John Souttar (born 25 September 1996) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for Heart of Midlothian (Hearts) in the Scottish Premiership, and for the Scotland under-21 team. He previously played for Dundee United before joining Hearts in February 2016.
Initially known as a central defender, Souttar was converted to play as a defensive midfielder towards the end of his stay at Dundee United, however he has more recently been deployed as a centre back for Hearts. He is the youngest player to have appeared for Dundee United's first team, having made his debut for the club in January 2013 at the age of 16. After previously representing the country at under-17 and under-19 levels, he made his Scotland under-21 debut in September 2015.Close