Former Arsenal, Middlesbrough and West Brom goalkeeper Alan Miller dies aged 51 as Lee Dixon pays tribute to ‘one of life’s good guys’ with ‘heart of gold’
- Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alan Miller has died aged 51, it has been confirmed
- The shot stopper came through the Gunners’ academy and won the Double
- He moved to Middlesbrough in 1994 and also played for West Brom and others
- Former Gunners team-mate Lee Dixon paid tribute to ‘one of life’s good guys’
Former Arsenal, Middlesbrough and West Brom goalkeeper Alan Miller has passed away aged 51, it has been confirmed.
The Englishman joined the Gunners as a schoolboy in 1984 and signed as a professional with the club four years later.
Miller made his Arsenal debut as a substitute against Leeds United at Elland Road, in so doing becoming the first Gunners goalkeeper to make an appearance as a substitute.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Alan Miller (right) has passed away aged 51, it has been confirmed
The Englishman played for Arsenal, Boro and West Brom (pictured) in a 15-year career
He made five appearances for Arsenal in total, and was an unused substitute as the Gunners won the FA and League Cup double in 1993, as well as the European Cup Winners’ Cup a year later.
Miller had spent time on loan with Plymouth Argyle, West Brom and Birmingham City, and joined Boro for £325,000 in August 1994. He won the Championship with the North East side in the 1994-95 season.
The Englishman moved to West Brom for £400,000 in 1997 before joining Blackburn Rovers in 2000. Miller ended his career at Ewood Park with a back injury forcing him into retirement in 2003.
Miller won the FA and League Cup double with Arsenal before moving onto Middlesbrough (R)
Miller also enjoyed loan spells with Huddersfield Town, Grimsby Town, Bristol City, Coventry City and St Johnstone.
West Brom tweeted: ‘We are desperately saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Alan Miller. Our thoughts are with Alan’s family and friends at this terribly sad time.’
Former Arsenal team-mate Lee Dixon tweeted: ‘Devastated to hear the news that our team mate Alan Miller has passed away.
‘He was one of life’s good guys. What a man. Heart of gold. RIP my friend.’