Scottish legend Kenny Miller retires from football - social media reacts

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 5:03pm

The 40-year-old announced his retirement earlier today and former clubs and professionals heaped the praise on the Scottish legend

Kenny Miller has called time on his distinguished playing career at the tender age of 40. 

Miller, born in Edinburgh, joined Rangers four different times and also played for Old Firm rivals Celtic at one point.

His footballing journey had also taken him England, Wales, Canada and Turkey, having played for Derby, Wolves, Cardiff, Bursapor and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Kenny said in a statement: "It has been a career far beyond my expectations. I would like to think that I give all young players hope that if you give everything you've got in every training session and match you can play at the highest level.

"I've scored goals in the Premier League, Champions League and at international level and you can't ask for much more than that.

Miller went on to say: "Representing my country and pulling on that shirt as many times as I did is the greatest honour any young Scottish kid could have.

"If you had told me when I was a young boy at Hibs that my career would have gone like I would have laughed at you."

Fans reacted to Miller's retirement and could only admire what he achieved in his incredible career. 

 Former clubs expressed their gratitude and wished Miller all the best after making the decision to end his 22-year run in the game.

Brighton and Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun tweeted about how impressed he has been with Miller, who played and scored in FOUR different decades!

Chris Sutton, who enjoyed a prolific spell at Celtic and now is a pundit for BT Sport for their Scottish football coverage heaped the praise on his fellow striker.

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