IN PICTURES: On this day in 1979... Trevor Francis became football's first £1m signing when Brian Clough took the striker to Nottingham Forest

On 9th February 1979, Trevor Francis became football's first £1m signing when Brian Clough took him from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest.

Saturday, 9th February 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 9th February 2019, 10:30 am
Trevor Francis, football's first million pound signing
Trevor Francis, football's first million pound signing

Months later he would score the winning goal over Malmo in the European Cup final to help the Reds lift the trophy in Munich. Take a walk down memory lane with these pictures.

The Miracle Men. Former players from Forest's 1979 and 1980 European Cup winning seasons.
Trevor Francis pictured during the European Cup Final, 1979.
Trevor Francis races through the Malmo defence during the 1979 European Cup Final .
Winning goalscorer Trevor Francis (r) and goalkeeper Peter Shilton parade the trophy after the 1979 European Cup Final between Forest and Malmo.
Trevor Francis leaves Aston Villa defender Ken McNaught on his backside in the First Division match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa.
Trevor Francis in action during a First Division match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Nottingham Forest at the Goldstone Ground.
Trevor Francis and Forest team-mate Viv Anderson on England duty.
Trevor Francis and former Nottingham Forest players from 1977-79 pose for a group photograph ahead of the screening of I Believe in Miracles at City Ground on October 11, 2015.
Former Forest player Trevor Francis photographed ahead of the screening of I Believe in Miracles at City Ground on October 11, 2015.