Born: Basingstoke, 8 March 1971

Nationality: Welsh

Position: Centre back

International caps: 36

International goals: 2

Signed: 1 July 1998 from Manchester City (free transfer)

Fulham debut: Macclesfield Town 0-1 Fulham, 8 August 1998

Fulham appearances: 129

Fulham goals: 14

Honours: Second Division title winner (1998-99), First Division title winner (2000-01)


Managerial career: 18 September 2014-8 November 2015

Games managed: 64

Games won: 22

Games drawn: 17

Games lost: 25

Win percentage: 34.4%

Club stalwart Kit Symons took on the hospital pass from Felix Magath, stepping up from taking care of the club’s under 21 side to become first team head coach – initially on a temporary basis. The Welshman presided over an astonishing improvement in performance, rendering Shahid Khan’s five-man hiring committee redundant, but fell victim to enhanced expectations without receiving the money granted to his predecessors. Symons had done superbly to stabilise a club in serious danger of a second successive relegation, enlivening a stale squad by promoting a number of talented youngsters, but couldn’t put together a promotion push and paid the penalty for a punishing defeat at the hands of Blackburn in November 2015.