Alan Miller

Date of birth29 March 1970
Place of birthEpping
NationalityEnglish
Weight92 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

The first graduate of the FA's School of Excellence to win England Under-21 honours, Alan tasted his first senior football while with Arsenal.

Alan joined Bristol City on loan to cover for a goalkeeping crisis at the start of the 2000-01 campaign and performed well in the opening games of the season before returning to Ewood Park. However he seemed distinctly out of favour and made just a single appearance in the Worthington Cup second leg game against Portsmouth when Rovers used a number of fringe players. In October he was loaned to Coventry where he was needed as back up to young Chris Kirkland, with both Magnus Hedman and Morten Hyldgaard out injured. In his first appearance on the bench at Stamford Bridge he was called into action early on when Kirkland was sent off but it was to be a miserable afternoon as he let in six goals against a rampant Chelsea attack -even so he won the 'Man of the Match' award. Alan stayed at Coventry for two months, appearing on the bench a number of times without making any further appear-ances. On his return to Blackburn he found he had slipped further down the pecking order with the arrival of Brad Friedel, although he still featured with the reserves.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 05 May 1988 12 Aug 1994
Plymouth Argyle 24 Nov 1988 23 Feb 1989 L
West Bromwich Albion 15 Aug 1991 01 Sep 1991 L
Birmingham City 19 Dec 1991 18 Mar 1992 L
Middlesbrough 12 Aug 1994 28 Mar 1997
Grimsby Town 28 Jan 1997 08 Feb 1997 L
West Bromwich Albion 28 Feb 1997 27 Mar 1997 L
West Bromwich Albion 28 Mar 1997 15 Feb 2000
Blackburn Rovers 15 Feb 2000 30 Jun 2003
Bristol City 11 Aug 2000 29 Aug 2000 L
Coventry City 20 Oct 2000 26 Nov 2000 L
St Johnstone 10 Oct 2001 15 Feb 2002 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1992-93 Arsenal Premier League 3
1
4
1993-94 Arsenal Premier League 3
1
1 4
1994-95 Middlesbrough FA Cup 2 2
1994-95 Middlesbrough League Cup 1 1
1994-95 Middlesbrough League Division 1 41 35 1
1995-96 Middlesbrough Premier League 6 1 6
1996-97 Middlesbrough League Cup 2 2
1996-97 Middlesbrough Premier League 10 1 18
1
1997-98 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 1 4
1997-98 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 4 6
1998-99 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 1 3
1999-00 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 4 7
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1 1
2000-01 Bristol City League Division 2 4 1 4
2000-01 Coventry City Premier League
1
2001-02 St Johnstone Scottish FA Cup 1 2
2001-02 St Johnstone Scottish Premier League 18 2 27
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Nov 1992 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-0 Premier League
04 May 1993 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 Premier League
06 May 1993 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 1-0 Premier League
11 May 1993 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 Premier League
24 Nov 1993 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1993 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-2 Premier League
07 May 1994 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1987-88 England Toulon Under-21
1
1988-89 England Toulon Under-21 1 1
1990-91 England UEFA Under-21 1 1
1990-91 England Under-21 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Jun 1988 England v Morocco W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1989 England v Senegal W 6-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
11 Sep 1990 England v Hungary W 3-1 Under-21
16 Oct 1990 England v Poland L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.