Millwall F.C. is a lower-tier English football club, which mainly participates in the Championship and League One. Founded in 1885 as Millwall Rovers, the team is nicknamed The Lions because of the crest, which depicts a lion rampant. Based in south-east London, Millwall shares a rivalry with several local squads – mainly West Ham United, Crystal Palace, and Charlton Athletic.
The club is yet to win a major trophy both in England and Europe, and throughout its history, the Lions have only spent two seasons in the English top flight. The last time that the side saw Premier League game time was during the 1989/1990 campaign. Reaching an FA Cup final in 2004 can be regarded as the Lions' most significant achievement.
Teddy Sheringham to Nottingham Forest for £1.65 Million in 1991 – Sheringham became part of Millwall after playing versus the team for non-league club Leytonstone & Ilford in 1982. He impressed the Lions' officials during the game, and they decided to sign him up. Contributing to the team's only ever spell in the English top-flight, he was the top scorer for his squad in 4 consecutive years starting with 1987. In his final season for Millwall, Sheringham managed to net 33 league goals, which saw him being bought by Premier League side Nottingham Forest.
Darren Ward from Watford for £750,000 in 2001 – Being a product of Watford's youth academy Ward made his debut in 1996. Despite that, it took him a further four years before becoming a regular starter in the Hornets' senior squad and made 40 appearances in the campaign of 2000/2001. After Watford endured a managerial change, Ward had fallen out of favor and was sold to Millwall. The Lions' fans grew pretty fond of him, and he settled nicely in The Den. Ward featured in the historic FA Cup final of 2004.
Steven Reid to Blackburn Rovers for £3.6 Million in 2003 – Reid graduated Millwall's academy and spent the entirety of his career in England. Known for his speedy runs and impressive long-range shooting abilities, Reid scored a memorable goal versus Norwich from over 35 yards. During his time at The Den in 2001, he received his first call-up for the International squad of Ireland, where he continued to display satisfying results. All of this soon resulted in fellow English side Blackburn Rovers buying Reid for £3.6 Million – a considerable amount of money for 2003.
Geroge Saville from Wolverhampton Wanderers for £570,000 in 2017 – Saville first played at The Den in 2012/2013 when he was loaned to Millwall from Chelsea. Saville ended up being bought by Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2014 after failing to make a single appearance for Chelsea's first team. However, he never really settled at the Molineux and once again had a short loan spell with Millwall during the 2015/2016 campaign. In 2017 the Lions finally bought Saville, but after just a single season, he once again went out on loan, this time with Middlesbrough. Boro was more than glad about the services of the midfielder and paid £7.80 Million to attract him In 2019 permanently.
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