Dave McEachran

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Dave McEachran
Personal information
Full name David McEachran
Date of birth (1903-12-05)5 December 1903
Place of birth Clydebank, Scotland
Date of death 21 January 1983(1983-01-21) (aged 79)
Place of death Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Playing position Wing Forward
Youth career
Brown's Welfare
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1924 Vale of Leven
1924–1926 Clydebank
1926 Preston North End 1 (0)
1926 Clydebank
1926–1928 Fall River Marksmen 74 (26)
1928 Boston Soccer Club 7 (6)
1928 IRT Rangers 7 (2)
1929 Boston Soccer Club 24 (9)
1929 Boston Bears 19 (10)
1929 New Bedford Whalers 8 (4)
1929–1930 Providence Gold Bugs 13 (5)
1930–1932 Montreal Carsteel
1932 St Johnstone 4 (1)
1932 Clydebank
1932 Beith
1932–1933 Linfield 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David McEachran (born 5 December 1903 in Clydebank, Scotland, died 21 January 1983 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was an early twentieth century Scottish football (soccer) wing forward who played professionally in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England, Canada and the United States.

In January 1924 McEachran signed with Vale of Leven F.C. in the Scottish Football League. In July 1924, he transferred to Clydebank in the Scottish Football League. In 1926, he moved to Preston North End of The Football League, playing only one league game on 2 April 1924.[1] That summer, he left Britain to sign with the Fall River Marksmen in the American Soccer League. In May 1927, the Marksmen crushed Holley Carburetor F.C. in the 1927 National Challenge Cup final. McEachran scored two of the Marksmen goals in their 7–0 victory. He began the 1927–1928 season with the Marksmen before transferring to the Boston Soccer Club at the end of the season.

When the ASL was declared an "outlaw league" in the summer of 1928, McEachran moved to the IRT Rangers in the Eastern Soccer League, a rival league created by United States Football Association.[2] He appeared to have returned to the Wonder Workers that season as he played twenty-four games in 1929-1929. The Wonder Workers folded at the end of the season and McEachran moved to the Boston Bears for the fall 1929 season. He then transferred to the New Bedford Whalers for the 1929–1930 season. After eight games, he moved to the Providence Gold Bugs. In May 1930, he moved back to Canada where he played with Montreal Carsteel of the National Soccer League, winning the Carls-Rite Cup as a member of the Montreal all-star team.[3] He was in Montreal as late as October 1932 when Montreal lost the league championship to Toronto Ulster.[4]

He returned to Scotland and signed with St Johnstone in November 1932.[5] He continued his career with Clydebank and Beith.[6] His career ended in 1933 due to a knee injury while playing for Linfield in Northern Ireland.


  1. ^ Preston North End All Time Appearances
  2. ^ November 8, 1928 The Globe at the Wayback Machine (archived 26 October 2009)
  3. ^ Carls-Rite Cup
  4. ^ National Soccer League
  5. ^ Toronto Star article dated 16 November 1932
  6. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921–1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).