Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan
(1931 -)


An Airdrieonians and Rangers legend, John “Ian” McMillan enjoyed a long career spanning 18 years. Nicknamed the Wee Prime Minister, the inside forward’s first spell at Airdrieonians spanned 10 years, lasting from 1948 to 1958, and he returned to Broomfield for a further two years in 1964. Ian made 301 appearances with the Lanarkshire club, scoring 119 times.

In between his spells with Airdrie, McMillan spent six successful years with Rangers, scoring 36 times in 127 league games. During this period the Ibrox club won four Scottish League titles, four Scottish Cups, three Scottish League Cups, were European Cup semi-finalists in 1960 and European Cup Winners Cup finalists in 1961.
At international level, Ian won six caps for Scotland, scoring twice. Incredibly he remained part-time throughout his playing career, pursuing a career as a qualified quantity surveyor.