History of Fulham Football Club

Fulham Pays First Five-Figure Fee For Player

June 1948 Bournemouth's outside-left, Jack McDonald, became Fulham's first five-figure footballer when he arrived for £12,000.

Bedford 'Beddy' Jezzard Joins Fulham

July 1948 Bedford Jezzard joined the Whites from Watford in July 1948 and would help us gain promotion to the First Division for the first time in the 1948/49 season. He also went on to form a brilliant triumvirate with Bobby Robson and Johnny Haynes and scored 154 goals in just 306 games. His 38 goals in 1953/54 means he holds the club record for amount of goals scored in a single season post-World War Two.

Jack Peart Passes Away

September 1948 Sadly, four games into the 1948/49 season, Manager Jack Peart (front centre) died after a short illness.
Frank Osborne

Osborne Steps In

September 1948 After a successful playing career with the Club, special dispensation from the Football Association had been given to allow Frank Osborne to become a Director in 1935 and he took over as Manager when Peart passed away. He would remain, in one way or another, a part of life at Fulham until 1964.