Ally McCoist

Footballer; Football Manager
Born Sep 24, 1962

Alistair Murdoch "Ally" McCoist, is a Scottish football manager and former player. He has been the manager of Rangers since May 2011. McCoist began his playing career with Scottish club St Johnstone before moving to English side Sunderland in 1981. He returned to Scotland two years later and signed with Rangers. At Rangers, McCoist became the club's record goalscorer, netting 355 goals.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ally McCoist.


1962 Birth Born on September 24, 1962.


1978 - 1979 2 More Events
1980 17 Years Old McCoist didn't score his first goal for the club until netting the third against Dumbarton in a 3–0 win in August 1980. … Read More
With several English clubs interested in his signature due to his prolific form with both St Johnstone and the Scotland under-18 side including Sunderland, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur, he started the 1981–82 season in terrific form netting four goals in five League Cup games including the opening goal in a 2–0 win over Celtic at Muirton Park and the consolation in a 4–1 defeat in the corresponding fixture at Parkhead.
October 1982 proved to be the highlight of McCoist's spell with Sunderland as he scored five goals in as many games against Norwich City, Southampton, Manchester City, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers. … Read More


1983 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his international debut against the Netherlands in 1986, the same year Graeme Souness arrived at Rangers to begin the Ibrox revolution.
1987 24 Years Old 1 More Event
McCoist was an ever-present in Rangers' title-winning side of 1987, scoring 33 goals along the way and another hat-trick in the Glasgow Cup final against Celtic brought further accolades his way. … Read More
1988 25 Years Old …  McCoist had a highly successful spell with Rangers, becoming the club's record goalscorer and winning nine successive league championships between 1988–89 and 1996–97. … Read More
1991 28 Years Old When Walter Smith took over from Souness, McCoist returned to the fore and won both Players' Player of the Year and the Sportswriters' award after scoring 34 goals in season 1991–92 as Rangers completed a domestic double. … Read More


1993 30 Years Old His appearances were limited over the following two seasons as a result of niggling injuries though, in typical fashion, he came off the bench to score an overhead kick to win the 1993 League Cup final against Hibernian.
1995 32 Years Old He played more regularly in the 1995–96 season, scoring 16 goals before netting a spectacular long-range drive at UEFA Euro 1996 for Scotland against Switzerland.
1998 35 Years Old 1 More Event
His last appearance in a Rangers jersey came in the 1998 Scottish Cup Final when he scored in a 2–1 defeat by Heart of Midlothian. … Read More
2001 38 Years Old He retired from playing on 20 May 2001 at the age of 38, after playing 50 minutes of a league win at home to Celtic. … Read More


2004 41 Years Old McCoist joined the Scotland coaching staff under his former manager at Rangers, Walter Smith in 2004.
2006 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He turned down the managerial position at Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2006 as he wanted a job nearer his Glasgow home.
2007 44 Years Old McCoist returned to Rangers as an assistant manager to Walter Smith in January 2007.
2008 45 Years Old After Rangers' victory over Queen of the South in the 2008 Scottish Cup Final, Smith revealed that McCoist had been in charge of the team for the entire cup campaign.
On 22 February 2011 he was announced as the new Rangers manager, with effect from June 2011.
2012 49 Years Old McCoist suffered a fourth cup competition exit of the season on 5 February 2012, in a 2–0 defeat at home to Dundee Utd in the Scottish Cup fifth round. … Read More


2014 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Rangers fell behind Hearts in the 2014–15 Scottish Championship, as they lost 2–1 at home and 2–0 away to the Edinburgh club. … Read More
2015 52 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In September 2015 McCoist and Rangers mutually agreed to terminate his contract.
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