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Miller was born in Burnley, and is part of a very select number
of players who are born and bred Clarets.

Spotted playing for a local school boy side, he was recruited as an
office boy, and finally realised his dream of playing for Burnley in an
FA Cup replay against Chelsea in 1956, and he scored his first
Burnley goal not long after. By the time of the
1959/60 Championship
winning side, he was already a regular first team player, where he
never missed a game either in the League or FA Cup.

He also played his part in the
FA Cup Final side of 1962. He is the
only Burnley player to play in every one of Burnley's forays into
Europe both in the 1960/61 season where played in all 4 games and
in all 8 games of the Fairs Cup side six years later.

Brian Miller only won one England cap, that came in a 3-1 defeat
against Austria on 27th May 1961, although he had won 3 caps fr the
England under 23's tea the season previous.

He was badly injured in a game against Aston Villa in 1966/67
season which he never recovered, but he joined the coaching staff.
12 years later, he replaced
Harry Potts as manager, and after getting
relegated that season, he then managed Burnley to the Third
Division Championship two seasons later. The following season saw
Burnley struggle, an he lost his job on the eve of the League Cup
Quarter Final game against Tottenham Hotspur a White Hart Lane,
were he was replaced by Frank Casper.

The call for help went out from Burnley to Brian Miller in 1986, as the
club lurched towards obliteration, and he held his nerve to preserve
Burnley's League status on that fateful day on the
27 May 1987. He
the started a full rebuild of the team, which accumulated with the
Sherpa Van Trophy Final in 1988 at Wembley Stadium, but he never
managed to help Burnley out of the Fourth Division, and he was
replaced by Frank Casper again in 1989.

Brian Miller sadly passed away at Burnley General Hospital on the
7th April 2007, aged 70 after a short illness. A minutes silence was
held for him at Turf Moor prior to the Burnley Cardiff game on 9th
April 2007.
Brian Miller
19 January 1937 @ Hapton
Burnley Appearances:
455 (379 League)
Burnley Goals:
37 (29 League)
International Caps:
1 England
Other Teams: