Former Rangers and Scotland goalkeeper Andy Goram has died at the age of 58 after a short battle with cancer.

Goram – who was nicknamed The Goalie – made 260 appearances for Rangers between 1991 and 1998 following spells with Oldham and Hibernian.

He was capped 48 times for Scotland and was the national side’s first-choice goalkeeper for Euro 96.

He was also part of the Manchester United squad that won the Premier League in 2001, making two appearances for the Red Devils.

In a statement, Rangers said Goram was a “legendary” player with a history of “astonishing saves”.

The club added: “The thoughts of the directors, management, players and staff are today with Andy’s family, and would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time.

“Funeral details will be communicated in due course.”

Goram revealed in May he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and doctors had given him about six months to live.

He was diagnosed with level 4 oesophageal cancer and was told the illness has spread to his liver, right lung, three vertebrae and ribs.

Goram – who had lost 4st in four weeks before his diagnosis – said he dismissed the treatment option “after seeing what it did to Miriam”, his ex-wife, who battled cancer last year.

Former Rangers goalkeeper Andy Goram after attending a memorial service at Glasgow Cathedral. On the 26th October 2021 it was announced that former Scotland, Rangers and Everton manager Walter Smith had died aged 73. Picture date: Friday November 19, 2021.

Image: Goram pictured in October 2021

“My problem is there is no exit door for me to fight for,” he told the Daily Record.

Tributes poured in from the world of football after Goram’s death was announced.

Former Scotland forward Kevin Gallacher hailed Goram as “one of Scotland’s greatest goalkeeper’s”, saying it was a “massive privilege to have played in the same national team together” and he was a “great character lost”.

Ex-Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville said: “Terribly sad news about Andy Goram. RIP Andy. Love to all your family.”

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton tweeted: “Really sad news to hear of the passing of Andy Goram. Taken far too young. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

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Bury-born Goram began his career at Oldham before moving north to play for Hibernian between 1987 and 1991.

After joining Rangers, he won five league titles with the Glasgow club, along with three Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

His other clubs included Notts County, Sheffield United, Motherwell, Hamilton, Coventry, Oldham, Queen of the South and Elgin.

At Queen of the South, he became the first player to complete the set of Scottish medals when he claimed a Challenge Cup medal to go alongside winners’ prizes in the Premiership, Scottish Cup and League Cup.

He also won international caps for Scotland as a cricketer.

Goram remains the only person to have played a first-class international match at cricket as well as a major international football match for Scotland.