Although he’s known for his goals, the players said there is more to his game than finding the back of the net. He’s also known for his assists and ability from set-pieces.
McCormack started his career at Glasgow Rangers, making his debut at the age of 17, before spending a brief spell on loan at Doncaster Rovers in 2006.
The player netted on his European debut, scoring the equalising strike for Rangers in a 1-1 draw with FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League in November 2005.
At the end of the 2005/06 season he joined SPL side Motherwell, where he scored 14 goals in 57 appearances.
Having been a regular for Scotland’s Under-21 side, he made his senior debut in a 3-1 defeat against Czech Republic in May 2008.
He scored his first senior goal for his country in a 2-1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying win against Iceland in April 2009.
McCormack has more than 10 senior caps to his name.
In the summer of 2008 he was on the move again, joining Cardiff City where he scored 25 goals in 53 league starts. He cited the presence of one of his boyhood idols Robbie Fowler as one of the reasons behind his move.
In 2010 he signed for Championship rivals Leeds United and went on to score 58 goals in 158 appearances.
The striker established himself as a key player at Elland Road, and was even handed the captain’s armband.
McCormack was named in the PFA Championship team of the year for the 2013/14 season, he also won the Leeds United Supporters Club Player of the Year.
McCormack likes to wear the no.44 shirt.
He shares his birthday, 18th August, with Stoke City defender Robert Huth.