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Miller reveals football memories
Willie Miller lifts the European Cup-winners' Cup
Willie Miller won a European trophy with Aberdeen in 1983
Aberdeen and Scotland legend Willie Miller has been speaking candidly about former players and managers he has worked with over the years.

His footballing career is recalled in his autobiography, titled The Don.

Included are memories of Aberdeen's 1983 European Cup Winners' Cup over Real Madrid.

Former Aberdeen manager Sir Alex Ferguson, now at Manchester United, describes Miller as the best penalty box defender he has ever seen.

Miller told BBC Scotland: "It's quite an accolade because there were some fantastic players."

He talks of highpoints such as the European Cup Winners' Cup win, and low points such an ultimately disappointing spell as club manager.

'Greatest ever'

Miller also talks about playing at a time before big salaries in football, with pay increases sometimes totalling 10 and players having to do other work outside football - in his case roof conversions.

Glasgow-born Miller, who turned businessman and BBC football pundit, signed for Aberdeen in 1971 and became team captain four years later under Sir Alex.

Miller played 556 times for Aberdeen and was given 65 caps by Scotland.

He retired in 1990 due to injury and was Aberdeen manager for three years from 1992.

In 2003, Miller beat off the likes of Martin Buchan, Alex McLeish, Gordon Strachan and Joe Harper to be voted the greatest ever Aberdeen player by the club's fans.

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