|Full name||John D. M. McLeish|
|Date of birth||19 December 1926|
|Date of death||10 December 2005(aged 78)|
|Original team(s)||Yea, Dookie College|
|Height / weight||178 cm / 79 kg|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1950.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
John McLeish (19 December 1926 – 10 December 2005) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL). McLeish's father, Maurie, played VFL football for St Kilda. After a season and a half with Essendon, McLeish returned to the team he was recruited from, Yea, where he was appointed captain-coach. They won a premiership in his first season in the role. McLeish continued to play with Yea until 1954.