Born: Derby, 24 September 1969

Position: Left back

Signed: 30 January 1998 from Queens Park Rangers (£375,000)

Fulham debut: Grimsby Town 1-1 Fulham, 31 January 1998

Fulham appearances: 217

Fulham goals: 2

Honours: Second Division champions (1998-99). First Division champions (2000-01), InterToto Cup winners (2002).

Sold: 31 January 2003 to West Ham United (£500,000)

A tenacious tackler who became a cult hero for his whole-hearted displays at left back, Rufus Brevett responded to Queens Park Rangers’ relegation from the top flight by dropping a division himself to join Fulham for £375,000 in January 1998. Initially deployed by Kevin Keegan as a wing back, Brevett became an integral part of the Whites’ remarkable rise to the Premier League winning the Second Division title in his first full season at Craven Cottage and making 39 league appearances as the Whites won the First Division at a canter under Jean Tigana.

Fulham splashed the cash on Chelsea’s Jon Harley in the summer of 2001 as they prepared for the Premier League but Brevett quickly won his place back and missed only three league games in the Cottagers’ first campaign back in the big time for more than three decades. He was part of the team that won the InterToto Cup – reaching the third round of the UEFA Cup subsequently – and made more than 200 senior appearances for the Whites before joining West Ham in January 2003.