Quick, incisive and physically imposing, an inspiration on the pitch and worshipped by Scotland and Dons fans off it, Miller is arguably one of the greatest Scottish defenders of all time. He won 65 caps for Scotland and as a result is a member of the SFA's International Roll of Honour.
He signed for Aberdeen at the age of seventeen and was made Captain four years later and he remained an ever present throughout the club's highly successful '80s era, where under the management of Sir Alex Ferguson, the club won the League title 3 times, the Scottish Cup 4 times, the League Cup 2 times and also the European Cup Winners' Cup in '83 when they defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in the Final. Miller's central defensive partnership with Alex McLeish was a huge part of the success and he holds the record for most league appearances for Aberdeen, having played for the Dons 558 times between 1972 and 1990, when he retired due to a recurring knee injury at the age of 35.
He was appointed Aberdeen Manager in 1992 shortly after his retirement from playing, but despite leading the club to 2nd place in the league on two separate occasions, he was relieved of his duties in 1995.
Miller was then prominent in the media, working as a football commentator and analyst, where his forthright opinions could be heard mainly on BBC Radio Scotland. Miller reduced his media commitments when he was appointed to the Aberdeen board in 2004, and he returned to day to day club involvement shortly afterwards when he was appointed as the club's Director of Football.
Willie was instrumental in Football Aid's return to Pittodrie in 2007 after a break of a couple of seasons and despite the club not currently being involved he continues to be a great supporter of our organisation.