Rangers: top 30 players: Number seven

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Andy Goram took time to settle at Ibrox but he soon started to display the form that would see him recognised as the best goalkeeper in Rangers' history.

 

Andy Goram spent less time at Rangers than the likes of Stefan Klos and Allan McGregor, but it didn't stop the club's supporter voting the Bury-born goalkeeper as the greatest to take his place between the sticks at Ibrox.

 

In 1991, at the age of 27, Goram departed Hibernian to make the switch to Glasgow and it took time for him to adjust to life playing for the biggest club in Scotland. However, after getting through the opening months with his first-team place still intact, Goram excelled behind 10 other players who were contributing to the club dominating the top flight. 

A league and cup double were achieved in the first season and a domestic treble in his second. At one stage, it looked like being a fourth trophy as Rangers narrowly missed out on a place in the Champions League, but conceding just seven goals in 10 games saw Goram enhance his reputation on the continent. He was also awarded the SFWA Footballer of the Year and SPFA Player of the Year accolades for that season.

 

Rangers wouldn't build on their near miss in Europe, but aside from spending much of the 1993-94 campaign on the sidelines, Goram would remain an authoritative figure in goal with a total of six league titles and five cup competitions being won before he left the club in 1998 having played 260 times in all competitions.

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