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Nickname: The Cottagers
Ground: Craven Cottage
- UEFA Europa League Runners-up: 2010
- FA Cup Runners-up: 1975
Fulham FC was founded in 1879 and is the oldest professional football team in London. The clubâ€™s nickname, The Cottagers, derives from the name of their home ground - Craven Cottage - which has been their home since 1896.
Craven Cottage is one of the nicest grounds in England being located on the River Thames alongside Bishops Park in one of Londonâ€™s most attractive boroughs. However this understandably troubles Fulham fans who appreciate the real-estate value of their football ground in a part of London where terraced houses can sell for Â£4m.
Indeed, former owner Mohamed Al-Fayed once agreed to sell Craven Cottage to a property developer but fortunately the deal fell through. Fans may have consequently had their reservations about Al-Fayedâ€™s motives but no one can question his achievements â€“ Fulham had been as low as 91st in the league before Al-Fayed arrived (in 1997) but under his ownership they established themselves in the top-flight and reached a European final.
The club has produced many great English footballers including World Cup winner George Cohen, former England Manager Bobby Robson, as well as England Internationals Rodney Marsh, Alan Mullery and the legendary Johnny Haynes.
Fulham must have the best-spoken support in football. Famous fans include Hugh Laurie, Chariots of Fire actor Nigel Havers, former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, and of course Four Weddings star Hugh Grant who was famously spotted alone and wearing a Fulham football scarf at the 2010 Europa Cup Final.
A famous face that didn't make the team? The last Duke of Westminster had a trial for Fulham when he was a 15 year-old schoolboy. As we said, the best-spoken support in football.