Jimmy Millar, a former striker for Scotland and Rangers, passed away at the age of 87.
How Did Jimmy Millar Die?
Jimmy Millar, a legend for the Rangers, passed away at the age of 87 after battling dementia.
The legendary striker, who amassed 162 goals during a trophy-laden 12-year career at the Light Blues, passed away today, according to the Ibrox club.
Scott Symon signed Millar in 1955 after he established himself at Dunfermline Athletic, and he went on to win 11 major awards.
Later, he was honored with a spot in the Rangers Hall of Fame.
The father of four was given an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2007, and in 2017 his family publicly discussed his battle with the fatal brain illness. His 30 Scottish Cup goals are an equal post-war best for Rangers with Derek Johnstone.
His former team released the following statement after learning of the former forward’s passing: “Rangers Football Club is devastated by the news of Jimmy Millar’s passing.
“A tough, brave and quick center-forward, Millar scored an impressive 162 goals in 317 Rangers appearances. Our thoughts are with Jimmy’s family at this sad time.” It’s another sad moment for the Light Blues, who have had club legends Walter Smith, Jimmy Bell, and Andy Goram pass in the last year.
Jimmy Millar Biography
Rangers symbol Jimmy was born on November 20, 1934, in Edinburgh. He began his playing career in 1952 with Dunfermline before signing for Scott Symon’s Rangers in January 1955 at £5000.
He was initially signed as a defender, and it wasn’t until three seasons later, when he scored four goals in a 4-0 preseason friendly victory, that he accidentally found his preferred position as a striker.
During a 12-year period in which he scored 162 goals in 317 games for the Rangers, the courageous center-forward would go on to score four goals in a single game four times. The No. 9 had incredible air skills for a man who was only 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Jimmy and his bandmate Ralph Brand were dubbed the “M and B” collaboration after the well-liked Bryant and May match company.
He has performed with artists like Jim Baxter, Eric Caldow, and John Greig. In addition to two New Year’s Day derby-winning goals at Parkhead in 1960 and 1964, he scored 13 Old Firm goals overall.
Jimmy and Derek Johnstone share the post-World War II Rangers record for most Scottish Cup goals with 30. Jimmy represented Scotland twice and captured three league crowns, four Scottish Cups, and three League Cups. He also played a key role in Rangers’ 1961 loss to Fiorentina in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final.
He managed Raith Rovers for a while after finishing his playing career at Dundee United. The five-grandchild grandfather will commemorate his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Evelyn on August 2 after spending 31 years operating the Duke’s Head bar in Leith.
Jimmy Millar Cause of Death
As already stated, Jimmy Millar passed away from complications related to dementia. Millar’s family claimed in 2017 that he had been suffering from dementia for the ten years prior, a condition they blamed on him heading a football.
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