Fulham's Best XI

Monday 9 July 2012 13:30

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Goalkeeper

Edwin van der Sar: In what was a strictly two-horse race, the Dutch stopper just edged out current custodian Mark Schwarzer to take the goalkeeping spot in your all-time Premier League Fulham XI. Fulham record: 154 apps

Defenders

Steve Finnan: The Irishman comfortably saw off competition from Moritz Volz and John Pantsil to secure the right-back position, with more than four times as many votes as his nearest competitor. Fulham record: 209 apps, 7 goals

Aaron Hughes: Having formed a reliable partnership with Brede Hangeland over the years, Hughes takes the first centre-back position, with Alain Goma some way behind him in the voting. Fulham record: 205 apps, 2 goals

Brede Hangeland: The big Norwegian received more votes than any other player in your all-time Fulham team. Undoubtedly one of our greatest signings during our stay in the Premier League, one of the centre-back slots was always likely to be Brede’s. Fulham record: 206 apps, 11 goals

Rufus Brevett: The left-back slot was a close-run race, but Rufus just beat Paul Konchesky in the voting, while John Arne Riise wasn’t far behind in third place. Fulham record: 217 apps, 2 goals

Midfielders

Clint Dempsey: He was always going to be in the team somewhere, the only question was which position you’d prefer to see him occupy - on the wing was where he got the most votes. Fulham record: 224 apps, 60 goals

Danny Murphy: Our recently-departed Captain absolutely stormed the central midfield poll, with more than three times as many votes as his nearest rival. Fulham record: 210 apps, 28 goals

Mousa Dembele: After enjoying a superb 2011/12 campaign in a new midfield role, Mousa pipped Lee Clark, Steed Malbranque and Jimmy Bullard to the vacant position alongside Danny Murphy. Fulham record: 72 apps, 7 goals

Luis Boa Morte: The Portuguese winger was a popular figure during his time at the Club and this was reflected in the voting as he comprehensively secured the left-flank spot. Fulham record: 250 apps, 54 goals

Forwards

Brian McBride: Another of our former Captains to make the all-time Fulham Premier League XI, Brian was one of the most committed individuals ever to turn out at the Cottage and he subsequently earned more votes than any other forward. Fulham record: 153 apps, 40 goals

Louis Saha: The Frenchman almost won as many votes as McBride and he was significantly ahead of nearest rivals Bobby Zamora and Barry Hayles for the second striking spot. Fulham record: 144 apps, 64 goals