List of Millwall F.C. records and statistics
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.
- 1 Player records
- 2 Record by competition
- 3 League history
- 4 Record results
- 5 Honours
- 6 Attendances
- 7 Personnel honours
- 8 Football records in England
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Barry Kitchener holds the record for Millwall appearances, having played 596 matches between 1966 and 1982. The goalscoring record is held by Neil Harris, with 138 in all competitions. 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. The club's widest victory margin in the league is 9–1, a scoreline which they achieved twice in their Football League Third Division South championship-winning year of 1927. 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. 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. Millwall's largest Cup win was 7–0 over Gateshead in 1936. Their highest scoring aggregate game was a 12-goal thriller at home to Preston North End in 1930 when Millwall lost 7–5.
Players in bold denotes still playing for the club.
Only Football League and senior cup competitions included. Players in bold denotes still playing for the club.
- Most goals in a season: Richard Parker – 37 League goals (38 in all competitions, Third Division South 1926–27)
- Youngest player: Moses Ashikodi – Fifteen years and 240 days. (22 February 2003)
Record by competition
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.
- 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.
|(Home & Away)||(Goals)||(Span)|
|London Challenge Cup||51||32||4||15||122||83||+39||62.74||1908–09||1937–38|
|Football League Trophy[a]||34||17||6||11||61||38||+23||50||1983–84||2009–10|
|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 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|
|Football League Jubilee Fund||2||0||1||1||1||2||-1||0||1938–39||1938–39|
|Lincoln Hospital Cup||1||1||0||0||2||1||+1||100||1920–21||1920–21|
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. The highest league finish is 10th in the First Division of the 1988–89 season. As of the 2014–15 season, Millwall are the 40th most successful Football League side in English football. The club has spent the majority of their history in the second and third tiers' of English football.
- First Tier: 2 seasons
- Second Tier: 40 seasons
- Third Tier: 43 seasons
- Fourth Tier: 5 seasons
- 9–1 v Torquay United (Third Division South, 29 August 1927)
- 9–1 v Coventry City (Third Division South, 19 November 1927)
The following table details the club's major achievements:
|League One||Play-off winners||2010||Won 1–0 against Swindon Town.|
|League One||Play-off finalists||2009||Lost 2–3 to Scunthorpe United.|
|FA Cup||Finalists||2004||Qualified for the UEFA Cup.|
|Second Division||Champions||2001||Finished with 93 points, a club record.|
|Football League Trophy||Finalists||1999||First official appearance at Wembley in a recognised competition.|
|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.|
|Football League Group Cup||Champions||1983|
|FA Youth Cup||Champions||1979, 1991|
|Division Three||Promoted||1976||Automatically promoted after finishing third.|
|Division Three||Runners-up||1966, 1985||Unbeaten at home for the second successive season in 1965–66.|
|Fourth Division||Runners-up||1965||Finished one point behind the champions.|
|Football League War Cup||Finalists||1945||South final runners-up.|
|Third Division South Cup||Winners||1937||Joint winners with Watford (3–3 aggregate in final.)|
|Third Division South||Champions||1928, 1938||Millwall set an English record in 1928 with 87 league goals scored at home.|
|Western Football League||Champions||1908, 1909|
|London League||Champions||1904||Unbeaten with 11 wins and one draw.|
|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|
Record home attendance
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.
Average home attendances
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. 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. Throughout the 1980s Millwall struggled to pull in crowds after home games were made all-ticket after crowd trouble against Leeds United. Often averaging around 4,500 for a season, the club was pushed to the edge of financial extinction. 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.
English Football Hall of Fame
See Millwall Lionesses for two female inductees.
PFA Fans' Player of the Year
The following have been included in the PFA Fans' Player of the Year whilst playing for Millwall:
First winner of the award whilst on loan at another club.
PFA Team of the Year
The following have been included in the PFA Team of the Year whilst playing for Millwall:
Football records in England
- Consecutive clean sheets: 11 (Third Division South, 1925–26) (held jointly with York City and Reading)
- Youngest FA Cup finalist: Curtis Weston, 17 years and 119 days
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- "The Den, Millwall FC". Football Ground Guide. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-09-08.
- Bethell. Missing or empty
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