A TOP flight footballer was rescued from a river in the early hours of the morning after clubbing in Glasgow.

The Evening Times understands that the footballer had been partying at a city night spot prior to the incident.

He left the club and the alarm was raised after 2.30am that he had fallen into the water at the River Kelvin in the West End.

Emergency services scrambled to the scene. When they arrived, Police Scotland officers searched the area while the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service dispatched their boat from Polmadie Fire Station in Glasgow’s Southside.

The player, who is 26, was rescued and rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The Evening Times understands he was in the company of another professional footballer prior to the incident.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland both confirmed their attendance at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Around 2.40am on Sunday, August 27, police received a report of a 26 year-old male in the River Kelvin, Partick.

“Emergency services attended and a full search of the area was carried out with the male being located.

“He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.”

The player’s condition is unknown and The Evening Times made attempts to contact his club.