Andy Milner

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Andy Milner
Personal information
Full name Andrew John Milner
Date of birth (1967-02-10) 10 February 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Kendal, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Netherfield ? (?)
1989–1990 Manchester City 0 (0)
1990–1994 Rochdale 127 (25)
1994–1997 Chester City 125 (24)
1997 Hereford United (loan) 8 (5)
1997–2000 Morecambe 28 (9)
2000 Northwich Victoria 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andy Milner (born 10 February 1967), is an English retired footballer who played as a striker.


Born in Kendal, Westmorland, Milner started his career with non-league Netherfield. He moved up the leagues by moving to Manchester City in January 1989, Milner was given experience of life at a leading Football League club but had not made any appearances when he was snapped up by Rochdale 12 months later for £20,000. He would soon appear in the fifth round of the FA Cup against Crystal Palace and netted a hat-trick on the final day of the season against Hereford United. Apart from some lengthy spells out on the sidelines through injury, Milner would be a regular until he was allowed to move on to Chester City (the club who he had scored his final Dale goal against in February 1994) in the summer of 1994 on a free transfer.

Milner was to chalk up an almost identical tally of league appearances and goals with Chester to his time at Rochdale, with his striking partners including former England forward Cyrille Regis and Chester's record league goalscorer, Stuart Rimmer. Ne netted on his debut against Bradford City and scored four times in a 6–0 thrashing of Doncaster Rovers in 1996–97. However, his most famous achievement at Chester was to score the dramatic late equaliser for the nine-men and relegation bound Blues when they came from behind to draw 2–2 at arch-rivals Wrexham on 14 February 1995, collecting the ball well out from goal and keeping running to fire home a sweet strike. From that day, Chester supporters always refer to 14 February as "St Milner's Day".

After losing his place in the side early in 1997–98, Milner dropped into the Football Conference with Hereford United on loan before joining Morecambe, followed by a brief spell with Northwich Victoria. Milner was forced to retire from professional football after suffering a torn ACL injury. He subsequently retrained as a driving instructor and then a counsellor; setting up his own business - South Cheshire Counselling Services.


  • Andy Milner at Soccerbase
  • Phillipps, Steven (2001). Rochdale FC: The Official History 1907-2001. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-09-7. 
  • Sumner, Chas (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City F.C. 1885-1997. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.