Fulham Football Club is an English professional football club based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Founded in 1879, the club play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Fulham are the oldest professional football team in London.
The club has spent twenty-four seasons in English football's top division, the majority of that in two spells during the 1960s and 2000s. The latter spell was associated with chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed, after the club had climbed up from League Two (then Division Three) in the 1990s. They have never won a major honour, though have reached two major finals. In 1975, as a Second Division team, they contested the FA Cup final for the only time in their history, losing 2–0 to West Ham United. In 2010, Fulham reached the Europa League final, which they contested with Atlético Madrid in Hamburg, losing 2–1 after extra time.