Born: Hackney, 6 October 1967

Position: Defender; midfielder

Signed: 9 October 1985 (apprentice)

Fulham debut: Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Fulham, 15 October 1985

Fulham appearances: 295

Fulham goals: 6

Sold: 4 November 1994 to Peterborough United (free)

A talented and versatile footballer, Glen Thomas signed as an apprentice with Fulham in 1985 and spent ten years as a professional before leaving Craven Cottage having made almost three hundred first-team appearances following a contract dispute with Ian Branfoot. Left footed and comfortable in defence or midfield, Thomas was a strong tackler with excellent aerial ability – cementing his first team spot during the 1988/89 campaign when the Whites went on a fantastic run to reach the Division Three play-offs where they were beaten by Bristol Rovers.

His consistently strong performances saw him heavily linked with a move to West Ham but Thomas remained at Fulham until November 1994 when a failure to agree a new deal saw him leave for Peterborough United abruptly. He struggled with injuries in spells at Barnet, Gillingham and Brighton and Hove Albion when he decided to retire – although he represented Aveley, Bishop’s Stortford and Ford United in non-league.