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  • David Gillespie Weir is a Scottish former footballer and who is currently assistant manager of Brentford in the Championship. Born in Falkirk, Scotland, Weir began his professional career with his home-town club, 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. Weir called time on his playing career in May 2012. 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 sixth-most capped player, having won 69 caps.

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