Born: Montereau, France, 10 March 1992
Nationality: DR Congo
International caps: 34
International goals: 6
Signed: 26 August 2016 from Genk (£3.8m)
Fulham debut: Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Fulham, 27 August 2016
Fulham appearances: 147
Fulham goals: 24
Honours: EFL Championship winner (2021-22), EFL Championship play-off winner (2018; 2020).
Popular winger Neeskens Kebano is as lively off the field as he is on the flanks – making him an instant with the Fulham faithful and ensuring his pre-season video diaries are compulsive viewing. The Congolese international became a key part of Slavisa Jokanovic’s attacking arsenal as soon as he arrived in SW6 from Genk, but was mostly used as a substitute in the three promotion-winning sides that enjoyed success in getting out of the Championship.
Kebano made a real impact at the tail end of the 2020 campaign – scoring four successive free-kicks and then a vital goal at home to Cardiff in the play-off semi final – but was underused by Scott Parker in the Premier League, eventually being loaned out to Middlesbrough. Tipped to leave Fulham in the summer, he was in fact a man reborn under the management of Marco Silva; appearing to be a reincarnation of assistant manager Luis Boa Morte as the Whites stormed to the Championship title in 2021/22. Kebano had become a regular in Silva’s Premier League side before a terrible training ground knee injury unfortunately ruled him out for the remainder of the season.