FFC Legend: Luis Boa Morte

Saturday 26 July 2014 09:00

We uncover the Fulham heroes of the past – the players that your older brothers and sisters, parents and even grandparents used to cheer on. Here, we reveal the talents of Luis Boa Morte.

WHEN? 2000-2007

APPEARANCES/GOALS: 238/52

SIGNED FROM: Southampton

POSITION: Forward

TOP ATTRIBUTES: Pace, powerful shooting and dribbling

A player with terrific pace and a powerful shot, Boa Morte could delight and frustrate in equal measure. Portuguese by birth, he joined Arsenal from Sporting Lisbon in 1997 and then Southampton in 1999.

In his first season at the Cottage (2000/01), he was on loan but formed a strikeforce with Barry Hayles and Louis Saha that shared 63 league goals. Luis was transferred for a seven-figure fee in 2001 and then spent more than six Premier League seasons with Fulham, the last as Captain.

On his day, Luis was a match winner, and at times was unplayable. In January 2007, he moved to West Ham United for a large fee before teaming up with former Manager Chris Coleman in Greece. Still playing, he was recently released by Chesterfield. 

DID YOU KNOW? Luis won a Premier League winners’ medal at first club Arsenal.