Fulham and Tottenham face-off tonight in the final match of this latest set of Premier League fixtures. However, the Cottagers have failed to beat Spurs in their last 8 matches – with their last victory over their fellow Londoners coming in 2013. But which ex-Tottenham player scored the only goal in that 1-0 Fulham win?
Fulham and Spurs Meet for In Their 76th League Clash Tonight
With 39 league wins, from 75 previous head-to-head meetings, then Spurs certainly have the bragging rights over Fulham at the moment. While four of those wins have also come in their last 5 clashes.
In fact, Tottenham will come into tonight’s Premier League match unbeaten in 8 vs Fulham and have also won their last six away league games at Craven Cottage.
Fulham’s last win over Spurs came in a 1-0 away victory at White Hart Lane back in 2013 and it was an ex-Tottenham player that scored the only goal of the game that day – find out who this was below.
Dimitar Berbatov Was the Last Fulham Player To Score a Winner Against Spurs
With Fulham and Tottenham not being a million miles apart (geographically), then it’s no real shock that a fair few players have been employed at both clubs in recent times.
For example, Mousa Dembele was at each team between 2006 and 2019, while Scott Parker was another familiar face at the Cottage and the Lane between 2011 and 2016. In older times, Alan Mullery donned the shirt at Fulham and Spurs, plus American Clint Dempsey is another name both sets of fans will be screaming out.
However, the big player yet to be mentioned is……… Dimitar Berbatov.
The classy Bulgarian made a big impact on the English Premier League at both Tottenham and Manchester United during 2006-2012, then ended his playing days in England at Fulham, before heading off to France to play for Monaco in 2014.
At Spurs, Berbatov scored 27 goals (70 apps) and then fired in 48 goals (108 apps) for Manchester United – operating at a 44% strike-rate during his 4 year spell at the Red Devils.
He then joined Fulham in 2012, for a 2 year-period and his goal return-rate didn’t waiver much for the Cottagers – netting 19 times from 51 appearances (37%) – with one of those strikes coming against his former club, Spurs, on 17th March 2013.
A goal that remains to this day the last winning Fulham goal scored against Tottenham!