David Weir

By Matthew 20/10/2017 23:03:07

David Weir

Footballer who plays for Scottish Premier League club Rangers, where he is club captain

Scotland's joint seventh-most capped player

After studying at University of Evansville in the United States for four years, Weir began his professional career with his home town Falkirk and went onto play 134 games for them, scoring 8 goals. After four seasons with the Bairns, Weir then moved on to Heart of Midlothian where he won the 1998 Scottish Cup.

In 1999 Weir joined Everton. A high rated defender, he spent seven years with the club, becoming club captain under two different managers- Walter Smith and David Moyes. He made 269 appearances and scored 10 goals.

In 2007 Weir moved to Rangers and soon became the club captain.

Weir won his first cap for the Scotland national football team on 27th May. He retired from international football in 2002 after receiving criticism from Berti Vogts due to his performance in Scotland's Euro 2004 qualifying match but returned when Walter Smith took charge in December 2004. He is Scotland's joint seventh-most capped player, having won 65 caps. Weir is a member of the Scotland national football team roll of honour.

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