1995–96 Millwall F.C. season

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1995–96 Millwall F.C. season
Manager Republic of Ireland Mick McCarthy (until 3 February)
Northern Ireland Jimmy Nicholl (from 28 February)
Stadium The Den
First Division 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
All: Alex Rae (16)

During the 1995–96 English football season, Millwall F.C. competed in the Football League First Division, the second tier of English football.

Season summary[edit]

The season started brightly for Millwall, as the Lions went top of the First Division from almost the start of the season and stayed in the automatic promotion places for the first third of the season. Despite three straight losses, Millwall were still top of an admittedly tight First Division as December arrived.[1] However, manager Mick McCarthy left to manage Ireland after a 6-0 defeat at Sunderland saw Millwall lose top spot; under his successor, Jimmy Nicholl, Millwall went into freefall with only four more wins all season. A draw on the last day of the season condemned the Lions to relegation.[2]


Squad at end of season[3][4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Tim Carter
United States GK Kasey Keller
England DF Mark Beard
England DF Mike Harle
England DF Gerard Lavin
England DF Keith Stevens
England DF Ben Thatcher
England DF Damien Webber
England DF Tony Witter
Northern Ireland DF Anton Rogan
Russia DF Vasili Kulkov (on loan from Spartak Moscow)
Australia DF Lucas Neill
Australia DF Jason van Blerk
England MF Mickey Bennett
England MF Greg Berry
England MF Bobby Bowry
England MF Maurice Doyle
No. Position Player
England MF Steve Forbes
England MF Ricky Newman
Scotland MF Alex Rae
Scotland MF Mickey Weir (on loan from Hibernian)
Republic of Ireland MF Dave Savage
England FW Richard Cadette
England FW Kerry Dixon
England FW Chris Malkin
England FW Lee McRobert
England FW Scott Taylor
Germany FW Uwe Fuchs
Russia FW Sergei Yuran
United States FW John Kerr
GK Dave Wietcha
MF Jim Connor
Phil O'Neil

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Ireland GK Nick Colgan (on loan from Chelsea)
Denmark GK Jimmy Nielsen (to AaB)
England MF Dale Gordon (on loan from West Ham United)
No. Position Player
Northern Ireland MF Kingsley Black (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
United States FW John Kerr (on loan to Walsall)
Australia FW Alistair Edwards (to Sydney Olympic)






First Division[edit]

  • 23 September: Millwall 1–2 Sunderland (Scott pen., Smith); attendance 8,691
  • 1 October: Derby County 2–2 Millwall (Willems, van der Lann; ?); attendance 9,590
  • 22 October: Crystal Palace 1-2 Millwall (Gordon; ?); attendance 14,338
  • 28 October: Millwall 2–1 West Bromwich Albion (?; Hunt); attendance 9,717
  • 18 November: Millwall 0-0 Huddersfield Town; attendance 9,402
  • 9 December: Sunderland 6–0 Millwall (Russell 4, Scott pen., P Gray); attendance 18,951
  • 16 December: Millwall 0–1 Derby County (Sturridge); attendance 7,694
  • 26 December: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Millwall (Bull; ?); attendance 25,591
  • 4 November: Birmingham City 2-2 Millwall (Castle, Charlery; Dixon, Rae); attendance 23,016
  • 27 January: Millwall 1–1 Portsmouth (Burton); attendance 7,710
  • 2 March: Millwall 0–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Bull); attendance 9,13
  • 30 March: Millwall 1–4 Crystal Palace (Hopkin, Brown, Ndah 2); attendance 13,214
  • 6 April: West Bromwich Albion 1–0 Millwall (Sneekes); attendance 13,793
  • 10 April: Millwall 2-0 Birmingham City (?); attendance 9,271
  • 13 April: Huddersfield Town 3-0 Millwall (Jepson pen., Edwards, Booth); attendance 11,206