On 31st August 2012, Fulham announced the signing of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 31-year-old Bulgarian forward started out at Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia, joining the Armymen aged 17. In doing so, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Ivan, who also played for the club.
His talent quickly caught the attention of clubs on the continent, with Bayer Leverkusen making their move in January 2001. He switched to Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £10.9m five years later.
He joined Manchester United on transfer deadline day in August 2008, having long been courted by Sir Alex Ferguson.
In his debut season in SW6, Berbatov was an instant hit as he grabbed 15 crucial goals on his way to being named Player of the Season by the Fulham fans. The Bulgarian also scooped the Goal of the Season award for his sumptuous volley against Stoke City.
|Minutes per goal||562.5|
|» Right Foot / Head||1 / 1|
|» Inside Box||2|
|Shooting Accuracy (On Target / Off Target)||11 / 14|
|Goals to shots ratio||0.1|
|Dribbles (Successful / Unsuccessful)||10 / 9|
|Crosses (Successful / Unsuccessful)||2 / 6|
|» Short (Successful / Unsuccessful)||327 / 110|
|» Long (Successful / Unsuccessful)||13 / 11|
|» Own Half (Successful / Unsuccessful)||113 / 17|
|» Oppositions Half (Successful / Unsuccessful)||229 / 110|
|Throw-ins (Successful / Unsuccessful)||3 / 0|
|» Inside Box / Outside Box||16 / 5|
|Tackles (Won / Lost)||7 / 5|
|Duels (Won / Lost)||68 / 96|
|» Ground Duels (Won / Lost)||34 / 50|
|» Aerial Duels (Won / Lost)||34 / 46|
|Fouls (Committed / Suffered)||15 / 12|