Ally McCoist

Date of birth24 September 1962
Place of birthBellshill
NationalityScottish
Weight85 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

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 where he became the club's record goalscorer, netting 355 goalsand setting 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.

During his fifteen years with Rangers, McCoist won ten league championship medals including the whole "Nine in a Row" period between 1989 and 1997, a Scottish Cup winners' medal and nine Scottish League Cup winners' medals. He was the first player to be Europe's top goalscorer twice in a row (in 1992 and 1993), as well as being named Scotland's Player of the Year in 1992.

McCoist is Scotland's fifth-highest scorer, with 19 goals form 61 international caps.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
St Johnstone 02 Jul 1978 27 Jun 1981
Sunderland 27 Jun 1981 09 Jun 1983
Rangers 09 Jun 1983 06 Aug 1998
Kilmarnock 06 Aug 1998 30 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Kilmarnock Scottish League Cup 1
2
1
1999-00 Kilmarnock Scottish Premier League 5
4
1
1999-00 Kilmarnock UEFA Cup 2
2000-01 Kilmarnock Scottish FA Cup
2
2000-01 Kilmarnock Scottish League Cup 1
1
2
2000-01 Kilmarnock Scottish Premier League 11
7
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Aug 1999 Kilmarnock v Motherwell L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
26 Aug 1999 Kilmarnock v KR Reykjavík W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 2nd leg
29 Aug 1999 Dundee United v Kilmarnock D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
12 Sep 1999 Kilmarnock v Celtic L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Sep 1999 Hibernian v Kilmarnock W 0-3 Scottish Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Kilmarnock v Dundee L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
30 Sep 1999 Kilmarnock v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 0-2
Agg: 0-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1999 Kilmarnock v Hibernian W 3-2 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
16 Oct 1999 Kilmarnock v Rangers D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Kilmarnock v Hibernian W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
07 May 2000 Kilmarnock v Rangers L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
14 May 2000 Aberdeen v Kilmarnock L 5-1 Scottish Premier League
05 Aug 2000 Kilmarnock v Rangers L 2-4 Scottish Premier League
13 Aug 2000 Celtic v Kilmarnock L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
16 Aug 2000 Kilmarnock v Hibernian L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Kilmarnock v Motherwell W 3-2 Scottish Premier League
22 Aug 2000 Clyde v Kilmarnock W 1-2 Scottish League Cup 2nd round
26 Aug 2000 St Johnstone v Kilmarnock D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
05 Sep 2000 St Johnstone v Kilmarnock W 0-1 Scottish League Cup 3rd round
09 Sep 2000 Kilmarnock v Dundee United W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Kilmarnock v Aberdeen W 1-0 Scottish Premier League
30 Sep 2000 Dundee v Kilmarnock D 0-0 Scottish Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Kilmarnock v Dunfermline Athletic W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Kilmarnock v Dundee L 2-3 Scottish Premier League
02 Jan 2001 Celtic v Kilmarnock L 6-0 Scottish Premier League
06 Mar 2001 Kilmarnock v Inverness Caledonian Thistle W 2-1 Scottish FA Cup 4th round replay
10 Mar 2001 Kilmarnock v Hibernian L 0-1 Scottish FA Cup Quarter-final
31 Mar 2001 Dundee v Kilmarnock D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Kilmarnock v Dunfermline Athletic W 2-1 Scottish Premier League
11 Apr 2001 Kilmarnock v Rangers L 1-2 Scottish Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Hibernian v Kilmarnock D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
27 Apr 2001 Kilmarnock v Heart of Midlothian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
05 May 2001 Dundee v Kilmarnock L 2-1 Scottish Premier League
20 May 2001 Kilmarnock v Celtic W 1-0 Scottish Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1983-84 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1985-86 Scotland International Friendly 1
1986-87 Scotland Rous Cup 2
1986-87 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2
1
1987-88 Scotland International Friendly 3
2
1987-88 Scotland Rous Cup 2
1987-88 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1988-89 Scotland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
1988-89 Scotland Rous Cup 1
1989-90 Scotland FIFA World Cup 4
2
1
1989-90 Scotland International Friendly 2
2
1
1990-91 Scotland International Friendly 1
1990-91 Scotland UEFA European Championship 4
2
1991-92 Scotland International Friendly 4
1
2
1991-92 Scotland UEFA European Championship 5
2
1992-93 Scotland FIFA World Cup 5
3
1995-96 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
1
1995-96 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
4
3
1996-97 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
3
1997-98 Scotland FIFA World Cup
1
1998-99 Scotland UEFA European Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 Oct 1983 Scotland v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group
29 Apr 1986 Netherlands v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 1986 Scotland v Luxembourg W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 Apr 1987 Belgium v Scotland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
23 May 1987 Scotland v England D 0-0 ROUS CUP
26 May 1987 Scotland v Brazil L 0-2 ROUS CUP
09 Sep 1987 Scotland v Hungary W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1987 Scotland v Belgium W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
22 Mar 1988 Malta v Scotland D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Spain v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 May 1988 Scotland v Colombia D 0-0 ROUS CUP
21 May 1988 England v Scotland L 1-0 ROUS CUP
19 Oct 1988 Scotland v Yugoslavia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
08 Mar 1989 Scotland v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
26 Apr 1989 Scotland v Cyprus W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
27 May 1989 Scotland v England L 0-2 ROUS CUP
06 Sep 1989 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
11 Oct 1989 France v Scotland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
15 Nov 1989 Scotland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
25 Apr 1990 Scotland v East Germany L 0-1 International Friendly
16 May 1990 Scotland v Egypt L 1-3 International Friendly
19 May 1990 Scotland v Poland D 1-1 International Friendly
28 May 1990 Malta v Scotland W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 Costa Rica v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
16 Jun 1990 Sweden v Scotland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
20 Jun 1990 Brazil v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C
12 Sep 1990 Scotland v Romania W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
17 Oct 1990 Scotland v Switzerland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
14 Nov 1990 Bulgaria v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
06 Feb 1991 Scotland v USSR L 0-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Scotland v Bulgaria D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Sep 1991 Switzerland v Scotland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Nov 1991 Scotland v San Marino W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1992 Scotland v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
17 May 1992 USA v Scotland W 0-1 International Friendly
21 May 1992 Canada v Scotland W 1-3 International Friendly
03 Jun 1992 Norway v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1992 Netherlands v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 2
15 Jun 1992 Scotland v Germany L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals group 2
18 Jun 1992 Scotland v CIS W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 2
09 Sep 1992 Switzerland v Scotland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 1
14 Oct 1992 Scotland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
18 Nov 1992 Scotland v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
17 Feb 1993 Scotland v Malta W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
28 Apr 1993 Portugal v Scotland L 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 1
16 Aug 1995 Scotland v Greece W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
06 Sep 1995 Scotland v Finland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
15 Nov 1995 Scotland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
27 Mar 1996 Scotland v Australia W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 Denmark v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
29 May 1996 Colombia v Scotland L 1-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 1996 England v Scotland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Jun 1996 Scotland v Switzerland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
31 Aug 1996 Austria v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
10 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Feb 1997 Estonia v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
02 Apr 1997 Scotland v Austria W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
07 Sep 1997 Scotland v Belarus W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
05 Sep 1998 Lithuania v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
10 Oct 1998 Scotland v Estonia W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.