Everyone at Hibernian FC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Andy Goram following a short battle with cancer.
Goram, 58, made 163 appearances for Hibs between 1987 and 1991.
Joining the Hibees in 1987 from Oldham Athletic, Goram kept a clean sheet on his debut in a 4-0 win over Dunfermline. His performances went from strength-to-strength and that, combined with his leadership skills, saw him become Club Captain.
Not only was he key between the sticks, but he also achieved the unusual feat of scoring a goal in the Scottish Premiership. A huge kick out caught out the opposing goalkeeper and flew into the net in a 3-1 home win against Morton. He was also partial to taking penalties, bagging one in a shoot-out win against Clydebank in the League Cup.
One thing that supporters will never forget is when he “defied logic” against RFC Liège in Europe. He twisted mid-air to stop an Angelo Nijskens header.
Following his time at Hibs, Goram moved to Rangers before featuring for a number of different clubs. He played for Notts County, Sheffield United, Motherwell for three seasons, Manchester United - where he helped the Red Devils claim the Premier League in 2001, Hamilton Accies, Coventry, another spell at Oldham, Queen of the South and then lastly Elgin City.
After winning the Challenge Cup at Queen of the South, Goram became the first player to complete the set of Scottish medals: Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, League Cup and Challenge Cup.
Internationally, Goram won 43 caps for Scotland and was the first-choice goalkeeper for both Euro 92 and Euro 96 in Sweden and England respectively for the Scots.
He is a member of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame and was named both the Scottish PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year in 1992/93.
Goram also won international caps for Scotland as a cricketer and remains the only person to have played a first-class international match at cricket as well as a major international football match for Scotland.
The thoughts of everyone at Hibernian FC are with Andy’s family and friends.
RIP Andy Goram 1964 – 2022