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Ian McMillan
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Full name John Livingstone McMillan
Date of birth March 18, 1931 (1931-03-18) (age 78)
Place of birth    Airdrie, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1948-1958
1958-1964
1964-1966
Airdrieonians
Rangers
Airdrieonians
249 (102)
127 (36)
52 (17)[1]   
National team
1952-1961 Scotland 6 (2)
Teams managed
1970-1976 Airdrieonians

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

John Livingstone "Ian" McMillan (born 18 March 1931 in Airdrie) is a former Scottish footballer who played for Airdrieonians, Rangers and the Scotland national team.

Nicknamed "The Wee Prime Minister", [2][3] McMillan started his career with local club Airdrieonians in 1948 where he would go on to become a club legend. He scored 102 goals in 249 appearances over ten years for the club[1] before joining Rangers in 1958. McMillan played the role of scheming inside-forward (a creative midfield position in today's football parlance).

He remained at Rangers until 1964, making 127 appearances[1], before returning to Airdrieonians in 1964 where he would remain for a further two years. He was capped six times by the Scotland national team between 1952 and 1961 scoring twice, both against the United States in April 1952. McMillan was in Scotland's 22 man 1954 World Cup squad. Scotland decided to take only 13 of the 22 to the finals with McMillan staying at home on reserve with the likes of Bobby Combe and Jimmy Binning. Inside forward George Hamilton was also on reserve but travelled after Bobby Johnstone withdrew through injury.

McMillan later managed Airdrieonians between 1970 and 1976. [4]

He is currently Honorary president of Airdrie United, [3] a continuation of Airdrieonians after the club went out of business in 2002.

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