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Rest in peace, Tosh Chamberlain

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.