Fulham Football Club was founded on 16 August 1879 in London, originally as Fulham St Andrews Football & Cricket Club. The club are nicknamed the Cottagers, after their home ground Craven Cottage.
The Cottage has been Fulham’s home since 1896 and currently has a capacity of 25,700. The team’s home kit is traditionally a white shirt with black shorts.
Fulham first played in the Premier League in the 2001-02 season. That same campaign, manager Jean Tigana guided Fulham to the semi-finals of the FA Cup. Fulham enjoyed thirteen consecutive seasons in the Premier League before being relegated in the 2013-14 season. The club’s best Premier League finish of 7th was recorded in 2010 under the management of Mark Hughes.
Fulham finished as runners-up in the 1975 FA Cup and the 2010 UEFA Europa League. The club did, however, win the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002.
Johnny Haynes holds the record for most club appearances, with 658. Haynes went on to manage the side. The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Gordon Davies, who scored 178 goals for the club. Notable former players in the Premier League era include Edwin van der Sar, Clint Dempsey, Moussa Dembele, Danny Murphy, Luis Boa Morte and Luis Saha. Notable former managers of the club include Chris Coleman, Roy Hodgson, Mark Hughes and Martin Jol.