, previously known as Fulham LFC
, was a Ladies Football
Club (LFC) formerly associated with Fulham Football Club
. The team were dissolved as of 16 May 2006, but were later re-established with independence from Fulham F.C.
. The club dissolved for a second time in June 2010 when sponsors pulled out following a second successive relegation.
Fulham became the first Ladies' football team in Europe to turn full-time professional in April 2000. However, club chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed
reverted the club to semi-professional status three years later.
Fulham L.F.C. were seen as the successor club to Friends of Fulham
, winners of the FA Women's Cup
in 1985 and twice runners-up in 1989 and 1990. After they moved to become what is now AFC Wimbledon Ladies
, Fulham F.C.
re-established a women's team, with women's football becoming very popular by the early 1990s. Fulham L.F.C.'s debut came in 1993 in the Greater London Division, and they eventually reached the FA Women's National Premier League
, via the Greater London Premier Division, the South East Combination League
and the FA Women's Premier League Southern Division
, mirroring the progress of the men's professional club. After becoming professional themselves in 2000, a huge investment paid dividends in their first season, 2000–01, as they reached the FA Women's Cup
final and won the South East......