Fulham Football Club is based in Southwest London on the banks of the River Thames. Founded in 1879 they are currently enjoying the 11th consecutive season in the top flight and they are the oldest established London club playing in the Premier League. Overall the club has spent twenty-four seasons in English football's top division, the majority of that in two spells during the 1960s and 2000s
Fulham have never won a major honour, however they have reached two major finals. In 1975, they contested the FA Cup Final losing 2–0 to London neighbors, West Ham United FC while in 2010 which they contested the Europa League Final against Spanish club, Atletico Madrid, losing 2–1 after extra time
Fulham’s history is sprinkled with great players but none greater than Johnny Haynes. ‘Mr. Fulham’ as he was affectionaly called made his first team debut on Boxing Day 1952. Haynes played for another eighteen years, notching up 657 appearances. The Stevenage Road Stand was renamed in his honour after his death in a car crash in 2005.
In 1997 Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed bought the club for £6.25 million. He installed a two-tier management "dream team" of former England captain’s, Ray Wilkins as First Team Manager and Kevin Keegan as Chief Operating Officer.
Fulham’s stadium is called Craven Cottage and it has been their home since 1896. Its current capacity is 25,700 but the official record is 49,335 which was achieved in 1938 against London rivals, Millwall
Football League Division One: 2001