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Formed 1879

Elected to Division Two 1907

Kit History




St Andrews




1883-1886 a q

Navy knickers also worn




Fulham St Andrews




1886-1888 q

Navy knickers also worn







January 1889

1888-1889 q

fulham 1889-96

1889-1893 q

fulham fc 1893 broad stripe shirt

1893 alt q

fulham circa 1894

c1894-1896 p

fulham 1898-99

1896-1899 n

1899-1902 a

fulham 1902-03

1902-1903 q s

1903-1904 a p

1904-1908 a p

fulham fc 1908-14

1908-1912 p

1912-1923 p t

1923-1927 a

fulham fc 1928-29

1927-1929 m p

1931-1933 a m

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1933-1939 a m p

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fulham 1945-46

1945-1946 p

fulham 1946-47

1946-1947 p

1947-1951 a b h p

fulham 1951-52

1951-1952 m

1952-1954 a h

1954-1956 a m

fulham fc 1956-57

1956-1957 m

1957-March 1958 a

April 1958-1959 a p

Long sleeves in cold weather
fulham 1959-60

1959-1960 m n

1960-1961 a e

1961-Sept 1962 a e

Oct 1962-1965 a e h p

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1965-1966 a e h

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1966-1967 l

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1967-1970 a f h k

1970-1972 a c k p

1972-1973 a r

1973-1974 a f h


1974-1975 a f h


1975-1977 a h

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1977-1981 d g h i

Crew necks occasionally worn

1981-1983 a g h

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1983-1984 g h

fulham fc 1984-85

1984-1985 a d g


1985-1987 g j

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1987-April 1988 a g

fulham april 1988

April 1988 a g

Worn in a few matches at end of season

1988-1990 g


1990-1991 g


1991-1992 g

DMF Sportswear

1992-1993 d g

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1993-1994 g


1994-1995 g


1995-1996 g

Le Coq Sportif

1996-1997 a


1997-1998 g


1998-1999 a


1999-2001 a f h

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2001-2002 f h


2002-2003 a h


2003-2005 f

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2005-2006 e


2006-2007 e

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2007-2008 e


2008-2009 e

fulham 2009-10

2009-2010 e

fulham 2010-11 home kit

2010-2011 e

fulham 2011-12 home kit

2011-2012 e

fulham fc 2012-13 home kit

2012-2013 e

fulham fc 2013-14 home kit

2013-2014 e

fulham 2014-15 1st kit

2014-2015 e

fulham 2015-16 kit

2015-2016 e

fulham 2016-17 1st kit

2016-2017 e

fulham 2017-18

2017-2018 e

fulham 2018-19

2018-2019 e

fulham 2019-20 1st kit

2019-2020 e

fulham 2020-21

2020-2021 e

FULHAM 2021-22

2021-2022 e

fulham 2022-23

2022-2023 e



fulham 1893 team groupWith a history going back to 1879, Fulham are one of the oldest senior clubs in London. They started out as a Sunday school team, leading a nomadic life as St Andrews (Fulham St Andrews from 1886). Their earliest colours are recorded as light and dark blue. The first known match report, dating from 1883, indicates they wore halved tops (usually described as "quartered" at the time) although some players wore different shirts in the club colours, a not uncommon occurence in the days when players provided their own kit.

The club dropped "St Andrews" in December 1888 and the following season (1888-89) adopted black and white stripes. Our photograph shows that variations in the design of their shirts were still apparent and two players are wearing white knickers although an undated team photograph that appears to have been taken in the mid-1890s fulham fc 1898shows the whole team kitted out in 3" stripes.

In 1892, Fulham joined the West London League and won it at the first attempt and two years later they moved into Craven Cottage which is still their home today. The ground was in such a state that it was not until 1896, with the team now wearing red and white, that the first fulham fc crest 1931match was held there. One year later Fulham joined the Second Division of the Southern League and in December 1898, the decision to turn professional was taken. In 1903 the club was promoted to the Southern League First Division and adopted their now traditional white shirts and black shorts. The hooped stockings worn at the time were highly unusual if not unique. After winning the championship in 1906 and 1907, Fulham were elected to the Football League, replacing Burton United in the Second Division.

fulham fc crest 1937Fulham hardly set the world alight although they generally finished in the top half of the table. During the 1920s they endured a gradual decline and were relegated to Division Three (South) in 1928 although four years later they returned to the Second Division.

fulham fc crest 1945The first time a crest appeared on the team's shirts was in 1931, a representation of Craven Cottage, which appeared until the outbreak of war in 1939.

After the Second World War, Fulham began to enjoy greater success. For a start a new crest was introduced, basically the coat of arms of the old London Borough of Fulham. The earliest versions were gigantic but after 1951 these were replaced by smaller ones in white and black without the legend below the shield. This classic design was worn until 1973.

In 1949 they won the Second Division championship and spent three seasons in the First Division before being relegated in 1952. In 1959 they were promoted again and remained fulham fc crest 1947in the First Division for the next nine seasons, albeit constantly struggling against relegation. Disaster struck finally when successive relegations took fulham crest 1951Fulham down the Division Three in 1969. In 1971, they were promoted back to the Second Division.

By this time the old coat of arms was looking distinctly old fashioned by the standards of the time so it was duly replaced by a a more up to date monogram in an unusual script.

In 1975, with former England players Bobby Moore and Alan Mullery in the side, Fulham reached the FA Cup final where they lost to West Ham. In the following years, George Best and Rodney Marsh joined the club. While the football was attractive to watch, success proved elusive.

fulham fc crest 1972The monogram was replaced in 1977 by a simplified version of the Hammersmith & Fulham coat of arms. This was replaced after just fulham fc crest 1975one season by a circular badge but was reinstated in 1984.

During the 1980s Fulham moved between the Second and Third Divisions but they found themselves in the basement in 1994 after a succession of owners came and went, all with their sights set on acquiring the valuable Craven Cottage real estate. Thanks to a vigorous campaign by supporters co-ordinated by former player Jimmy Hill, the club secured their future at the Cottage but their very survival was now in fulham fc crest 1981doubt. In January 1996, Fulham, attracting a mere 4,000 spectators to their home games, were next to bottom of the League and had debts spiralling out of control. Former player, Micky Adams took charge and lifted the team to finish in 17th place. The following fulham fc crest 1982season, they won promotion to Nationwide Division Two (previously the Third Division).

During this turmoil a new crest was introduced that was effectively identical to the 1945 version optimised for digital reproduction.

In May 1997, Harrods owner Mohamed al-Fayed bought the freehold of Craven Cottage and the majority shareholding in Fulham FC. Al-Fayed dismissed critics who predicted that he would asset-strip the club and laid out his plans to take Fulham into the Premier League within five years. After persuading Kevin Keegan out of retirement, al-Fayed opened his cheque book to bring quality players to the club. In 1999, Fulham ran away fulham fc crest 1995with the Nationwide Division Two championship, finishing 14 points clear. Keegan's departure to become England manager proved a setback but in summer 2000, Jean Tigana, a member of the great French side of the 1980, was appointed. Tigana brought modern coaching methods and revolutionised squad management.

fulham fc crest 2001In 2001, al-Fayed's five-year plan reached fruition a year early as Fulham won the Nationwide First Division championship. A smart new crest was introduced for the first Premier League campaign that broke with tradition and emphasised the new, forward-thinking approach.

Having established themselves in the Premiership, Fulham announced plans to redevelop Craven Cottage but these were stalled by local residents. With legal and building costs spiralling out of control, the board abandoned plans for the new stadium in favour of a more modest refurbishment, completed in 2004.

After qualifying for the new Europa League in 2009-10, Fulham enjoyed a remarkable run that saw them reach the final where they were narrowly beaten by Atletico Madrid in Hamburg.

In July 2013 Mohamed al-Fayed sold the club to Shahid Khan, a Pakistan born billionaire based in the United States, for a figure reported to be between £150-£200m. During his ownership, al-Fayed had made £187m in interest-free loans to the club, which he converted into equity, leaving Fulham debt-free. Unfortunately this did not translate into performances and at the end of the season Fulham were relegated to the championship after 13 years in the top tier.

In 2017-18 Fulham overcame Aston Villa in the play-off final to make their return to the Premier League but their return was short lived, relegation following immediately. However, they won promotion through the play-offs in 2020 but once again went straight back down. Despite some shaky spells, Fulham secured promotion back to the top tier as champions - their second consecutive immediate return.

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Old crest images sourced from Vital Fulham and Friends of Fulham. Crests are the property of Fulham FC.