Club Name: Fulham Football Club
Founding Year: 1879
Home Stadium: Craven Cottage
Training Ground: Motspur Park Training Ground
Current League: Premier League
Current Manager: Marco Silva
Rival Clubs: Brentford, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers

Fulham are London’s oldest professional football club and boast a rich story dating back to 1879. The Cottagers have also played in all four professional divisions in England, currently the Premier League.

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Fulham club name

January 1889 saw a change in west London as executives decided to shorten the name of their team to Fulham Football Club. It also marked the end of their first nickname, the Saints, having started as Fulham St Andrew’s Cricket & Football Club. They would later adopt the Cottagers as their nickname.

Founded as: Fulham St Andrew’s Cricket & Football Club (1879-1889)

Current name: Fulham Football Club (1889-present)

Nickname: The Cottagers

Fulham founding year

The founding year of Fulham Football Club is 1879. A school teacher and churchwarden formed the team for local boys attending Fulham St Andrew’s Church. But cricket was the club’s original priority.

Fulham stadium

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Fulham have called Craven Cottage their home stadium since 1896. The Cottagers spent two years building the ground to establish their first permanent venue. The first games in Fulham’s history as a club took place on park pitches before they ground-shared with Wasps Rugby Club in Finchley Road.

First stadium: Land close to Star Road

Previous stadium: Lillie Road

Previous stadium: Ranelagh House (1886-1888)

Previous stadium: Barn Elms (1888-1889)

Previous stadium: Parsons Green (1889-1891)

Previous ground: Eel Brook Common (1891)

Previous ground: The Half Moon Public House (1891-1895)

Previous ground: The Captain James Field (1895-1896)

Current stadium: Craven Cottage (1896-present)

Fulham training ground

Fulham adopted Motspur Park Training Ground as the club’s base in 1999 but have developed the site heavily since. The University of London first opened Motspur Park back in the 1920s as a sports ground. It also still features the sweep from its original cinder track around the venue’s arena pitch.

Current training ground: Motspur Park Training Ground (1999-present)

Address: Motspur Park, New Malden, Surrey, England, KT3 6PT

Current league

Fulham are among the 20 current Premier League teams after the club secured promotion from the Championship in 2021. The Cottagers endured a yo-yo spell from 2018 until 2021 as they bounced between the two divisions. Fulham had followed up their promotions with an immediate relegation.

Previous league: English Football League, Championship (2020-2021)

Current league: Premier League (2021-present)

Current manager

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Fulham named Marco Silva as their latest manager on an initial three-year contract to replace Scott Parker in July 2021. The Cottagers had allowed Parker to leave the club by mutual consent after they endured relegation from the Premier League. Silva won the Championship title in his debut season.

Previous manager: Scott Parker (February 2019-June 2021)

Current manager: Marco Silva (July 2021-June 2024 expected)

Fulham contact details


General enquiries, email: [email protected]

General enquiries, phone: 0843 208 1222

Tickets, phone: 0203 871 0810

Other contact details: Full list here

Address: Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London, England, SW6 6HH

Fulham tickets

Fans wanting to buy Fulham tickets can do so via the Cottagers’ club website, by phone or in person. The Craven Cottage outfit sell single-game tickets for their home and away games and season tickets. But you must connect a ticketing account and a OneFulham account to buy all Fulham tickets online.


Phone: 0203 871 0810, Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00