64 Facts About Kenny Miller

1.

Kenneth Miller was born on 23 December 1979 and is a Scottish professional football coach and former player.

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2.

Kenny Miller, who played as a striker, is one of only five post-war players to have played for both Rangers and Celtic.

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3.

Kenny Miller began his career at Hibernian before moving on to Rangers then to the English side Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he won his first career honour, the 2003 First Division play-off final.

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4.

Kenny Miller finished his only full season at Celtic with SPL and Scottish Cup winners medals.

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5.

Kenny Miller moved to Turkish club Bursaspor in January 2011, but returned to the UK later that year, signing for Cardiff City.

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6.

Kenny Miller had a third spell with Rangers between 2014 and 2018.

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7.

Kenny Miller was a regular Scotland international player from his debut in 2001 until his retirement in 2013.

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8.

Kenny Miller often played as an isolated lone striker, scoring 18 goals in 69 appearances.

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9.

Kenny Miller began his coaching career briefly as player-manager for Livingston, and later in Australia as assistant coach of the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers.

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10.

Kenny Miller signed for Rangers at a cost of £2 million on 26 June 2000, signing a five-year contract.

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11.

Kenny Miller had made a total of 38 appearances and scored 11 goals for Rangers.

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12.

In September 2001, Kenny Miller went to Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-month loan, scoring against Gillingham and Walsall.

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13.

Kenny Miller then grabbed a last minute equaliser against Liverpool the following Wednesday.

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14.

Kenny Miller played 191 games and scored 63 goals during his five years with the club.

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15.

When Kenny Miller's contract expired at the end of that season, he transferred to Celtic for free under the Bosman ruling.

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16.

Kenny Miller became only the third player since World War II to have played for both sides of the Old Firm – following Alfie Conn and Maurice Johnston.

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17.

Kenny Miller was handed the number nine jersey upon his arrival at Celtic.

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18.

Kenny Miller endured a difficult start at the club, getting sent off in a pre-season friendly with DC United and failing to score in his first nine games.

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19.

Kenny Miller finally netted his first goal, against Old Firm rivals and former employers Rangers at Celtic Park in September 2006.

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20.

Kenny Miller did play in the Scottish Cup final, before being substituted because of an injury.

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21.

Kenny Miller netted 11 goals in total for the club in 46 appearances.

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22.

Kenny Miller signed a three-year deal with newly promoted Premier League club Derby County on 31 August 2007 for an undisclosed fee, later confirmed by Derby County manager Paul Jewell to be close to £2.

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23.

Fee of £2 million was agreed between Rangers and Derby allowing Kenny Miller to enter into discussions about a transfer back to Ibrox on 10 June 2008.

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24.

Kenny Miller's return means he is the only player in the modern era to cross the Old Firm divide twice, and only the second in history, the first being Tom Dunbar in the 1890s.

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25.

Kenny Miller made his second debut for the club on 30 July 2008 in a Champions League qualifier against FBK Kaunas, who he played during his first Rangers debut.

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26.

Kenny Miller netted a brace in the first Old Firm game of the season on 31 August 2008.

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27.

Kenny Miller followed this up with a further two goals against former employers Hibernian at Easter Road a month later.

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28.

Kenny Miller was handed the number 9 shirt after Kris Boyd moved to Middlesbrough.

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29.

Kenny Miller scored his second Rangers hat-trick against former club Hibernian on 22 August 2010; his first was when he scored five against St Mirren in November 2000.

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30.

Kenny Miller scored twice in the first Old Firm derby of the season.

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31.

Kenny Miller had scored for Rangers against Bursaspor earlier that season in the Champions League.

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32.

On 21 January 2011, Kenny Miller officially signed for Bursaspor for £400,000 on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

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33.

Kenny Miller made his debut for the Turkish side two days later in a goalless draw with Konyaspor when he played the last 25 minutes after replacing Pablo Batalla.

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34.

Kenny Miller followed this up with a further two goals in his next game against Sivasspor, netting an 88th-minute winner.

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35.

Kenny Miller failed to settle in Turkey and he asked Bursaspor to consider selling him.

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36.

Kenny Miller signed for Cardiff City on 26 July 2011, for a reported transfer fee of £870,000.

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37.

Kenny Miller scored his first goal in the 91st minute of his debut match against West Ham United in the season opener.

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38.

However, Kenny Miller suffered a groin injury in 10 minutes the following game against Hull City, which kept him out of two Scotland games and two Championship matches, where Cardiff only gained a point.

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39.

Kenny Miller did return this match and scored the opener, but only lasted 30 minutes in the match after suffering a head injury.

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40.

Kenny Miller then missed his penalty kick as Cardiff lost to Liverpool in a penalty shootout.

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41.

Kenny Miller signed with Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer on 16 July 2012.

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42.

Kenny Miller signed an extension in July 2013 to take him through June 2014 with the club the two sides mutually agreed to terminate the remaining two months in his contract on 4 May 2014.

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43.

Kenny Miller signed another one-year extension with Rangers in November 2015.

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44.

Kenny Miller was dropped from the Rangers first team in September 2017.

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45.

Kenny Miller was fined by Rangers and left the club at the end of his contract.

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46.

Kenny Miller was appointed player-manager of Scottish Premiership club Livingston in June 2018.

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47.

Livingston said that they had asked Kenny Miller to focus on his tasks as manager, but Kenny Miller had been unwilling to end his playing career.

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48.

Kenny Miller signed a two-year playing contract with Dundee on 29 August 2018.

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49.

Dundee finished in bottom position in the Premiership table and were relegated to the Scottish Championship, with Kenny Miller leaving the club 'by mutual consent' during the summer off-season.

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50.

Kenny Miller was released from his Thistle contract in January 2020, having scored 10 goals in all competitions for the club.

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51.

Kenny Miller announced his retirement from playing football soon afterwards.

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52.

Kenny Miller made his international debut, under the management of Craig Brown, on 25 April 2001.

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53.

Kenny Miller had to wait nearly two years for his second appearance when he was selected for a Euro 2004 qualifier by the then manager Berti Vogts in March 2003.

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54.

Kenny Miller started the match at home to Iceland and scored within the first ten minutes to give Scotland the lead.

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55.

Kenny Miller scored goals in important games against several teams, including Germany and Ukraine.

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56.

In 2005, Kenny Miller scored four goals in three internationals, against Austria, Italy, and Norway.

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57.

Kenny Miller captained the team for the first time, and scored, against Northern Ireland on 9 February 2011.

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Kenny Miller continued to represent Scotland after moving to Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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59.

Kenny Miller retired from international football soon after the England match, with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan stating that Kenny Miller wanted to prolong his club career.

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60.

Kenny Miller then continued his playing career with Dundee and Partick Thistle.

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61.

Kenny Miller retired as a player in February 2020 and took a coaching role with Australian club Newcastle Jets.

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62.

In December 2021, Kenny Miller was announced as the assistant head coach of Scottish League One side Falkirk alongside his former Vancouver Whitecaps manager, Martin Rennie.

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63.

Kenny Miller became caretaker manager in April 2022 after Rennie left the club.

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Kenny Miller held this position until the end of the season, when John McGlynn was appointed as the new manager.

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