Bob McLean (Scottish footballer)

Bob McLean

Personal information

Full name
Robert McClean

Date of birth
(1902-06-09)9 June 1902

Place of birth
Glasgow, Scotland

Date of death

Playing position
Left half

Senior career*


Alloa Athletic

Doncaster Rovers

Waterford Celtic

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

Robert “Bob” McLean (9 June 1902−1970) was a Scottish footballer, born in Glasgow, who played as a left half for Alloa Athletic and Doncaster Rovers.
After the end of WW1, he played for Alloa Athletic, winning the Scottish Second Division Championship with them in the 1921–22 season.[1] He moved to Doncaster Rovers, then in the Midland League, from Alloa in 1922. He was a constant feature in the line up for his first four seasons, but then his presence tailed off. For a time he wore the skippers armband.[2] In all competitions he made 196 appearances for Doncaster, scoring 4 times.
Following his last game for Doncaster on 16 September 1929 at Halifax,[3] he moved to Waterford Celtic, a side in turmoil at the time and who wound up at the end of that season.[4]
Some time later, McClean was appointed trainer and groundsman at Doncaster from the beginning of the 1943−44 season.[3] He died in 1970.
Alloa Athletic

Scottish Second Division Championship 1921–22


^ a b “History”. Alloa Athletic F.C. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
^ a b “DONCASTER ROVERS’ 30-YEAR STRUGGLE WITH POVERTY”. The (Singapore) Straits Times. 19 April 1936. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
^ a b Bluff, Tony (2011). Donny:Doncaster Rovers F.C. The Complete History (1879–2010). Yore Publications. ISBN 978 0 9569848 3 8. 
^ a b “A Celtic Connection”. Waterford United Football Club. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 


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