Rangers captain James Tavernier may play at right-back, but that hasn’t stopped him outscoring most of Europe’s big-name stars this season.

The 29-year-old Englishman has more goals and assists than any player in the Scottish Premiership.

Tavernier is a set-piece specialist

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Tavernier is a set-piece specialist

His attacking prowess – not to mention his defensive qualities – have helped steer Rangers to the top of the league’s summit.

Steven Gerrard’s side currently hold a huge 16-point advantage over second-place Celtic ahead of this weekend’s Old Firm derby.

It looks increasingly likely that Rangers will end Celtic’s run of nine league titles and stop the dreaded ten-in-a-row, but it could also be a special personal season for Tavernier.

At this rate, he might even be thinking about the European Golden Shoe!

Tavernier has 11 league goals to his name already and 17 in all competitions. He’s also provided nine assists across domestic and European action.

Given their long route to the Europa League, via the qualifying round, and the early start to the Scottish Premiership, Rangers have played more games than most this season – 32 already in fact.

Nonetheless, Tarvernier has more goals in all competitions than Cristiano Ronaldo (16), Lionel Messi (10), Harry Kane (16) and Kylian Mbappe (14).

Pretty impressive for a right-back, eh?

He’s been outstanding at the back too, helping Rangers keep an incredible 17 clean sheets in 21 league games.

Even Messi and Ronaldo can’t keep up with Tavernier


Even Messi and Ronaldo can’t keep up with Tavernier



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