Five Fulham international facts
• Two Fulham players have been the only ones to have represented their country in the Barclays Premier League: Pakistan’s Zesh Rehman and Seychelles’ Kevin Betsy.
• The first England international to play for the Club was Albert Wilkes, who joined from Aston Villa in 1907 after winning five caps. It wasn’t until 1922 when a Fulham player played for England: Frank Osborne against Ireland in October.
• Edwin van der Sar is the man with the highest number of international caps as a former player in SW6 - 130. Unless you count Finland’s Jari Litmanen who didn’t make an appearance for us, but put in 137 for Finland.
• Before the age of 21, Johnny Haynes competed for England at every international level from schoolboy to senior level when he made his debut against October 1954.
• The most represented country for Fulham has been France, with 11 Premier League players passing through the Cottage door: Jérôme Bonnissel, Philippe Christanval, Olivier Dacourt, Martin Djetou, Alain Goma, Gaël Kakuta, Sylvain Legwinski, Steed Malbranque, Steve Marlet, Franck Queudrue and Louis Saha.
3 – Goals in 20 international appearances for Vincenzo Montella and Italy. He netted three in 10 games while on loan at Fulham.
5 – George Best’s international appearances for Northern Ireland while at Fulham in 1976-77. Only one was a win: 2-0 against Iceland.
22 – The number of senior Scottish internationals who have played for the Club since 1903.
100 – The number of caps that Damien Duff retired on for the Republic of Ireland.
5,661 – The miles from Craven Cottage to where Hugo Rodallega was born in El Carmelo, Colombia. The furthest of any of the current squad.
Dimitar Berbatov retires from international football with Bulgaria in 2010.
Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge on his decision to represent the Philippines at international level in 2008.
A report from the Jamaica Gleaner as Bedford Jezzard makes an impact on the locals in Trinidad in 1955. He was a part of an English FA side who won 6-0 in the final game of a productive tour for our forward.
The Bigger Picture – 1906
Southern Professionals, Arthur (Pat) Collins, Tim Coleman and Fred Harrison (L-R) line up for an International Trial match against the Amateurs at Craven Cottage in 1906. The score has been lost in the mists of time, but we know the three Whites would have felt right at home.