John Fleck- The Scottish Wayne Rooney!
(Born 24 August 1991)– John Fleck is a Scottish association footballer midfielder who currently plays for Scottish Premier League side Rangers. Due to his style of play, he has often drawn comparisons to Manchester United and England footballer Wayne Rooney.
Fleck began his career in the Rangers youth teams. He played in Rangers 5–0 Scottish Youth Cup victory over Celtic on 26 April 2007.
On 12 July 2007, Fleck was called up to take part in the full squad pre-season tour of Germany. Fleck was handed his debut for the first team against SV Lippstadt 08 on 15 July 2007, becoming the first 15 year old to play for the first team since Derek Ferguson in 1982. Fleck impressed and scored in a 3–1 friendly victory over Sportfreunde Lotte in the next friendly game.
On 25 August 2007, just a day after his 16th birthday, Fleck was included for the first time in the Rangers first team squad for a competitive match against Kilmarnock. He made his competitive debut on 23 January 2008 in the Scottish Cup game against East Stirling. Fleck made his league debut for Rangers on 22 May 2008 in the final league game of the season against Aberdeen.
Two days later, he became the youngest player to play in a British Cup final, by appearing as a substitute in the 2008 Scottish Cup Final against Queen of the South. Fleck gained his first start for Rangers against Falkirk on 17 January 2009. Five days before this, The Times Newspaper placed Fleck seventh in their Top 50 Rising Stars of European football.
Fleck scored his first competitive goal in a 2–0 league victory over Dundee United at Ibrox on 31 January 2009. The goal was a 78th minute penalty, awarded after Mihael Kovacevic's challenge had brought Fleck to the ground. For his performance in the same game he was awarded Man of the match - for the second consecutive home game.
On 12 September 2006, Fleck captained Scotland Under 16s to an 11–0 victory over Jersey Under 17s, scoring a hat trick in the process. He was the captain of the Scotland side at the 2006 Victory Shield competition. He also captained the Scotland Under 17 side throughout 2007 and 2008 and is a regular at Under 19 level. He made his debut for the Scotland U21 side on 29 March 2009.