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Gordon Milne

Liverpool FC

14 appearances, 0 goals

P 14 W 9 D 2 L 3 F 37: A 25
71% successful

1963-64

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1260

Profile

Full name Gordon Milne
Born 29 March 1937 in Preston, Lancashire [registered in Preston, June 1937].
Married to Edith Ainsworth [registered in Preston, June 1961].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 11st. 3lbs [1964].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started with Preston Amateurs and played with Morecambe FC. Joined Preston North End FC in January 1956. Joined Liverpool FC in August 1960 for £16,000. Blackpool FC signed Milne for £30,000 in May 1967. Became player-manager of Wigan Athletic FC in January 1970, making 73 Northern Premier League appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1961-62; Football League Champions 1963-64, 1965-66; FA Charity Shield shared 1964, 1965, winners 1966; European Cup Winners Cup runners-up 1965-66; Northern Premier League winners 1971-72;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions Son of Jimmy Milne (Preston North End)

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Became player-manager of Wigan Athletic FC in January 1970, and also became the youth coach/manager of the England team from 1971. Joe Mercer invited him who became the team manager at Coventry City FC in June 1972, he became the full manager from 1974 until he was made the Executive manager in May 1981. He was tipped who became the England manager following Alf Ramsey's dismissal in 1974. Became Leicester City FC's manager from August 1982 until June 1986, when he became the club's general manager for a year. Took over at Besiktas JK later in 1987, until 1994. Took over as manager of Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1994 and returned to Turkey a year later, with Bursaspor JK until 1997 and then Trabzonspor JK until 1999. He then became the Director of Football at Newcastle United FC alongside Sir Bobby Robson from 1999 until 2004. Had a spell as Chief Executive of the League Managers Asscoiation before accepting a position as Director of Football at Besiktas JK in 2006. He retired in 2007.
Club honours Northern Premier League winners 1971-72; International Youth Championship winners 1972; Chanceller Cup winners 1987-88; Turkish Cup winners 1988-89, 1989-90; Turkish Super Cup winners 1988-89, 1991-92; TSYD Cup winners 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1993-94; Turkish League Champions 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92;

England Career

Player number 819th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 368, 8 May 1963, England 1 Brazil 1, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 26 years 40 days.
Last match No. 384, 21 October 1964, England 2 Belgium 2, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 27 years 206 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1963-64, 1964-65;
Team honours British Championship shared 1963-64, winners 1964-65;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Much sought after in the managerial field after a sucessful introduction to the administrative side at Wigan Athletic AFC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.175.

 

Gordon Milne - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
17 14 4 14 0 0 1260 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Gordon Milne - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 3 2 0 15 8 +7 0 0 3.00 1.60 80.0 +3
Away 8 6 0 2 22 16 +6 1 1 2.75 2.00 75.0 +4
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 14 9 2 3 37 25 +12 2 1 2.643 1.786 71.4 +6

 

Gordon Milne - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 11 7 2 2 29 19 +10 1 1 2.636 1.727 72.7 +5
Red 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2 1 0 2.667 2.00 66.7 +1
All 14 9 2 3 37 25 +12 2 1 2.643 1.786 71.4 +6

 

Gordon Milne - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 3 0 1 16 7 +9 1 1 4.00 1.75 75.0 +2
Minor Tournament 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
Friendly 8 6 2 0 20 12 +8 0 0 2.50 1.50 87.5 +6
All 14 9 2 3 37 25 +12 2 1 2.643 1.786 71.4 +6

 

Gordon Milne - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1963-64 3 2 0 1 12 4 +8 1 1 4.00 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1964-65 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
All 4 3 0 1 16 7 +9 1 1 4.00 1.75 75.0 +2
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Taça das Nações 1964 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 0 1 16 7 +9 1 1 4.00 1.75 75.0 +2
TC 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All 6 3 0 3 17 13 +4 2 1 2.833 2.167 50.0 =0

 

Gordon Milne - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 14 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 14 full capsx

Age 26
1 368 8 May 1963 - England 1 Brazil 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 4
2 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava Tour AW Start 4
3 370 2 June 1963 - GDR 1 England 2, Zentralstadion, Leipzig AW Start 4
- 371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW squad/reserve
4 372 12 October 1963 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 4
5 373 23 October 1963 - England 2 Rest of the World 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
6 374 20 November 1963 - England 8 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 4
Age 27
7 375 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AL Start 4
8 376 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 4
9 377 17 May 1964 - Portugal 3 England 4, Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa Tour AW Start 4
10 378 24 May 1964 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 3, Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin AW Start 4
- 379 27 May 1964 - USA 0 England 10, Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, New York City AW squad/reserve
11 380 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro TC AL Start 4
- 381 4 June 1964 - England 1 Portugal 1, Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, Pacaembu, São Paulo ND squad/reserve
12 382 6 June 1964 - Argentina 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro NL Start 4
13 383 3 October 1964 - Northern Ireland 3 England 4, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 4
14 384 21 October 1964 - England 2 Belgium 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 4

FIFA required that each national side provide a list of forty players before the end of May 1966 and a final squad of 22 players by July 3.  Alf Ramsey named his provisional list of forty players on April 7. One of the eighteen that were cut from the final squad included Gordon Milne. However, Ramsey made another squad announcement on 6 May, naming the 28 players who would report for pre-tournament training at the Lilleshall national recreation centre in Shropshire on June 6, including Gordon Milne. At the close of the training session on June 18, Ramsey cut five players, including Milne, although asking them to remain in training at their club facilities in the event of an emergency.

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