Everyone at Rotherham United has been deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of our former player Malcolm Hussey, aged 87.
Malcolm came through the junior ranks with the Millers, signing as a professional in April 1952 before going on to make his first team debut at Upton Park on 4th October of the same year in a 4-2 win over West Ham United.
His opportunities as a centre half at Millmoor were limited during a golden era for the club, but he was able to make a total of 11 appearances for the Millers in Division 2 during the 1952/53 season, despite reporting for military training at Oswestry in February 1953.
The star-studded team of the time included the late, great Danny Williams and other Rotherham United legends including Jack Grainger and Gladstone Guest – many of whom helped the club to a third placed finish in what would now be the Sky Bet Championship in 1954/55.
Malcolm played seven league games a season later, before six further games followed across the 1954/55 and 1955/56 seasons with an additional outing in the FA Cup in a Third Round replay away at Scunthorpe United’s Old Showground.
He clearly impressed those of an Iron persuasion in that fixture as he ended his time with the Millers by making the switch to Scunthorpe United in August 1956.
The club were informed of the sad news of Malcolm’s passing by both friends and family, who gathered on 21st May to celebrate his life at his funeral.
The thoughts of everyone here at Rotherham United are with everyone who knew Malcolm during this difficult time.
Once a Miller, Always a Miller.