McMillan, John (Jackie)

Birth Date

14th April 1937


Renton, Dunbarton



Biographical Text

Formerly with Dumbarton and Cardiff City, outside-left John McMillan made around twenty league appearances during his two-season stay at Exeter City in the early 1960s. He left to play for Barry Town. 

He was one of two players of Vale of Leven Academy Former Pupils team which was beaten in the 1956 Scottish Amateur Cup final to later turn professional. He joined Dumbarton in 1956, as an amateur whilst he continued an engineering apprenticeship.
Whilst at Dumbarton he played for Scotland in amateur internationals and eventually turned professional with Cardiff City signed him in 1959.

Playing only a couple of league games for his new club, he signed for Exeter City for a fee of £1500 and went on to play 20 games scoring once in the next two seasons It wasn’t the best of seasons to come into the Exeter team who struggled throughout, as McMillan made his debut against Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park, scoring in the 1-1 draw. He stayed at St James’ Park until the end of the following season, when he returned to Wales to sign for Barry Town. He later played for Merthyr Tydfil before playing in the Welsh League.







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