Ally McCoist

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Ally McCoist
Ally McCoist 1994.jpg
McCoist in 1994
Personal information
Full name Alistair Murdoch McCoist
Date of birth (1962-09-24) 24 September 1962 (age 60)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 St. Johnstone 57 (22)
1981–1983 Sunderland 56 (8)
1983–1998 Rangers 581 (355)
1998–2001 Kilmarnock 59 (12)
Total 753 (397)
National team
1980-1981 Scotland U-18 10 (7)
1983 Scotland U-21 1 (0)
1986–1998 Scotland 61 (19)
Teams managed
2011-2014 Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alistair Murdoch "Ally" McCoist, MBE (/məˈkɔɪst/; born 24 September 1962 in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire) is a Scottish former professional football player who played as a striker. He is currently the manager of Rangers, where he spent fifteen of his twenty-two years as a player. Since retiring, he has also had a secondary career as a television presenter and sports pundit.

McCoist began his career with St Johnstone before moving to 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. In addition to this McCoist holds the Rangers records for number of league goals scored, number of Scottish League Cup goals scored and the most goals scored by a player in European competitions with 251, 54 and 21 respectively. McCoist is also third in the all-time appearance table for Rangers, having made 581 appearances for the club.

McCoist is the Scottish top-tier league's all-time leading goalscorer, having netted 291 times for St. Johnstone, Rangers and Kilmarnock between 1979 and 2001.

Career statistics[change | change source]

Playing[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[1][2][3][4]
Club Season League National cup League cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Johnstone 1978–79 Scottish First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1979–80 15 0 1 0 0 0 16 0
1980–81 38 22 3 1 2 0 43 23
1981–82 0 0 0 0 5 4 5 4
Total 57 22 4 1 7 4 0 0 68 27
Sunderland 1981–82 First Division 28 2 3 0 1 0 32 2
1982–83 28 6 1 0 4 1 33 7
Total 56 8 4 0 5 1 0 0 65 9
Rangers 1983–84 Scottish Premier Division 30 8 4 3 10 9 3 0 47 20
1984–85 25 12 3 0 6 5 4 1 38 18
1985–86 33 25 1 1 4 1 2 0 40 27
1986–87 44 34 1 0 5 2 6 2 56 38
1987–88 40 31 2 1 5 6 6 4 53 42
1988–89 19 9 8 5 4 4 2 0 33 18
1989–90 34 14 2 0 4 4 40 18
1990–91 26 11 2 1 4 3 4 3 36 18
1991–92 38 34 5 4 4 1 2 0 49 39
1992–93 34 34 4 5 5 8 9 2 52 49
1993–94 21 7 6 3 1 1 28 11
1994–95 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
1995–96 25 16 2 1 4 3 6 0 37 20
1996–97 25 10 3 1 3 3 6 6 37 20
1997–98 15 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 26 16
Total 418 251 47 29 62 54 54 21 581 355
Kilmarnock 1998–99 Scottish Premier League 26 7 1 0 2 1 29 8
1999–2000 9 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 12 3
2000–01 18 1 2 0 2 2 22 3
Total 53 9 3 0 5 5 2 0 63 14
Career total 584 290 58 30 79 64 56 21 777 405

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland[5] 1986 2 0
1987 6 3
1988 5 0
1989 6 2
1990 10 3
1991 4 2
1992 11 3
1993 2 2
1994
1995 3 2
1996 7 2
1997 3 0
1998 2 0
Total 61 19
Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each McCoist goal.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
List of international goals scored by Ally McCoist
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 9 September 1987 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 7  Hungary 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2 2–0
3 14 October 1987 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 8  Belgium 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying
4 26 April 1989 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 15  Cyprus 2–1 2–1 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 15 November 1989 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 19  Norway 1–0 1–1 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 16 May 1990 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland 21  Egypt 1–2 1–3 Friendly
7 12 September 1990 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 27  Romania 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
8 14 November 1990 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 29  Bulgaria 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
9 11 September 1991 Wankdorf Stadion, Bern, Switzerland 32   Switzerland 2–2 2–2 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
10 13 November 1991 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 33  San Marino 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
11 19 February 1992 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 34  Northern Ireland 1–0 1–0 Friendly
12 20 May 1992 Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 37  Canada 2–1 3–1 Friendly
13 9 September 1992 Wankdorf Stadion, Bern, Switzerland 42   Switzerland 1–1 1–3 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 17 February 1993 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland 45  Malta 1–0 3–0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
15 2–0
16 16 August 1995 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 47  Greece 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
17 15 November 1995 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 49  San Marino 3–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
18 27 March 1996 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 50  Australia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
19 18 June 1996 Villa Park, Birmingham, England 54   Switzerland 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 1996

Managerial record[change | change source]

As of 24 December 2014
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Rangers Scotland 1 June 2011 21 December 2014 167 121 22 24 072.46 [13]
Career Total 167 121 22 24 072.46

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Ally McCoist". National Football Teams. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. "Ally McCoist". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  4. "Rangers player McCoist, Ally". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  5. Ally McCoist at the Scottish Football Association
  6. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1987–88". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  7. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1988–89". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  8. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1989–90". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  9. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1990–91". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  10. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1991–92". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  11. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1992–93". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  12. "Scotland: McCoist, Ally 1995–96". FitbaStats. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  13. "Managers: Ally McCoist". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 August 2019.