Derek Possee (born 14 February 1946) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger. In a professional career which lasted from 1963 to 1979, Possee made over 400 league appearances, scoring over 100 league goals. He is Millwall's third all-time leading scorer, with 87 goals in all competitions.

Career

Born in Southwark, Possee began his career as an apprentice at Tottenham Hotspur, before becoming a professional there. Possee also played in the Football League for Millwall, Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient.

He signed for St Patrick's Athletic in October 1977 under Barry Bridges and scored twice on his debut on the 16th.

Possee then spent three seasons in the North American Soccer League with the Vancouver Whitecaps, helping them to win the Soccer Bowl in 1979.

Possee suffered tragedy in his post playing career life. His son Danny, aged 22, was shot and killed by police in 1992 whilst they were executing a warrant for a narcotics arrest.[2]

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