Alan Miller, a former Arsenal goalkeeper, died at the age of 51. In his 15-year career, Miller was a part of the Arsenal side that won the FA Youth Cup in 1988 and started his senior career with the Gunners, making a handful of senior appearances and embarking upon loan spells with the likes of Plymouth, West Brom, and Birmingham. He also had four caps for England’s Under-21 team. He was a member of Arsenal’s squads that won the FA Charity Shield in 1991, the FA Cup/League Cup domestic double in 1993, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Copenhagen in 1994.
He joined Middlesbrough in 1994 and instantly contributed to the club’s elevation to the Premier League before going to West Brom in 1997 after another loan stint. Miller played three years with the Baggies before moving on to Blackburn, where he won another League Cup in 2002 after defeating Tottenham in Cardiff.
Miller played his last outings on loan at St. Johnstone in 2002 before retiring with a back injury at Blackburn Rovers in 2003.
“Devastated to hear the news that one of our friend and teammate Alan Miller has passed away,” Lee Dixon, a former Highbury teammate, posted on Twitter.
West Bromwich Albion expressed their sympathies on Twitter, tweeting: “We are very sorry by the news of former goalkeeper Alan Miller’s death. At this heartbreaking moment, our sympathies are with Alan’s family and friends.”
Plymouth paid homage as well, writing: “The loss of former Pilgrim Alan Miller has greatly devastated the club. His friends and family are in our thoughts.”
“Awful news, my teammate Alan Miller passed away today,” ex-Boro player Robbie Mustoe remarked. It’s heartbreaking. What a superhuman, a wonderful, fun-loving individual. Boro’s brilliant goalkeeper and one of our locker room’s major characters. Thank you for years of wonderful memories; it has been a joy to know you. Al, rest in peace.”
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