- Former Scotland & Hibernian Goalkeeper Who Currently Hosts His Own Radio Show
Alan Rough is a former Scotland & Hibernian Goalkeeper who currently hosts his own Radio Show. He is known to his listeners as “Roughy”
Alan signed as a goalkeeper for Partick Thistle in 1969 and notched up an impressive 410 league appearances before signing for Hibernian in 1982 and playing a further 175 league games. He also had a short stint with Celtic turning out 5 times.
He was a member of the famous Partick Thistle side that won the Scottish League Cup in 1972, and also won a First Division Champions medal in 1976. With Hibernian he gained a Scottish League Cup runners up medal in 1986. His other honours included Scottish Youth International caps, nine Under 23 caps, a Scottish League cap and he was also named as The Scottish Football Writers Player of The Year in 1981. Between 1975 and 1986 Alan was capped 53 times for Scotland, with 16 clean sheets in the process. In many of Scotland’s most memorable games, the famous curly perm was the trademark of one of Scotland’s greatest ever goalkeepers. He played in all the qualifying rounds in the build up to the 1978 World Cup and also in THE decider against Wales at Anfield (remember the save from John Toshack). He also played in the group games against Peru, Iran and Holland.
These days as well as being an excellent after dinner speaker, Alan is heard daily on Scotland’s best Football Phone in. The Real Radio Phone in and still has that fine head of hair!