Kenny Miller is the first player in a century to play for Rangers, Celtic and Rangers again.
He started his career off at Hibs before Dick Advocaat paid £2million for him on 26th June 2000. His first game came against FBK Kaunas, a game we won 4-1. He would then go on to score 5 goals in the 7-1 victory over St Mirren which is a Scottish Premier League record, a record jointly shared with Kris Boyd who scored 5 goals for Kilmarnock against Dundee United. The ending to that season wasn't as prolific because he didn't get as many chances and he was sold to Wolves in September 2001. Six months before his contract was to expire at Wolves, Miller had the option of going back to Rangers or earn more money at Celtic. He chose the latter and found enemies on both sides. He was the third player since the war to play for both of the Glasgow teams - the others being Mo Johnston and Alfie Conn. After going 9 games without scoring for Celtic he would get the chance to break this record against us at Parkhead - and he did. His celebration won't have been forgotten by a few after he went mental, thumping the Celtic badge. He scored for Celtic against Benfica and is the only player to score for both Rangers and Celtic in the Champions League group stages.
He left Celtic in the 07-08 season to join Derby but they finished the season with the lowest amount of points and wins in Premiership history. Incredibly, the Daily Record reported around Christmas time 2007 that Walter was considering bring Miller back to Rangers. The Rangers fans sang songs of protest. "You can stick your Kenny Miller up your arse" was the chants from the stand but that didn't stop Walter bringing him back. Ironically, his 'debut' would again be against Kaunas but the scoreline would be far different from the first time. After a low-key start to the season, he failed to score in the first three games of the season before Celtic at Parkhead awaited. With the score at 1-1, Miller volleyed a Kevin Thomson cross to the right of Boruc to put us in the lead. You wonder who writes the script for Kenny Miller. He would score another after a typical howler by Boruc and effectively sealed the game at that point by making it 1-4. His performances in the 08-09 season ensured that he won over some supporters but as you expect, some will never forgive him for playing for them.
Rangers Career Statistics
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As of 15/1/2011
- Scottish Premier League - 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
- Scottish Cup - 2008/09
- Scottish League Cup - 2009/10
- 47 International caps for Scotland (11 goals)
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