Ally McCoist

(12 Jun 2008)
2 1 allymccoist 38.jpg Thumbnail1.jpgAlly McCoist's first professional football club was St Johnstone F.C. where he scored 22 goals in 38 games. Several clubs wanted McCoist but it was Sunderland who beat off the efforts of Rangers to sign the rising star but after only 56 appearances, Rangers manager John Greig signed him in 1983.

From his time at Rangers, Ally McCoist has an impressive array of achievements including 10 league championship medals, a Scottish Cup medal and 9 League Cup medals. He was Europe's top goal scorer twice in 1992 and 1993, as well as being named Scotland's player of the Year in 1992. Ally McCoist is Rangers' top ever goalscorer (with 251 league goals and a total of 355 in all competitions), and Scotland's fifth highest scorer with 19 goals in 61 matches.

Ally McCoist is a member of the Scotland Football Hall of Fame, having gained 61 International caps. Ally finshed his career at Kilmarnock, where he spent two seasons with manager Bobby Williamson. In 2004 he joined the Scotland national team coaching staff under his former manager Walter Smith.

These days better known for his television work. He has been part of the A Question Of Sport team since 1996 and is a pundit for ITV's football coverage.

Ally McCoist, along with John Motson, are ex-long term commentators for the FIFA video games series from EA Sports, but were replaced by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Gray for FIFA 2006.

Ally has a great sense of humour and dry wit and no matter how large the audience is, his laid back style creates a very intimate atmosphere

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