the Scottish scorer who starred in a movie

McCoist’s chrome for Euro 92 (PANINI).

This Friday we are also going to remember a Scottish player to celebrate the classification of the oldest team in the world for the next European Championship. It’s Ally McCoist.

Who was?: A Scottish striker from the 80s and 90s.

Why are you reminded ?: Well, for being the 9 par excellence of his team for many years, for being a prolific scorer and for his extensive record with Rangers.

What became of him ?: He retired in 2001 in the ranks of Kilmarnock. After hanging up his boots, he alternated his work as coach (he directed Rangers for three seasons) with that of commentator. He has been through various networks and now analyzes league and cup matches in Scotland for Sky.

Did you know…?: He was about to sign for St Mirren and sign his first professional contract with this team, but the then coach of the Saints, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson.

– He made his debut with other ‘saints’, those of St Johnstone. His good numbers aroused the interest of several English teams such as Sunderland, ‘Boro’ or Tottenham, but it was the first who hired him.

– It was a European golden boot two years in a row. He was the first to do so.

– He is the fifth top scorer in the history of the Scottish league.

– In 1999 he starred in a movie called A Shot at Glory (Path to glory in Spain), in which he was a footballer and in which he shared credits with no less than Robert Duvall, Brian Cox or Michael Keaton.

Ally McCoist (WIKIPEDIA).

– In the film, McCoist played a striker who passed through Celtic. In the scenes in which I had to shoot with the T-shirt of the Bhoys, McCoist was wearing one of the Rangers underneath.

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– On May 5, 1973, 122,714 people packed Hampden Park to watch the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Celtic. They won the first 3-2. In the audience was a 10-year-old boy, an unrepentant fan of the Gers, named Ally McCoist.

– Represented his team in the 1990 World Cup and the 1992 and 1996 Euro Cups.

– He has five children from two marriages. During his first marriage, he had an affair with the English actress Patsy Kensit, who was a partner of the Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.

– It measures 1.78 meters.

Biography, honors, statistics: Alistair Murdoch McCoist was born on September 24, 1962 in Bellshill, Scotland. He made his professional debut in 1979 at St Johnstone. In 1981 he crossed Hadrian’s Wall to play two seasons at Sunderland, after which he ended up at Rangers, where he spent 15 seasons. In 1998 he signed for Kilmarnock, where he hung up his boots three years later. In his record he has 10 leagues, a Cup and 9 Scottish League Cups. With his selection he played 61 games and scored 19 goals.

Until tomorrow.