Dave MacLaren, Scottish football player and manager, Died at 82


David “Dave” MacLaren was born on June 12, 1934, and died on December 6, 2016.

He was a Scottish football player and manager.

He began his career at local club Auchterarder before being signed to Dundee.

MacLaren 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.

MacLaren 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.

He took this as his cue to depart and joined Second Division Plymouth Argyle at the end of the season.

MacLaren lasted just a single season at The Dell, making 22 league appearances, before losing his place to Eric Martin.

When he left Southampton he joined non-league Worcester City.

Following his retirment from playing, he took on a new challenge in Australia as manager of South Melbourne Hellas.

He died in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

Dave MacLaren passed away at 82 years old.