Date of birth: 03/01/1944
Place of birth: Dagenham
Pompey career: 1960 - 1974
Appearances for Pompey: 389
Inducted into the Hall of Fame: 2010
John Milkins was an English professional footballer (soccer player) whose career ran from the start of the 1960s to the end of the 1970s.
Born in Romford on 3 January 1944 Milkins won one England Youth cap whilst with his first club Portsmouth, to whom he was to give 15 years of loyal service. He made his debut for the first team in their very last match in the English First Division, although he was to wait a further two years for his next appearance.
In all Milkins was to make over 300 appearances for Pompey and was to prove such a popular player that in 1970 he was awarded the inaugural Player of the Year trophy. The following year he was awarded a testimonial against local rivals Saints which resulted in an ignominious 0–7 defeat.
In the 1974 close season he was sold to Oxford United for whom he played sporadically to his last league appearance in May 1979. After a brief spell as player-manager of now defunct Southern League side Waterlooville he retired to run a sports shop/ snooker hall consortium.