Irish Footballers that Played for Liverpool - Billy Millar
Billy Millar - Introduction
Billy Millar was born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland on 25 October 1906. He played in the Irish League for Linfield as a forward. His performances attracted the attentions of Liverpool manager Matt McQueen who paid a substantial £1,500 transfer fee for the talented attacker in August 1928.
Billy Millar & Liverpool
Billy Millar made his Liverpool debut on 25 August 1928 against Bury in the First Division under new Anfield manager George Patterson. It was a sensational debut as Millar scored his first goal for Liverpool in the first minute of the match.
Millar scored his last goal for the Reds in 71st minute of the same match with Liverpool winning the match 3-0. The occasion was also notable as it was the premiere of the new roofed Spion Kop which brought the capacity of Anfield to 60'000.
Millar did not play in the next League match but did line out on 5 September as the Reds lost at home to Sheffield United 1-2. Billy Millar's last match for Liverpool was on 13 October 1928 against Newcastle United at Anfield Road. Liverpool won the match 2-1 through goals from Gordon Hodgson and Jimmy McDougall.
In his three appearances Millar lined up with fellow Irishman, and legendary goalkeeper, Elisha Scott. Billy Millar left Liverpool FC in late 1928 to join Barrow FC in the Third Division where he later went on to set a record of scoring 30 goals in 30 matches.
Billy Millar - Northern Ireland Career
Billy Millar made his debut for Northern Ireland on 5 December 1931 against Wales in the British Home Championship. He scored his one and only international goal in this match as the Irish won 4-0 at Windsor Park in Belfast.
To this day Millar remains the only Barrow player to have won full international honours. He won his second and last cap for Ireland on 12 September 1932 in a 0-4 loss to Scotland at Windsor Park. Billy Millar died in 1990.
Billy Millar - Liverpool & Northern Ireland Statistics
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