Fulham (The Cottagers)
Club historyFulham FC formed in 1879 and they've been playing at their current ground, Craven Cottage, since 1896. The Cottagers spent 24 seasons in the top flight, most of which were during stints in the 1960s, and then under Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed in the 21st Century.
In 2001, a year ahead of schedule, the Egyptian billionaire delivered on his promise to see the side return to the Premier League within five years of his arrival. Frenchman Jean Tigana, who'd signed a number of young players including striker Louis Saha, guided them back to the elite division, but arguably Fulham’s most successful season to date was the last one.
Fulham reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup, finished twelfth in the table and made the final of the Europa League after beating the likes of Hamburg and Juventus to make the final, which they lost to Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in extra time. The achievement saw Roy Hodgson win the coveted LMA Manager of the Year award before he left for Liverpool FC.
Following a knock-back from former Tottenham manager Martin Jol, Fulham revealed Mark Hughes as their new manager for the 2010/11 season.
Titles & trophies
- 1949, 2001
- League One
- 1932, 1999
- Inter Toto Cup