Brian Miller (footballer)

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Brian Miller
Personal information
Full name Brian George Miller
Date of birth (1937-01-19)19 January 1937
Place of birth Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Date of death 7 April 2007(2007-04-07) (aged 70)
Place of death Burnley, Lancashire, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1966 Burnley 379 (29)
National team
1961 England 1 (0)
Teams managed
1979–1983 Burnley
1986–1989 Burnley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian George Miller (19 January 1937 – 7 April 2007) was a professional footballer and England international who played as a wing half.

Born in Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire, England, Miller played only for Burnley during his career. He won his only international cap on 27 May 1961 in a 3–1 defeat to Austria.

He twice managed the Clarets between 1979 and 1983 and between 1986 and 1989. He helped them win the Third Division title during his first spell.

Miller died peacefully surrounded by his family in Burnley General Hospital at the age of 70 following a short illness. Miller spent five weeks in Burnley General Hospital with the illness before he died. A minute's silence in memory of Miller was observed prior to Burnley's game against Cardiff City on 9 April 2007. During his first spell as manager at Burnley his son Dave played for Burnley and his daughter married club captain Derek Scott. Their sons, Chris & Paul also pulled on the Claret shirt.







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