Millar, John

Birth Date

31st December 1906


Coatbridge, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

John Millar had played for a string of clubs in Scotland, England and Ireland before signing for Exeter City from Benburb in 1938. Scoring three times in nine games he left for Astley Bridge in Lancashire before retiring.

Commencing his career with Saltcoats Victoria, he played for Bridgeton Waverley and Kilmarnock before signing for Barnsley in 1928 where he netted five goals in 17 league appearances. Millar only stayed a season though and he moved on to Hartlepool United, where he again scored five goals, this time in 18 league starts. After that he moved between Workington, Lancaster, Glentoran and back to Lancaster before signing for New Brighton in 1937 where he featured in one game. The same year he moved to Rochdale where he featured in 26 Third Division North matches, scoring 8 goals.

Millar returned to Scotland to play for Benburb, and it was from there that he joined Exeter City in the summer of 1938. He made debut for the Grecians was in a 5-0 defeat at Queen’s Park Rangers in September 1938 and retained his place to feature in the next eight matches, netting the first of his three goals against Ipswich Town. Released by Exeter at the end of the season, he linked up with Bolton side, Astley Bridge.







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