Ally McCoist: Rangers' Hero
Ally McCoist is one of Scottish football's best-loved characters. In a two-decade career, he won the hearts and minds of legions of fans as he established himself as one of the most popular sporting personalities in the UK. A school boy prodigy, it was always clear that McCoist was destined for top flight football. At just 16 he signed his first professional contract with St Johnstone, shooting to prominence in the 1980/81 season, scoring 22 league goals and playing a starring role for the Scottish youth team. He was soon hot property. After two years of mixed fortunes at Sunderland, McCoist returned to Scotland and signed for his boyhood heroes Glasgow Rangers. Over the next fifteen years, he established himself as arguably the greatest goal-scorer ever to play for the club. He not only gave heart and soul for Rangers but was also capped 61 times for Scotland. An authoritative and affectionate portrait of this much-loved sportsman, Ally McCoist - Rangers' Hero charts the highs and lows of a fascinating career, culminating in McCoist reaching legendary status. It also looks at the events that helped to shape his life - overcoming homesickness when first playing for an English club and how he coped when his young son had to undergo several life-saving operations. Having hung up his boots, Ally's vibrant personality made him a natural for the television screen. Now, however, he has come full circle and returned 'home' - after a successful spell as assistant manager at his beloved Rangers, he has taken over the reins to become manager. This wonderful book is a must-read for any football fan or indeed for anyone captivated by this large-than-life character.
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Chapter Sixteen FOOTBALL IN PERSPECTIVE
Chapter Nineteen COMING HOME
Chapter Twenty RIDING THE ROLLERCOASTER
Chapter TwentyOne IN CHARGE
Appendix A GOALSCORING RECORD AND CAREER MILESTONES
Appendix B GOALSCORING RECORD WITH RANGERS AGAINST SENIOR SCOTTISH TEAMS
Appendix C GOALSCORING RECORD WITH RANGERS IN EUROPEAN COMPETITION
Appendix D ALLY MCCOISTS INTERNATIONAL RECORD WITH SCOTLAND
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1986/87 League Championship 1991/92 League Championship Aberdeen Ally McCoist appearances ball campaign Celtic Champions League Championship Ibrox Rangers club’s Clydebank COMPETITION VENUE RESULT defeat despite Dundee United Dunfermline European Championships Falkirk Ferguson finished Fir Park fixture FOOTBALL CLUB Gascoigne goal-scoring goalkeeper Gough Graeme Souness Hampden Park hat-trick header Hearts Hibernian home side Ian Durrant injury Kilmarnock Laudrup League Championship Ibrox League Cup final league goals league matches Light Blues Mark Hateley midfielder minutes Motherwell netted Old Firm Parkhead penalty area Pittodrie played points Premier Division qualifying Raith Rovers Rangers manager record round Rugby Park scored scoresheet Scots Scottish Cup Scottish Cup final Scottish League Cup SEASON COMPETITION VENUE semi-final shot squad St Johnstone St Mirren starting eleven striker success Sunderland Tannadice team-mates title race took tournament trophy Tynecastle UEFA Cup VENUE RESULT GOALS victory Wallace Walter Smith winner World Cup