FFC Facts and Figures

Tuesday 9 July 2013 12:00

We've trawled through the Fulham archives to find you some of the best facts and figures from the Club’s history for our weekly feature. If you have any of your own, tweet them to us using the hashtag #ffcfacts

Five Fulham facts


  • Maurice Cook’s early strike against Bristol Rovers in the First Round of the inaugural League Cup in September 1960 proved to the first-ever goal scored in the competition.

  • In the 10-1 hammering of Ipswich Town on Boxing Day 1963, Graham Leggatt scored three goals in as many minutes – still the fastest ever hat-trick in the top flight.

  • Both Kenny Achampong and Jeff Hopkins were sent off at Huddersfield Town in March 1985 – the first time two Fulham players had been dismissed in one match.
  • When Fulham beat Bristol Rovers at the Cottage in September 1987, five of the team - Jim Stannard, Ray Lewington, Robert Wilson, Leroy Rosenior and Gordon Davies - were in their second spells at the Cottage.

  • Ara Bedrossian made his Fulham debut at Bolton Wanderers in March 1983. He remains the only Cyprus international to play for the Whites.

Magic Numbers


5 – The number of caps earned for Northern Ireland by George Best during his time at Fulham.

7 – Mark Pembridge’s squad number in his three seasons as a player at Fulham.

23 – The number of FA Cup games played for Fulham by Jim Langley.

36 – The age of Glenn Cockerill when he signed for Fulham from Leyton Orient in 1996.

54 – The total amount of league goals scored for Fulham by Roy Dwight.

Quote, Unquote


Looking back, I think I was probably a better player than I thought I was at the time because my career at Fulham was so stop-start. I hope I was anyway.”


John Mitchell on his Fulham stint.

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When the final whistle went, I was too exhausted physically and mentally to do anything but collapse. There were a few tears too; the pressure leading up to the game had been immense.”


Roger Brown recalls helping Fulham back to Division Two after a 1-1 draw at home to Lincoln City in 1982.

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People still stop me in the street, Fulham supporters, and say how much they appreciate the job I did all those years ago. So I’m not forgotten and it’s a good feeling.”


Goalkeeper Jim Stannard has fond memories of his time in SW6.

Cover Stars - 1908 v 2001

On the left is The Cottagers’ Journal published on Saturday 1st February ahead of an FA Cup fixture at Norwich City, a game the Whites won 2-1 thanks to goals from Charles Millington and Frederick Threlfall. The 2001 Division One clash with the Canaries on the right was also won by the Whites, with Louis Saha and Luis Boa Morte on target in a 2-0 home victory.