Davie McLean Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: David Prophet McLean
  • Born: December 13th, 1890 (Forfar)
  • Height: 5' 8

Career



Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1922-23 31 23 - - - -
1923-24 36 13 - - - -
1924-25 40 9 - - - -
1925-26 24 4 - - - -
TOTAL 131 49 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups: ?.


Biography


McLean started off with his local team, Forfar Athletic.

His performances as striker for them alerted Celtic who made a move for the on-form hitman. Unfortunately for him, Jimmie Quinn was at the top of his form for the Glasgow side and McLean found chances hard to come by.

Shortly after, he was transferred to Preston North End where he found his form again and after earning a move to Sheffield Wednesday, he was the top goalscorer in England for two seasons in a row.

His is one of two players who have been top goalscorers in both the Scottish and English top-flights. The other was fellow Dundee player, David Halliday.

This earned him a call up and a cap for Scotland against England.

Due to the outbreak of the First World War, football in England was suspended but not in Scotland so McLean signed for Third Lanark and Rangers on loan where he scored 99 goals on 4 fours.

At the end of the war, David signed for Bradford (Park Avenue) and after one season with them, he signed for Dundee in 1922 for £1,000.

He decided to leave and chose Dundee because he has secured a business in Forfar and it was necessary that he played football near it.

At the end of his time at Dundee in 1926, he moved back to Forfar and spent the last five years of his career with how hometown team.

Debut

August 19th, 1922
Dundee 1 - 1 Aberdeen

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 11143- --
Scottish Cup 206- --
Totals: 13149- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 03/04/26 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 0 - 1
 27/02/26 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 5
 10/02/26 2nd Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 3
 06/02/26 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
 30/01/26 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (A) 2 - 1

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 04/01/26 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A) 1 - 0
 05/12/25 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A) 3 - 1
 12/09/25 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 2 - 2
 05/09/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2
 11/04/25 Final vs. Celtic (N) 1 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 03/04/26 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/26 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 5
 10/02/26 2nd Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 3
 06/02/26 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 30/01/26 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (A)  2 - 1
 20/01/26 1st Round vs. Caledonian (H)  2 - 0
 09/01/26 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 04/01/26 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 0
 02/01/26 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 01/01/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 12/12/25 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 05/12/25 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  3 - 1
 28/11/25 Division One vs. Morton (A)  0 - 3
 21/11/25 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 0
 14/11/25 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 4
 07/11/25 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 1
 31/10/25 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 24/10/25 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 1
 17/10/25 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 2
 12/09/25 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 05/09/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 22/08/25 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 22/08/25 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 2
 15/08/25 Division One vs. Morton (H)  3 - 0
 22/04/25 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 18/04/25 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 15/04/25 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 2
 11/04/25 Final vs. Celtic (N)  1 - 2
 04/04/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 28/03/25 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 24/03/25 Semi Final Replay vs. Hamilton (N)  2 - 0
 21/03/25 Semi Final vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 14/03/25 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/03/25 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 0
 07/03/25 4th Round vs. Broxburn Utd (H)  1 - 0
 25/02/25 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 21/02/25 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 14/02/25 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 0
 10/02/25 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 07/02/25 2nd Round vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  2 - 1
 31/01/25 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 2
 24/01/25 1st Round vs. Johnstone (H)  5 - 0
 10/01/25 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 4
 05/01/25 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 4
 03/01/25 Division One vs. Partick (H)  0 - 2
 01/01/25 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 0
 27/12/24 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 25/12/24 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 3
 20/12/24 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 2
 13/12/24 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 06/12/24 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 29/11/24 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 08/11/24 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 01/11/24 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  1 - 2
 25/10/24 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 4
 18/10/24 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 11/10/24 Division One vs. Morton (H)  0 - 0
 04/10/24 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 27/09/24 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 4
 13/09/24 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 06/09/24 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/24 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  6 - 0
 23/08/24 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 16/08/24 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 19/04/24 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (A)  0 - 0
 12/04/24 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 1
 05/04/24 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 1
 29/03/24 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 22/03/24 Division One vs. Partick (A)  2 - 5
 15/03/24 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 08/03/24 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 01/03/24 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 27/02/24 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 4
 23/02/24 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  5 - 3
 20/02/24 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 13/02/24 2nd Round Replay vs. Raith Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 09/02/24 2nd Round vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 0
 02/02/24 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 0
 26/01/24 1st Round vs. Dykehead (H)  2 - 0
 19/01/24 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 2
 12/01/24 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 05/01/24 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 02/01/24 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 4
 01/01/24 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/12/23 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 22/12/23 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 15/12/23 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 2
 08/12/23 Division One vs. Partick (H)  0 - 0
 01/12/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 2
 24/11/23 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 17/11/23 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 10/11/23 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (H)  4 - 1
 03/11/23 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 2
 27/10/23 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  7 - 2
 20/10/23 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 13/10/23 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 4
 06/10/23 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 4
 29/09/23 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 01/09/23 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 1
 05/03/23 4th Round Second Replay vs. Third Lanark (N)  0 - 1
 03/03/23 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 1
 28/02/23 4th Round Replay vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 0
 24/02/23 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 1
 17/02/23 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 14/02/23 3rd Round Replay vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 10/02/23 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 0
 31/01/23 2nd Round Replay vs. St Bernard's (A)  3 - 2
 27/01/23 2nd Round vs. St Bernard's (H)  0 - 0
 20/01/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 23/12/22 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 1
 16/12/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  2 - 1
 09/12/22 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 02/12/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 4
 25/11/22 Division One vs. Morton (A)  3 - 2
 18/11/22 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 11/11/22 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 04/11/22 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 28/10/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 21/10/22 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 14/10/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  3 - 1
 07/10/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 02/10/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 30/09/22 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 23/09/22 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 16/09/22 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 09/09/22 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 3
 02/09/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 29/08/22 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 4
 26/08/22 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/22 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 04/01/26 Division One vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 0
 05/12/25 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  3 - 1
 12/09/25 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 2
 05/09/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 11/04/25 Final vs. Celtic (N)  1 - 2
 04/04/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 24/03/25 Semi Final Replay vs. Hamilton (N)  2 - 0
 21/02/25 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  3 - 1
 24/01/25 1st Round vs. Johnstone (H)  5 - 0
 05/01/25 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 4
 13/12/24 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 30/08/24 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  6 - 0
 30/08/24 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  6 - 0
 22/03/24 Division One vs. Partick (A)  2 - 5
 15/03/24 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 08/03/24 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 08/03/24 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 26/01/24 1st Round vs. Dykehead (H)  2 - 0
 19/01/24 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 2
 01/01/24 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 22/12/23 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 01/12/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 2
 01/12/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 2
 27/10/23 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  7 - 2
 29/09/23 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 25/08/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 1
 31/01/23 2nd Round Replay vs. St Bernard's (A)  3 - 2
 16/12/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  2 - 1
 25/11/22 Division One vs. Morton (A)  3 - 2
 25/11/22 Division One vs. Morton (A)  3 - 2
 18/11/22 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 18/11/22 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 11/11/22 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 04/11/22 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 28/10/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 28/10/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 21/10/22 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 14/10/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  3 - 1
 14/10/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  3 - 1
 07/10/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 16/09/22 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 09/09/22 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 3
 02/09/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 02/09/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 29/08/22 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 4
 29/08/22 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 4
 29/08/22 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 4
 26/08/22 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/22 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1

  = 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


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