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Charles Gough

Sports Writer
Self Employed

United Kingdom

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Charles Gough - Professional Summary:    


The son of a professional soccer player, Richard Gough was born in Stockholm, Sweden, before moving to South Africa, where he grew up. After attending King Edward VII School in Houghton, Johannesburg, Gough began his soccer career with the Wits University Football Club, which now plays in the Premier Soccer League. Aspiring to play professionally in Britain, Gough failed in his first tryout for the Rangers Football Club, subsequently signing a provisional contract with Charlton Athletic Football Club. In 1980, after briefly returning to South Africa, Gough began a six-season stint with Dundee United in the Scottish Premier Division, appearing in 250 games and scoring 40 goals for the team. Richard Gough played a pivotal role for Dundee United when the team won the league championship in 1983.


In 1986, Richard Gough joined Tottenham Hotspur, a club in the English First Division. As a captain of the team, Gough led the squad to the 1987 FA Cup Final. Following his success with Tottenham Hotspur, Gough signed a record-breaking deal to play with the Rangers in the Scottish Premier League. Playing with the club for 11 seasons, Gough served as a team captain and led the Rangers to nine consecutive league championships. With a combined 53 league championships, the Rangers Football Club holds more titles than any other team. Ending his career with the Rangers in 1998, Richard Gough played in 428 league games and scored 40 goals.


Despite retiring from the game professionally, Richard Gough stays in peak physical condition by running and swimming; currently, he is preparing for a triathlon and a half-marathon. Richard Gough also practices Bikram yoga and takes training to become a certified yoga instructor at Yoga Tropics in Encinitas, California.



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Self Employed Sports Writer & Broadcaster

Writer & Broadcaster

Football (Soccer)

Glasgow, GB


Newspaper articles Radio & TV Interviews- commentating on football matches and players. Giving expert advice and opinions.

See above.

61 caps for Scotland National Team. Captain of Glasgow Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC. 10 Scottish Premier League Championships won. Scottish Player of the Year 1989 & 1986. Inducted into Scottish Hall of Fame 2007.



Charles Gough - Education: 


Highlands North

History, Geography, English, Sports


Johannesburg, ZA

06/1/1974 — 06/1/1978





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