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Did You Know: Fulham (a)

12 September 2017
Get to know our next Sky Bet Championship opponents - Fulham - a little better, with six facts you may not have known about the Cottagers.

1 The Club was born when a school teacher and churchwarden formed a team for local boys at Fulham St Andrew’s Church in 1879. Although cricket initially took the priority, seven years later, the team won their first silverware, the West London Amateur Cup, beating St Matthew’s 2-1 in the Final.

2 Fulham’s first recorded all-white kit came in 1903, and ever since then the Club has played in all-white shirts and black shorts, with socks going through various evolutions of black and/or white.

3 The first England international to play for the Club was Albert Wilkes, who joined from Aston Villa in 1907 after winning five caps. It wasn’t until 1922 when a Fulham player played for England: Frank Osborne against Ireland in October.

4 The Fulham mascot is Billy the Badger, who was the winning design sent in by Kyle Jackson after an online competition run by the club. Billy the Badger wears the number 79 Fulham shirt, in reference to the club’s year of founding (1879).

5 Fulham are a member of the European Club Association having qualified three times for European Competition – qualifying for the Intertoto Cup and the Europa League (twice) – and have never lost a home game in European competitions.

6 Sean Davis is the only player to have represented Fulham in all four divisions.