A footballing career of many clubs came to an end on Thursday, when Kenny Miller announced his retirement from the game, BBC Sport reported.

One of those clubs was of course Celtic, where Miller spent the 2006-7 season, before leaving the Hoops to join Derby County at the start of the following season.

In time at Celtic, Miller done well, helping the side win the Premiership and Scottish Cup double. Of course, there is a reason why his time at the club won’t be that fondly remembered – the fact that he played for Rangers three times.

Kenny Miller celebrates a goal against Benfica

Kenny Miller celebrates a goal against Benfica (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Yes, Miller is one of the few players to have played for both halves of the Glasgow divide. Interestingly, he is also one of the very few players to have scored for both teams in the fixture too.

Scored one derby goal for Hoops

Miller seemed to have more success scoring against Celtic in derbies than for the Hoops – in his season with Celtic he scored in one derby – a 2-0 win.

In his time at Ibrox he managed to score nine goals against Celtic, which is a more than decent return.

Kenny Miller in action against Rangers

Kenny Miller in action against Rangers (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

If we look at his season with the Hoops, Miller actually scored some vital goals. He scored the winner in the 1-0 Champions League group stage win over Copenhagen.

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He also scored twice in the 3-0 group stage win over Benfica, which is one of Celtic’s best Champions League group stage performances.


All in all, he scored 10 goals in his 38 games for the Hoops, which is a decent enough return.

Interestingly, he had scored three goals in two games at the start of the 2007-08 season before he was sold, perhaps he found his scoring touch, we will never know.

Miller’s career has certainly been an intriguing one. It lasted 24 years, and he played for 14 different clubs, if you count his three separate spells at Ibrox.

His time at Celtic will probably be a footnote in his career, but his Champions League goals should not be forgotten about.


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