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Jim Leighon at the World Cup in 86
Jim Leighton
91 Caps
 
Alex McLeish comes up against England substitute Steve Bull in the Rous Cup Match against England at Hampden in 1989
Alex McLeish
77 Caps
 
Willie in action for Scotland
Willie Miller
65 Caps
 
Belgium midfielder Ludo Coeck (right) tries to pull back Scotland's Gordon Strachan.
Gordon Strachan
50 Caps
 
Stewart McKimmie in action for Scotland.
Stewart McKimmie
40 Caps
 
Martin Buchan for Scotland in Season 1977-78
Martin Buchan
34 Caps
 
Steve Archibald in action for Scotland.
Steve Archibald
27 Caps
 
Jim Bett for Scotland v Norway WC Qualifier in 1989.
Jim Bett
26 Caps
 
Billy Dodds Celebrates after netting for Scotland against Belgium in a WC Qualifier in 2001.
Billy Dodds
26 Caps
 
Scott Booth in action for Scotland.
Scott Booth
22 Caps
 
Charlie Nicholas in action for Scotland.
Charlie Nicholas
20 Caps
 
Eoin Jess in action for Scotland.
Eoin Jess
18 Caps
 
Graham Leggat Scores against England in 1956.
Graham Leggat
18 Caps
 
Alex Jackson in Aberdeen Colours.
Alex Jackson
17 Caps
 
Bobby Clark punches clear for Scotland against Brasil at Hampden in 1972.
Bobby Clark
16 Caps
 
Scott Severin in action for Scotland.
Scott Severin
15 Caps
 
Derek Whyte in action for Scotland.
Derek Whyte
12 Caps
 
Jock Hutton in Aberdeen Colours.
Jock Hutton
10 Caps
 
Russell Anderson in action for Scotland.
Russell Anderson
10 Caps
 
Brian Irvine in action against Romania in a Euro Qualifier at Hampden in 1990.
Brian Irvine
9 Caps
 
Scott McKenna in Aberdeen Colours.
Scott McKenna
8 Caps
 
Stuart Kennedy in Aberdeen Colours.
Stuart Kennedy
7 Caps
 
'Big Dunc' in action for Scotland.
Duncan Shearer
7 Caps
 
Fred Martin in action for Scotland.
Fred Martin
6 Caps
 
Peter Weir in Aberdeen Colours.
Peter Weir
6 Caps
 

Kenny McLean
5 Caps
 
Graeme Shinnie in Aberdeen Colours.
Graeme Shinnie
5 Caps
 

Ryan Christie
5 Caps
 
George Hamilton in Aberdeen Colours.
George Hamilton
5 Caps
 
Jim Forrest in Aberdeen Colours.
Jim Forrest
5 Caps
 
Neil Simpson in action for Scotland
Neil Simpson
5 Caps
 
Dave Robb in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Robb
5 Caps
 
Alec Cheyne in Aberdeen Colours.
Alec Cheyne
5 Caps
 
Donald Colman in Aberdeen Colours.
Donald Colman
4 Caps
 
Joe Harper in Scotland Colours Season 1978-79.
Joe Harper
4 Caps
 
Kevin McNaughton in action for Scotland.
Kevin McNaughton
4 Caps
 
Mark McGhee watches his header beat the diving Peter Shilton to score against England.
Mark McGhee
4 Caps
 
Jimmy Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Jimmy Smith
4 Caps
 
Bobby Connor in action for Scotland.
Robert Connor
4 Caps
 
Willie Mills in Aberdeen Colours.
Willie Mills
3 Caps
 

Lee Miller
3 Caps
 
George Mulhall in Aberdeen Colours.
George Mulhall
3 Caps
 
Paddy Buckley in Aberdeen Colours.
Paddy Buckley
3 Caps
 
Matt Armstrong in action for Scotland against Wales in 1935
Matt Armstrong
3 Caps
 
Frank Hill in Aberdeen Colours.
Frank Hill
3 Caps
 
Andy Love in Aberdeen Colours.
Andy Love
3 Caps
 
Archie Glen in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Glen
2 Caps
 
Ernie McGarr in Aberdeen Colours.
Ernie McGarr
2 Caps
 
Dave Smith in Aberdeen Colours.
Dave Smith
2 Caps
 
Chris Maguire in action for the Scotland U21s
Chris Maguire
2 Caps
 
William Lennie in Aberdeen Colours.
William Lennie
2 Caps
 
Gary Mackay-Steven in Aberdeen Colours.
Gary Mackay-Steven
2 Caps
 
Stephen Wright clears his lines for Scotland's U21's as Germany's Mehmet Scholl bears down on him at Pittodrie.
Stephen Wright
2 Caps
 
Steve Murray in Aberdeen Colours.
Steve Murray
1 Cap
 
Robbie Winters in action for Scotland against Germany in 1999.
Robbie Winters
1 Cap
 
Doug Rougvie proudly shows his Scotland Cap.
Doug Rougvie
1 Cap
 
Benny Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Benny Yorston
1 Cap
 
Archie Baird in Aberdeen Colours.
Archie Baird
1 Cap
 
Harry Yorston in Aberdeen Colours.
Harry Yorston
1 Cap
 
Willie Mills
Jim Leighton in Aberdeen Colours. Just around the time of Armstrong's arrival at Pittodrie the Dons provisionally signed a promising inside-left by the name of Willie Mills from junior side Bridgeton Waverley. Twelve months later Paddy Travers exercised the Dons option and Bonhill-born Mills came north to Aberdeen for the beginning of the 1932-33 campaign. The youngster made an immediate impression and after only one game in reserve football was promoted to a permanent position as first choice inside-left at the tender age of 17 years old, so replacing one of the finest club servants of all time, Bob McDermid. Willie was a highly talented, creative inside forward, with great timing and superb balance. He was credited with being an early pioneer of the long sweeping pass in an age when close passing and dribbling were more in vogue.

Despite his main role as a creator of chances, Willie was not averse to scoring himself and in his second season at Pittodrie led the club in goal scoring with 28 League and Cup goals. The following season Mills was joined in attack by the aforementioned Matt Armstrong and the two went on to develop a seemingly telepathic understanding.

In 1935 the Scottish selectors recognised Willie's talents with an invitation to tour North America as a member of a representative side (during the tour he scored 14 goals in 11 games) and Willie also participated in the Jubilee International against England but in those days caps were not awarded for such games and Mills had to wait until October 5th 1935 before receiving his first full cap against Wales in Cardiff, the same game in which Matt Armstrong made his full Scottish debut. Willie was afforded two more chances to shine in the Dark Blue of Scotland again with Armstrong in November 1935 and finally "on his own" against Wales at Dens Park in 1936. Legendary Ranger Bob McPhail probably prevented Willie from becoming the established choice at inside-left, although Willie's talent surely deserved more recognition and in a different era would almost certainly have done so.

In March 1938, like so many Dons Internationalists before him, Willie was lured south by the better wages of top flight English football and Huddersfield headed the queue of clubs keen to gain Willie Mills' signature with a 6,500 bid. Willie enjoyed little over a season at Leeds Road before the war effectively ended his first class career but he continued to display his talents after the war at Highland League outfits Lossiemouth and Huntly. Died: Aberdeen, 25th May 1990



Scottish International Caps
Season Date Match Tournament
1936-37 02/12/36 SCOTLAND v Wales British Int'l Championship
1935-36 13/11/35 SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland British Int'l Championship
1935-36 05/10/35 Wales v SCOTLAND British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 3