Greg Miller (Australian footballer)

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Greg Miller
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-05-08) 8 May 1953 (age 61)
Original team East Burwood (EDFL)
Height/Weight 188 cm / 88 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972-1976 South Melbourne 52 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1976 season.

Greg Miller (born 8 May 1953) is a former Australian rules football player and administrator. He played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Playing career[edit]

A defender, Miller was cleared to South Melbourne during the 1972 VFL season, from Richmond, where he played in the thirds.[1][2] He came from East Burwood originally.[1] After appearing in the final four rounds in 1972, Miller retained his spot in the team at the start of the 1973 season, but didn't play after round five due to a knee injury.[3][4] He played 17 games in 1974, as a full-back, then made 20 appearances in 1975.[2][3] More knee problems brought an early end to his 1976 season, in which he played six games.[3][5]

From 1977 to 1979, Miller played for Sandringham in the Victorian Football Association.[6]

Football administration[edit]

In 1980, Miller was made South Melbourne's recruiting officer.[7]

He was CEO of North Melbourne from 1985 to 1989, then again from 1995 to 2001.[8]

In 1987 he secured the signature of Wayne Carey, who he had first spotted at a primary school football carnival, representing New South Wales.[9] Carey was tied to the Sydney Swans as Wagga Wagga was in their residential zone, but convinced the club's General Manager Ron Thomas to release him to North Melbourne.[9]

In 2002 he joined Richmond as Football Manager and remained in that role until he resigned during the 2008 AFL season.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Miller is the son of former South Melbourne footballer Allan Miller.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Holmesby, Russell & Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785. 
  2. ^ a b The Age, "Swans' waiting game pays off", 12 August 1974, p. 13
  3. ^ a b c "Greg Miller". AFL Tables. 
  4. ^ The Age, "South Melb", 30 May 1973, p. 14
  5. ^ The Age, "South Melbourne", 18 August 1976, p. 15
  6. ^ "Sandringham Football Club Player Encyclopedia". Sandringham Football Club. 
  7. ^ "South Melbourne: Swans build on 'Cazaly squad'.". The Canberra Times (ACT: National Library of Australia). 2 March 1980. p. 26. 
  8. ^ Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7. 
  9. ^ a b The Age, "Tigers' history backs Miller", 4 December 2004, Rohan Connolly
  10. ^ Sydney Morning Herald, "Richmond chief quits", 27 July 2008, Adam Cooper