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Millwall FC are a professional football club located in Bermondsey, London. Having spent at least two seasons in each of the top four English divisions, Millwall currently play in the country’s third tier, League One.
The history of Millwall Football Club begins in 1885. Workers from the JT Morton canning and preserve factory formed the club in the Isle of Dogs in East London, and named the new club Millwall Rovers.
First playing on Glengall Road, the club moved to the Lord Nelson Ground shortly after they were formed. In 1889, Millwall Rovers changed their name to Millwall Athletic, after moving to the Athletics Grounds.
For the 1894/1895 season, Millwall became founding members of the Southern League. The club were hugely successful, winning two consecutive Southern League titles in the 1894/1895 and 1895/1896 seasons, and finishing second a season later.
Another stadium move soon followed, with the club now playing at North Greenwich. Soon after, Millwall Athletic enjoyed two good FA Cup runs, reaching the semi final of the competition in 1900 and 1903.
In 1910, the club moved to The Den, in an attempt to attract new fans to the club. Brighton & Hove Albion were the first visitors to the ground, leaving with a 1-0 victory.
Millwall Athletic became simply Millwall, and the club became founding members of the Football League Third Division in 1920, which then was split into two geographical divisions -Third Division North and the Third Division South, with Millwall playing in the South division.
Millwall performed well in the Third Division South, and following three third place finishes in four years, the club won the Third Division South title in the 1927/1928 season. Millwall scored a record 87 home goals during this campaign, a Football League record that still has not been broken. This title also earned Millwall a place in the Football League Second Division.
The club couldn’t keep up their Third Division South form in the second tier of English football, with mostly lower table finishes. This culminated in Millwall being relegated in the 1933/1934 season, and the club returned to the Third Division South.
Four seasons later, however, and the club won the Third Division South title for a second time. However, following the start of the Second World War, the Football League calendar was suspended. Millwall suffered during the war, losing some of their players in battle and the Millwall stadium was bombed.
When the Football League resumed, Millwall struggled to replicate their pre war form. In the 1947/1948 season, Millwall were relegated.
The 1950’s were a poor time for Millwall Football Club. Millwall had come close to promotion on a number of occasions in the late 1940’s and the early part of this decade, but following two close calls with relegation, the club finally succumbed to the drop in the 1957/1958 season. Millwall kept their Football League status following the reorganisation of the Third Divisions North and South becoming a Third Division and a Fourth Division, with neither dependent on geographical location. For the 1958/1959 season, Millwall were given a place in the Fourth Division.
The 1961/1962 season saw Millwall pick up the Fourth Division title, and with it promotion to the Third Division. However, the club’s time back in the third tier didn’t last long, and within two seasons the club were back in the fourth tier of English football.
After this relegation, though, the club found some form. Consecutive promotions followed, with two runners up finishes in the Fourth Division and Third Division paving the way for Millwall’s return to the second tier.
Millwall spent nine successive seasons in the Second Division, almost achieving promotion to the First Division in the 1971/1972 season but missing out by a single point. From here, Millwall’s performances dropped, and the club were demoted once more in the 1974/1975 campaign.
Millwall bounced back immediately, but their Second Division status was short lived as three seasons later relegation hit the club once more.
The club stayed in the Third Division until the 1984/1985 saw Millwall gain promotion and they returned to the second tier.
In the 1987/1988 campaign, Millwall won the Second Division title. With this championship, the club also earned promotion to the country’s top flight for the first time in Millwall history.
Spending the 1988/1989 season in the First Division, the club managed a respectable tenth spot finish. However, the following year saw Millwall finish in 20th place, in the process getting demoted back to the Second Division.
In 1992, the Football League divisions were rebranded following the introduction of the Premier League. The Second Division became Division One, the Third Division Division Two and the Fourth Division Division Three.
Millwall almost achieved promotion to the Premier League in the 1993/1994 campaign, just narrowly missing out. This was also Millwall’s first season in their new ground. The New Den, now just known as The Den.
Various managers came and left Millwall Football Club, which to begin with appeared to have a detrimental effect on team performances. The 1995/1996 season was a poor one for Millwall, and the club were relegated to Division Two.
Financial problems hit the club, and Millwall went into administration. Soon after, Theo Paphitis bought the club and administration worries were dealt with. Slowly, Millwall began to improve on the pitch too and in the 1999/2000 season the club reached the playoffs but were beaten by Wigan Athletic in the semi final.
Mark McGhee was given the Millwall manager job, and in his first season in charge he led his club to the Division Two title. Millwall came close to achieving back to back promotions but were stopped by Birmingham City in the Division One playoff semi final.
McGhee left the club and Dennis Wise took over the Millwall manager role. Wise was an instant success. In his first campaign in charge of the club, Millwall reached their first ever FA Cup Final. They faced Manchester United, who comfortably beat them, but because of United’s qualification to the Champions League Millwall were given their spot in the UEFA Cup. In 2004/2005 season, Millwall faced Ferencvaros, who beat the club ending their European dream.
This season the Football League divisions were once again rebranded. Division One became the Championship, Division Two League One and Division Three League Two. In the following season, Millwall experienced a great deal of turmoil. Theo Paphitis left his position of chairman and Dennis Wise left soon after. The club started the 2005/2006 season poorly and it didn;t get any better for Millwall. In a season that had seen the club appoint four different managers, Millwall were relegated from the Championship.
The situation at Millwall started to improve with new investment coming in from John Berylson. Kenny Jackett was appointed manager and in the 2008/2009 season, Jackett had led the club to the playoffs. They were defeated by Scunthorpe United, but the following season Millwall went one better, beating Swindon Town in the League One playoff to seal a return to the Championship.
Millwall spent the following five seasons in the Championship, but most of these seasons were spent battling the drop. The club were eventually relegated in the 2014/2015 season, after a series of changes in management.
In the 2015/2016 season, Millwall almost achieved an instant return. However, a playoff final defeat to Barnsley meant that Millwall would spend the 2016/2017 season in League One.
The current Millwall crest features a rampant lion within a blue and white circle with the team name and the year of formation printed around the circumference of the badge.
Every Millwall football badge has featured a rampant lion. In 1955, the Millwall football crest featured two red rampant lions facing each other with the team name shown in a banner underneath. This image was set in a shield shape, and this Millwall FC badge was reintroduced in 1999.
In 1992, the Millwall crest featured a rampant lion standing outside of a circle shape that featured around the edge of the circle.
For the club’s 125th anniversary, the Millwall badge was similar to the current badge, but the outline was set in gold.
From 2011 to 2013, the Millwall badge featured a standalone rampant lion, with the club name written underneath. For the 2013/2014 season, a commemorative badge was designed, celebrating twenty years at the New Den. This badge was similar to the current Millwall crest, with the word Twenty Years At The Den 1993-2013 displayed instead of the current Millwall Football Club.
The Millwall colours are traditionally blue and white. These Millwall kit colours have been used since 1910, although worn in a variety of styles.
From 1910 to 1936, the Millwall FC kit featured a blue shirt worn with white socks and either black, blue or blue and white hooped socks. For the 1936/1937 campaign, the Millwall players wore a lighter shade of blue.
The club reverted to their traditional colours in 1937 and this design was kept until 1960, although the kit underwent minor changes during this time.
From 1960 to 1964, the Millwall players wore white shirts featuring a horizontal blue stripe, worn with blue shorts and white socks. A blue and white striped shirt was worn from 1964 to 1967, worn with blue shorts and socks.
The traditional blue, white and blue Millwall kit colours returned for the 1967/1968 season. From 1968 to 1975, the Millwall players wore an all white kit before the reintroduction of blue white and blue.
The Millwall kit colours have remained the same ever since, although the colour of the shorts and socks have alternated between blue and white. From 1999 to 2001, Millwall had brought back the all white Millwall strip, returning to the usual colours in 2001.
There was a change for the 2016/2016 Millwall kit. This kit features dark blue and white stripes, worn with dark blue shorts and dark blue socks.
The current Millwall stadium is The Den, also known as the New Den. Millwall moved into this ground in 1993 after leaving the Old Den, the club’s home for 83 years. The Millwall stadium capacity currently stands at 20,146, making it one of the largest stadiums in League One.
The Millwall stadium layout features four main stands. These are the Dockers Stand, or the East Stand; the Cold Blow Lane Stand, or South Stand; the Barry Kitchener Stand, or West Stand, and the North Stand that is used for away supporters.
The majority of Millwall supporters hail from Greenwich and the surrounding areas. There are a number of Millwall supporters clubs up and down the country, including the MSC.
Millwall supporters enjoy a huge rivalry with West Ham United. The two clubs have rarely met in recent years with the sides usually playing in different divisions, but the rivalry still exists.
Other Millwall supporters rivals include Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace, against whom Millwall contest the South London derby.
During the Second World War, the Millwall stadium The Den suffered serious bomb damage. The Millwall supporters helped to rebuild the stadium on a volunteer basis.
The most famous Millwall supporters song is ‘No one likes us, we don’t care’, sung regularly on match days.
The Millwall owner is classed as Millwall Holdings, with John Berylson the chairman. Berylson is the majority shareholder in the club, and has invested upwards of £4 million into the club since he became involved in the club in 2007.
The Millwall Chief Executive is Andy Ambler. There are six directors on the Millwall board, these are James T Berylson, Constantine Gonticas, Trevor Keyse, Demos Kouvaris, Richard Press and Peter Garston.
The list of Millwall stats begin with their all time record appearance maker. Barry Kitchener holds this record, making 596 appearances for the club between 1966 and 1982. One other player has played in more than 500 matches for Millwall, this player being Keith Stevens who made 557 appearances between 1980 and 1999.
The club’s record goalscorer is Neil Harris. Harris scored 138 goals for Millwall in his two spells as a player at the club, firstly from 1998 to 2004 and then from 2007 to 2011. Teddy Sheringham is the only other player to have netted over 100 goals for Millwall, scoring 111 times between 1982 and 1991.
Millwall’s record win is 9-1, and the club achieved this scoreline twice within the space of two months. Millwall beat Torquay United 9-1 in the Third Division South in 1927, and two months later the club beat Coventry City by the same scoreline.
The club’s biggest defeat came in 1946 when Aston Villa beat Millwall 9-1 in the FA Cup.
The current Millwall players list includes 26 members of the first team, supported by members of the Millwall Reserve Squad and Millwall Academy.
Notable ex Millwall players include amongst many others Barry Kitchener, Neil Harris, Steve Claridge, Teddy Sheringham, Alf Wood and Tim Cahill.
The current Millwall manager is Neil Harris. Harris took the Millwall manager job on a permanent basis in 2015, and spending a period of time in the 2013/2014 season acting as caretaker manager. Harris is also a Millwall legend as a player, holding the Millwall all time top goalscorer record.
The longest serving man in Millwall manager history is Bob Hunter. Hunter spent 15 years in charge, after being the trainer at the club for 21 years.
The Millwall honours list consists of one second tier title (1988); one fourth tier title (1962); two Third Division South titles (1928 and 1938); two Southern League titles (1895 and 1896); one Football League Group Cup win (1983); and one London League title (1904).
Millwall have also won a variety of small league and cup competitions.
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