Born: Torquay, 12 June 1970

Position: Left back

Signed: 29 October 1993 from Torquay United (£60,000)

Fulham debut: Reading 1-0 Fulham, 30 October 1993

Fulham appearances: 180

Fulham goals: 2

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

Sold: 1 August 1998 to Torquay United (£30,000)

Robbie Herrera was something of a curiosity before he even played a game for Fulham. The shaggy-haired full back, who had played top flight football for Queens Park Rangers, arrived at Craven Cottage from Torquay United but only after protracted negotiations with the Gukks almost fell through. Director Cyril Swain paid some of the £60,000 transfer fee himself, but the remainder was met by a mystery benefactor – who we now know to be Hugh Grant.

Herrera survived the devastating relegation under Don Mackay in 1993/94 to make 180 appearances for the Whites and played his best football under Micky Adams, a fellow full-back. He was outstanding in the 1996/97 promotion winning season until he injured his shoulder at his boyhood club, Torquay United, in January, and he actually outlasted Adams at the Cottage before he was eventually replaced by another former QPR left back in the shape of Rufus Brevett. He returned to Torquay in 1998 and embarked on a coaching career after hanging up his boots in 2001.