|Full name||Alan James McLaren|
|Date of birth||4 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1987–1994||Heart of Midlothian||182||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
McLaren started his career with Hearts in 1987 and made over 180 appearances for the Tynecastle club. He moved to Rangers in October 1994 in a £2m part-exchange deal, with Dave McPherson moving the opposite direction. He made his debut against Old Firm rivals Celtic on 30 October 1994 in a 3–1 win at Hampden Park.
McLaren also won 24 caps for Scotland. He was named in the squad for UEFA Euro 1992, but did not feature in any matches. He was forced to miss UEFA Euro 1996 through injury, being replaced by Derek Whyte in the squad.
Post football careerEdit
- "Knee injury forces young Rangers defender into an early retirement The game is finally over for McLaren". The Herald. The Herald (Glasgow). 14 May 1998.
- "SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR EURO 96". The Independent. 29 May 1996.
- Halliday, Stephen (28 March 2016). "Where are they now? Rangers' 9-in-a-row clinching team". The Scotsman.