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Millwall Rovers, as they were then called, were founded in 1885 by the workers of J T Morton, a cannery and food processing plant on The Isle of Dogs. Originally a Scottish company, it attracted many of its workers from the East Coast of Scotland. The majority of the club's founding members were Scottish. Enjoying a great deal of success in the East London Senior Cup, they joined the Southern League as founder members in 1894; indeed the club was the main driving force behind the formation of the league. By this time known as Millwall Athletic, they were champions for each of the first two seasons of the new league. In 1903 they earned the nickname 'The Lions' for a heroic FA Cup run where they reached the semi-final. They joined the Football League in 1920 with the creation of the Third Division. They had to wait until 1988 for top flight football. New manager John Docherty surprised everyone by taking the team to the First Division for the first time in its history. Prior to that Millwall were the only professional team in London never to have been in the top division. The team played at 'The Den' from 1910 to 1993, before moving to the 'New Den'.


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