Dave McLaren Player Profile


  • Full Name: David MacLaren
  • Born: June 12th, 1934 (Auchterarder)
  • Died: December 6th, 2016 (Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia)
  • Height: 6' 2


  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    1 first team competitive appearance
  • Also Played For: Hong Kong FC, Leicester City, Penang, Plymouth Argyle, Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Dundee Career Summary

Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1956-57 1- - - - -
TOTAL 1- - - - -

Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Dave McLaren would begin his career aboard with Hong Kong FC and Penang. This was because he was completing his National Service as a radar technician with the RAAF.

McLaren would enjoy a long and illustrious career south of the border after his tint at Dundee, that only seen him play for the Dark Blues once as he had to play second fiddle to the great Bill Brown.

That appearance was in a 2-1 defeat by Hearts in September 1956 at Tynecastle.

Early the following year, the Perthshire-born keeper moved to Leicester City and later played for Plymouth Argyle, Wolves and Southampton where he finished his career in 1967. After retiring from the playing side, he made a name for himself in various coaching capacities abroad.


September 29th, 1956
Heart of Midlothian 2 - 1 Dundee

League (Division One)

Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)

Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 1-- --
Totals: 1-- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 29/09/56 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 29/09/56 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


  • Date of Birth

  • First Team Debut

    Hearts 2 - 1 Dundee
    League (Division One)