Dob: 22-05-1956

Pob: Irvine, North Ayrshire, GB

Position: Goalkeeper

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1972-73 0 0
1973-74 0 0
1974-75 0 0
1975-76 0 0

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Saltcoats Victoria - - Youth Team
Killwinning Rangers - September 1972 Youth Team
Ipswich Town September 1972 July 1976 Youth Team
Colchester United 1975 - 76 1975 - 76 On Loan
Peterborough United 1975 - 76 1975 - 76 On Loan
Dundee United July 1976 September 1977 -
Forfar Athletic September 1977 1977 -
Ardrossan Winton 1977 April 1978 -
Derby County April 1978 September 1980 £2,500
Brentford September 1980 August 1983 £25,000
Happy Valley FC August 1982 June 1983 On Loan
Carlisle United August 1983 July 1985 £4,000
Hibernian July 1985 July 1986 £8,000
Manchester City 1985 - 86 1985 - 86 On Loan
Newcastle United February 1986 May 1986 On Loan
Hamilton Academical July 1986 January 1988 -
Dunfermline Athletic January 1988 October 1988 -
Hartlepool United August 1988 - On Loan
Carlisle United October 1988 March 1990 -
Kilmarnock March 1990 May 1991 £20,000
Glasgow Rangers July 1991 May 1992

(5) Comments

  • In 1975/76 he spent loan periods with both Colchester and Peterborough. from Bolton v Derby County programme 15/3/80

  • Represented Scotland at Youth level at least once during the 1973-74 season. If you have details of these caps we would like to hear from you.

  • McKellar's contract at Brentford was cancelled at the beginning of the 1982-83 season (although the Bee's retained his registration) after he failed to turn up for training following a two week suspension.

  • Alasdair Niven Friday 28-01-2011

    A wee bit more info on David McKellar, after leaving Ipswich, he had a spell at Dundee United, then went back to Junior football with Ardrossan Winton Rovers, pre returning to the Senior game at Derby County.

    After he left Rangers, I seen him play for Kilbirnie Ladeside at centre half in a friendly against an Amateur team.

    He at one time was Manager of Glasgow Junior side Petershill and also had a position with another major Junior Club in Irvine Meadow, I also think without being too sure that he had also something to do with Winton Rovers, like a Commercial position and that may heve also been the case with Irvine Meadow, too.

  • Alasdair Niven Saturday 22-01-2011

    I seen David McKellar play quite a few times for several teams, I will get more info on him next week, sometime.

    For two years on the trot, McKellar helped Clubs to surprise wins over a team he was to sign for later, namely Rangers, however, he was cover for the legend known as The Goalie, Andy Goram.

    Two of Dave's finer moments in a few Clubs career came when he helped Hamilton Accies then Dunfermline knock the Ibrox men out the Scottish Cup in 1987 and 88 respectively.

    He had shut outs in the two games which Hamilton won 1-0 and Dunfermline 2-0 and more curious was the fact that both the Cubs he was playing for in they games were relegated at the end of both named seasons.

Contract Info

  • David McKellar joined Ipswich Town's Youth Team from Killwinning Rangers in September 1972.

    He was on a loan with Colchester Untied from Ipswich Town - Some Time During In The 1975 / 76 Season.

    He was on a loan with Peterborough United from Ipswich Town - Some Time During In The 1975 / 76 Season.

    He joined Dundee United from Ipswich Town in July 1976 - The Transfer Fee + Contract Period Are Both Unknown..

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