Kevin Miller (footballer)

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Kevin Miller
Personal information
Full name Kevin Miller
Date of birth (1969-03-15) 15 March 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Bodmin Town
Number 1
Youth career
1985–1986 Falmouth Town
1988–1989 Newquay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Exeter City 163 (0)
1993–1994 Birmingham City 24 (0)
1994–1997 Watford 128 (0)
1997–1999 Crystal Palace 66 (0)
1999–2002 Barnsley 115 (0)
2002–2003 Exeter City 46 (0)
2003–2005 Bristol Rovers 72 (0)
2005 Derby County (loan) 0 (0)
2006–2007 Southampton 7 (0)
2007 Torquay United (loan) 7 (0)
2007– Bodmin Town 231 (0)
Total 859 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Miller (born 15 March 1969) is an English football goalkeeper, currently playing for Bodmin Town in the South West Peninsula League.[1]

Football career[edit]

Born in Falmouth, Cornwall, Miller has had stints at Exeter City, Birmingham City, Crystal Palace, Barnsley, Bristol Rovers and Derby County (on loan), over an eighteen-year period. During this time he also spent three seasons at Watford, earning the Player of the Season award twice.

His move to Crystal Palace from Watford in June 1997 saw the most expensive fee of his career being paid; £1.5million. He had been expected to sign for Nottingham Forest but the East Midlands club failed to agree a fee.[2]

He initially retired from football in August 2005, but in February 2006 he was signed by Southampton manager George Burley, whose side was short on goalkeepers, with Bartosz Białkowski out with an injury. Miller was seen as cover for Paul Smith.[3]

To many people's[who?] surprise, Miller displaced Smith in the first team and played the final seven games of Southampton's 2005–06 season, helping the team to five wins and a draw. This form was appreciated and the club offered him a one year extension on his contract, which he accepted.

In January 2007, he signed a one-month loan deal with League Two strugglers Torquay United,[4] making his debut on 26 January 2007 in the 4–1 win at home to Grimsby Town, United's first win in 20 league games. He returned to Southampton at the end of the loan spell and was released in May 2007.

Returning to non-league football, Miller joined Bodmin Town in October 2007.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kevin Miller". 1st team players. Bodmin Town FC. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Nixon, Alan (13 June 1997). "Doubts over the future of Kinnear". The Independent. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Saints keeper enjoys shock chance". BBC Sport. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Gulls sign Miller and Norwich duo". BBC Sport. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2012.