1997–98 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham F.C.
1997–98 season
Chairman Mohammed Al Fayed
Manager Micky Adams (until September)
Ray Wilkins
Kevin Keegan
Second Division 6th
Play-offs Semi-finals
FA Cup Third round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer
Paul Moody (15)

The 1997–98 season was Fulham's 100th season in professional football. They played in the Second Division (previously known as the Third Division).

Manager Micky Adams was sacked in September, soon after Mohammed Al Fayed's take-over. Ray Wilkins and Kevin Keegan were appointed as head coach and director of football respectively. The club managed to make the play-offs despite losing their last three games, but this wasn't good enough for Al Fayed, who sacked Wilkins and promoted Keegan to his position. Keegan was unable to navigate Fulham through the play-offs as they were defeated by Grimsby Town 2–1 on aggregate (1–1 and 1–0 over two legs) in the semi-finals.


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Maik Taylor[1]
Wales GK Mark Walton
England DF Simon Stewart
England DF Danny Cullip
Wales DF Chris Coleman
Argentina DF Roberto Herrera
England DF Matt Lawrence
Scotland DF Steve McAnespie
England DF Simon Morgan
Wales DF Alan Neilson[2]
England DF Rob Scott
England DF Shaun Maher
England DF Mark Blake
England DF Martin Thomas
England MF Ian Selley
No. Position Player
England MF Paul Bracewell
England MF Matt Brazier
England MF Paul Brooker
England MF Richard Carpenter
England MF Sean Davis
England MF Steve Hayward
Northern Ireland MF Rod McAree
England MF Neil Smith
Wales MF Paul Trollope[3]
England FW Andy Arnott
England FW Luke Cornwall
England FW Mike Conroy
England FW Darren Freeman
England FW Paul Moody
Canada FW Paul Peschisolido

Final league table[edit]


Division 2[edit]

Worthington Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Auto Windscreens Shield Trophy[edit]


  1. ^ Taylor was born in Hildesheim, Germany, but also qualified to represent any of the home nations internationally as he was a British passport holder born abroad. He would make his international debut for Northern Ireland in 1999.
  2. ^ Neilson was born in Wegberg, Germany, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1992.
  3. ^ Trollope was born in Swindon, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally, and made his international debut for Wales in 1997.

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