Stuart McMillan (footballer)

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Stuart McMillan
Personal information
Full name Stuart Thomas McMillan
Date of birth (1896-09-17)17 September 1896
Place of birth Leicester, England
Date of death 27 September 1963(1963-09-27) (aged 67)
Place of death Ashbourne, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–1915 Derby County 1 (0)
1919–1921 Chelsea 0 (0)
1921–1922 Gillingham 30 (2)
1922–1924 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 (5)
1924–1927 Bradford City 70 (6)
1927–1928 Nottingham Forest 9 (0)
1928–1929 Clapton Orient 23 (1)
Teams managed
1946–1953 Derby County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stuart Thomas McMillan (17 September 1896 – 27 September 1963) was an English cricketer and footballer and later became a manager. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who played for Derbyshire. He was born in Leicester and died in Ashbourne. His father John was a professional footballer and football manager.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

McMillan's first-class debut came in the 1922 season against Essex at Derby,[2] where, as a middle order batsman, he was unable to make much headway in the match, bowling a single, expensive over, conceding 14 runs, and finishing not out for 0 in the only innings in which he batted. As there was no play on the first day of the match, it was to end in a draw with the best batting performance of the game coming from Essex's centurion Peter Perrin.

McMillan made just one appearance during the following season, and had to wait for more than thirteen months before making his final two appearances, both at home, in 1924. While he scored well in the first match of the season, his second finished with him getting out for a duck.

Football career[edit]

McMillan was also a footballer and played for Derby County, Gillingham, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Bradford City, Nottingham Forest and Clapton Orient. He later returned to Derby County as manager and won their first and only FA Cup in 1946. Derby County were the first team to win the FA cup after World War Two.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Derbyshire v Essex in 1922". Cricket Archive. 9–11 August 1922. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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