|Full name||Alan James McLaren|
|Date of birth||4 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1987–1994||Heart of Midlothian||182||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
McLaren started his career with Hearts in 1987 and made over 180 appearances for the Tynecastle club. He moved to Rangers in 1994 in a £2m part-exchange deal, with Dave McPherson moving the opposite direction. He made his debut against Old Firm rivals Celtic in a 3–1 win at Hampden.
He was forced to retire from football in 1999, aged 28, due to injury. His final appearance for Rangers was as captain in a 1–0 win over Dundee United.
On 2 March 1999, Rangers played English club Middlesbrough in a testimonial match for McLaren at Ibrox in front of 49,468 spectators. McLaren scored a penalty in a 4–4 draw. After his retirement McLaren settled down to have two adorable children: Sam and Ellie.