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Funeral for Rangers legend Andy Goram to be held in Glasgow

The football legend died earlier this month after a short battle with oesophageal cancer.

Rangers legend Andy Goram to be remembered at funeral service in Glasgow as fans to pay tribute at Ibrox SNS Group

The funeral service for former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram is set to take place in Glasgow on Monday.

Fans will be able to pay their respects as his funeral cortege is expected to pass Ibrox stadium at around 1pm on July 18, ahead of a private funeral service which will take place at The Wellington Church in the city’s Hillhead at 2pm.

Goram, known simply to many as “The Goalie”, died earlier this month after a short battle with oesophageal cancer at the age of 58.

During his time at Ibrox, Goram was part of the squad that won nine Scottish championship titles in a row

Born in Bury, Goram began his career at Oldham Athletic before moving north to play for Edinburgh side Hibernian, then signing for Rangers.

After his time at Ibrox he played for a number of teams in both Scotland and England, including Notts County, Sheffield United and Motherwell for three seasons, as well as spells at Manchester United, Coventry, Queen of the South and then lastly Elgin City.

As well as representing Scotland at football, he also played for the country as a cricketer – and is the only person to have played a first-class international match at cricket as well as a major international football match for Scotland.

After his death, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hailed Goram as “one of Scotland’s all-time football greats”.