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Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

In this article, first we will have a brief review on the history of Fulham F.C. Club, and then we will introduce Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time!
Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Fulham Football Club (Fulham F.C.) was founded in 1879 and is one of the oldest English football clubs currently playing in the English Premier League.

The club is based in Fulham, London and is the oldest London football club still playing professionally.

Fulham have played 27 seasons in the English Premier League, most of them between 1960 and 2000.

Fulham have reached two grand finals so far: they reached the FA Cup final in 1975 and finished runners-up to West Ham United, and in 2010 they played in the UEFA Europa League final against Atletico Madrid, they also lost 2-1 in overtime and became runners-up.

Fulham's main rival is Chelsea club. Queens Park Rangers and Brentford in west London are also old rivals at Fulham.

In the following, we will briefly review the history of Fulham F.C. Club, then we will provide a list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time, and then share the personal and professional backgrounds of each of these Fulham F.C. top goal scorers ever.

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time!

Before we get into the list of Fulham F.C. highest goal scorers of all time, we will have a brief look at the history, foundation and honors of Fulham F.C. Club.

History, foundation and honors of Fulham F.C. Club

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

As we have mentioned above, Fulham Football Club is one of the oldest English football clubs. The Fulham London-based club was founded in 1879 and currently plays in the English Premier League.

Fulham F.C. has two big runners-up: the FA Cup runners-up in 1975 and the Europa League runners-up in 2010.

Fulham's main rival is Chelsea. Queens Park Rangers and Brentford in west London are also old Fulham rivals.

Fulham Football Club is currently owned by Shahid Khan. He bought Fulham F.C. for a reported £150–200 million on 12 July 2013.

This club has one of the oldest uniform designs in the world. The team's main uniform, which is a white shirt and black socks, was designed for the team in 1903, and the Fulham club still uses the same series of uniforms to this day.

Fulham's sponsorship by Betfair in 2002–03 was the first gambling sponsorship in English football, and came before the Gambling Act 2005 permitted the industry to advertise on television and radio; within fifteen years half of Premier League teams were sponsored by such companies.

Honors of Fulham F.C.

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Among the honors of Fulham F.C. we can mention:

League

  • English second tier Champions (2) in 1948–49, 2000–01
  • English second tier Runners-up (1) in 1958–59
  • English second tier Play-off Winners (2) in 2018, 2020
  • English third tier Champions (2) in 1931–32, 1998–99
  • English third tier Runners-up (1) in 1970–71
  • English fourth tier Runners-up (1) in 1996–97
  • Southern League First Division Champions (2) in 1905–06, 1906–07

Domestic cups

  • FA Cup Runners-up (1) in 1974–75

European cups

  • UEFA Europa League Runners-up (1) 2009–10
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners (1) in 2002

Miscellaneous

  • London Challenge Cup Winners (3) in 1909–10, 1931–32, 1951–52
  • Anglo-Scottish Cup Runners-up (1) in 1975–76
  • MLS All-Star Challenge Runners-up (1) in 2005

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Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time!

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

There are seven players in the history of Fulham F.C who have managed to score more than 100 goals for this club. These top scorers are:

  • Gordon Davies with 178 goals
  • Johnny Haynes with 158 goals
  • Bedford Jezzard with 154 goals
  • Jim Hammond with 150 goals
  • Graham Leggat with 134 goals
  • Arthur Stevens with 124 goals
  • Steve Earle with 108 goals

But given that all of these top scorers are currently retired and do not play football, here are the three most prolific goalscorers currently at the club:

  • Aleksandar Mitrović with 52 goals
  • Tom Cairney with 34 goals
  • Stefan Johansen with 21 goals

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A brief overview of all-time top goal scorers in Fulham F.C. history

In the following, we will have a brief overview of the personal and professional characteristics of the top scorers in Fulham F.C. of all time!

#1 Gordon Davies

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Gordon John Davies
  • Date of birth: 3 August 1955 (age 65)
  • Place of birth: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
  • Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Youth career

  • 1972–1973: Manchester City

Senior career

  • ?–1978: Team: Merthyr Tydfil
  • 1978–1984: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 247, Goals: 114
  • 1984–1985: Team: Chelsea, Appearances: 13, Goals: 6
  • 1985–1986: Team: Manchester City, Appearances: 31, Goals: 9
  • 1986–1991: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 147, Goals: 45
  • 1991–1992: Team: Wrexham, Appearances: 22, Goals: 4
  • 1992: Team: Tornado FK
  • 1992–1993: Team: Northwich Victoria, Appearances: 36, Goals: 12

National team

  • 1979–1986: Team: Wales, Appearances: 16, Goals: 2

With 178 total goals, the first player of the list of the highest goal scorers in Fulham F.C. of all time is Gordon John Davis, a former Wales international footballer who played as a forward during his professional football career.

Davis has played for various English clubs, including Fulham, Manchester City and Chelsea.

He joined Fulham in 1978 and played for the club for six years. He is the top scorer in the history of this club with total 178 goals.

Retired in 1993, he is still a popular guest at Craven Cottage.

The next player in the list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time is Johnny Haynes.

#2 Johnny Haynes

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: John Norman Haynes
  • Date of birth: 17 October 1934
  • Place of birth: Kentish Town, London, England
  • Date of death: 18 October 2005 (aged 71)
  • Place of death: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Playing position(s): Inside forward

Senior career

  • 1952–1970: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 594, Goals: 158
  • 195: Team: → Wimbledon (loan), Appearances: 6, Goals: 4
  • 1961: Team: → Toronto City (loan), Appearances: 5, Goals: 1
  • 1970–1971: Team: Durban City, Appearances: 24, Goals: 9
  • 1972–1973: Team: Wealdstone, Appearances: 3, Goals: 0

National team

  • 1955–1957: Team: England U23, Appearances: 8, Goals: 8
  • 1954–1962: Team: England, Appearances: 56, Goals: 18

With 158 total goals, the second player of top scorers in Fulham F.C. of all time is John Norman Haynes, an English international footballer who played as a striker.

He played in 56 national games for his country and was the captain of the England national team in 22 games.

Haynes had a unique offensive style that earned him the nickname "Maestro". He was a fast and accurate striker who easily carried the ball with him.

Haynes also has a special place in the history of Fulham. He has been hailed as Fulham's greatest player, having remained loyal there for 20 years, and is also the club's all-time leading goalscorer.

The Statue of Haynes is located outside Craven Cottage.

 His honor list is as follows:

Durban City

  • National Football League: 1970–71

Individual

  • Ballon d'Or Bronze Award: 1961
  • Football League 100 Legends: 1998
  • Member of English Football Hall of Fame: 2002

The next player in the list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time is Bedford Jezzard.

#3 Bedford Jezzard

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Bedford Alfred George Jezzard
  • Date of birth: 19 October 1927
  • Place of birth: Clerkenwell, England
  • Date of death: 21 May 2005 (aged 77)
  • Place of death: Alton, England
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Youth career

  • Croxley Boys

Senior career

  • 1944–1945: Team: Watford, Appearances: 0, Goals: 0
  • 1948–1957: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 306, Goals: 154

National team

  • 1954–1955: Team: England, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0
  • 1954–1955: Team: England B, Appearances: 3, Goals: 6

Teams managed

  • 1958–1964: Team: Fulham

With 154 total goals, the next player in the list of Fulham F.C. highest goal scorers of all time is Bedford Alfred Jezzard, an English footballer who played as a forward.

In the 1940s and 1950s, Jezzard played all his professional football career as a striker at Fulham. With 38 goals in the 1953-54 season, he is Fulham's all-time leading scorer in the post-war season.

In 1954-55, Jezzard participated in two games for the England national team and three games for the England B national team, and with 6 goals, he became the best scorer in the history of the England B national team.

After his retirement, Jezzard managed Fulham from 1958 to 1964. Fulham had a brilliant time under his management and were able to return to the first division.

After retiring from football management, Jezzard started. He died in May 2005 at the age of 77 after a period of dementia.

The next player in the list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time is Jim Hammond.

#4 Jim Hammond

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Luke Bull
  • Date of birth: 2 November 1907
  • Place of birth: Brighton, England
  • Date of death: 16 June 1985 (aged 77)
  • Height: 1.44 m (4 ft 9 in)
  • Playing position(s): Forward

Senior career

  • 1928–1938: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 342, Goals: 150

National team

  • 1932: Team: England amateur, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0

With 150 total goals, the next player of Fulham F.C. top goal scorers ever is Herbert Edward "Jim" Hammond, a professional English footballer who played as a striker throughout his career.

Born in Brighton, he was a famous athlete from a young age and represented football in Sussex at the age of 16.

Hammond's adult professional football career began with the non-league club Lewes, and he later joined Fulham, who were in the third division at the time.

Hammond played for Fulham from 1928 to 1938, scoring 150 goals in 342 appearances. He refereed after retiring from professional football.

The next player in the list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time is Graham Leggat.

#5 Graham Leggat

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Graham Leggat
  • Date of birth: 20 June 1934
  • Place of birth: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Date of death: 29 August 2015 (aged 81)
  • Place of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Playing position(s): Right winger

Youth career

  • Banks O'Dee

Senior career

  • 1953–1958: Aberdeen, Appearances: 109, Goals: 64
  • 1958–1966: Fulham, Appearances: 254, Goals: 134
  • 1966–1967: Birmingham City, Appearances: 16, Goals: 3
  • 1968: Rotherham United, Appearances: 16, Goals: 7
  • 1970: Bromsgrove Rovers
  • 1971: Toronto Metros

National team

  • 1954–1957: Scottish League XI, Appearances: 5, Goals: 6
  • 1956–1960: Scotland, Appearances: 18, Goals: 8
  • 1959: SFA trial v SFL, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0

Teams managed

  • 1971–1972: Toronto Metros

With 134 total goals, the next player of the list of all-time top goal scorers in Fulham F.C. history is Graham Leggat, a Scottish international professional footballer who played as a right winger during his professional football career.

Born in Aberdeen, Leggat started playing football for his hometown club and won the Scottish League Cup with Aberdeen in 1954-55. In November 2017, he was one of the four members of the Aberdeen Hall of Fame.

In 1958, Legat joined Fulham on a 16 16,000 deal. He held the record for the fastest hat-trick in the English league, scoring three goals in three minutes in the 26th minute of Fulham's game against Ipswich Town, a record that was not broken until 2015.

He was a strong and fast striker who was good at playing with the ball. His style of play and body style were very suitable for a quick attack.

The next player in the list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time is Arthur Stevens.

#6 Arthur Stevens

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Arthur Harold Stevens
  • Date of birth: 13 January 1921
  • Place of birth: Wandsworth, England
  • Date of death: 15 January 2007 (aged 86)
  • Playing position(s): Outside right

Senior career

  • –: Team: Wimbledon
  • –: Team: Brentford
  • –: Team: Sutton United
  • 1941–1959: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 386, Goals: 124

Teams managed

  • 1964–1965: Team: Fulham (caretaker manager)

With 124 total goals, the next player in the list of highest goal scorers in Fulham F.C. of all time is Arthur Stevens, an English footballer who played as an outside right.

Stevens's career began at the same time as World War II, and it was after the war that he was finally able to play professional sports on a regular basis.

Enlisted in the Army during World War II, he played under the pseudonym "Pablo" after the war and was part of the team that won the Second Division title in the 1948-1949 season.

He is considered one of the best players in the history of Fulham. His style of play was very skillful and ruthless. After his retirement in 1958, he remained as coach at Fulham, and from mid-December 1964 to late January 1965, he was also the club's manager for five weeks.

And the last player of the list of Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time is Steve Earle.

#7 Steve Earle

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Stephen John Earle
  • Date of birth: 1 November 1945 (age 74)
  • Place of birth: Feltham, England
  • Playing position(s): Striker

Senior career

  • 1963–1974: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 291, Goals: 108
  • 1974–1978: Team: Leicester City, Appearances: 99, Goals: 20
  • 1977: Team: → Peterborough United (loan), Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 1978: Team: Detroit Express, Appearances: 15, Goals: 0
  • 1978–1980: Team: Tulsa Roughnecks, Appearances: 42, Goals: 4
  • 1979–1980: Team: Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor), Appearances: 12, Goals: 10
  • 1980–1981: Team: Wichita Wings (indoor), Appearances: 38, Goals: 25

Teams managed

  • 1983: Team: Tulsa Roughnecks (assistant)
  • 1983–1984: Team: Tulsa Roughnecks

With 108 total goals, the next player in the list of top scorers in Fulham F.C. of all time is Steve Earle, a former English footballer who played as a midfielder during his career.

Having spent his professional football career in the English and American leagues, Earle played for Fulham F.C. for more than ten years (1963–1974). After Fulham, he has played for Leicester City, Detroit Express, Tulsa Roughnecks and Wichita Wings. Part of his professional record in indoor football passed.

After retiring in 1983, Earle first became assistant coach at Tulsa Roughnecks. Later that year, he took over as head coach of the Roughnecks. He later coached other youth and professional teams in Tulsa.

Earle is a member of the Oklahoma Football Association Hall of Fame.

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Three most prolific goalscorers currently at the Fulham F.C.

As we mentioned before, all of these top scorers are now retired. Therefore, for an up-to-date and practical statistic, here are the top three top scorers currently at Fulham F.C.

#1 Aleksandar Mitrović

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Aleksandar Mitrović
  • Date of birth: 16 September 1994 (age 26)
  • Place of birth: Smederevo, FR Yugoslavia
  • Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Playing position(s): Striker

Club information

  • Current team: Fulham
  • Number: 9

Youth career

  • 2005–2011: Partizan

Senior career

  • 2011–2012: Team: Teleoptik, Appearances: 25, Goals: 7
  • 2012–2013: Team: Partizan, Appearances: 28, Goals: 13
  • 2013–2015: Team: Anderlecht, Appearances: 69, Goals: 36
  • 2015–2018: Team: Newcastle United, Appearances: 65, Goals: 14
  • 2018: Team: → Fulham (loan), Appearances: 17, Goals: 12
  • 2018–: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 79, Goals: 40

National team

  • 2011–2013: Team: Serbia U19, Appearances: 13, Goals: 5
  • 2013–2014: Team: Serbia U21, Appearances: 8, Goals: 6
  • 2013–: Team: Serbia, Appearances: 57, Goals: 35

With 52 total goals, the first player in the list of the current Fulham F.C. highest goal scorers is Aleksandar Mitrović, a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for Fulham's Premier League club and the Serbian national team.

He played for Partizan and Teleoptik before he became one of Europe's top 10 talented under-19s at the age of 18, according to UEFA reporters.

He then joined Anderlecht on a €5 million deal, scoring 44 goals in 90 games in two seasons at the club. He won the Belgian Professional League with the club and then moved to Newcastle United in 2015 on a €13 million deal.

In 2018, he went on loan to Fulham and officially joined the club after helping them advance to the Premier League.

Mitrovic also has a brilliant record in the Serbian national team. Selected as the best player in the European Under-19 Championship, he has played in 57 national games for Serbia so far, scoring 35 goals.

His honors list is as follows:

Partizan

  • Serbian SuperLiga: 2012–13

Anderlecht

  • Belgian Pro League: 2013–14
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2014

Newcastle United

  • EFL Championship: 2016–17

Fulham

  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2018, 2020

Serbia U19

  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2013

Individual

  • Serbian SuperLiga Team of the Season: 2012–13
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship Golden Player: 2013
  • UEFA European Under-19 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2013
  • Belgian Pro League top scorer: 2014–15
  • EFL Championship Player of the Month: March 2018, April 2018, October 2019
  • Serbian Player of the Year: 2018
  • UEFA Nations League top scorer: 2018–19
  • EFL Championship Top Scorer: 2019–20
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2019–20 Championship

The next player in the list of current Fulham F.C. top scorers is Tom Cairney.

#2 Tom Cairney

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Thomas Cairney
  • Date of birth: 20 January 1991 (age 29)
  • Place of birth: Nottingham, England
  • Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing position(s): Midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Fulham
  • Number: 10

Youth career

  • 1998–2007: Leeds United
  • 2007–2009: Hull City

Senior career

  • 2009–2014: Team: Hull City, Appearances: 70, Goals: 2
  • 2013–2014: Team: → Blackburn Rovers (loan), Appearances: 23, Goals: 1
  • 2014–2015: Team: Blackburn Rovers, Appearances: 53, Goals: 7
  • 2015–: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 188, Goals: 34

National team

  • 2009: Team: Scotland U19, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0
  • 2010–2012: Team: Scotland U21, Appearances: 6, Goals: 1
  • 2017–: Team: Scotland, Appearances: 2, Goals: 0

With 34 total goals, the next player of our list of current Fulham F.C. top goal scorers is Thomas Cairney, a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for Fulham in the Premier League and for the Scottish national team.

Cairney has played for Hull City and Blackburn Rovers. Born in England, he made his international debut for Scotland in March 2017. Prior to joining the Scottish senior national team, Cairney played for Scotland's Under-19 and Under-21 national teams and played in eight games for both teams.

 His honor list is as follows:

Fulham

  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2018, 2020

Individual

  • Hull City Young Player of the Year: 2008–09
  • Blackburn Rovers Player of the Year: 2013–14
  • Fulham Player of the Season: 2016–17
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2016–17 Championship, 2017–18 Championship

And finally, the last player in the list of current Fulham F.C. top scorers is Stefan Johansen.

#3 Stefan Johansen

Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time

Personal information

  • Full name: Stefan Marius Johansen
  • Date of birth: 8 January 1991 (age 29)
  • Place of birth: Vardø, Norway
  • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Playing position(s): Central midfielder

Club information

  • Current team: Fulham
  • Number: 8

Youth career

  • –2004: Vardø
  • 2005–2006: Boda/Glimt

Senior career

  • 2007–2010: Team: Bodø/Glimt, Appearances: 30, Goals: 0
  • 2011–2014: Team: Strømsgodset, Appearances: 67, Goals: 8
  • 2014–2016: Team: Celtic, Appearances: 73, Goals: 12
  • 2016–: Team: Fulham, Appearances: 126, Goals: 23
  • 2019: Team: → West Bromwich Albion (loan), Appearances: 14, Goals: 2

National team

  • 2006–2007: Team: Norway U16, Appearances: 8, Goals: 3
  • 2007–2008: Team: Norway U17, Appearances: 10, Goals: 3
  • 2008–2009: Team: Norway U18, Appearances: 5, Goals: 1
  • 2009–2010: Team: Norway U19, Appearances: 8, Goals: 1
  • 2011–2013: Team: Norway U21, Appearances: 5, Goals: 0
  • 2012: Team: Norway U23, Appearances: 1, Goals: 0
  • 2013–: Team: Norway, Appearances: 55, Goals: 6

With 23 total goals, the last player of our list of current top goal scorers in Fulham F.C. is Stefan Marius Johansen, a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for Fulham's Premier League club and the Norwegian national team.

He is a technical midfielder who, along with his playing technique, has a high speed. Prior to joining Fulham, Johansson played for Boda/Glimt, Strømsgodset and Celtic.

Johansen also has a good record at the national level. He played for the Norwegian Under-21 team until 2013, after which he played for the Norwegian national team.

Some of his honors are:

Strømsgodset

  • Eliteserien: 2013

Celtic

  • Scottish Premiership: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Scottish League Cup: 2014–15

Fulham

  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2018, 2020

Individual

  • Kniksen Award, Midfielder of the Year: 2013

Gullballen: 2014

  • PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year: 2014–15
  • Celtic Player of the Year: 2014–15

In this article we had a brief look on the Fulham F.C. top scorers of all time and current fulam F.C. top scorers. In the next articles we will review other top players of Fulham F.C. Club and their honors and achievements.

 

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