Fulham's finest ever player Johnny Haynes was born on this day, 17 October, in 1934.
Despite being born in Kentish Town, Haynes signed schoolboy forms with Fulham in 1950 and quickly demonstrated the potential at Craven Cottage that he had shown in youth football.
He scored four times in six appearances during a brief loan spell at Wimbledon in 1952 and made his first-team debut for Fulham at the age of 18 against Southampton on Boxing Day.
He went on to make 657 senior appearances for Fulham, scoring 157 goals and was part of the Fulham side that reached the 1957/58 FA Cup semi-final, where they were beaten by a Manchester United team still mourning the Munich air disaster, after two absorbing games.
Haynes was pivotal to the team that won promotion to the top flight and his range of passing and desire for perfection meant Fulham regularly punched above their weight in the First Division.
Haynes was a star on the international scene, well before he scored on his England debut against Northern Ireland in 1954, largely because of his electrifying performances for the England B and England U23 sides.
He scored 18 times in 56 appearances, including famous match-winning performances against Scotland and the USSR. His international career, which saw him captain England in successive World Cups, was brutally curtailed by a car accident in Blackpool that broke both his legs and he had to watch his team-mates win the World Cup in 1966.
Haynes enjoyed a special relationship with the Fulham fans. He became an enthusiastic supporter of the 'Back to the Cottage' moment after Fulham were exiled to Queen's Park Rangers and agreed to become the Fulham Supporters' Trust's president on the organisation's formation in 2003.
His premature death, in a car accident in Edinburgh in 2005, was mourned worldwide, especially at Craven Cottage, where a memorial programme was produced for the next home game against Liverpool, which Fulham fittingly won 2-0.
His contribution to the game and society - he became the first £100 a week footballer in 1961 - is honoured by a statue outside Craven Cottage organised by the Fulham fans.
The chair of the Fulham Supporters' Trust, Tom Greatrex said: "Johnny Haynes was a wonderful footballer and a great servant to Fulham Football Club.
"His dedication, skill, professionalism, grace and charm struck everyone who met him. It is great that he is remembered by the fans' statue outside the stand renamed in his honour.
"We are delighted that the excellent biography of Johnny, written by James Gardner, is now available in the Craven Cottage shop and grateful to Fulham FC director David Daly and former captain Brian McBride for presenting Johnny's widow, Avril, with a copy of the programme from the game against Liverpool in 2005 before Saturday's draw with Preston North End."