David Provan (footballer, born 1941)

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This article is about the Rangers defender of the 1960s. For the Celtic winger of the 1980s, see David Provan (footballer, born 1956).
David Provan
Personal information
Full name David Provan
Date of birth (1941-03-11) 11 March 1941 (age 75)
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958-1970 Rangers 171 (9)
1970-1971 Crystal Palace 1 (0)
1970-1975 Plymouth Argyle 129 (10)
1974-1975 St Mirren 13 (0)
National team
1963-1965 Scotland 5 (0)
1967 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1987-1991 Albion Rovers

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

David Provan (born 11 March 1941 in Falkirk) is a Scottish former professional football player who is best known for his time with Rangers.

Provan was a product of the Rangers youth team and played as a full back. He made his debut on 27 December 1958 in a league match away to Third Lanark which Rangers won 3-2. Provan is one of the players elected to Rangers' Hall of Fame.[2]

He left the club in 1970 and joined English club Crystal Palace, although he was not there for long before moving on this time to Plymouth Argyle. He stayed in Plymouth for five seasons and made over 100 appearances.[3]


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