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John Miller Squad Index
Information:
1926-27 Squad Number:
9
Position:
Centre Forward
Date of Birth:
12th March 1897
Birthplace:
Dalziel
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
11st 11lbs
Signed:
08/06/1921
Career History:
Larkhall Th./Blantyre Vics/Hamilton Accies 22nd September 1915, Resigned ? 25th September 1917/St Mirren 23rd July 1918/Hamilton Accies 6th February 1919/Liverpool July 1919/Hearts 1920-21/Aberdeen 8th June 1921/Partick Thistle 27th October 1924/Aberdeen 29th June 1926/Clyde 5th March 1927 350/Dundee 1927-28/Dunfermline Ath. 10th August 1928/Prescot Cables 1929-30/Barrow 1930/Carlisle United 1931
 
Profile:
As a junior John played for Larkhall Thistle before having a prolific goalscoring season with Liverpool. He wanted to return to Scotland and signed for Aberdeen for a transfer fee that was the highest ever paid by the club up to that time. His youger brother Tom was a Scottish internationalist inside-right. He had a superb first season at Pittodrie but unfortunately he broke his leg at the start of the following season and never really recaptured his form after that.

Aberdeen F.C.'s New Centre-Forward

It was intimated at the annual general meeting of the Aberdeen Football Club last night that John Miller, Partick Thistle, a former centre-forward of the Aberdeen Scottish League team, had been signed on again. The news will afford gratification to his many admirers. While playing for Aberdeen during season 1922-23, Miller scored 25 league goals, which is a record for an Aberdeen player for one season.

Source: Press & Journal, 26th June 1926

John Miller

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
20/08/1921
Aberdeen 1-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 16,000 24 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1926-27
18
0
8
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
8
3
0
1
1924-25
8
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
2
0
0
0
1923-24
35
0
13
0
0
0
7
0
3
0
0
0
42
0
16
3
0
5
1922-23
12
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
8
4
0
4
1921-22
36
0
23
0
0
0
7
0
4
0
0
0
43
0
27
1
0
1
Totals:
109
0
54
0
0
0
15
0
7
0
0
0
124
0
61
11
0
11
Total Appearances/Goals: 124 61