2009–10 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham
2009–10 season
ChairmanMohamed al-Fayed
ManagerRoy Hodgson
StadiumCraven Cottage
Premier League12th
FA CupSixth round
League CupThird round
UEFA Europa LeagueRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague: Bobby Zamora (8)
All: Bobby Zamora (19)

The 2009–10 season was Fulham's 112th professional season and their ninth consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League, since their return in 2001. They also competed in European competition for the second time in their history, in the newly formed UEFA Europa League after finishing in the seventh position in the 2008–09 season.[1] After beginning in the qualifying rounds of the competition, Fulham eventually reached the final, where they lost 2–1 to Atlético Madrid after extra-time.

The fixtures for the Premier League season were announced on 17 June, with Fulham beginning the season against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on the weekend of 15 August.[2] They entered the Football League Cup at the third round stage due to their participation in European competition.[3] They also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they were defeated by Tottenham Hotspur.

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Fulham announced the first three fixtures of their 2009 pre-season schedule on 4 May 2009, with the team scheduled to tour Australia soon after the end of the squad's summer break.[4] The team will first play Gold Coast United at Skilled Park in Robina on Wednesday, 8 July. Next, the squad will travel to Melbourne to face Melbourne Victory at Etihad (Docklands) Stadium on Saturday, 11 July. The trip will conclude with a match against Perth Glory at Members Equity Stadium (Perth Oval) on Wednesday, 15 July.

Upon their return to England, they will play a friendly against AFC Bournemouth on 21 July[5] and Peterborough United on 25 July.[6] Further fixtures were added for the Development Squad against local semi-professional sides AFC Wimbledon, Woking, Aldershot, Staines and Walton Casuals.[7] The team will also be involved in a third round qualifying match for the UEFA Europa League. The draw was made on 17 July, giving Fulham a match against Lithuanian side FK Vėtra or Finnish club HJK Helsinki.[8] Vėtra were confirmed as Fulham's opponents after winning the tie 3–2 on aggregate.[9]

Their pre-season campaign started with defeat to Gold Coast United. Despite Danny Murphy scoring in the 15th minute, Gold Coast scored twice in the final ten minutes to win the match. This was followed by a 3–0 victory against Melbourne Glory and a 5–0 win against Perth Glory. Andy Johnson scored in both games and Erik Nevland scored a hat-trick against Perth to follow up a goal in Melbourne. Eddie Johnson and Andranik Teymourian were the other two scorers in the matches in Melbourne and Perth respectively.

Fulham's first match back in England was a 0–0 draw against AFC Bournemouth on 21 July at Dean Court.[10] This was followed four days later by their final pre-season friendly, an eventful match at London Road against Peterborough United. Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora (2) gave Fulham a 3–0 half-time lead, but Aaron McLean and George Boyd (2) scored second-half goals to salvage a 3–3 draw.[11]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
8 July 2009 Australia Gold Coast United A 1–2 Danny Murphy 15' (Gold Coast: Milson 80', Smeltz 86') 10,336
11 July 2009 Australia Melbourne Victory A 3–0 A. Johnson 32' (pen.), E. Johnson 67', Nevland 72' 20,666
15 July 2009 Australia Perth Glory A 5–0 A. Johnson 16', Nevland 60', 64', 67' (hat-trick), Teymourian 84' 14,903
21 July 2009 AFC Bournemouth A 0–0 3,030
25 July 2009 Peterborough United A 3–3 Dempsey 21', Zamora 34', 45' (Peterborough: McLean 55', Boyd 85', 87' (pen.)) 1,738

Premier League[edit]

Fulham began their Premier League season with an away match at Fratton Park against Portsmouth. Their opponents were in financial trouble and had sold many of their top players, including Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson during the summer. A minute's applause was held before the game in memory of Fulham's former manager Sir Bobby Robson.[12] In a game that Fulham controlled, Bobby Zamora put the away side in the lead after 13 minutes, deflecting a Clint Dempsey shot past Portsmouth goalkeeper David James. Both sides created chances but Fulham held the greater threat and won the match 1–0.[13]

Fulham's second league match of the season was against near-neighbours Chelsea in the West London derby. Fulham were missing the injured Andy Johnson and new signing Damien Duff came into the side to replace him, with Dempsey playing alongside Zamora. Dempsey and Chelsea's Didier Drogba both had opportunities but, in the hot conditions, neither side had many shots in the first half. Drogba, however, gave Chelsea the lead five minutes before the break, shooting low past Schwarzer. Nicolas Anelka, the provider for Drogba's goal, doubled their lead from Drogba's throughball in the 76th minute, effectively sealing the match 2–0 in Chelsea's favour.[14]

The third fixture of the season was an away match at Villa Park against Aston Villa. New midfield signing Jonathan Greening made his debut and Aaron Hughes captained the side in the absence of Murphy. Fulham got off to the worst possible start when John Paintsil, under pressure from Villa's Carlos Cuéllar, inadvertently headed the ball past Schwarzer. Villa had a few promising attacks, notably through the pace of striker Gabriel Agbonlahor, but Fulham created chances of their own in an even first half. However they could not score past goalkeeper Brad Friedel and were punished by a second goal, this time from their own player Agbonlahor on the hour mark. Villa held out for a 2–0 victory and Fulham lost their second successive Premier League match.[15]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
15 August 2009 Portsmouth A 1–0 Zamora 13' 17,510
23 August 2009 Chelsea H 0–2 (Chelsea: Drogba 39', Anelka 76') 25,404
30 August 2009 Aston Villa A 0–2 (Aston Villa: Paintsil 3' (o.g.), Agbonlahor 59') 32,917
13 September 2009 Everton H 2–1 Konchesky 57', Duff 79' (Everton: Cahill 33') 24,191
20 September 2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1–2 Murphy 66' (pen.) (Wolves: Doyle 18', Edwards 50') 27,670
26 September 2009 Arsenal H 0–1 (Arsenal: Van Persie 52') 25,700
4 October 2009 West Ham United A 2–2 Murphy 47' (pen.), Gera 57' (West Ham: Cole 16', Stanislas 90+2') 32,612
19 October 2009 Hull City H 2–0 Zamora 43', Kamara 64' 23,943
25 October 2009 Manchester City A 2–2 Duff 62', Dempsey 68' (Man City: Lescott 53', Petrov 60') 44,906
31 October 2009 Liverpool H 3–1 Zamora 24', Nevland 73', Dempsey 87' (Liverpool: Torres 42') 25,700
8 November 2009 Wigan Athletic A 1–1 Dempsey 39' (pen.) (Wigan: Boyce 13') 16,172
21 November 2009 Birmingham City A 0–1 (Birmingham City: Bowyer 16') 23,659
25 November 2009 Blackburn Rovers H 3–0 Nevland 43', Dempsey 67', 88' 21,414
28 November 2009 Bolton Wanderers H 1–1 Duff 75' (Bolton Wanderers: Klasnić 35') 23,554
6 December 2009 Sunderland H 1–0 Zamora 7' 23,168
12 December 2009 Burnley A 1–1 Zamora 50' (Burnley: Elliott 60') 18,397
19 December 2009 Manchester United H 3–0 Murphy 22', Zamora 46', Duff 75' 25,700
26 December 2009 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–0 25,679
28 December 2009 Chelsea A 1–2 Gera 4' (Chelsea: Drogba 73', Smalling 75' (o.g.)) 41,805
5 January 2010 Stoke City A 2–3 Duff 61', Dempsey 85' (Stoke: Tuncay 12', Faye 34', Sidibé 37') 25,104
17 January 2010 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 (Blackburn: Samba 25', Nelsen 54') 21,287
26 January 2010 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–2 (Tottenham: Crouch 27', Bentley 60') 35,467
30 January 2010 Aston Villa H 0–2 (Aston Villa: Agbonlahor 40', 44') 25,408
3 February 2010 Portsmouth H 1–0 Greening 74' 21,934
6 February 2010 Bolton Wanderers A 0–0 22,289
9 February 2010 Burnley H 3–0 Murphy 23', Elm 31', Zamora 54' 23,005
21 February 2010 Birmingham H 2–1 Duff 23' Zamora 91' (Birmingham: Baird 3' (o.g.)) 21,758
28 February 2010 Sunderland A 0–0 40,192
14 March 2010 Manchester United A 0–3 (Man Utd: Rooney 46', 84', Berbatov 89') 75,207
21 March 2010 Manchester City H 1–2 Murphy 75' (Man City: Santa Cruz 7', Tevez 36') 25,359
27 March 2010 Hull City A 0–2 (Hull City: Bullard 16', Fagan 48') 24,361
4 April 2010 Wigan Athletic H 2–1 Okaka 47' Hangeland 58' (Wigan: Scotland 3') 22,730
11 April 2010 Liverpool A 0–0 42,331
17 April 2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–0 25,597
25 April 2010 Everton A 1–2 Nevland 36' (Everton: Smalling 49' (o.g.), Arteta 94') 35,578
2 May 2010 West Ham United H 3–2 Dempsey 45' Cole (o.g) 58' Okaka 79' (West Ham: Cole 61' Franco 92') 24,201
5 May 2010 Stoke City H 0–1 (Stoke: Etherington 83') 20,831
9 May 2010 Arsenal A 0–4 (Arsenal: Arshavin 21' Van Persie 26' Baird 37' (o.g.) Vela 84') 60,039
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Blackburn Rovers 38 13 11 14 41 55 −14 50
11 Stoke City 38 11 14 13 34 48 −14 47
12 Fulham 38 12 10 16 39 46 −7 46
13 Sunderland 38 11 11 16 48 56 −8 44
14 Bolton Wanderers 38 10 9 19 42 67 −25 39

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 12 10 16 39 46  −7 46 11 3 5 27 15  +12 1 7 11 12 31  −19

Last updated: 9 May.
Source: Barclays Premier League

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHAHAHAAHHHAHHAAAAHHAHHAAHAHAHAHHA
ResultWLLWLLDWDWDLWDWDWDLLLLLWDWWDLLLWDDLWLL
Position8121510141715121311111210108999999911101099910101211121012101212
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May. Source: Fulham Fixture List 2009/2010
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponents Round H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
2 January 2010 Swindon Town 3rd round H 1–0 Zamora 16' 19,623
23 January 2010 Accrington Stanley 4th round A 3–1 Nevland 21', Duff 59', Gera 80' (Accrington Stanley: Symes 25') 3,712
14 February 2010 Notts County 5th round H 4–0 Davies 22', Zamora 41', Duff 73', Okaka 79' 16,132
6 March 2010 Tottenham Hotspur 6th round H 0–0 24,533
24 March 2010 Tottenham Hotspur 6th round replay A 1–3 Zamora 17' (Tottenham Hotspur: Bentley 47' Pavlyuchenko 60' Guðjohnsen 66')

Football League Cup[edit]

In the third round draw, Fulham were drawn against fellow Premier League side Manchester City,[16] who had spent £120 million on new players during the summer.[17]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
23 September 2009 Manchester City A 1–2 Gera 34' (Man City: Barry 52', Touré 111' AET) 24,507

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Fulham began their first European campaign in seven years with a third qualifying round tie against FK Vėtra from Lithuania. The first leg was played away at the Vėtra Stadium on 30 July 2009. Hodgson started with his preferred line-up from the previous season, with Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, John Pantsil and Paul Konchesky in front of Schwarzer and the front pairing of Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora. Dickson Etuhu was the only absentee, giving an opportunity to Chris Baird in central midfield. The game was tight for the first half-hour before Fulham seized the initiative and Bobby Zamora gave them the lead on the stroke of half-time with a shot just inside the penalty area. Danny Murphy doubled Fulham's advantage from the penalty spot in the 56th minute following a foul on Zamora. Both sides made changes but Fulham continued to press and they added a third goal through Seol Ki-hyeon five minutes from the end.[18] A minute's silence was held before the second match at Craven Cottage following the death of former Fulham manager Sir Bobby Robson.[19] Fulham took the lead in the 57th minute through Etuhu, putting the tie beyond any real doubt at 4–0. Andy Johnson scored two further goals from close range in the 80th and 84th minutes, the latter set up by his namesake Eddie Johnson. Fulham progressed to the next round and awaited the identity of their opponents for the play-offs.[20]

The draw for the play-off round was conducted on 7 August and saw Fulham drawn against the unfamiliar opposition of Amkar Perm from Russia.[21] In the first leg at Craven Cottage, Andy Johnson scored early on in the 4th minute to settle any nerves but he also picked up an injury to his collarbone in the first half and had to be substituted. Clint Dempsey scored a second goal just after half-time and Zamora added to the lead in the 75th minute. Amkar Perm did manage to score an away-goal two minutes later in the shape of a Martin Kushev volley but Fulham held a 3–1 advantage.[22] Fulham travelled to Russia for the second leg without the presence of injured first-team regulars Andy Johnson, Murphy, Zamora and Konchesky.[23] Amkar Perm dominated the match but did not score a goal until the last minute when Martin Kushev scored a header past Schwarzer.[24] Fulham's 3–1 victory from the first leg, however, was enough to see them through 3–2 on aggregate.

The draw for the group stages was made a day later. Fulham were drawn in Group E along with Roma of Italy, Swiss side Basel and Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia.[25]

Group stage[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance Referee
30 July Third qualifying round, 1st leg Lithuania Vėtra A 3–0 Zamora 44', Murphy 56' (pen.), Seol 84' 5,900 Fritz Stuchlik (Austria)
6 August Third qualifying round, 2nd leg Lithuania Vėtra H 3–0 Etuhu 57', A. Johnson 80', 84' 15,016 Istvan Vad (Hungary)
20 August Play-off round, 1st leg Russia Amkar Perm H 3–1 A. Johnson 4', Dempsey 51', Zamora 75' (Amkar Perm: Vitaliy Grishin 77') 13,029 Pedro Proença (Portugal)
27 August Play-off round, 2nd leg Russia Amkar Perm A 0–1 (Amkar Perm: Kushev 90') 20,000 Markus Strombergsson (Sweden)
17 September Group stage Bulgaria CSKA Sofia A 1–1 Kamara 65' (CSKA Sofia: Michel 62') 28,000 Darko Čeferin (Slovenia)
1 October Group stage Switzerland Basel H 1–0 Murphy 57' 16,100 Michael Weiner (Germany)
22 October Group stage Italy Roma H 1–1 Hangeland 24' (Roma: Andreolli 90+3') 23,561 Paul Allaerts (Belgium)
5 November Group stage Italy Roma A 1–2 Kamara 19' (pen.) (Roma: John Arne Riise 69', Okaka 76') 20,000 Kevin Blom (Netherlands)
3 December Group stage Bulgaria CSKA Sofia H 1–0 Gera 14' 23,604 Cristian Balaj (Romania)
16 December Group stage Switzerland Basel A 3–2 Zamora 42', 45', Gera 77' (Basel: A. Frei 64' (pen.), Streller 87') 20,063 Stefan Johannesson (Sweden)
18 February Round of 32, 1st leg Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk H 2–1 Gera 3', Zamora 63' (Shakthar Donetsk: Luiz Adriano 32') 21,832 Serge Gumienny (Belgium)
25 February Round of 32, 2nd leg Ukraine Shakhtar Donetsk A 1–1 Hangeland 33' (Shakthar Donetsk: Jádson 69') 47,509 Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
11 March Round of 16, 1st leg Italy Juventus A 1–3 Etuhu 36' (Juventus: Legrottaglie 9', Zebina 25', Trezeguet 48') 11,402 Florian Meyer (Germany)
18 March Round of 16, 2nd leg Italy Juventus H 4–1 Zamora 9', Gera 39',49' (pen.), Dempsey 82' (Juventus: Trezeguet 2') 23,458 Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
1 April Quarter-final, 1st leg Germany VfL Wolfsburg H 2–1 Zamora 59', Duff 63' (Wolfsburg: Madlung 89') 22,307 Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
8 April Quarter-final, 2nd leg Germany VfL Wolfsburg A 1–0 Zamora 1' 24,843 Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
22 April Semi-final, 1st leg Germany Hamburger SV A 0–0 49,171 Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
29 April Semi-final, 2nd leg Germany Hamburger SV H 2–1 Davies 69', Gera 76' (Hamburg: Petrić 22') 25,700 Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
12 May Final Spain Atlético Madrid N 2–1 Davies 37' (Atlético: Forlán 32',116,) 49,000 Terje Hauge (Norway)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Italy Roma 6 4 1 1 10 5 +5 13 Advance to knockout phase
2 England Fulham 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11
3 Switzerland Basel 6 3 0 3 10 7 +3 9
4 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 6 0 1 5 2 12 −10 1

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated on 9 May 2010.

The squad numbers were announced at the beginning of the 2009–10 season.[26] Chris Baird was given the number 6 shirt, which Andranik Teymourian wore during the 2008–09 season – Teymourian was given the number 14 shirt instead. Seol Ki-hyeon managed to get back the number 7 after Giles Barnes returned to Derby County after having been at Fulham on loan. Bobby Zamora was given the number 25 shirt, pushing Simon Davies to number 29. The players with higher squad numbers changed squad numbers to fill the list. Before Joe Anderson left the club and made his debut, he was given the number 36 shirt.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Europa League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Australia Mark Schwarzer 60 0 37 0 18 0 5 0 0 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Kelly 22 0 7+1 0 9+1 0 3 0 1 0
3 DF England Paul Konchesky 42 1 27 1 13 0 2 0 0 0
4 DF Ghana John Paintsil 37 0 27 0 9+1 0 0 0 0 0
5 DF Norway Brede Hangeland 52 3 32 1 16 2 4 0 0 0
6 DF Northern Ireland Chris Baird 52 0 29+3 0 13+3 0 3 0 1 0
7 DF England Nicky Shorey 11 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8 FW England Andrew Johnson 13 3 7+1 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
9 FW Italy Stefano Okaka 13 3 3+8 2 0 0 0+2 1 0 0
10 FW Norway Erik Nevland 33 4 12+11 3 2+7 0 1 1 0 0
11 MF Hungary Zoltán Gera 50 10 19+8 2 18 6 3+1 1 1 1
12 GK England David Stockdale 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
13 MF England Danny Murphy 41 7 25 5 13 2 3 0 0 0
14 MF Iran Andranik Teymourian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Damien Duff 50 9 30+2 6 10+4 1 4 2 0 0
17 MF Norway Bjørn Helge Riise 28 0 5+7 0 7+5 0 2+1 0 1 0
18 DF Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 56 0 34 0 16+1 0 5 0 0 0
19 GK Switzerland Pascal Zuberbühler 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF Nigeria Dickson Etuhu 37 2 14+6 0 14 2 3 0 0 0
22 DF Sweden Fredrik Stoor 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 MF United States Clint Dempsey 44 9 27+2 7 6+7 2 1+1 0 0 0
25 FW England Bobby Zamora 48 19 27 8 16+1 8 4 3 0 0
26 DF England Chris Smalling 18 0 9+3 0 4 0 1 0 1 0
27 MF England Jonathan Greening 38 1 15+8 1 6+1 0 6+1 0 1 0
29 MF Wales Simon Davies 33 3 12+5 0 11 2 3+1 1 1 0
34 MF South Africa Kagisho Dikgacoi 15 0 7+5 0 0 0 1+1 0 0+1 0
35 FW Sweden David Elm 16 1 3+7 1 0+2 0 1+2 0 0+1 0
Players who are no longer playing for Fulham or who have been loaned out in the January transfer window:
7 FW South Korea Seol Ki-hyeon 5 1 0+2 0 0+2 1 0 0 1 0
15 FW Senegal Diomansy Kamara 13 3 5+4 1 3+1 2 0 0 0 0
21 FW United States Eddie Johnson 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
33 DF Finland Toni Kallio 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 DF England Joe Anderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Last updated on 9 May 2010
Position Nation Number Name Premier League Europa League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 England 25 Bobby Zamora 8 8 3 0 19
2 Hungary 11 Zoltán Gera 2 6 1 1 10
3 Republic of Ireland 16 Damien Duff 6 1 2 0 9
= United States 23 Clint Dempsey 7 2 0 0 9
4 England 13 Danny Murphy 5 2 0 0 7
5 Norway 10 Erik Nevland 3 0 1 0 4
6 Norway 5 Brede Hangeland 1 2 0 0 3
= England 8 Andrew Johnson 0 3 0 0 3
= Italy 9 Stefano Okaka 2 0 1 0 3
= Senegal 15 Diomansy Kamara 1 2 0 0 3
= Wales 29 Simon Davies 0 2 1 0 3
7 Nigeria 20 Dickson Etuhu 0 2 0 0 2
8 England 3 Paul Konchesky 1 0 0 0 1
= South Korea 7 Seol Ki-hyeon 0 1 0 0 1
= England 27 Jonathan Greening 1 0 0 0 1
8 Sweden 35 David Elm 1 0 0 0 1
/ / / Own Goals 1 0 0 0 1
/ / / TOTALS 39 31 9 1 80

† = Player is no longer with the club but still scored a goal during the season.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on 25 October 2009
Position Nation Number Name Premier League Europa League League Cup FA Cup Total (FA Total)
Y R Y R Y R Y R Y R
DF Republic of Ireland 2 Stephen Kelly 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 (1) 1 (0)
DF England 3 Paul Konchesky 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0
DF Ghana 4 John Paintsil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 (3) 0
DF Norway 5 Brede Hangeland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0
DF Northern Ireland 6 Chris Baird 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 (0) 0
MF England 13 Danny Murphy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (3) 0
FW Senegal 15 Diomansy Kamara 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 (0) 0
DF Northern Ireland 18 Aaron Hughes 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
MF Nigeria 20 Dickson Etuhu 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
FW United States 21 Eddie Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
MF United States 23 Clint Dempsey 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 (0) 0
FW England 25 Bobby Zamora 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
DF England 26 Chris Smalling 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 (0) 0
MF England 27 Jonathan Greening 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 (1) 0
MF South Africa 34 Kagisho Dikgacoi 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 (1) 1 (1)
TOTALS 15 1 9 1 2 0 0 0 26 (17) 2 (1)

Transfers[edit]

There was transfer speculation surrounding the futures of Brede Hangeland and Bobby Zamora, with the former wanted by several clubs including Arsenal[27] and the latter by Hull City, however both remained at Fulham.[28] Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer was in talks about a new contract at the club. Danny Murphy signed a new contract during pre-season to keep him at the club until 2011.[29]

In[edit]

Roy Hodgson made his first signing of the summer on 16 June when he brought in Stephen Kelly from Birmingham City on a free transfer.[30] Bjørn Helge Riise, the brother of former Liverpool player John Arne Riise, became Fulham's second signing of the summer when he moved from Lillestrøm SK.[31] Damien Duff was Fulham's third summer signing when he joined from Newcastle United for an undisclosed fee.[32] Midfielder Jonathan Greening signed from West Bromwich Albion[33] and he was joined by another midfielder, South African Kagisho Dikgacoi from Golden Arrows.[34] Swedish international striker David Elm was the final transfer of the summer, signing on deadline day from Kalmar FF.

Date Pos. Name From Fee
16 June 2009 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Kelly England Birmingham City Free[30]
22 July 2009 MF Norway Bjørn Helge Riise Norway Lillestrøm SK Undisclosed[31]
18 August 2009 MF Republic of Ireland Damien Duff England Newcastle United Undisclosed[35]
24 August 2009 MF England Jonathan Greening England West Brom Season long loan[33]
27 August 2009 MF South Africa Kagisho Dikgacoi South Africa Golden Arrows Undisclosed[34]
1 September 2009 FW Sweden David Elm Sweden Kalmar FF Undisclosed[36]
1 February 2010 FW Italy Stefano Okaka Italy Roma Season long loan[37]
1 February 2010 DF England Nicky Shorey England Aston Villa Season long loan[38]
1 February 2010 DF Germany Christopher Buchtmann England Liverpool Undisclosed[39]

Out[edit]

Seven players left the club on 2 July:[40] Karim Laribi, Collins John, Moritz Volz and Julian Gray were released; Giles Barnes and Olivier Dacourt departed at the end of their loan spells; Leon Andreasen made a permanent move to Hannover 96.[41] Hameur Bouazza and Adrian Leijer were both released by the club; Bouazza moved to Turkish club Sivasspor[42] while Leijer went to Melbourne Victory for an undisclosed fee.[43]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
2 July 2009 DF Germany Moritz Volz Released[44]
2 July 2009 FW Netherlands Collins John Belgium KSV Roeselare Released[41]
2 July 2009 DF Denmark Leon Andreasen Germany Hannover 96 £2.5m[41]
2 July 2009 MF France Olivier Dacourt Belgium Standard Liège[45] End of Loan[41]
2 July 2009 MF England Julian Gray England Barnsley[46] Released[41]
2 July 2009 MF England Giles Barnes England Derby County End of Loan[41]
2 July 2009 DF Italy Karim Laribi[47] Italy Palermo Released[41]
17 August 2009 MF Algeria Hameur Bouazza Turkey Sivasspor Released[42][48]
21 August 2009 DF Australia Adrian Leijer Australia Melbourne Victory Undisclosed[43]
1 January 2010 DF England Joe Anderson England Lincoln City Undisclosed[49]
1 January 2010 DF England Adam Watts England Lincoln City Undisclosed[49]
15 January 2010 FW South Korea Seol Ki-hyeon South Korea Pohang Steelers Released[50]

Loan Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Return Date
20 August 2009 MF England Wayne Brown Finland TPS Turku 31 October 2009[51]
26 September 2009 DF Sweden Fredrik Stoor England Derby County 27 December 2009[52]
2 October 2009 DF England Adam Watts[nb 1] England Lincoln City 2 January 2010[53][54]
30 October 2009 DF England Elliot Omozusi England Charlton Athletic[55] 1 December 2009
26 November 2009 DF Finland Toni Kallio England Sheffield United[56] 23 December 2009
31 December 2009 FW United States Eddie Johnson Greece Aris Thessaloniki 30 June 2010[57]
1 January 2010 MF England Matthew Saunders England Lincoln City 30 January 2010[49]
1 January 2010 FW Nigeria Michael Uwezu England Lincoln City 30 January 2010[49]
15 January 2010 DF England Matthew Briggs England Leyton Orient 13 February 2010[58]
22 January 2010 GK England David Stockdale England Plymouth Argyle 18 February 2010[59]
1 February 2010 DF Finland Toni Kallio England Sheffield United End of season
1 February 2010 FW Senegal Diomansy Kamara Scotland Celtic 30 June 2010

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Watts was due to return in November 2009, but extended his loan until 2 January 2010.

2010 Europa League Final Lineup[edit]

Atlético Madrid Spain2–1
(a.e.t.)
England Fulham
Forlán Goal 32'116' Report Davies Goal 37'
Attendance: 49,000
Atlético Madrid
Fulham

Man of the Match:
Uruguay Diego Forlán (Atlético)[61]

Assistant referees:
Italy Cristiano Copelli (touchline)[60]
Italy Luca Maggiani (touchline)[60]
Italy Paolo Tagliavento (penalty area)[60]
Italy Andrea De Marco (penalty area)[60]
Fourth official:
Italy Gianluca Rocchi[60]
Reserve official:
Italy Nicola Nicoletti[60]

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