Rangers are mourning the passing of a true Ibrox icon this morning after the passing of Tom Forsyth yesterday at the age of 71.
Forsyth joined Rangers in 1972 after coming to prominence at Motherwell, making over 150 appearances for the Steelmen, but it was at Ibrox where Forsyth would write his name indelibly into the fabric of the club.
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In his first season as a Rangers players, Jaws would score one of the most famous Scottish Cup final goals in history with the winner against Celtic in the 1973 Scottish Cup final, as he poked the ball home from close range in front of close to 123,000 fans at Hampden after hitting each post and trundling along the goal-line.
During his time at Ibrox, he would go on to win three League Championships, four Scottish Cups and two League cups as part of two Treble-winning Rangers sides.
As well as his success at Ibrox, Forsyth won 22 caps for Scotland, regularly competing with Martin Buchan for a dark blue jersey, and representing his country at the 1978 World Cup before going on manage Dunfermline in 1982.
Although his brief stint at the Pars would ultimately prove unsuccessful, it would be the launchpad for a coaching career as former Ibrox team-mate Tommy McLean’s assistant with spells at Morton, Motherwell and Hearts between 1983 and 1995.
In later years, Tam stepped back from football a little but recently was involved with ‘Remember Well,’ who offer reminiscence therapy to help people living with dementia to rebuild confidence and re-integrate into the community.
His sad passing is the second ex-Ger in recent weeks after David Hagen tragically lost his fight with MND just a few weeks ago.
Everyone at Rangers News sends their deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Rest easy, Jaws.