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OBITUARY | Brian Jordan 1932-2018

27 December 2018

Rotherham United are deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of former defender Brian Jordan, aged 86.

Brian played for the Millers between 1953 and 1958, making 38 appearances for the club.

After beginning his career with Derby County, he moved to Denaby United before signing for the Millers in 1953. He made his debut in November of the same year in a 1-0 defeat to Notts County at Millmoor.

Brian was a versatile defender, but principally a centre-half, and starred famously in the final game of the 1954-55 season when the Millers thrashed Liverpool 6-1 at Millmoor but missed out on promotion to the top flight on goal average.

Brian made his final appearance for the Millers in 1958, but would go on to represent Middlesbrough in the same team as Brian Clough and Peter Taylor.

Brian finished his professional career with York City in 1961.

Throughout his career Brian had been part-time, and would combine his football with employment in the electrical department at Bentley Colliery.

Brian was also a keen cricketer where he also represented Bentley Colliery.

The club will be paying tribute to Brian at our home game with Preston on January 1st, as part of our Rotherham Remembers 2018 tribute.

We ask supporters to arrive early, as we acknowledge those we have lost during 2018 with a special tribute and applause with the names appearing on our big screen at 2.50pm.

Everyone at Rotherham United would like to express our sincere condolences to Brian’s family at this time.

Once a Miller, always a Miller.

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