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Mike Odgers

Dave MaClaren (Argyle keeper 1960-65)

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The death has been announced of an ex Argyle goalkeeper Dave MaClaren in South Australia aged 82 after a long illness.

Does anyone remember him playing ? for Argyle or any friendly games in Cornwall ?

Dave MacLaren

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Dave MacLaren
Personal information
Full name David MacLaren
Date of birth 12 June 1934
Place of birth Auchterarder, Scotland
Date of death 6 December 2016 (aged 82)
Place of death Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1957 Dundee 1 (0)
1957–1960 Leicester City 85 (0)
1960–1965 Plymouth Argyle 131 (0)
1965–1966 Wolverhampton Wanderers 44 (0)
1966–1967 Southampton 22 (0)
Total   283 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Malaysia
1972–1976 Sydney City
1977–1979 South Melbourne Hellas

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

David "Dave" MacLaren (12 June 1934 – 6 December 2016) was a Scottish football player and manager.




Playing career

MacLaren began his career at local club Auchterarder before being signed to Dundee. He 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.[1]

He 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. McLaren took this as his cue to depart and joined Second Division Plymouth Argyle at the end of the season.[2]


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