History of Fulham Football Club

Fulham Reaches FA Cup Semi-Final

31 March 1962 Fulham reached the Semi-Final of the FA Cup where we met Burnley. Graham Leggat opened the scoring at Villa Park, but John Connelly brought our opponents level. Fulham should have been awarded a late penalty when Maurice Cook ran on to the end of a Johnny Haynes pass only to be felled by the Burnley goalkeeper. The appeal was turned down and, subsequently, Burnley went on to win the Replay 2-1 with our Wembley dreams put on hold.

George Cohen Makes 200th Club Appearance

24 April 1962 The man widely regarded as Fulham's second best ever player and 1966 FIFA World Cup winner, George Cohen, made his 200th appearance for the Whites in an away game at Villa Park.

Whites Finish 20th In Division One

30 April 1962 Fulham finished 20th and narrowly avoided relegation at the end of the 1961/62 season. A dreadful run of one win and 14 defeats (including 11 on the bounce) in 15 matches, between the beginning of November and the end of February, left Fulham languishing at the foot of the table. But then an inspired run of form (five wins and two draws in eight matches) helped lift us to safety and subsequently send Chelsea down.

Bobby Robson Re-Signs For Fulham

August 1962 Bobby Robson re-signed for the Club after a six-season spell at West Bromwich Albion.