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Cult heroes: Kenny Miller at Rangers

Cult heroes: Kenny Miller at Rangers

The debate of whether or not Kenny Miller is a Rangers legend is a conversation that will likely continue long after his retirement.

The 39-year-old striker who had three stints with the Gers during his career is respected amongst the fans for his goal scoring antics, being amongst the top scorers in the history of the SPL and one of the few players to ever score five goals in one game, however Miller is also one of five only post-war players to play for both Rangers and Celtic.

Granted he only spent a season at Celtic Park and never directly went from the Rangers to the Hoops and vice versa, but it’s still a touchy nerve to go on when discussing Miller’s legend status at the club.

Whether or not he is a bonafide legend of Rangers is a debate for another time, what Miller is, however, is a cult hero for the club.

Miller played just over 300 appearances for the Glaswegian club, scoring 166 goals during that time and winning seven honours with Rangers, including three Scottish Premier League titles and winning the 2010/11 SPL Golden Boot award.

Accolades aside, Miller has shown time and time again that he is a player who cares for the club. The Scottish international re-joined the club for the third time when Rangers were promoted to the Scottish Championship during the rebuild years and stuck with the team until they were back in the top-flight.

Miller continued to show his loyalty to the club in their first season back in the top tier by leading the Gers to third in the league table with key goals throughout the campaign, resulting in the then 37-year-old striker being awarded both the Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year award in the 2016/17 season, as well as the club’s Goal of the Season.

It was to be Miller’s last highlight as a Rangers player, though, as the striker was let go by the club the following season on a free after an argument with then manager Graeme Murty.

Miller’s time at Rangers ended poorly, with fans agreeing that the striker was treated unfairly by Murty and that the veteran player should have ended his career at the club.

Even after leaving the club on poor terms and having played for the enemy in the past, Miller is a player still considered in high regard around the Ibrox Stadium. And at 39 and still playing football, as well getting his coaching badges, Miller is a player who could return to the club one day as a coach, or even manager.

Rangers fans, what is your favourite Miller moment?

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