Bailey Rice

Bailey Rice

Country: Scotland

Date of birth: 04/10/2006 (15 years old)

Place of birth: Scotland

Height: —

Youth career: Motherwell FC, Rangers FC (since 2022)

Current club: Rangers FC

Squad number: —

Current national team: Scotland U-17

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Granit Xhaka


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– not the fastest player – compensates it with his good positioning

– operating with his right weaker foot

Style of play:

– midfield controller

– functions best when placed at the base of a midfield three as a holding midfielder

– able to cover effectively several other positions such as centre-back or left-back if needed

– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels quite comfortable in contact situations

– concentrated and hardworking player with very good reading of the game and anticipation

– knows how to dictate tempo and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who determines the geometry of play

– doesn’t like to take unnecessary risks and always tries to find the optimal option on the ball

– very good range of passing at all distances

– above-average composure and retention skills under pressure

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– restricts the offensive play of his opponents very well through his positioning and timing

– accurate and tenacious tackler with high percentage of defensive duels won

– high number of touches and passes per game

– avoids using his right weaker foot

– good leadership skills, he seems to be a quiet but determined, mature, and charismatic player/possible captain in the future

Rice spreads the play with a superb long-range pass.
Rice intercepts the ball, makes a quick decision, and plays a very smart pass to his teammate.

Heatmap by InStat:

He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 5 July 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.


Bailey Rice is a product of Motherwell youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Scotland. He is a regular youth international for Scotland. In May 2022 he represented his country at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship where he was the youngest player of the tournament. In the summer of 2022, he moved to the Scottish powerhouse Rangers FC.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European league.




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