List of Millwall F.C. records and statistics

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This list encompasses the major honours won by Millwall Football Club and records set by the club, their managers and their players. The record by competition section includes every competitive first team game Millwall have played since their inception in 1885. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions, as well transfer records and attendances records.

Player records[edit]

Barry Kitchener holds the record for Millwall appearances, having played 596 matches between 1966 and 1982.[1][1] The goalscoring record is held by Neil Harris, with 138 in all competitions.[2][3] He broke the previous record of 111 goals, held by Teddy Sheringham on 13 January 2009, during a 3–2 away win at Crewe Alexandra.[4] The club's widest victory margin in the league is 9–1,[5] a scoreline which they achieved twice in their Football League Third Division South championship-winning year of 1927.[6] They beat both Torquay United and Coventry City by this score at The Den. Millwall's heaviest league defeat was 8–1 away to Plymouth Argyle in 1932.[5] The club's heaviest loss in all competitions was a 9–1 defeat at Aston Villa in an FA Cup fourth-round second-leg in 1946.[5] Millwall's largest Cup win was 7–0 over Gateshead in 1936.[5] Their highest scoring aggregate game was a 12-goal thriller at home to Preston North End in 1930 when Millwall lost 7–5.[5]

Appearances[edit]

Players in bold denotes still playing for the club.[7]

  1. 596 Barry Kitchener (1966–82)
  2. 557 Keith Stevens (1980–99)
  3. 443 Harry Cripps (1961–74)
  4. 431 Neil Harris (1998–04, 2007–11)
  5. 413 Alan McLeary (1981–93, 1997–99)
  6. 388 Alan Dunne (2000–2015)
  7. 361 Paul Robinson (2001–2015)
  8. 343 Jimmy Forsyth (1929–39)
  9. 341 Richard Hill (1919–30)
  10. 341 Len Graham (1923–34)
 

Goals[edit]

Only Football League and senior cup competitions included. Players in bold denotes still playing for the club.[8]

  1. 138 Neil Harris (1998–04, 2007–11)
  2. 111 Teddy Sheringham (1982–91)
  3. 87 Derek Possee (1967–73)
  4. 83 Jack Cock (1927–31)
  5. 80 Jimmy Constantine (1948–52)
  6. 78 Johnny Shepherd (1952–58)
  7. 76 Steve Morison (2009–2011, 2013–2014, 2015–)
  8. 74 David Jones (1959–64)
  9. 71 Jack Landells (1925–33)
  10. 71 Alex Rae (1990–96)

Transfers[edit]

Record by competition[edit]

This table includes all competitive first team games played throughout Millwall's history in all league and cup competitions. It excludes all pre-season games, friendlies, abandoned matches, testimonials and games played during World War I & II.

Key[edit]

  • The season given as "first" denotes the season in which Millwall first played in the league or cup competition. The season given as "last" denotes the season in which Millwall last played in the league or cup competition. Italicised denotes that Millwall are currently participating in the competition.
  • P = matches played; W = matches won; D = matches drawn; L = matches lost; F = goals for; A = goals against; +/- = goals against subtracted from goals for; Win% = percentage of total matches won.
Statistics are correct as of 3 May 2014.
Competition P W D L F A +/- Win% First Last
(Home & Away) (Goals) (Span)
Football League 3834 1504 1004 1326 5397 5052 +345 39.22 1920–21 2013–14
Southern League 708 309 145 254 1185 924 +261 43.64 1894–95 1919–20
FA Cup 329 130 82 117 506 462 +41 39.51 1888–89 2013–14
League Cup 152 58 38 56 501 463 +38 38.15 1960–61 2013–14
Western League 125 58 24 43 206 182 +24 46.4 1900–01 1908–09
London Challenge Cup 51 32 4 15 122 83 +39 62.74 1908–09 1937–38
United League 50 29 8 13 112 68 +44 58 1896–97 1898–99
Football League Trophy[a] 34 17 6 11 61 38 +23 50 1983–84 2009–10
London League 30 16 9 5 65 35 +30 53.53 1901–02 1903–04
Kent FA Challenge Cup Finals 26 8 8 10 48 47 +1 30.76 1947–48 1976–77
London Professional Footballers Assoc. Charity Fund 23 10 5 8 37 40 -3 43.47 1908–09 1931–32
Southern Professional Charity Cup 20 8 7 5 35 28 +7 40 1901–02 1907–08
Southern Alliance 16 7 3 6 36 26 +10 43.75 1912–13 1912–13
Southern District Combination 16 12 2 2 30 10 +20 75 1899–00 1899–00
London Senior Cup 15 7 1 7 26 33 -7 46.66 1886–87 1892–93
Football League play-offs 14 3 4 7 11 18 -7 21.42 1990–91 2009–10
Full Members' Cup 13 4 4 5 18 20 -2 30.76 1985–86 1991–92
East End Senior Cup 12 10 2 0 34 7 +27 83.33 1886–87 1888–89
Third Division South Cup 12 6 3 3 26 19 +7 50 1934–35 1937–38
Kent Senior Shield 10 7 2 1 28 9 +19 70 1911–12 1913–14
Southern Floodlight Cup 9 2 2 5 17 20 -3 22.22 1955–56 1959–60
Middlesex Senior Cup 8 3 1 4 13 21 -8 37.50 1888–89 1891–92
Luton Charity Cup 7 6 0 1 21 9 +12 85.71 1890–91 1892–93
London Charity Cup 5 3 0 2 9 15 -6 60 1891–92 1892–93
Anglo-Italian Cup 4 0 2 2 4 8 -4 0 1992–93 1993–94
Football League Jubilee Fund 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 0 1938–39 1938–39
UEFA Cup 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 0 2004–05 2004–05
Dubonnet Cup 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0 1910–11 1910–11
Lincoln Hospital Cup 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100 1920–21 1920–21
Totals[11][12] 5517 2250 1356 1911 8553 7652 +901 40.78
a ^ Associate Members' Cup results are included in Football League Trophy results. From 1992 lower league clubs became Full Members of the league, hence the competition being renamed.

League history[edit]

Millwall have played in all four divisions during their 88 years as a member of the Football League, including Division Three South. Since the restructuring of the Football League with a national four tier system, Millwall's lowest league finish is 9th in the founding season of the Fourth Division in 1958–59.[13] The highest league finish is 10th in the First Division of the 1988–89 season.[14] As of the 2014–15 season, Millwall are the 40th most successful Football League side in English football.[15] The club has spent the majority of their history in the second and third tiers' of English football.[16]

  • First Tier: 2 seasons
  • Second Tier: 40 seasons
  • Third Tier: 43 seasons
  • Fourth Tier: 5 seasons

Record results[edit]

Wins[edit]

League:
FA Cup:

Losses[edit]

League:
FA Cup:

Honours[edit]

The following table details the club's major achievements:

Competition Achievement Year Notes
League One Play-off winners 2010 Won 1–0 against Swindon Town.[17]
League One Play-off finalists 2009 Lost 2–3 to Scunthorpe United.
FA Cup Finalists 2004 Qualified for the UEFA Cup.[18]
Second Division Champions 2001 Finished with 93 points, a club record.[19]
Football League Trophy Finalists 1999 First official appearance at Wembley in a recognised competition.[20][21]
First Division Play-off semi-finalists 1994, 2002
Second Division Play-off semi-finalists 1991, 2000
Second Division Champions 1988 Promoted to the top flight for the first time in the club's history.[22]
Football League Group Cup Champions 1983
FA Youth Cup Champions 1979, 1991
Division Three Promoted 1976 Automatically promoted after finishing third.[23]
Division Three Runners-up 1966, 1985 Unbeaten at home for the second successive season in 1965–66.[24]
Fourth Division Runners-up 1965 Finished one point behind the champions.[25]
Fourth Division Champions 1962
Football League War Cup Finalists 1945 South final runners-up.[26]
Third Division South Cup Winners 1937 Joint winners with Watford (3–3 aggregate in final.)[27]
Third Division South Champions 1928, 1938 Millwall set an English record in 1928 with 87 league goals scored at home.[28]
Western Football League Champions 1908, 1909
London League Champions 1904 Unbeaten with 11 wins and one draw.[29]
Southern Football League Champions 1895, 1896
United League Champions 1897, 1899
East London Senior Cup Winners 1887, 1888, 1889
East London FA Cup Joint-winners 1886

Attendances[edit]

Record home attendance[edit]

A record crowd of 48,762 stormed the pitch to celebrate after beating Derby County 2–1 at The Den in the 1937 FA Cup.

Their 1937 appearance in the FA Cup was distinguished by the fact they became the first team in the old third division to reach the semi-finals, knocking out three First Division sides on the way, including Derby County who were defeated 2–1 in front of Millwall's official record crowd of 48,762 on 20 February 1937, with hundreds more locked out. The commentator described the crowd surging and swaying like a "wheatfield in the wind."

Millwall are also famous for officially being the 'best supported club' to have played at the new Wembley Stadium. In the 2008/2009 season Millwall qualified for the League 1 Play Off Final after beating Leeds United over two legs. Drawn against Scunthorpe United, who only brought around 10,000 supporters, Millwall fans were in the majority with around 45,000. This is the best attendance for a domestic team at the new Wembley.[30][31]

Average home attendances[edit]

Millwall have spent 85 seasons in the Football League (1920–21 to 2011–12), and in that time have averaged an attendance of approximately 11,954, with seventeen of those years being played at the current Den and the rest at the Old Den. Just before World War II Millwall averaged their highest attendance of 27,373 and were the tenth best supported club in the country.[32] After the war they continued to attract 20,000+ gates, but the team's fortunes on the pitch began to change for the worse. In the 1950s attendances began to dwindle as the decade drew to a close.[33] Throughout the 1980s Millwall struggled to pull in crowds after home games were made all-ticket after crowd trouble against Leeds United.[34] Often averaging around 4,500 for a season, the club was pushed to the edge of financial extinction.[34] After watching the team struggle for years, promotion to the top flight in 1988 brought supporters back, games are no longer all-ticket and averages since have been just under 10,000.[35]

Personnel honours[edit]

English Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Millwall players inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame:[36]

See Millwall Lionesses for two female inductees.

PFA Fans' Player of the Year[edit]

PFA Team of the Year[edit]

Football records in England[edit]

These are records held by Millwall throughout the whole of England.

References[edit]

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