We wanted to send our condolences to the friends and family of former Fulham forward Tosh Chamberlain, who sadly passed away this morning.

Tosh quickly became a popular figure amongst his team mates at Craven Cottage and made a dream start in the first team, scoring with his very first touch in a Fulham shirt in a win against Lincoln City. He was part of the Fulham side that reached the 1958 FA Cup semi-final, where they were beaten by Manchester United, and helped the Whites win promotion to the top flight the following year. He also made a massive impact on the club’s history by persuading his good friend Johnny Haynes to choose Fulham over the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur when a young Haynes was considering his first move in the game.

Renowned for a powerful shot and an accurate cross, Chamberlain was a cult hero amongst the Fulham faithful. In eleven seasons with the club, Tosh made 204 appearances, scoring 64 goals. He was a frequent visitor to Craven Cottage after his playing career ended and enjoyed swapping stories with supporters and talking about all things Fulham. If ever there was a character who summed up the club’s unique identity, it was probably Tosh. Our thoughts are with Tosh’s family at this very difficult time.