|Date of birth||24 November 1957|
|Place of birth||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
David McLean (born 24 November 1957) is an English footballer who played as a central midfielder.
He started his career with hometown club Newcastle United but found opportunities limited. McLean moved on to Carlisle United but established himself as a regular when he signed for Darlington in 1979.
McLean enjoyed a successful seven-year stay at Darlington. A key player in midfield, he helped the side win promotion under Cyril Knowles in 1985. He moved on to Scunthorpe United in 1986, and later joined Whitley Bay. In 2003, he was voted as part of Darlington's all-time XI to coincide with the club's departure from Feethams.