Today's Allan McGregor Talking Points
Allan James McGregor (born 31 January 1982) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cardiff City, on loan from Hull City. McGregor previously played for Scottish clubs Rangers, St Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic and Turkish team Beşiktaş.
A product of the Rangers youth development, McGregor made his first team debut in February 2002 in a Scottish Cup match against Forfar Athletic. He was later loaned out to St Johnstone and Dunfermline Athletic, before becoming a regular Rangers first team player at the start of the 2006–07 season. McGregor made over 200 appearances for Rangers, winning 11 major honours in the process, including a hat-trick of league titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011, three Scottish Cups and five Scottish League Cups. Following the liquidation of Rangers in 2012, McGregor exercised his rights under TUPE regulations to become a free agent. He then signed a two-year contract with Turkish club Beşiktaş.
McGregor made his international debut against Austria on 30 May 2007 and has 35 international caps. McGregor was suspended for two weeks by his club, and the Scottish Football Association said that McGregor would never play for Scotland again, after multiple breaches of squad discipline following Scotland's 3–0 defeat to the Netherlands on 28 March 2009. The following year, McGregor's lifetime ban from international football was overturned by Scotland manager Craig Levein.Close