Andy Goram, who was the only man to represent Scotland internationally at both football and cricket, had died aged 58.

It was announced in April that Goram had been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer and given six months to live.

Born in Lancashire to a Scottish father, Goram started his football career at youth level with West Brom before making his senior debut closer to his town of birth for Oldham Athletic. He eventually moved to Scotland playing first for Hibernian - where the goalkeeper scored his only professional goal - before transferring to Rangers.

It was with Rangers that he had most of his success, helping them win five Scottish Premier League titles, three Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups. He also has winners medal for the English Premier League having played for Manchester United on loan from Motherwell at the tail end of the 2000-01 season.

He played for the Scottish national team on 43 occasions between 1985 and 1998, including two World Cups (1986 and 1990) and two European Championships (1992 and 1996). Following the end of his playing career in 2004 he served as goalkeeping coach for several Scottish clubs.

Whilst obviously better known as a footballer, Goram was a keen cricketer, captaining Lancashire schoolboys before playing for several clubs in Lancashire and both the West and East of Scotland until Rangers manager Walter Smith ordered him to concentrate on his football career.

In June 1989 he became the first player to represent Scotland at both cricket and football, making his Scotland debut in a NatWest Trophy match against Yorkshire. He took the wicket of future England international Richard Blakey in a three wicket defeat at Headingley.

His first-class debut came the next month when he played in the then annual first-class match against Ireland in Dublin. Dougie Brown also made his first-class debut in the same match. Goram scored 32 in the first innings and 11 in the second. He bowled three wicket-less overs and took three catches in the draw.

The following month he represented Scotland in a match against the touring Australians, bowling six overs without a wicket and scoring four runs in a 97 run defeat.

His next appearance for Scotland was two year’s later, also in the first-class match against Ireland. He took his maiden first-class wicket in Ireland’s first innings and added another in the second innings. He contributed only five runs in the second innings and Scotland lost the game by 95 runs.

His final appearance for Scotland was a few days later in a NatWest Trophy match against Sussex. He took 2-42 and scored 21 in the 72 run defeat.

After his football playing career was over he began playing league cricket in Scotland again. He gained further representative honours in 2016 when he played for Scotland Over-50s against Lancashire Over-50s in a match played to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Scotland’s first win over county opposition. He was the pick of the Scotland bowlers in the 40 over match with 2-31, though Scotland couldn’t repeat their 1986 win, losing by 130 runs.

In a short statement on their Twitter account, Cricket Scotland said “ We are saddened to hear the passing of Scotland football and cricket legend Andy Goram.”