|Date of birth||3 January 1980|
|Place of birth||Blackpool, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|2004||→ Fleetwood Town (loan)||10||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:40, 28 January 2014 (UTC).
Milligan started his career in 1997 as a trainee at Everton F.C. He never started a match, but had four league appearances as a substitute before he left on 21 March 2001 for Blackpool F.C. At Blackpool he stayed until August 2003, scoring one goal against Stockport in 29 league games and once in the Football League Trophy against Scunthorpe. He fractured a foot in training in November 2002, an injury which kept him out for five months. Steve McMahon, the then Blackpool manager, released him at the end of the 2002-03 season.
On 5 August 2003 he signed for Macclesfield Town, but he moved only a month later to Leigh RMI. He then played for Hyde United, who loaned him to Fleetwood in August 2004 after he had recovered from an injury to a cruciate ligament of the knne. Toward the end of the 2004-05 season Milligan made eight appearances for Blackpool's reserve team, hoping to move there. However, in May 2005 Blackpool manager Colin Hendry declined to offer him a contract.
Milligan moved to Fleetwood Town in 2006 and was their club captain. He was their leading scorer in the 2007–08 season with 21 goals. The club won promotion to the Conference North as champions of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, and Milligan was named both the fans' Player of the Season and the players' Player of the Season. On 23 May 2008 he signed a new three-year contract at the club. In 2008 he was voted as the Premier Division Player of the Year and was presented with the Peter Swales Memorial Trophy after Fleetwood's match against Bradford Park Avenue F.C.
On 25 June 2013, Milligan signed for Southport. Milligan time at Southport wasn't too long, he joined Stockport towards the end of the 2013-2014 season playing most games. He was made captain by Stockport after Phil Jevons retirement. On 16 August 2014 he scored his first goal for Stockport away against Tamworth, Milligan scored a 90th-minute penalty to send Stockport home as 1-0 winners.
In February 2008 Milligan teamed up with Gavin McCann, then a Premiership player, to launch the first football academy on the Fylde coast. The Milligan-McCann Academy is aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds and runs at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School in Lytham St Annes. Former Blackpool player John Hills coaches at the academy. In October 2008 the academy received major sponsorhip from Northern Care to continue coaching sessions at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School each weekend and to run week-long summer courses. The academy has also received a grant to encourage children to play park football. Milligan is also a coach at Blackpool's Centre of Excellence, where he coaches the under-14 team.
He married on 13 August 2016.
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- "Blackpool 1-3 Stockport". BBC. 29 October 2002. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Scunthorpe 2-3 Blackpool". BBC. 22 October 2002. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "I'll prove they were wrong to kick me out, vows Milligan". Blackpool Gazette. 2003-06-06. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
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- "Milligan wins top player award". Blackpool Gazette. 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- Thomas, Cherry (2008-02-28). "Academy for young sports aces". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 2008-05-23.
- Canavan, Steve (2008-10-23). "Gavin McCann - The Premier League's quiet man". Blackpool Gazette. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "HILLS APPOINTED HEAD OF YOUTH" - Blackpool F.C.'s official website, 9 August 2011