History of Fulham Football Club

Buckingham's Palace

12 January 1966 Vic Buckingham welcomes a young Dave Sexton to the ground early in the New Year. Sexton's coaching was instrumental in turning around the side's fortunes over the coming months.

Fulham Earns Famous Win And Stuns Eventual Champions Liverpool

26 February 1966 Fulham outplayed Liverpool at the Cottage. With just one win in their previous 14 matches, the Whites raised their game against Bill Shankly’s side with a performance and result that seemingly inspired them for the remainder of the season. Steve Earle scored both goals in a 2-0 win.

First Away Win In 18 Months

March 1966 The Whites romped to a 5-2 victory over Aston Villa surrounded by a half rebuilt stadium at Villa Park to record our first victory on the road for 18 months.

Late Surge Of Victories Sees Fulham Avoid Relegation

7 May 1966 The Club finished 20th again at the end of the 1965/66 season. Just four wins in the first 23 games left Fulham at the foot of the table, but our season turned around following seven wins in eight games (among which were a 2-0 home win over Liverpool and a 1-0 defeat of high-flying Leeds United) to secure another escape from relegation.

Fulham Star George Cohen Helps England Win The World Cup

30 July 1966 Fulham legend George Cohen lifted the 1966 FIFA World Cup with England, with the defender playing his part in the famous 4-2 defeat of West Germany at Wembley. To this day it can still be claimed that England have never won the World Cup without the contribution of a Fulham player.

Fulham Reaches Two Milestones

12 November 1966 Our 5-1 defeat of Aston Villa at Craven Cottage marked Fulham’s 2,000th league game and 1,000th at the Cottage. Mark Pearson, Allan Clarke (2), Jimmy Conway and Terry Parmenter scored the goals.