George McMillan Player Profile


  • Full Name: George Sneddon McMillan
  • Born: March 15th, 1930 (Motherwell, Strathclyde)
  • Died: December 25th, 2019 (Peterborough)


  • Position: Outside Left
  • Signed: May 27th, 1952
  • Date Left Club: May 31st, 1953
  • First Manager: Peter Jackson
  • Wrexham AFC Career Totals:
    1 first team competitive appearance
  • Also Played For: Aberdeen, Brechin City, Bridgeton Waverley, Montrose, Newport County

Wrexham AFC Career Summary

Competitive Friendlies Res/Youth
1952-53 1-2 2 17 5
TOTAL 1-2 2 17 5

Other Cups: Play-Offs, League Cup, Associate Members' Cup, Football League Trophy, FA Trophy, European Cup Winners' Cup, Debenhams Cup and Football League Division 3 (North) Cup.
Welsh Cups: Welsh Cup, FAW Invitation Trophy and FAW Premier Cup.
Friendlies: First team friendlies only.
Reserves/Youth: All reserve and youth competitions from age group U17 and above (including friendlies).

Please note that the data for friendlies, reserves & youth may not be complete as full records weren't always kept. However we believe that including the information we do have provides an interesting insight into each player's time at Wrexham.


Born in Motherwell, George started his playing career with Glasgow-based Junior side Bridgeton Waverley. He moved north to Aberdeen eventually signing part-time forms for the Dons in the summer of 1950. An electrician by day, McMillan made his solitary first-team appearance the following January in a 1-1 home draw with St Mirren before a work accident saw him side-lined, leading to his eventual release in May 1952.

Wrexham manager Peter Jackson persuaded the outside-left to move to the Racecourse and McMillan quickly established himself in the Reds’ reserve side during the opening months of the 1952-53 season. With Wrexham riding high in the Division Three (North) table, he found first team opportunities limited due to the form of the legendary Billy Tunnicliffe and the emergence of a young Gordon Richards.

Once again McMillan had to be content with just the one senior start – a 1-0 defeat at Gateshead – although he did net four times in a 7-5 win at Hyde United in the Cheshire County League in February 1953. He returned home that summer and had spells with Brechin City, Montrose and Newport County before hanging up his playing boots and taking a coaching role with Scottish Highland League side Huntly.

Upon relocating to Australia with his wife Wendy, McMillan continued his coaching career with Adelaide side Juventus leading them to two State Championship titles. Further success followed at Campbelltown City before he moved into the local media hosting his own football radio show, often interviewing stars of the British game such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Davie Cooper and Pat Nevin.

Having lived in Australia for the majority of his working life, the death of his wife in 2011 saw George return to the UK. He spent the last years of his life living with his son in Peterborough, battling the gradual onset of dementia.


October 25th, 1952
Gateshead AFC 1 - 0 Wrexham

League (Division Three North)

Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)

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Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
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 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 25/10/52 Division Three North vs. Gateshead AFC (A) 0 - 1

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 25/10/52 Division Three North vs. Gateshead AFC (A)  0 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in