Founded in 1879 and situated in London, Fulham FC are one of the oldest clubs in England, and currently owned by Mohammed Al Fayed the controversial owner of Harrod’s. The club has never managed to win a Premiership or First division title and since being promoted to the Premiership in the 2001/2 season under the management of Kevin Keegan has always battled to retain its Premiership status. Last season 2007/8 saw the club escape relegation with a dramatic last day win at Portsmouth.
Fulham carry the nickname of the Cottagers and have been playing their home matches at Craven Cottage since 1896. But they had to spend two seasons at nearby Loftus Road in the early 2000s when renovation of the stadium took place.
The most influential player in the Fulham’s history was Johnny Haynes who drove the club to the limelight in the 1950s and 1960s, and the club can also claim George Best and Bobby Moore as former players who wore the white shirt of Fulham in the final years of their careers. Currently Fulham’s most exciting player is Jimmy Bullard who has made a tremendous return to top flight football after a terrible knee injury and has recently earned a call up to the England squad.
The manager, Roy Hodgson, has put together a promising team that should earn the club many more years in the Premiership.