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Tosh Chamberlain passes away

last updated Sunday 10th January 2021, 3:03 PM

Fulham Football Club

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Tosh Chamberlain
Tosh Chamberlain
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Fulham FC statement:
Everyone at Fulham was devastated to learn of the passing of Club icon Tosh Chamberlain.

The effervescent Tosh – real name Trevor – passed away this morning aged 86.

Chamberlain, a lively forward, spent 11 seasons with the Whites during the 1950s and 60s, hitting 64 goals in 204 appearances.

After scoring with the first touch of his Fulham career in a 3-2 win over Lincoln City, he was part of the teams which reached the 1958 FA Cup Semi-Final against Manchester United and won promotion to the top flight in 1959.

Chamberlain possessed an absolute rocket of a shot, but the power delivered in his strikes would sometimes come at the expense of accuracy!

His powerful kicks created a legacy at Craven Cottage, with a mistimed corner kick snapping a flag in two, and a backpass to Tony Macedo resulting in the goalkeeper suffering broken ribs.

Fulham folklore also tells of Tosh occasionally sneaking a cigarette on the bench, or from a supporter if the ball was up the other end of the pitch.

Tosh was a lifelong friend of Whites legend Johnny Haynes following their time together in the local school district teams, and is credited as being one of the major reasons why Haynes joined the Club.

Chamberlain had brief spells with Dover Athletic and Gravesend & Northfleet after leaving SW6, but was a regular visitor to the Cottage ever since.

Tosh still had a lot of friends at Fulham and remained in the hearts of every fan who saw him play.

The thoughts of us all are now with Tosh's wife Margaret, sons Steve and John, granddaughter Terri-Anne, as well as the wider family and friends of one of Fulham Football Club’s most popular ever characters.

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