History of Fulham Football Club

Geoff Horsfield's Last Game

7 May 2000 Geoff Horsfield was only at Fulham for two seasons, but he is still fondly remembered for his time here. Joining in October 1998, he was the Club's top scorer in the record breaking Division Two-winning season, scoring 15 goals in 28 games. Though he'll be most treasured for his performance against Tottenham Hotspur in the(then)Worthington Cup, scoring the third goal in a 3-1 romp against the Premier League side.

Jean Tigana Is Named Fulham Manager

July 2000 After a season which saw Fulham's initial promotion charge fall by the wayside, Paul Bracewell was sacked in March with seven League games remaining. Fulham striker Karl-Heinz Riedle and former Liverpool boss Roy Evans took temporary charge until the end of the 1999-2000 season and in the summer Jean Tigana was appointed. Tigana was part of the great French national side of 1984, and having previously managed Lyon and Monaco where he got them to 2nd in the League and a Champions League Semi-Final respectively, his appointment looked to be quite a coup.

Collins, Saha And Boa Morte Make Debuts

12 August 2000 A trio of talented footballers all made their debuts at home against Crewe Alexandra on the opening day of the season. Louis Saha also capped off his first game for Fulham with a goal in a 2-0 win.

Fulham Go On Record Winning Streak

October 2000 Tigana's reign as Manager couldn't have got off to a better start as the Whites set a new Club record and won the first eleven games of the season, the last being a 3-1 home win against Crystal Palace.