Terry Hurlock

Years at the club: 1986 - 87
Date of birth: 22/09/1958
Birth place: Hackney
Position: Midfield
Appearances: 35
Goals: 0
Clubs: Fulham, Millwall, Southampton, Glasgow Rangers, Brentford, Millwall
Honours: 3 England B, Reading: 1985/86 Division Three Team of the Year; Division Three Champions 1985/86 Millwall: Player of the Year 1989 Southampton: Full Members Finalist 1992

Hurlock was born in Hackney and started his football career as an associate schoolboy with West Ham United, becoming an apprentice in April 1975. He failed to progress at West Ham and dropped into lower league football with Leytonstone and Ilford and Enfield, before joining Brentford in August 1980.

He is probably most famous for his combative style of play. He was booked and sent off many times in his career, and amassed a record number of disciplinary points during one season with Rangers. He was a tough, physical player who would probably not suit today's style of non-contact football; he was rated by The Times as the 23rd hardest man in football and a valuable member of midfield,

During his time with Millwall he was called up to play for the England B team on three occasions in 1989, scoring one goal. Hurlock played against Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. The Iceland FA stated in their records that the game was a full international match, but The Football Association refused to upgrade the game to that level.

During his time with Brentford, Hurlock was known to the fans as "Gypo" because of the large gold earring that he wore, and Animal, due to his big curly hair and beard.

While playing for Fulham, Hurlock sustained a severe injury, breaking his leg in two places forcing him to retire from the game.

Terry Hurlock's no nonsense style of play and his total commitment on the field, earned him the nickname Warlock from the Millwall fans who to this day, regard him as one of the greatest players ever to have worn the Millwall shirt.

Did you know?

Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.

Neil Webb, 1978-1982

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Bill Davies, 1953-1961

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Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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