'A part of Rangers is gone' Fans remember Andy Goram

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Rangers fans remember Andy Goram at Ibrox Stadium
Rangers fans remember Andy Goram at Ibrox Stadium

FOOTBALL fans remembered legendary goalkeeper Andy Goram at Ibrox stadium with glowing tributes.

The Rangers icon's death was announced by the club on Saturday, following a short battle with cancer.

He was 58 years old.

We previously reported that fans turned up at the Southside stadium following the news.

Today, more Gers fans, along with Celtic supporters, gathered to pay their respects to the ex-goalkeeper.

A sea of memorabilia and flowers was left by the mourners at Ibrox's gates.

It includes handwritten notes, photographs, and even Celtic items.

Glasgow Times: Tributes at Ibrox
Glasgow Times: Tributes at Ibrox

Tributes at Ibrox

Glasgow Times: Items left by fans
Glasgow Times: Items left by fans

Items left by fans

Glasgow Times: Scarves and flowers at the Ibrox gate
Glasgow Times: Scarves and flowers at the Ibrox gate

Scarves and flowers at the Ibrox gate

Many Glaswegians visited the venue to say goodbye to the footballer, who was voted Rangers' greatest ever goalkeeper when a poll was carried out by the club's fans in 1999.

READ MORE: Rangers fans gather at Ibrox to pay tribute to Andy Goram

John McKechnie, 66, left flowers and cards.

He said: “I’m really sad. I have been a season ticket holder for about 40 years.

“I have seen him play hundreds of times, probably for all the 260 games he played for Rangers.

“He was the best goalkeeper in Britain.

“His legacy will definitely prevail.”

Glasgow Times: John McKechnie, 66
Glasgow Times: John McKechnie, 66

John McKechnie, 66

Carol and John Robertson, both 59 and from the city, said: “We brought orange roses for the greatest goalie ever. He will be sadly missed by the whole of Glasgow and everywhere.

“He was the best.

“We have been Rangers fans all our lives, we have seen him play many times and even met him in person. He was a true gentleman.

“One of the best and he will be sorely missed.”

Glasgow Times: Carol Robertson, 59, and John Robertson, 59
Glasgow Times: Carol Robertson, 59, and John Robertson, 59

Carol Robertson, 59, and John Robertson, 59

Many arrived from other parts of the country to pay their respects.

Alistair Brizzli, 61, from Bonnybridge, said: “I’m emotional, he was a great friend and this is such a sad loss at such a young age.

“He was the best goalie in the world.

“His legacy will remain not just for the Rangers family but Motherwell, Hibs and the whole of Scotland.

“It’s such a sad day.”

Glasgow Times: Alistair Brizzli, 61
Glasgow Times: Alistair Brizzli, 61

Alistair Brizzli, 61

READ MORE: Rangers legend Andy Goram dies aged 58 following short battle with cancer

Mark Dickie, 36, Castle Douglas brought his children to the stadium.

He said: “I came to lay my respects. Andy Goram was a legend when I was my kids’ age.

“It’s emotional, he was taken away so young. There has been a lot of deaths recently at the club, which is very sad but we just have to march forward.

“I have seen him play many times and he was an awesome goalie and great crack.”

Glasgow Times: Mark Dickie, 36
Glasgow Times: Mark Dickie, 36

Mark Dickie, 36

David Collins, 26, who is from Northern Ireland, came to see the tributes.

He said: “It’s sad not just for us but the club too. He was such a big part of it, he was such a good keeper as well and he spent so long with the club.

“It’s sad for everybody. For everybody that Rangers means a lot to, he does as well.

“A part of Rangers is gone, not just him.

“It’s good seeing that a player can bring both sides together.”

Glasgow Times: David Collins, 26,
Glasgow Times: David Collins, 26,

David Collins, 26,

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