THE PLAYERS

 

Players to wear the green and white of the Hibees.

Here is a growing collection of players and internationalists to feature for Hibernian throughout the years.

Position Goalkeeper

Goram's brilliant goalkeeping and cheeky personality quickly made him an instant hit with the fans, who once scored from inside his own box in a game against Morton.

 

 

National team Scotland
International debut 16th October 1985 (versus East Germany)

 

Goalkeeper Andy Goram, the son of a former Hibs custodian, was signed from English club Oldham Athletic in 1987 as a replacement for the aging Alan Rough. His brilliant goalkeeping and cheeky personality quickly made him an instant hit with the fans, once scoring from inside his own box in a game against Morton.

A brilliantly consistent player despite his lack of inches, he had already played four times for Scotland while with the English club and he made the first of his eleven international appearances while a Hibs player in a World Cup qualifier against Yugoslavia at Hampden in September 1988. He found it difficult to replace first choice keeper Jim Leighton on a permanent basis and it was not until 1990 that he could consider himself Scotland's first choice.

His brilliant form made it inevitable that he would move on and after four years at Easter Road he was transferred to Rangers in 1991. His quest for silverware took a slight blip when his new side were defeated 1-0 by Hibs in the semi-final of the League Cup at Hampden on the Edinburgh side's way to winning the competition that year, but his seven seasons at Ibrox would see him win plenty of medals.

He moved to Motherwell for two seasons before ending his top-level playing days as back up keeper at Manchester United. Altogether Goram would play for Scotland forty two times, his last appearance in a 0-0 draw with Estonia in Monaco in 1997. At his peak, many considered Goram the best goalkeeper this country has ever produced.

 


 

Full name Andrew Lewis Goram
Date of birth 13th April 1964
Place of birth Bury, England
Height 5ft 111/2in

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