David McClelland (footballer)

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David McClelland
Personal information
Full name David McClelland[1]
Date of birth (1941-12-25) 25 December 1941 (age 73)[1]
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom[1]
Playing position Right-winger
Youth career
Bishop Auckland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1968 Port Vale 4 (0)
Wellington Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

David McClelland (born 25 December 1941) is an English former footballer who played for Bishop Auckland, Port Vale, and Wellington Town in the 1960s.

Playing career[edit]

McClelland played for Bishop Auckland before having a successful trial with Stanley Matthews' Fourth Division side Port Vale, which resulting in him signing a permanent deal with the club in August 1967.[1] With just two substitute and two full appearances at Vale Park during the 1967–68 season, he was given a free transfer in April 1968 to non-league Wellington Town.[1] In later life he took up residence in Sidmouth, Devon.


  1. ^ a b c d e Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 190. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.