History of Fulham Football Club

Original Share Certificate

January 1903 Pictured is an original certificate confirming ownership of shares in Fulham FC to the holder.

The Whites Are Born

July 1903 Promotion was achieved to the Southern League First Division and the familiar strip of white shirts and black shorts adopted for the first time, having previously worn red and white.

Fulham's First Superstar Signing

August 1903 As soon as Fulham joined the Southern League the Club signed its first genuine "superstar": goalkeeper and new captain Jack Fryer, from Derby County.

Arthur Thomas Dies

December 1903 Treasurer Arthur Thomas helped to turn Fulham into a football club in its first few decades and in The Book of Football published in 1905-06 the Fulham FC secretary Herbert Jackson paid his own tribute to him after his death in 1903: "To him more than any other soul Fulham owes its very existence today. His playing days were short… but as a member of the committee he rendered excellent service, and for years he acted as treasurer when the club’s coffers were mostly empty, and the 'necessary' was provided by the holder of the funds."