We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former captain Andy Goram.
Affectionally known as ‘The Goalie’, Goram joined Motherwell in January 1999 after a distinguished and trophy-laden seven years at Rangers, where he collected ten winners medals and won both the PFA and Football Writers Player of the Year awards.
Andy would regain his top form again at Fir Park, prompting boss Billy Davies to make him captain. He would play 69 times in claret and amber, before leaving the club in March 2001 to answer an SOS call from Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Goram retired at the end of the 2003-04 campaign, bringing to an end a career that totalled over 700 games for 11 different clubs, 43 caps for Scotland and entry to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame. After hanging up his gloves, he had numerous coaching roles at several different clubs before being diagnosed with terminal cancer in May of this year.
He passes aged 58 away having made an indelible mark on the Scottish game and will be widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers this country has ever seen.
“Everyone at Motherwell, and the broad Scottish football family, will mourn the loss of a true great of our game,” Chairman Jim McMahon said.
“He was a larger-than-life character both on and off the field, but his ability as a goalkeeper was second to none. His contribution at Motherwell will obviously be overshadowed by his time at other clubs, but he was a big presence Fir Park for the two years he was here.
“The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Motherwell FC are with Andy’s family and close friends at this very sad time.”