Clubs played for: Portsmouth, Oxford United. (1960-1978).
Biography: John Milkins made his debut as a 16 year old in the club's last game in the first division but then had to wait another two years before his next appearance. Originally from Essex, the youngster joined the ground staff and lived in the hostel run by Duggie Reid. He went on to become one of the best keepers of the time and one of Pompey's most reliable players. Making almost 400 appearances in total, he once saved three penalties in a game against Notts County and was named Player of the Year in 1969. After 14 years service he played out the final part of his career at Oxford United. He ran his own sports shop at the top of Commercial Road for many years but once he had retired from te game he worked as manager for a club that owned snooker halls including the Pot Black club in Southampton. Player of the year in 1969.
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