NARSA 2019 VIP – Richard Gough2019-02-17T22:04:41-05:00

Richard Gough at NARSA 2019

NARSA is thrilled to announce that legendary Captain and Official Rangers Ambassador Richard Gough will be joining us for the 2019 NARSA convention in Windsor, Ontario.

Early Life and Career

Born in Sweden to a father from Glasgow and mother from Stockholm, Gough and his family moved to South Africa at an early age as his father transferred there from Charlton to continue to ply his football trade. Gough’s professional football career began at Dundee United during the hugely successful Jim McLean era. Gough signed for the Tannadice club in 1980 and won the league title with them in 1983, and helped the team reach the semi finals of the European Cup in 1984. 165 appearances and 23 goals earned Gough a move down south to Tottenham Hotspur and he captained the side in the 1987 FA Cup Final.

Move to Rangers

Gough’s spell in England lasted just over a year though when he became the first Scottish player to be transferred for over £1,000,000 when Graeme Souness brought him to Rangers in the early part of season 1987/88. He became an instant hit among the light blue legions in only his second game, when he scored a last gasp equalizer in an action packed Old Firm derby at Ibrox.

A member of the Rangers Hall of Fame, Gough’s Rangers career was an outstanding success and laden with trophies. Nine league titles, three Scottish Cups and six League Cups make him one of the most decorated players in the club’s illustrious history. Gough was named Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year for season 1988/89 and captained the club to nine league titles in a row, one of only three players to win all nine league titles, culminating in 1997 when an emotional Gough lifted the league trophy at Tannadice.

We are thrilled that our first official club VIP confirmation for Windsor 2019 is Global Ambassador, Richard Gough! A regular attendee at our conventions over the years, I know that Richard is really looking forward to reacquainting himself with fellow Bears from all over the world and adding to the class and prestige already present from our other confirmed guests. – Gary Gillan (NARSA President)

Gough leaves Rangers….then returns….then leaves again

Gough left Rangers that summer for a short spell in MLS with the Kansas City Wizards before being brought back to Ibrox by Walter Smith in the October of that year. He returned to the US in 1998 to join San Jose Clash, had a loan spell at Nottingham Forest and was later reunited with Walter Smith at Everton, where he played 60 times and captained the club in 2000/01 before retiring from playing at the end of that season.

Gough also played 61 times for the Scotland National Team, including at two World Cups, captaining his country at the European Championships in his birth country of Sweden and scoring the only goal as Scotland defeated the Auld Enemy England at Hampden in 1985. He is also a member of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

Following a short but successful spell as manager of Livingston, where he saved them from relegation, Gough returned to his current home in San Diego and has been a global ambassador for Rangers since 2015.

Richard Gough at NARSA 2019

NARSA is thrilled to announce that legendary Captain and Official Rangers Ambassador Richard Gough will be joining us for the 2019 NARSA convention in Windsor, Ontario.

Early Life and Career

Born in Sweden to a father from Glasgow and mother from Stockholm, Gough and his family moved to South Africa at an early age as his father transferred there from Charlton to continue to ply his football trade. Gough’s professional football career began at Dundee United during the hugely successful Jim McLean era. Gough signed for the Tannadice club in 1980 and won the league title with them in 1983, and helped the team reach the semi finals of the European Cup in 1984. 165 appearances and 23 goals earned Gough a move down south to Tottenham Hotspur and he captained the side in the 1987 FA Cup Final.

Move to Rangers

Gough’s spell in England lasted just over a year though when he became the first Scottish player to be transferred for over £1,000,000 when Graeme Souness brought him to Rangers in the early part of season 1987/88. He became an instant hit among the light blue legions in only his second game, when he scored a last gasp equalizer in an action packed Old Firm derby at Ibrox.

A member of the Rangers Hall of Fame, Gough’s Rangers career was an outstanding success and laden with trophies. Nine league titles, three Scottish Cups and six League Cups make him one of the most decorated players in the club’s illustrious history. Gough was named Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year for season 1988/89 and captained the club to nine league titles in a row, one of only three players to win all nine league titles, culminating in 1997 when an emotional Gough lifted the league trophy at Tannadice.

We are thrilled that our first official club VIP confirmation for Windsor 2019 is Global Ambassador, Richard Gough! A regular attendee at our conventions over the years, I know that Richard is really looking forward to reacquainting himself with fellow Bears from all over the world and adding to the class and prestige already present from our other confirmed guests. – Gary Gillan (NARSA President)

Gough leaves Rangers….then returns….then leaves again

Gough left Rangers that summer for a short spell in MLS with the Kansas City Wizards before being brought back to Ibrox by Walter Smith in the October of that year. He returned to the US in 1998 to join San Jose Clash, had a loan spell at Nottingham Forest and was later reunited with Walter Smith at Everton, where he played 60 times and captained the club in 2000/01 before retiring from playing at the end of that season.

Gough also played 61 times for the Scotland National Team, including at two World Cups, captaining his country at the European Championships in his birth country of Sweden and scoring the only goal as Scotland defeated the Auld Enemy England at Hampden in 1985. He is also a member of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

Following a short but successful spell as manager of Livingston, where he saved them from relegation, Gough returned to his current home in San Diego and has been a global ambassador for Rangers since 2015.