Born: Bracknell, 17 September 1976

Position: Centre back

Signed: 1 August 1996 (free transfer)

Fulham debut: Southend United 0-2 Fulham, 20 August 1996

Fulham appearances: 61

Fulham goals: 2

Fulham honours: Division Three runners-up (1996/97)

Sold: 18 February 1998 to Brentford (£75,000)

Shaven-headed teenager Danny Cullip made an immediate impact after joining Fulham in August 1996 having been released by Oxford United. The nineteen year-old went straight in Fulham’s first team and made 34 appearances across all competitions in 1996/97 as Micky Adams’ unfancied side surpassed all expectations by finishing second in the Third Division and winning promotion. Cullip was a popular figure at Craven Cottage, and as shown by the fact that he went to make more than 200 appearances for Brighton and Hove Albion, was more than capable of playing at a higher level but the arrival of Ray Wilkins and Kevin Keegan hastened the end of a promising Fulham career. He signed twice more for Adams – leaving Fulham for Brentford in February 1998 – and retired in 2010 after two years at Lewes. After recovering from a broken leg, the commanding centre halve helped the Seagulls to promotions as well as twice being voted Albion’s Player of the Year. Cullip remains involved in the game, having coached Worthing College for several years, and works in Brighton’s academy set-up.