Andy Millen

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Andy Millen
Personal information
Full name Andrew Frank Millen
Date of birth (1965-06-10) 10 June 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 St. Johnstone 71 (2)
1987–1990 Alloa Athletic 111 (9)
1990–1993 Hamilton Academical 119 (4)
1993–1995 Kilmarnock 57 (0)
1995 Ipswich Town (loan) ? (0)
1995–1997 Hibernian 51 (0)
1997 Raith Rovers 18 (1)
1997 Ayr United (loan) 3 (2)
1997–1999 Ayr United 57 (0)
1999–2001 Greenock Morton 44 (11)
2001–2004 Clyde 89 (1)
2004–2008 St. Mirren 114 (0)
2011 Queen's Park 19
Total 745 (30)
National team
1994 Scotland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew "Andy" Frank Millen (born 10 June 1965, in Glasgow) is a Scottish professional football player and coach.

During his long career, Millen played primarily as a defender for St Johnstone, Alloa Athletic, Hamilton Accies, Kilmarnock, Hibernian, Raith Rovers, Ayr United, Greenock Morton, Clyde.

He continued to play for St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League aged 42. Millen played for Queen's Park in the Scottish Third Division, aged 45.

Career[edit]

Early in his playing career, Millen won the Scottish Challenge Cup twice with Hamilton. During his spell with Kilmarnock he won a Scotland B cap against Wales B.[1]

Millen achieved a notoriety later in his career for playing on at a high level despite his age. When he played for St. Mirren against Dundee United on 5 May 2007 at Tannadice, he became the oldest player to play in the Scottish Premier League.[2] He broke the record set by Aberdeen goalkeeper Jim Leighton, who was aged 41 years and 302 days when he last played in the SPL.[2] Gus MacPherson argued that Millen's record is more notable because Millen played in the more physical role of an outfield player.[2]

Millen took control of the St. Mirren team for a match against Motherwell in November 2007, after a family bereavement prevented Gus MacPherson from attending the match, which ended in a 1–1 draw.[citation needed]

Millen announced his intention to retire from first team football in June 2008.[3] During his time with St. Mirren, he won the Scottish Challenge Cup and the Scottish First Division in the 2005–06 season.[3] Millen's last league appearance was against Hearts on 15 March 2008, which meant that he set the SPL record for oldest player at 42 years and 279 days, almost a whole year more than the previous record.

Millen continued working as assistant manager to Gus MacPherson after retiring as a player. After Danny Lennon was appointed as manager, however, Millen left the club to allow Lennon to appoint his own backroom staff.[4]

Millen was appointed as Billy Reid's new assistant at Hamilton Academical in July 2010.[5] He left the club in December due to a contract dispute.[6]

Due to an injury to James Brough, Millen re-registered as a player to sign for amateurs Queen's Park in January 2011.

Millen was appointed assistant manager of Queen of the South on his 46th birthday on 10 June 2011.[7] Millen parted company with Queens on 30 April 2012, alongside MacPherson, after the club was relegated to the Scottish Second Division.[8]

References[edit]

Sources
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

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