Former Rangers and Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34.

Bell, who was most recently playing for League Two side Queen’s Park, has called time on a career which saw him feature most prominently for Kilmarnock, Rangers and Dundee United. He also made one international appearance for Scotland.

Helped Kilmarnock win League Cup

Bell had arguably his biggest success at Kilmarnock, where he helped the Rugby Park to a win in the 2011-12 League Cup final, as he pulled off a host of saves in the 1-0 win over Celtic.

Bell was Kilmarnock's goalkeeper in the 2012 League Cup Final win

Bell was Kilmarnock’s goalkeeper in the 2012 League Cup Final win (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He then moved on to Rangers, where in his only season as first-choice goalkeeper he helped the Ibrox side win the League One title in 2013-14.

After a few years at Rangers he moved to Dundee United, who he helped to a Challenge Cup victory in 2016-17.

Queen’s Park manager Ray McKinnon paid tribute to Bell on the club’s website.

“A pleasure to work with”

“I’ve worked with Cammy at both Dundee United and Falkirk before he joined up here at Hampden. He has been a pleasure to work with and a model professional. I know Willie (Muir) and Jacques (Heraghty) have benefited enormously from having Cammy around the squad” he said.

Cammy Bell during his time at Dundee United

Cammy Bell during his time at Dundee United (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Bell’s career has been a success overall. He might have lost his first-team place at Rangers, but he did still help them win a league title.

He also has to go down as a Kilmarnock legend for helping the Rugby Park side win a rare trophy.


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