.

After seven successful seasons at Ibrox, in 1998 Goram joined Motherwell, spending a further two seasons at Fir Park before ending his career with Elgin City in 2004, after short spells with numerous clubs on both sides of the border including a loan spell at Manchester United.

Voted by the Ibrox fans Rangers greatest ever goalkeeper, there is no doubt that fans of all the clubs he played for were left with fantastic memories of a truly outstanding performer.

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