2012–13 Fulham F.C. season

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Fulham
2012–13 season
Chairman Mohammed Al Fayed
Manager Martin Jol
Stadium Craven Cottage
Premier League 12th
FA Cup Fourth Round
(Lost to Manchester United)
League Cup Second Round
(Lost to Sheffield Wednesday)
Top goalscorer League:
Dimitar Berbatov (15)
All:
Dimitar Berbatov (15)
Highest home attendance 25,700 (26 December vs Southampton, League)
Lowest home attendance 14,473 (5 January vs Blackpool, FA Cup)
Average home league attendance 24,848
(in all competitions)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season is Fulham's 115th professional season and their 12th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, the Premier League. They will also compete in the League Cup and the FA Cup.

First team squad[edit]

As of 19 May 2013
No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age) Year Signed Signed From Appearance (s) Goal (s)
Goalkeepers
1 Mark Schwarzer Australia GK (1972-10-06) 6 October 1972 (age 41) 2008 Middlesbrough 220 0
13 David Stockdale England GK (1985-09-20) 20 September 1985 (age 28) 2008 Darlington 26 0
38 Neil Etheridge Philippines GK (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 24) 2008 Fulham Academy 1 0
Defenders
3 John Arne Riise Norway LB (1980-09-24) 24 September 1980 (age 33) 2011 Italy Roma 76 0
4 Philippe Senderos Switzerland CB (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 29) 2010 Arsenal 53 1
5 Brede Hangeland Norway CB (1981-06-20) 20 June 1981 (age 33) 2008 Denmark Copenhagen 245 12
6 Chris Baird Northern Ireland RB (1982-02-25) 25 February 1982 (age 32) 2007 Southampton 165 4
17 Matthew Briggs England LB (1991-03-09) 9 March 1991 (age 23) 2006 Fulham Academy 28 1
18 Aaron Hughes Northern Ireland CB (1979-11-08) 8 November 1979 (age 34) 2007 Aston Villa 233 3
25 Stanislav Manolev Bulgaria RB (1985-12-16) 16 December 1985 (age 28) 2013 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 4 0
27 Sascha Riether Germany RB (1983-03-23) 23 March 1983 (age 31) 2012 Germany Cologne 39 1
Midfielders
7 Steve Sidwell England CM (1982-12-14) 14 December 1982 (age 31) 2011 Aston Villa 74 9
8 Pajtim Kasami Switzerland CM (1992-06-02) 2 June 1992 (age 22) 2011 Italy Palermo 21 0
12 Emmanuel Frimpong Ghana CM (1992-01-10) 10 January 1992 (age 22) 2013 Arsenal 6 0
14 Giorgos Karagounis Greece CM (1977-03-06) 6 March 1977 (age 37) 2012 Free Agent 28 2
15 Kieran Richardson England LW (1984-10-21) 21 October 1984 (age 29) 2012 Sunderland 16 2
16 Damien Duff Republic of Ireland RW (1979-03-02) 2 March 1979 (age 35) 2009 Newcastle 155 22
19 Mahamadou Diarra Mali DM (1981-05-18) 18 May 1981 (age 33) 2012 Free Agent 19 1
21 Kerim Frei Turkey AM (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 20) 2011 Fulham Academy 33 1
24 Ashkan Dejagah Iran AM (1986-07-05) 5 July 1986 (age 28) 2012 Germany Wolfsburg 24 0
28 Urby Emanuelson Netherlands LW (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 28) 2013 Italy Milan 13 1
29 Simon Davies Wales LW (1979-10-23) 23 October 1979 (age 34) 2007 Everton 168 17
31 Alexander Kačaniklić Sweden LW (1991-08-13) 13 August 1991 (age 23) 2010 Liverpool 28 4
33 Eyong Enoh Cameroon CM (1986-03-23) 23 March 1986 (age 28) 2013 Netherlands Ajax 9 0
Forwards
9 Dimitar Berbatov Bulgaria ST (1981-01-30) 30 January 1981 (age 33) 2012 Manchester United 35 15
10 Mladen Petrić Croatia ST (1981-01-01) 1 January 1981 (age 33) 2012 Germany Hamburg 24 5
11 Bryan Ruiz Costa Rica ST (1985-08-18) 18 August 1985 (age 29) 2011 Netherlands Twente 61 7
20 Hugo Rodallega Colombia ST (1985-07-25) 25 July 1985 (age 29) 2012 Wigan 33 2

Source:BBC Sport

Transfers[edit]

Transfers In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Source
28 June 2012 ST Croatia Mladen Petric Germany Hamburg Free [1]
12 July 2012 ST Colombia Hugo Rodallega England Wigan Athletic Free [2]
31 August 2012 ST Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov England Manchester United £4,000,000 [3]
31 August 2012 MF England Kieran Richardson England Sunderland £2,000,000 [4]
31 August 2012 MF Iran Ashkan Dejagah Germany Wolfsburg £2,000,000 [5]
11 September 2012 MF Greece Giorgos Karagounis Free Agent Free [6]

Loans In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Length Source
6 July 2012 DF Germany Sascha Riether Germany Cologne Season [7]
25 January 2013 MF Ghana Emmanuel Frimpong England Arsenal Season [8]
31 January 2013 MF Netherlands Urby Emanuelson Italy Milan Season [9]
31 January 2013 DF Bulgaria Stanislav Manolev Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Season [10]
31 January 2013 MF Cameroon Eyong Enoh Netherlands Ajax Season [11]

Transfers Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Source
18 June 2012 ST England Andrew Johnson England Queens Park Rangers Free [12]
25 June 2012 MF England Danny Murphy England Blackburn Rovers Free [13]
29 June 2012 ST Russia Pavel Pogrebnyak England Reading Free [14]
30 June 2012 ST Portugal Orlando Sá Cyprus AEL Limassol Released [15]
23 July 2012 MF Czech Republic Marcel Gecov Belgium Gent Undisclosed [16]
3 August 2012 MF Nigeria Dickson Etuhu England Blackburn Rovers £1,500,000 [17]
3 August 2012 MF Norway Bjørn Helge Riise Norway Lillestrøm Free [17]
29 August 2012 MF Belgium Mousa Dembélé England Tottenham Hotspur £15,000,000 [18]
31 August 2012 FW United States Clint Dempsey England Tottenham Hotspur £6,000,000 [19]
31 August 2012 DF Algeria Rafik Halliche Portugal Académica Free [20]
6 December 2012 DF Czech Republic Zdeněk Grygera Retired [21]
11 January 2013 DF Republic of Ireland Stephen Kelly England Reading Undisclosed [22]

Loans Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Length Source
22 November 2012 GK England David Stockdale England Hull City 2 January 2013 [23]
22 November 2012 ST Italy Marcello Trotta England Brentford Season [24]
18 January 2013 GK England David Stockdale England Hull City Season [25]

Overall transfer activity[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 12th 18 August 2012 19 May 2013
League Cup 2nd round 2nd round 28 August 2012 28 August 2012
FA Cup 3rd round 4th round 5 January 2013 26 January 2013

Last updated: 19 May 2013
Source: Competitions

Premier League table[edit]

Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
10 West Ham United 38 12 10 16 45 53 −8 46
11 Norwich City 38 10 14 14 41 58 −17 44
12 Fulham 38 11 10 17 50 60 −10 43
13 Stoke City 38 9 15 14 34 45 −11 42
14 Southampton 38 9 14 15 49 60 −11 41


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 11 10 17 50 60 −10 43 7 3 9 28 30 −2 4 7 8 22 30 −8

Source: [1]

League performance[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A H A A H H A A H H A H A H H A H A A H A A H H A H H A
Result W L L W W L D W D D D L L D L W L L D L W D L W L D W D W W L D L L L L L W
Position 1 5 8 8 6 8 9 8 6 7 8 9 9 11 12 13 13 13 14 14 13 13 14 12 13 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 15 12

Last updated: 19 May.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 FA Cup

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances & goals[edit]

Last updated 19 May 2013
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Australia GK Mark Schwarzer 39 0 36+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
3 Norway DF John Arne Riise 32 0 29+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
4 Switzerland DF Philippe Senderos 22 0 18+3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
5 Norway DF Brede Hangeland 39 1 35+0 0 3+0 1 1+0 0
6 Northern Ireland DF Chris Baird 22 2 14+5 2 2+0 0 1+0 0
7 England MF Steve Sidwell 30 4 23+4 4 2+0 0 1+0 0
9 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Berbatov 35 15 32+1 15 2+0 0 0+0 0
10 Croatia FW Mladen Petrić 24 5 9+14 5 1+0 0 0+0 0
11 Costa Rica FW Bryan Ruiz 31 5 26+3 5 2+0 0 0+0 0
12 Ghana MF Emmanuel Frimpong 6 0 2+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 Greece MF Giorgos Karagounis 28 2 20+5 1 2+1 1 0+0 0
15 England MF Kieran Richardson 16 2 12+2 1 0+2 1 0+0 0
16 Republic of Ireland MF Damien Duff 34 3 27+4 3 2+0 0 1+0 0
18 Northern Ireland DF Aaron Hughes 28 1 23+1 0 2+1 1 1+0 0
19 Mali MF Mahamadou Diarra 8 0 7+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 Colombia FW Hugo Rodallega 33 3 14+15 3 1+2 0 1+0 0
21 Turkey MF Kerim Frei 8 0 2+5 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
24 Iran MF Ashkan Dejagah 24 0 13+8 0 2+1 0 0+0 0
25 Bulgaria DF Stanislav Manolev 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 Germany DF Sascha Riether 39 1 35+0 1 3+0 0 0+1 0
28 Netherlands MF Urby Emanuelson 13 1 5+8 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 Wales MF Simon Davies 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 Sweden MF Alexander Kačaniklić 24 4 16+4 4 3+0 0 1+0 0
33 Cameroon MF Eyong Enoh 9 0 8+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 Philippines GK Neil Etheridge 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
40 England DF Alex Smith 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who are no longer playing for Fulham or who have been loaned out:
2 Republic of Ireland DF Stephen Kelly 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
8 Switzerland MF Pajtim Kasami 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
13 England GK David Stockdale 3 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
17 England DF Matthew Briggs 8 0 3+2 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
22 Hungary GK Csaba Somogyi 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 Belgium MF Mousa Dembélé 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 Italy FW Marcello Trotta 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0

Top scorers[edit]

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

Last updated on 19 May 2013
Rank No. Player Premier League League Cup FA Cup Total
1 9 Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 15 0 0 15
2 10 Croatia Mladen Petrić 5 0 0 5
11 Costa Rica Bryan Ruiz 5[a] 0 0 5
4 16 England Steve Sidwell 4 0 0 4
31 Sweden Alex Kačaniklić 4 0 0 4
6 16 Republic of Ireland Damien Duff 3 0 0 3
20 Colombia Hugo Rodallega 3 0 0 3
8 6 Northern Ireland Chris Baird 2 0 0 2
14 Greece Giorgos Karagounis 1 0 1 2
15 England Kieran Richardson 1 0 1 2
11 5 Norway Brede Hangeland 0 0 1 1
18 Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes 0 0 1 1
27 Germany Sascha Riether 1 0 0 1
28 Netherlands Urby Emanuelson 1 0 0 1
# Own Goals 5 0 0 5
TOTALS 50 0 4 54
a. ^ The Premier League's Dubious Goals Panel ruled that Fulham's first goal against Everton on 3 November 2012 was in fact a Bryan Ruiz goal and therefore has not been credited as an own goal by Tim Howard.[26][27]

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by position, and then shirt number.

N P Nat. Name Premier League League Cup FA Cup Other Total Notes
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK  AUS Schwarzer
13 GK  ENG Stockdale
3 DF  NOR Riise 4 4
4 DF   SUI Senderos 6 6
5 DF  NOR Hangeland 2 1 2 1
6 DF  NIR Baird 5 1 6
17 DF  ENG Briggs 1 1 2
18 DF  NIR Hughes 1 1
25 DF  BUL Manolev 2 2
27 DF  GER Riether 4 1 5
7 MF  ENG Sidwell 7 2 1 8 2
8 MF   SUI Kasami 1 1
12 MF  GHA Frimpong 1 1
14 MF  GRE Karagounis 3 3
15 MF  ENG Richardson 2 1 3
16 MF  IRE Duff
19 MF  MLI Diarra 1 1
21 MF  TUR Frei
24 MF  IRN Dejagah 3 3
28 MF  NED Emanuelson 1 1
29 MF  WAL Davies
31 MF  SWE Kačaniklić
33 MF  CMR Enoh 3 3
9 FW  BUL Berbatov 1 1
10 FW  CRO Petrić
11 FW  CRC Ruiz 2 2
20 FW  COL Rodallega

Last updated: 19 May 2013
Source: Fixtures
Only competitive matches
Ordered by Red card, Second yellow card and Yellow card
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Suspensions[edit]

Player Date Received Offence Length of suspension
Northern Ireland Chris Baird Booked v Arsenal, 10 November 5 cautions 1 Match Sunderland (H), Premier League
Norway Brede Hangeland Red card v Sunderland, 18 November Serious foul play 3 Matches Stoke (A), Chelsea (A), Tottenham Hotspur (H), Premier League
England Steve Sidwell Booked v Queens Park Rangers, 15 December 5 cautions 1 Match Liverpool (A), Premier League
England Steve Sidwell Red card v Queens Park Rangers, 1 April Serious foul play 3 Matches Newcastle (A), Aston Villa (A), Chelsea (H), Premier League
England Steve Sidwell Red card v Arsenal, 20 April Serious foul play 4 Matches Everton (A), Reading (H), Liverpool (H), Swansea City (A), Premier League