RANGERS legend Tam Forsyth has died at the age of 71.

The defender made his name during a five-year spell with Motherwell before moving to Ibrox in 1972. 

Forsyth famously scored the winner in the Scottish Cup final the following year and would go on to enjoy an illustrious career in Light Blue. 

He would also represent his country on 22 occasions as he earned a place in Scottish football history


A statement from Rangers read: “Everyone at Rangers Football Club is sad to learn of the news that our former player, Tom Forsyth, has passed away this evening. 

“We pass on our heartfelt condolences to the entire family circle at this difficult time.”

Forsyth - known affectionately by fans as Jaws - was signed by legendary boss Jock Wallace and would win nine honours at Ibrox. 


Big Tam was part of the Treble sides of 1976 and 1978 and former team-mate Derek Johnstone told Herald and Times Sport: “Heroes come and go but legends live forever and Tam Forsyth is a legend. I am so sorry to learn of his passing and my thoughts and condolences are with his friends and family.

“As a player, you would rather play whim than against him. He played every game as if it was a cup final, whether it was Brechin or Barcelona. 

“Tam was a gentlemen off the park and a colossus on it. He will be sadly missed.”