Miller, Charlie

Birth Date

3rd May 1904


Bellshill, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

Lanarkshire-born left-back Charlie Miller made 274 league appearances for Exeter City between 1927 and 1936. He was a member of the team that reached the 6th round of the FA Cup in 1931. A member too of the Exeter City team that defeated Torquay United to win the Division Three (South) Cup in May 1934. Arriving from Plymouth Argyle, Charlie had previously played in Scottish junior football. Remaining in the Exeter area after retiring Charlie trained the Grecians in the late 1940s before his son Dick served the club as secretary during the mid-1960s prior to his death in a car crash. 

After starting his career with Bellshill Athletic, and helping St Roch’s to win the Scottish Junior Cup, Charlie moved to Plymouth Argyle in 1924 where he spent two seasons and made four league appearances.

Signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1926 Charlie made his debut in March 1927 and, by his third season at St James’ Park, was the established left-back and continued to be so until 1936. The highlight of his time with the Grecians was the run to the quarter-final of the FA Cup in 1930/31. Briefly put up for sale in 1932/33, the resulting furore caused the club’s directors to have second thoughts. 

He retired from football in 1936 and later became landlord of the Ropemakers’ in Exeter before briefly returning to St James’ Park in 1946 firstly as a scout and then assistant trainer. 

Charlie's son, Dick, was the secretary at Exeter City from 1965 but was killed in a car accident three years later.





James G Truscott

I met Charlie Miller in fall 1958. I dated his daughter Jeanette for two years . We married in1960. I knew son Dick and the other two sons, Michael and Brian quite well. I played basketball for the team run by son Dick in 1958-1959. We won all our games. Charlie and I downed many a pint together in various pubs in Exeter. He would be thrilled to know that his great grandson is a terrific soccer player. Charlie was a fine man whom I liked very much. 


Ed lorch

For your interest I have the souvenir prog v argyle 1933

Paul Farley

Hi Ed 

Would you be able to lend the history group the programme, we can digitise it and return.


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