Andy McMillan

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Andy McMillan
Personal information
Full name Lyndon Andre McMillan[1]
Date of birth (1968-06-22) 22 June 1968 (age 49)[1]
Place of birth Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1999 York City 421 (5)
1999–2000 Ayr United 19 (0)
2001 Nestlé Rowntree
2001 Pickering Town
2004–2007 Haxby United
Total 440 (5)
Teams managed
2008 Haxby United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Lyndon Andre "Andy" McMillan (born 22 June 1968) is a South African former professional footballer and coach who played as a defender. He spent most of his career at York City, where he is second highest in the appearance records.

Playing career[edit]

McMillan was born in Bloemfontein and lived in South Africa until he was 12 when his family moved to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, living there for six years and playing junior international football for Zimbabwe.[2][3] Eager to forge a career as a professional in the Football League, McMillan spent six weeks in England trialling with both Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City before returning to Zimbabwe to sit his school examinations.[3] His parents, Trevor and Ann, returned to live in England in the Hull area in 1986 and McMillan signed non-contract terms with Hull City.[2][3] After rejecting a further deal with the club he played Sunday league football for Northwood & St. Peter's in the Hull Sunday League, before receiving offers from Preston North End and York City, agreeing to join the latter club.[2][3] He would stay at York for 11 years at right back, eventually becoming the club's second all-time top appearances maker under the management of Alan Little.[citation needed]

The 1992–93 season saw him chosen by fellow league professionals as the best right back in the Third Division, the same season York won promotion via the Division Three play-offs.[citation needed] The club played in Second Division the following year, and managed to reach the semi-finals of the play-offs, but were not victorious.[citation needed]

McMillan played in York's 3–0 victory against Premier League side Manchester United in the League Cup in 1995, and against Everton in the 3–2 win during 1996 in the League Cup, which were two of the club's most famous giant killings.[citation needed]

In all competitions, McMillan played 492 times for York.[4] At the North Yorkshire club he was a highly popular figure, but was forced out by the chairman Douglas Craig in 1999 before he could reach 500 appearances, much to the dismay of the club's fans.[citation needed]

After leaving York, McMillan would briefly play with Scottish side Ayr United before retiring from professional football in 2000.[citation needed] He did however return to the game in non-League football with West Yorkshire Association Football League side Nestlé Rowntree a year later, making his debut in a 6–0 victory over Whitkirk Wanderers in April 2001.[5] After playing for them in pre-season McMillan signed for Pickering Town in August.[6][7] He joined York Football League club Haxby United for 2004–05, debuting in the 3–2 victory away to Malton and Old Malton on 25 August 2004.[8] He remained with the club, before retiring at the end of 2006–07.[9]

Coaching career[edit]

Once retired from the professional game, he went on to work for the software firm Phoenix Software[10] before becoming an estate agent in York.[11] He now runs his own aggregates company delivering building materials.[citation needed] In July 2005, McMillan made a return to York to assist with youth development coaching whilst also coaching the club's under-16 team.[12] In 2007, he moved on to coach in the centre of excellence for Hull, coaching both the club's under-14 and under-15 sides.[13] In June 2008, he was appointed manager of former club Haxby,[13][14] but resigned in November for personal reasons.[15] He was appointed as Hull's enterprise co-ordinator in July 2009.[16]

In July 2010, McMillan was appointed Assistant Head of Youth at Lincoln City.[17] He moved on to join Barnet as youth-team manager and under-21s development coach in July 2012,[18] being promoted to Head of Academy Coaching in October 2012.[19] In July 2013 he joined Notts County as Head of Academy Coaching.[20] McMillan returned to former club York after being appointed Academy manager on 23 May 2014.[21] He left the club on 19 July 2016, having been asked to re-apply for his role as Academy manager.[22]

He was appointed Academy Manager of Grimsby Town ahead of the 2016-17 season but by October he had resigned and was replaced by Neil Woods.

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
York City 1987–88[23] Third Division 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
1988–89[24] Fourth Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1989–90[25] Fourth Division 25 0 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 29 0
1990–91[26] Fourth Division 45 1 3 0 2 0 3[a] 0 53 1
1991–92[27] Fourth Division 41 1 3 0 2 0 2[a] 0 48 1
1992–93[28] Third Division 42 0 1 0 2 0 5[b] 0 50 0
1993–94[29] Second Division 46 0 2 0 2 0 4[c] 0 54 0
1994–95[30] Second Division 43 1 2 0 2 0 2[d] 0 49 1
1995–96[31] Second Division 46 1 1 0 5 0 5[d] 0 57 0
1996–97[32] Second Division 46 0 3 0 5 0 2[d] 0 56 0
1997–98[33] Second Division 30 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 34 1
1998–99[34] Second Division 33 0 2 0 2 0 1[d] 0 38 0
Total 421 5 18 0 27 0 26 0 492 5
Ayr United 1999–2000[35] Scottish First Division 19 0 4 0 23 0
Career total 440 5 22 0 27 0 26 0 515 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Associate Members Cup
  2. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, three in Third Division play-offs
  3. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, two in Second Division play-offs
  4. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

York City

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (1999). The 1999–2000 Official PFA Footballers Factfile. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. p. 196. ISBN 978-1-85291-607-7. 
  2. ^ a b c Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen: A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Selby: Citizen Publications. p. 67. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d "A match day in the life of". York Evening Press. 11 April 1998. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Batters, David (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 446. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  5. ^ "Rowntree hit 'em for six". York Evening Press. 26 April 2001. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Ex-pros set to grace Recreation Ground". York Evening Press. 27 July 2001. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Plum tie awaits Pikes". York Evening Press. 9 August 2001. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mac proves talk of Town". York Evening Press. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Finishing on a high". The Press. York. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Pointing way to old boy City". York Evening Press. 13 March 2004. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "The boys of '93". The Press. York. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Andy Mac's back". Evening Press. York. 20 July 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  13. ^ a b Carroll, Steve (11 June 2008). "Andy McMillan". The Press. York. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "United front". The Press. York. 13 June 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  15. ^ "Andy Mac steps down". Haxby United F.C. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2010. [dead link]
  16. ^ Flett, Dave (11 July 2009). "Ex-York City player Andy McMillan takes up new enterprise co-ordinator role at Hull City". The Press. York. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "New Assistant Head of Youth". Lincoln City F.C. 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Spymaster Andy McMillan's Barnet task". The Press. York. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "New assistant coach at Barnet FC". Barnet F.C. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  20. ^ "Head of Academy Coaching appointed". Notts County F.C. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  21. ^ "Andy McMillan returns to Bootham Crescent". York City F.C. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  22. ^ Appleyard, Ian (19 July 2016). "York City confirm Andy McMillan's departure as Academy manager". The Press. York. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  23. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 370–371, 412–413. 
  24. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 372–373, 414–415. 
  25. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 374–375, 414–415. 
  26. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 376–377, 414–415. 
  27. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 378–379, 414–415. 
  28. ^ a b Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 380–381, 414–415. 
  29. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 382–383, 414–415. 
  30. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 384–385, 416–417. 
  31. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 386–387, 416–417. 
  32. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 388–389, 416–417. 
  33. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 390–391, 416–417. 
  34. ^ Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 392–393, 416–417. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Andy McMillan in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  36. ^ Lynch, Tony (1995). The Official P.F.A. Footballers Heroes. London: Random House. p. 149. ISBN 978-0-09-179135-3. 
  37. ^ "Billy Fenton Memorial Trophy winners". York City F.C. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 

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