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      .  Willie Miller... fitba' player  


    Willie Miller, footballer was born 2nd May 1955 in Glasgow and was in the same class as the webmaister's sister at Dalmarnock Primary & John Street Secondary Schools.. Willie's younger brother and sister also attended those schools.
He played centre forward for the school teams gaining Scottish caps at schoolboy level.

He played for Eastercraigs boys club before joining Aberdeen Football Club as a sixteen year old in 1971. Signed as a striker but he developed into a world class sweeper.
Appointed club captain in 1975, a strong, hard tackling defender who led from the back. In some quarters he was recognised as the best penalty box defender in the world. With Aberdeen he was honoured by his country and gained 65 Scottish caps. He has an appearance record of 556 league games, a feat that will probably never be surpassed. 


His Playing Record
65 caps for Scotland making his international debut 1st June 1975, aged 20.
  Played 65, Won 24, Drawn 22, Lost 19, scored 1 goal 
  (but what a goal!! )


Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners Cup
  556 appearances from 1971 - 1990
  Club captain 1975 -1990
  European Cup Winners Champions in 1983, beating Real Madrid 2-1
  European Super Cup 1983
  Scottish Player of the year 1984
  Scottish league winners 1979-80, 1983-84, 1984-85
  Scottish Cup 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990
  Scottish League Cup 1976-77, 1985-86, 1989-90
  Scottish Drybrough Cup 1980


Willie retired due to injury in 1990 and was appointed manager of Aberdeen FC from 1992-1995  and worked in the Scottish media as well as having business interests in Aberdeen and Aberdeen FC
He will be remembered for his role as Aberdeen's captain courageous under the managership of Alex Ferguson and this Bridgeton boy will go down in history as one of the greatest players to play for Aberdeen FC.

Webmaister - "As I mentioned Willie was in the same class as my sister, Linda McArthur in the year below me at John Street School. During that time we had a fantastic football team with Willie playing centre forward terrorising the opposition. I think the Dalmarnock School team was run by teacher Dan Wright at that time and our school was blessed with some wonderful players. The teacher at John St school was MrMcLachlan ( the boone)"
See School Cup Winning team of 1970.




 .  Willie Miller... fitba' player


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