Ralph Milne Profile

Ralph Milne

Ral­ph Mil­ne, born Dun­dee, Scot­land, May 13, 1961. Dun­do­ni­an Ral­ph Mil­ne, who could play either as an at­tack­ing mid­fielder or a flank for­ward, kick-star­ted his pro­fes­sion­al foot­balling ca­reer at loc­al si­de Dun­dee Uni­ted be­fore he pro­ceeded to play for Charl­ton Ath­let­ic, Bris­tol City, Man­chester Uni­ted, West Ham Uni­ted, and then fi­nally Sing Tao SC.

Ral­ph Mil­ne was fir­st dis­covered by Dun­dee Uni­ted where he would play along­side tal­en­ted foot­ballers such as Ea­monn Ban­non, Dav­ie Dodds, Paul Hegarty, Da­vid Narey, and Paul Stur­rock. Whi­le at Tan­nadice Park, he con­trib­uted 44 goals in 179 Scot­tish Pre­mier Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for The Ter­rors be­fore he was trans­ferred to Charl­ton Ath­let­ic at the end of the 1986-87 cam­paign. Fol­low­ing a com­par­at­ively short spell wi­th The Ad­dicks, he joi­ned for­ces wi­th Bris­tol City for whom he notched up six goals in 30 Foot­ball Lea­gue ga­mes be­fore Al­ex Fer­guson lured him to Man­chester Uni­ted for a trans­fer fee of £150,000 in Nov­ember 1988. Un­for­tu­nately, Mil­ne was not liv­ing up to ex­pect­a­tions at Uni­ted and he on­ly ma­naged to pro­duce three goals dur­ing 23 Fir­st Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances in his time at Old Traf­ford. As things turned out, the in­creas­ingly frus­trated for­ward was ev­entually for­ced out of the Man­chester Uni­ted fir­st te­am and was sub­sequently shipped out on loan to West Ham Uni­ted be­fore he ul­ti­mately was giv­en a free trans­fer by the club at the end of the 1990-91 sea­son. The Scots­man would then spend a sea­son wi­th Hong Kong out­fit Sing Tao SC un­til he de­cided to re­tire from the ga­me at end of the 1991-92 cam­paign at the re­l­at­ively young age of age of 31. Hav­ing ser­i­ous prob­lems wi­th al­co­hol­ism and gambling ad­dic­tion, the strug­gling stri­ker would most prob­ably have had a far great­er suc­cess in his pro­fes­sion­al play­ing ca­reer were it not for his per­son­al troubles. Ral­ph Mil­ne Play­ing Ca­reer: Dun­dee Uni­ted, Charl­ton Ath­let­ic, Bris­tol City, Man­chester Uni­ted, West Ham Uni­ted, Sing Tao SC. Play­ing Hon­ours: Scot­tish Foot­ball Lea­gue Pre­mier Di­vi­sion 1983, Scot­tish Foot­ball Lea­gue Cup 1979.


Ral­ph Mil­ne Quickfacts

Ral­ph Mil­ne was capped three times by Scot­land at U21 level be­tween 1981 and 1983.


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