Tommy McMillan

In season 2008/09, Manchester United’s Edwin Van Der Sar broke the British record for the longest period of time in keeping a clean sheet and it was Aberdeen keeper Bobby Clark’s record of 1,115 minutes that Van Der Sar eventually broke.

In an interview in 2009, Clark acknowledged that although Scottish internationalist and club captain Martin Buchan was the most well known Aberdeen defender, if anyone deserved the credit for helping Clark go so long without conceding a goal, it was centre half Tommy McMillan.

 

 

Joining Aberdeen from Neilston Juniors in 1965, Tommy went on to win two Under 23’s caps for Scotland and although he was in the Aberdeen side that lost 2-0 to Celtic in the 1967 Scottish Cup Final, he got his revenge three years later at Hampden as Aberdeen defeated Celtic 3-1 to lift the 1970 Scottish Cup.

 

 

Tommy was to make 265 appearances for Aberdeen over 8 seasons and after his days at Pittodrie were over, Tommy joined Falkirk before becoming the player-manager of Inverness Thistle.