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Dorin Goian Says He Was Amazed By the Drinking Culture at Rangers

Dorin Goian Says He Was Amazed By the Drinking Culture at Rangers

Former Rangers defender Dorin Goian has revealed he was taken aback by the drinking culture at the Ibrox club during his stint in Glasgow.

The ex-Romania international spent two years with the Gers between 2011 and 2013, and proved himself to be a solid signing after arriving from Italian side Palermo, and he even turned out for the club for four games in the third division.

Now retired and undertaking his coaching badges in his homeland, the 37-year-old has lifted the lid on his time in Glasgow – and admits he was stunned by his team-mates’ fondness for a few beers.

Dishing the dirt on his Glasgow nights out, Goian explained via the Daily Record: “After games and in some evenings, I was part of a group of five or six married players and we all went out with our wives.

“We were supposed to all go out for a meal, but there was only one aim…to get very drunk.

“It’s not like you start drinking a spirit and then stopped, you HAD to get drunk!

“I sat at the table drinking shot after shot, then a bottle of white wine.

“The next thing was one of the players ordering 50 shots of whisky for the group.

“I was okay with it but Nadia, my wife, is the kind of girl who gets drunk if she drinks two glasses of wine!

“All the rest of the wives were keeping up drink for drink with the players too.

“I could never remember the end of the night. We all turned to dust!

“The next day in training, these same players who were on the night out were giving it 200 per cent in training.

“I didn’t think it was possible to train as well as that after a night of madness. I am someone who cannot train with a hangover, it’s very painful.

“But they did it all the time.

“I knew what they did the night before, yet they actually seemed to train better the next day!”

Stories of the drinking culture in British football clubs used to be commonplace in the 80s and 90s, but is it surprising to hear a modern player telling stories like this?

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