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Willie Mills Squad Index
Information:
Position:
Inside Left
Date of Birth:
28th January 1915
Birthplace:
Bonhill, Dunbartonshire
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 8 1/2"
Weight:
10st 12lbs
Signed:
20/08/1932
Career History:
Vale of Leven Schools/BB Football/Bridgeton Waverley 1931/Aberdeen 20th August 1932/Huddersfield Town 14th March 1938, 6,500, Free Transfer - August 1947/Dumbarton (war guest) 1st November 1939, Cancelled - 10th January 1940/Aberdeen (war guest) 27th January 1940/Clyde (war guest) 23rd August 1940/Queen of the South 28th August 1947, Cancelled - 9th October 1947/Aberdeen 24th October 1947, Cancelled - 4th November 1947/Lossiemouth player-coach 5-11-1947/Huntly 5-01-1949 100/Hamrun Spartans Coach Aug 1950
 
Profile:
Possibly the first ever Aberdeen player to be classed as the complete player, certainly in the opinion of manager David Halliday. As a young forward Mills arrived at Pittodrie in 1932 and was almost immediately thrown into the Dons first team, a position he was to claim for six memorable years. Formed an almost telepathic partnership with Matt Armstrong as the Dons came so close to claiming their first major trophy in the 30's. Capped for Scotland, Mills was transferred to Huddersfield for a club record 6,500 in 1938.
Willie Mills

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
17/08/1932
Aberdeen 7-1 East Stirlingshire
Dewar Shield SF Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 5,000 17 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1949-50
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
4
1939-40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
1937-38
19
0
13
0
0
0
4
0
4
0
0
0
23
0
17
1
0
9
1936-37
31
0
15
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
36
0
15
0
0
0
1935-36
33
0
17
0
0
0
5
0
3
0
0
0
38
0
20
2
0
1
1934-35
33
0
11
0
0
0
7
0
5
0
0
0
40
0
16
4
0
2
1933-34
35
0
28
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
39
0
28
5
0
0
1932-33
31
0
18
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
34
0
18
3
0
2
Totals:
182
0
102
0
0
0
28
0
12
0
0
0
210
0
114
22
0
18
Total Appearances/Goals: 210 114  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1936-37 02/12/36
SCOTLAND v Wales
British Int'l Championship
1935-36 13/11/35
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland
British Int'l Championship
1935-36 05/10/35
Wales v SCOTLAND
British Int'l Championship
Total Appearances: 3