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Rangers announce club legend Andy Goram has died following his short battle with cancer  

BREAKING NEWS: Rangers announce legendary goalkeeper Andy Goram, 58, has died after short battle with esophageal cancer

  • Rangers have announced the death of former goalkeeper Andy Goram aged 58
  • Goram revealed in May that he had been diagnosed with terminal esophageal cancer
  • The Rangers legend was given only six months to live and promised to fight like I’ve never fought before.
  • Goram played 260 games for Rangers and won 10 trophies, including five league titles
  • He also played 43 times for Scotland and was No. 1 at the European Championships in 1992 and 1996

Rangers have announced the death of former goalkeeper Andy Goram after losing his battle with cancer.

The 58-year-old was a club legend, playing 260 games for Rangers between 1991 and 1998. In that time he won five league titles, three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

In May, Rangers revealed that Goram had terminal esophageal cancer and had only six months to live.

Goram initially mistook his illness for indigestion, but after a scan at Monklands Hospital, he was told he had level four esophageal cancer.

The 58-year-old reportedly turned down chemotherapy after being told it would only give him 12 more weeks, saying he would “fight like I’ve never fought before.”

Speaking with the Daily record in May, Goram said: ‘Are you coming to chemotherapy and suffering pain because of three extra months and zero quality of life? No thank you. Chemotherapy is not on the menu.

Rangers have announced club legend and goalkeeper Andy Goram has passed away aged 58

Rangers have announced club legend and goalkeeper Andy Goram has passed away aged 58

In May, Goram revealed he had terminal cancer and had six months to live

In May, Goram revealed he had terminal cancer and had six months to live

“I’ve been given other meds that I’m not trying to pronounce. To get all these pills, how serious this situation is. I have to take my medication with faith, otherwise I will have major problems.’

“My pain is manageable. I can still go to friends and supporter clubs and still be myself.

“I’ll stay here as long as I can. I’ll fight like I’ve never fought before. The only difference is that the time bomb is ticking away.’

Beloved by Rangers fans, Goram is synonymous with some of the most glorious times in the club’s history. In a 1999 supporters poll, Goram was voted the best Rangers goalkeeper of all time.

Goram made 43 appearances for Scotland and was No. 1 at both European Championships in 1992 and 1996

Goram made 43 appearances for Scotland and was No. 1 at both European Championships in 1992 and 1996

WHAT IS ESOPHAGAAL CANCER?

Esophageal cancer is a disease caused by tumors that grow in the esophagus between the mouth and stomach.

The cancer is most common in people between the ages of 60 and 70 and affects more men than women.

It can be difficult to spot because it causes no symptoms early on and isn’t noticed until the tumor has grown.

And the first symptoms are often mistaken for common and benign problems.

Signs of the disease include difficulty swallowing, persistent indigestion or heartburn, loss of appetite, weight loss, and pain in the trunk, chest, or back.

According to Cancer Research UK, six in ten patients die within a year of diagnosis.

Only 12 percent of people survive 10 years after a diagnosis.

The exact cause of the disease is not well known, but it is believed that smoking, drinking too much alcohol, being overweight or having an unhealthy diet increase a person’s risk of getting it.

sources: NHS and Cancer Research UK

He began his professional career at Oldham after moving through the ranks at West Brom before being released as a teenager.

He made nearly 200 league appearances for the Latics after joining the club in 1981, earning him a £325,000 transfer to Scottish Hibernian six years later.

After impressing for four seasons with Hibs, Rangers paid £1million to sign Goram in 1991 and he became both of them number 1.

Goram left Rangers in 1998 and was loaned to Manchester United, where he played two league games

Goram left Rangers in 1998 and was loaned to Manchester United, where he played two league games

Goram had brief stints with Notts County and Sheffield United after leaving Rangers in 1998 before returning to Scotland for three seasons with Motherwell.

It was during this period that he was loaned out to Manchester United, where he played two league games after the Red Devils ran into a shortage of senior goalkeepers.

Goram’s net worth was such that he was named the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 1992/93.

Goram also won 43 caps for Scotland and was No. 1 at both European Championships in 1992 and 1996.

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