|Full name||Fulham Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Cottagers, The Whites, The Lilywhites|
|Ground||Craven Cottage, Fulham, London|
|2020/2021 season||17th of 20 (On-going)|
Fulham Football Club is an English football club from London that currently plays in the EFL Championship in the 2021–22 season. It plays in a white shirt and black shorts for home games. For away games, it played in red shirts and white shorts in 2013/14, but has played in colours such as green, yellow or black. The team's away kit in 2014 is navy with orange sleeves. Shahid Khan owns the club. He is from the United States, and also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars, a famous NFL team.
History[change | change source]
The club was made in 1879 as Fulham St. Andrews. Lots of famous players used to play for Fulham, like Johnny Haynes (1950s), Bobby Moore (1970s), George Best (1970s) and Edwin van der Sar (2000s). Fulham have won one international tournament; the Intertoto Cup in 2003. They also were runner-up of the 2009-10 UEFA Europe League. They lost to Atletico Madrid in the final.
When Mohamed Al-Fayed bought Fulham in 1997, it was in the 3rd division of English football (Football League One). He put lots of money into the club, and he made good choices about the club. The club won promotion two times, which means that in 2001 it was now in the top division of English Football, the Premier League.
Name[change | change source]
- 1879-1888 Fulham St Andrew's Church Sunday School
- 1888-present Fulham F.C.
Stadium[change | change source]
Fulham's stadium is called Craven Cottage. It was built 100 years ago. It has a pretty building in one corner of the pitch, this is the "Cottage". The fans of Fulham like to call it "The Cottage", and it can have 27,000 people sitting in it.
From 2002 to 2004, Fulham had to play at Loftus Road, which is the ground of Queens Park Rangers, near the BBC headquarters. This was because the club needed to renovate Craven Cottage because of new rules. The rules said that nobody can stand at football games, so the club had to install new seats.
Some people who live near to Craven Cottage do not like having a big club near to them. They made it hard for the club to be allowed to make the changes. This is why the changes took a long time, even though it was easy work for the builders.
Because of the "Cottage", the club and its supporters are called "The Cottagers".
Now[change | change source]
The club plays in the Premier League, the top football league in England. The club is managed by Scott Parker in the 2020/21 season.
League position by season[change | change source]
|2000/01||First Division||1st (Promoted)|
|2013-14||Premier League||19th (Relegated)|
|2018-19||Premier League||19th (Relegated)|
Former position[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Fulham Website
- News about Fulham from the BBC (BBC)
- Pictures of Craven Cottage
- The outside of Craven Cottage Archived 2005-12-23 at the Wayback Machine