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Ally McCoist MBE

Ally McCoist MBE

Ally McCoist MBE is a legend of Scottish football, known for his prolific goal-scoring at Rangers and later his successful managerial career.

In his 15 years at the club, Ally made nearly 600 appearances for Rangers and won over 60 caps for Scotland.

With 355 goals in 581 games, Ally remains Rangers record goal scorer. With almost a goal per match on average Ally earned himself the nickname ‘Super Ally’. In 1994, Ally was awarded an MBE for services to football.[

His goal-scoring record and remarkable consistency made him one of the most prolific strikers in Scottish football history and a legend of Rangers.

Ally retired from playing in 2001 and joined the coaching team at Rangers, serving as assistant manager before taking over as the club’s manager in 2011. Ally guided Rangers through a challenging period marked by financial difficulties and off-field turmoil.

Under Ally’s leadership, Rangers secured promotion from the Third Division (fourth tier) to the Scottish Premiership (top tier) in consecutive seasons, winning the Third Division in 2012–2013 and the League One title in 2013–2014.

Despite the challenges facing Rangers off the pitch, McCoist played a significant role in maintaining stability and fostering unity within the club during a turbulent period. His dedication to the club and his contributions during a challenging period are part of his enduring legacy as a Rangers legend.

Ally also established himself as a prominent football pundit and TV personality. His insightful commentary, cheeky personality, and deep knowledge of the game have made him a popular figure in the media, with work with Sky Sports, BBC Sport, ITV and Amazon Prime.

Ally is a popular after-dinner speaker, where he shares his passion for the game and takes his audiences on a journey into his world with an array of anecdotes and stories. He also talks about his invaluable qualities of leadership and teamwork and their importance to success in football but in a wider sense in life and business.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book former Rangers and Scotland footballer Ally McCoist MBE for your next event.

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