Born: Molde, Norway, 24 September 1980
Position: Left back; left winger
International caps: 110
International goals: 16
Signed: 13 July 2011 from AS Roma (£3m)
Fulham debut: Fulham 4-0 Crusaders, 21 July 2011
Fulham appearances: 101
Fulham goals: 0
Sold: 23 May 2014 (released).
John Arne Riise finally joined Fulham in July 2011, a decade after deciding to sign for Liverpool after seeming set to move to London having had lengthy talks with Jean Tigana when the Whites were promoted to the Premier League. The Norwegian international made his debut in the 4-0 win over Crusaders in July 2011. He failed to score in 101 appearances for Fulham and his stay in SW6 ended on a sour note – with the full back having his boots thrown back at him by furious fans after Felix Magath’s side were relegated following a 4-1 defeat at Stoke in May 2014.