David Weir

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    David Gillespie Weir (born 10 May 1970 in Falkirk) is a professional association football player who plays for Scottish Premier League club Rangers, where he is club captain.
    Weir began his professional career with Falkirk after having attended the University of Evansville in the United States. After four seasons with the Bairns, Weir then moved on to Heart of Midlothian where he won the 1998 Scottish Cup. He joined Everton in 1999 and spent seven years with the club, becoming club captain under two different managers. Weir then moved to Rangers in 2007 and became club captain after Barry Ferguson was stripped of the role in April 2009.

    As a teenager Weir trained with Celtic but did not sign a professional contract. However, unlike the vast majority of European players, Weir took a detour from professional football, to play college soccer at the University of Evansville from 1988 to 1991. Weir excelled at Evansville, and was named an NCAA All-American in 1990.

    Weir won his first cap for the Scotland national football team in 1997. He retired from international football in 2002 under Berti Vogts but returned when Walter Smith took charge. He is Scotland’s joint seventh-most capped player, having won 65 caps.[

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