|Full name||David MacLaren|
|Date of birth||12 June 1934|
|Place of birth||Auchterarder, Scotland|
|1977–1979||South Melbourne Hellas|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
MacLaren began his career at local club Auchterarder before being signed to Dundee. He managed only one first team appearance for the team though, before heading to England in January 1957, where he would spend the rest of his playing career.
He joined Leicester City and immediately won promotion to the First Division as he became first choice, but he lost his place to the emerging Gordon Banks during the 1959–60 season. McLaren took this as his cue to depart and joined Second Division Plymouth Argyle at the end of the season.
The goalkeeper made more appearances for Plymouth than any of his other league clubs (131 league games) over five seasons in the second tier, before being signed by Wolves in early 1965. He spent only one full season at Molineux as the club attempted to regain their top flight status at the first attempt in 1965–66, but fell short.
MacLaren got a chance to return to the First Division though when newly promoted Southampton signed him soon into the following season. Ironically, McLaren had been in goal for Wolves when Southampton had scored nine against them in the previous season (in a 9–3 victory).