|Home ground||The Mud Pond, Star Road, Fulham, London|
The 1882-83 season was the first season in which the club played football at some sort of organised level. Although the club is listed as being formed in 1879 (or some historians argue 1880), evidence of this being the first "official" season can be found in an edition of the West London Observer, dated 13 May 1893. In an article titled 'Retrospect of season 1892-93', it states "On September 10th 1892, the Fulham Football Club opened its eleventh season with a journey to Windsor." We can therefore deduce from this that 1882-83 was the first.
However, there is no recorded evidence of any matches played during this season, and it could be that any football played was nothing more than an un-organised kick-about. The football that was played was almost certainly on Star Road and was commonly known as "The Mud Pond" as former player Henry Shrimpton recounts in his booklet Foundation History of The Fulham Football Club.