37 Facts About Fulham FC


Fulham FC Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Fulham FC, London who currently compete in the Premier League.

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Fulham FC started playing at their current ground at Craven Cottage in 1896, their first game against now defunct rivals Minerva.

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Fulham FC are one of the oldest established clubs in southern England currently playing professional football, though there are many non-league sides like Kent side Cray Wanderers who are several decades older.

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Fulham FC joined The Football League after the second of their Southern League triumphs.

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Fulham FC finished the season three points short of promotion in fourth place.

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Fulham FC became the first British team to sell hot dogs at their ground in 1926.

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Fulham FC had several high-profile international players during the 1920s, including Len Oliver and Albert Barrett.

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Fulham FC were to draw with Austria in 1936 before Anschluss.

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Fulham FC is often considered as the greatest player in Fulham history, and never played for another team in Britain.

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Fulham FC gained 56 caps for England, with many being earned while playing for Fulham in the Second Division.

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Fulham FC won promotion back to the First Division in the following season by finishing second to Sheffield Wednesday.

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Fulham FC reached their only FA Cup final to date in 1975, having won their first semi-final in five attempts.

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In 1980, Fulham founded the rugby league club that is London Broncos designed to be an extra stream of income for the football club, but which made financial losses every year while linked to Fulham F C Then called "Fulham Rugby League, " they played at Craven Cottage until moving away from the parent club in 1984.

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In 1978, Fulham FC had signed Gordon "Ivor" Davies who, during two spells at Fulham FC, became the club's leading goalscorer of all time with a total of 178 goals in all competitions; the record still stands.

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Fulham FC installed a two-tier management "dream team" of Ray Wilkins as First Team Manager and Kevin Keegan as chief operating officer, pledging that the club would reach the Premier League within five years.

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In 1999, Keegan left Fulham FC to become manager of England, and Paul Bracewell was put in charge.

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Bracewell was sacked in March 2000, as Fulham FC's promising early season form dwindled away to a mid-table finish.

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Fulham FC amassed 101 points out of a possible 138 in their scintillating title run, which was crowned with an open-top bus parade down Fulham FC Palace Road.

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Fulham FC's run through the divisions saw a large turnover of players, with the only player to play for the club in all four leagues being Sean Davis.

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Fulham FC returned to the top division of English football, and competed in the Premier League for the first time.

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Fulham FC were the only team to host top-flight football with some standing areas in the 21st century, but due to restrictions on standing, this was not allowed to continue; clubs promoted from the second division had only three years to make their ground all-seater.

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Fulham FC won 10 points from a possible 15 and managed to avoid relegation.

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Fulham FC only gained four points from five games with Sanchez as caretaker manager.

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Fulham FC then won a crucial match against fellow strugglers Birmingham City at Craven Cottage, leaving survival in the club's own hands.

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However, Fulham FC earned a free-kick with 76 minutes played; Jimmy Bullard's delivery found Danny Murphy, who headed home the decisive goal, sparking manic celebrations from the travelling fans.

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Fulham FC narrowly missed out on a UEFA Cup place via Fairplay by a dubious 0.

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Fulham FC then navigated their way with some ease to the group stage in the Europa League through late summer.

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Fulham FC broke the Championship transfer record that summer in a restructuring of the squad by Magath, but after a disastrous start to the new season, amassing just one point in seven games, Magath was sacked in September 2014, with Kit Symons appointed as caretaker manager.

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Fulham FC was replaced by Scott Parker as caretaker manager who could not save the club from relegation on 3 April 2019.

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Fulham FC are a member of the European Club Association, having qualified four times for European Competition, firstly the UEFA Intertoto Cup after their inaugural season in the Premier League, then the UEFA Cup as a result of winning that, and then the UEFA Europa League twice.

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Fulham FC are unbeaten at home in European competition, in 23 games, with a record of 17 wins and six draws.

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Fulham FC consider their secondary rivals to be Queens Park Rangers.

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Fulham FC have rivalries with several other London clubs to a lesser extent, such as Crystal Palace.

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Fulham FC supporters have played a vital role in the club's long term stay at Craven Cottage.

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Fulham FC fans have traditionally come from the Fulham FC and Hammersmith areas, and from other areas in South-West London, such as Putney, Richmond, Sutton and Worcester Park.

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Between the years 1879 and when Fulham FC had a ground to call their own in 1896, they played at a number of stadiums, only some of which were recorded and this should not be regarded as a full or complete list.

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Fulham FC mascot is Billy the Badger, who was the winning design sent in by Kyle Jackson after an online competition by the club.

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