History of Fulham Football Club

Formed in 1879 by members of the church on Star road, West Kensington makes Fulham the oldest club in London. It was here that schoolboys kicked a ball around to each other on ramshackle playing fields that established the English club we all know today. Their first conquest in a Cup tournament was winning the – West London Amateur Cup in 1887 and 12 months later changed their name from the long drawn out, Fulham St Andrews Church Sunday School Football Club to the shorter name of Fulham FC. In 1893, they then won the West London League on their first endeavour but the club remained in amateur competition for another 5 years. Fulham moved grounds in 1896 to the now renowned Craven Cottage and then in 1897 completed their move in to professional football and playing in the Southern League. In 1907, with two Southern League titles to their credit they were accepted to participate in the Football League.

Fulham’s first fixture in Division 2 was at home against Hull City; unfortunately, they lost 1-0. This was only a minor set back as they raised their game and position in the tables and managed to finish their opening season in a respectable 4th place. The high hopes for the club to gain promotion to Division 1 were soon dashed and the comprehension of spending the next couple of decades in Division 2 became cemented with just run of the mill performances. Football or lack of it gave Fulham a crueler blow at the end of the 1927 season, seeing the club relegated to Division 3; officially known as the 3rd Division South. To a degree, the skills and football gifts of Fulham were more appropriate to this lower Division and it would require a fundamental change of the club to aspire to a better state of affairs. Modifying the basic principles of the club from top to bottom did not happen over night. Spending 3 seasons in Division 3 taught Fulham a priceless lesson in complacency and self-effacing. The 1931/32 season, Fulham rose to the occasion and were once again masters of their own destiny when they topped the tables with wins like 10-2 against Torque United and an impressive 111 goals scored that season they were promoted back to Division 2.

Fulham’s football gifts and newfound form continued in the following season คาสิโน as they worked their way up the table and a consecutive promotion was looking likely but with some good wins from Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur they were squeezed into 3rd place.

In 1949, entering in what is described as the modern era of football, Fulham’s dreams and ambitions were becoming a reality when they got that promotion to Division 1. With this also came the responsibility of competing alongside adept football clubs who had world-class players at their disposal. Fulham’s debut season in the top tier saw them struggle and poor performances were regular and almost became the norm for the club. End of season could not have come sooner and miraculously Fulham did stay up finishing 17th in the table. More of the