|Full name||William Ferguson Miller|
|Date of birth||2 May 1955|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|1976||Scottish League XI||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
William Ferguson Miller, MBE (born 2 May 1955 in Glasgow) is a former professional football player who made a club record 558 league appearances for Aberdeen. Sir Alex Ferguson described Miller as "the best penalty box defender in the world".
Miller signed for Aberdeen in 1972 at the age of seventeen and was made captain four years later by manager Ally McLeod. His central defensive partnership with Alex McLeish was integral to Aberdeen's success in the 1980s, as they won all the major domestic honours and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983. He retired from playing in 1990 due to an injury picked up whilst playing for Scotland. In 2003, Willie Miller was voted the greatest Aberdeen player of all time in a poll to mark the club's centenary.
Miller won 65 international caps for Scotland between 1975 and 1989, scoring one goal. His international career was effectively ended by an injury suffered during the last game of 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification. Although he did not play in the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals, Miller was presented with the match ball from Scotland's 1-0 loss to Brazil to thank him for his contribution to Scottish football.
He was an inaugural inductee to the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, in 2004. In 2010, Miller was chosen as one of the eleven members of Scotland's Greatest Team, by viewers of the Scottish Television documentary series, which sought the fans' opinion on the greatest ever Scotland players. Viewers also chose Alex McLeish as his central defence partner.
|Club||Season||League||Scot Cup||Lge Cup||Europe||Total|
|Scotland national team|
- Scottish Premier Division (3): 1979–80, 1983–84, 1984–85
- Scottish Cup (4): 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
- Scottish League Cup (3): 1976–77, 1985–86, 1989–90
- European Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1982–83
- European Super Cup (1): 1983
- Aberdeenshire Cup : 1992–93
In June 2011, he was appointed as Aberdeen's Director of Football Development, with the responsibility of finding new playing talent for the club.
Career outside football
Miller has worked for the BBC, particularly for Radio Scotland, as a football commentator and analyst. He has written two autobiographies, The Miller's Tale and The Don, the latter being published in 2007. His third book, Willie Miller's Aberdeen Dream Team, was published in 2011.
- Harry Reid (2005), The Final Whistle?, Birlinn, 237–8 ISBN 1-84158-362-6
- "Miller is greatest Don". BBC Sport. 13 May 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Hall of Fame Dinner 2004". Scottish Football Museum. Retrieved 16 September 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Willie Miller at National-Football-Teams.com
- "Aberdeen target Calderwood". BBC Sport. 24 May 2004. Retrieved 2 February 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Willie Miller becomes director of football at Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Miller reveals football memories". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>