David Ditchburn Meiklejohn (//; 12 December 1900 – 22 August 1959) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played for Rangers and Scotland during the 1920s and 1930s. He later managed Partick Thistle for 12 years.
|Full name||David Ditchburn Meiklejohn|
|Date of birth||12 December 1900|
|Place of birth||Govan, Scotland|
|Date of death||22 August 1959(aged 58)|
|Place of death||Airdrie, Scotland|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1921–1932||Scottish League XI||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He played 563 games, scoring 46 goals and winning 12 Scottish league championships and five Scottish Cups. On 5 September 1931, he captained the Rangers side in the Old Firm game which saw the Celtic goalkeeper John Thomson accidentally killed contesting for a ball with Rangers' Sam English. Meiklejohn was credited with having realised the seriousness of the situation and gestured to calm the home support whilst the injured Thomson was being attended to.
He was capped 15 times by Scotland during an 11-year international career. He also scored 3 times and captained the side six times. He made his debut against Wales. Meiklejohn also represented the Scottish League XI six times.