Shaun Miller

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Not to be confused with Sean Miller.
Shaun Miller
Shaun Miller Coventry.jpg
Personal information
Full name Shaun Robert Miller[1]
Date of birth (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Alsager, Cheshire, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
Number 15
Youth career
1995–2006 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2012 Crewe Alexandra 163 (39)
2006–2007 Witton Albion (loan) 3 (1)
2012–2014 Sheffield United 28 (4)
2014 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 8 (3)
2014– Coventry City 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:21, 19 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Shaun Robert Miller (born 25 September 1987) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Coventry City. Born in Alsager, Cheshire, Miller began his career at Crewe Alexandra before moving to Sheffield United in 2012 and Coventry in 2014, and has also spent time on loan at Witton Albion and Shrewsbury Town.

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Miller joined Crewe Alexandra at the age of 7, he signed a professional contract with the club in June 2006. He made his début on 11 November 2006 in a 4–0 FA Cup loss to Bradford City at Valley Parade.[2] He made his league début in a 1–0 loss away to Gillingham on 10 March 2007,[3] before marking his first professional start with a goal in a 2–1 loss away to Blackpool at the end of the month.[4]

In his second season Miller was in and out of the first team making 17 appearances, his only goal coming in a 4–1 home loss to Bournemouth. The following season Miller played 40 times for Crewe, scoring 7 goals. He scored his first goal of the 2009–10 season in a 2–1 loss at home to Aldershot. He finished the season with 7 goals including a goal in a 1–0 win against rivals Port Vale.

On 21 August 2010 he scored 2 goals as Crewe beat Barnet 7–0 at home.[5] He scored his fifth goal of the season in an incredible 5–5 draw with Chesterfield.[6] He scored his 17th goal of the season in an 8–1 win against Cheltenham Town.[7] On the final day of the season Miller scored two goals as Crewe beat Bradford 5–1, giving him a total of 19 goals for the season.[8] His first goal of the 2011–12 season came in a 3–2 League Cup defeat to Preston North End. On 3 September he scored two goals as Crewe beat Oxford United 3–1. He scored his 5th league goal of the season in a 3–1 win over Barnet on 10 September. On 17 December 2011 Miller was sent off in a 1–1 draw against Crawley Town.[9]

Sheffield United[edit]

Miller signed for Sheffield United at the end of July 2012, agreeing a two–year deal with the option of a further year.[10] He made his début on 11 August 2012, in a 2–2 draw against Burton Albion in the Football League Cup,[11] and made his league debut a week later during a 1–0 win against Shrewsbury Town at Bramall Lane.[12] Miller had to wait until mid-October to score his first goals for the club, netting twice in a 4–1 win against Notts County in the Football League Trophy.[13] On 1 December 2012, Miller netted two goals in the 90th minute for the Blades in a 2–1 win over Port Vale in the FA Cup second round. Miller then scored against Scunthorpe in a 3–0 victory on Boxing Day 2012, only to be taken off later in the game with what turned out to be cruciate ligament damage to his knee,[14] ruling him out for almost nine months. Miller did not appear for the United first team again until 19 October 2013, in a 2–1 victory against Port Vale at Bramall Lane.[15] On 4 February 2014 Miller scored an extra time wining goal away at Premier League Fulham in a fourth round FA Cup replay match.[16]

On 22 March 2014 Miller joined Shrewsbury Town on loan until the end of the season,[17] scoring an injury time winner on his debut, as a substitute against Bradford City.[18] Miller scored three goals in eight appearances before returning to Bramall Lane.[19] On 15 May, it was revealed that Sheffield United would not be renewing Miller's contract, thus making him a free agent.[20]

Coventry City[edit]

Following his release by the Blades, Miller signed a one-year deal with Coventry City in July 2014. He scored two goals in the early stages of the season, both coming off the bench against Cardiff City in the Football League Cup and in the league against Bristol City [21]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Alsager, Cheshire, Miller has a son called Zac who was born in January 2014.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2006–07[23] League One 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
2007–08[24] League One 15 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 17 1
2008–09[25] League One 33 4 4 3 1 0 2[a] 0 40 7
2009–10[26] League Two 33 7 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 34 7
2010–11[27] League Two 42 18 0 0 2 0 0 0 44 18
2011–12[28] League Two 33 5 0 0 1 1 2 0 36 6
Total 163 38 5 3 5 1 6 0 179 42
Sheffield United 2012–13[29] League One 15 4 2 2 1 0 1[a] 2 19 8
2013–14[30] League One 13 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
Total 28 4 5 3 1 0 1 2 35 9
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013–14[30] League One 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3
Coventry City 2014–15[31] League One 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 12 2
Crawley Town (loan) 2014–15[31] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career totals 211 46 10 6 7 2 7 2 235 56
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Crewe Alexandra

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Bradford 4–0 Crewe". Bradford City FC. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham 1–0 Crewe". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 10 March 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blackpool 2–1 Crewe". Crewe Alexandra F.C. 31 March 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Crewe 7–0 Barnet" BBC Sport. 21 August 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Chesterfield 5–5 Crewe" BBC Sport. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Crewe 8–1 Cheltenham" BBC Sport. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Bradford 1–5 Crewe" BBC Sport. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Crewe 1–1 Crawley" 17 December 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Triple swoop for Blades". Sheffield United FC Official Web Site. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sheff Utd 2–2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sheffield Utd 1–0 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Notts County 1–4 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Double blow". Sheffield United F.C. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Sheffield Utd 2–1 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  16. ^ "Fulham sunk as Shaun Miller's late goal takes Sheffield United into fifth round". The Guardian. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Shaun Miller: Shrewsbury Town sign Sheffield United striker". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Bradford City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Sheffield United have opted to release striker Shaun Miller". Sheffield Star. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Coventry City: Danny Pugh and Shaun Miller agree one-year deals". BBC Sport. 16 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  22. ^ "That one’s for you son, says Blades FA Cup hero Miller". Yorkshire Post. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Shaun Miller in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 

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