Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist

Ally McCoist is a Scottish former Footballer and Glasgow Rangers legend. He is one of the greatest ever goal scorers in Rangers history. He also earned 61 caps and scored 19 goals for his country. His most notable recognition is his stunning strike that defeated Switzerland during the 1996 Euros. Ally is now recognised for his media and punditry work on various Sports & TV shows. His iconic career has earned him an MBE for his services to Football.


While best known for his time at the Rangers where he earned the record for the number of league goals scored and the number of Scottish League Cup goals scored, Ally McCoist is revered for his work in media. He has become one of the most recognisable faces on sporting television. Sharing his thoughts and opinions as charismatic team captain for BBC’s “A Question of Sport,” as a regular for ITV’s Football coverage, and as a commentator for the FIFA video game series.

Ally, is perhaps Scotland’s best known footballer. He has experienced highly successful careers as both as a player and manager. Ally began his playing career at St. Johnstone, playing there for a while before moving to Sunderland, Ally immediately impressed managers with his confident style of play as a striker. An energetic and enthusiastic personality at events. Ally provides a hugely entertaining talk as a football speaker. Returning to Scotland two years after joining Sunderland. Ally signed for Rangers, a move that would see him over time become the club’s record goal-scorer with 355 goals. Ally also holds numerous other records for the club, including number of league goals scored, number of Scottish League Cup goals scored and most goals scored in European competitions.


In 2007, Ally was given the honour of being inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame. Due to his commitment to his sport, McCoist is one of the nation’s most celebrated football players. McCoist also featured heavily in Scottish international football during his career, gaining 61 caps and scoring 19 goals in the process. Returning to Rangers in 2007, six years after his retirement, Ally became assistant manager at the club under Walter Smith.

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By 2011, McCoist had taken charge of the Rangers side and displayed impressive leadership strategies that led the side to challenge in all competitions. Unfortunately, Rangers went into liquidation during the 2012-2013 season. Rangers were placed in the Scottish Third Division due to their position and McCoist began the herculean task of rejuvenating his club back to prominence. Ally’s drive and determination to overcome this adversity has proven to be inspirational. Leading Rangers to an unbeaten season in the Scottish League One championship just one season later.


Ally McCoist discusses topics such as leadership and teamwork. Their importance to success. Ally passes on his lessons learnt from a life in sport. Which can be translated for success in both business and life. A wonderful after-dinner speaker. Ally describes what is needed to achieve greatness in any field. Providing a range of compelling ideas for audiences to think over. Ally’s passion for the sport ensures that guests become a part of his world as he recounts anecdotal tales from his times both on the pitch and sidelines. One of the most demanded personalities on the after-dinner speaker circuit.

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