Jamaican Footballers Hector and Reid help Fulham back into EPL

Thursday, August 6, 2020, 7:08 PM

Fulham got a promotion after winning west London rival Brentford 2-1 during the Championship playoff final and there were Reggae Boyz in the starting eleven.  

Micheal Hector and Bobby Decordova-Reid the Jamaican internationals are the footballers who will be playing in the (EPL) English Premier League next season. Fulham on Tuesday secured an instant return to England’s top-flight competition after a season in the Championship.


Both footballers were born in England but they chose to represent Jamaica at the international level. Reid made his debut for the Reggae Boyz on September 6, 2019 against Antigua and Barbuda in the Concacaf Nations, and Hector was selected in the Reggae Boyz squad for the 2015 Copa America, league.

However, in the Championship final, the day was dominated by Joe Bryan, he scored twice in extra time at Wembley and gave Fulham the lead, this is called the most lucrative game in football in many places.

Fulham will now receive about  ($176 million) 135 million pounds over a three year period after they secured the promotion, it is a year since they were relegated from the world’s richest football league.

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A year ago their owner Shahid Khan lost when he made a bid to buy Wembley and on Tuesday Fulham had to celebrate in an empty stadium due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The deadlock was broken by Bryan after he caught goalkeeper David Raya by surprise with a free-kick from close to 35 yards in the 105th minute when both teams were expecting a cross into the box. It was surprising that the goalkeeper came ridiculously far off his line. Bryan had revealed.

The left-back scored again in the 117th minute after the start of play there was a one-two with Aleksandar Mitrovic and it caused them to clinch the promotion in Scott Parker’s first full season since he is in charge of Fulham.

Henrik Dalsgaard’s header in the third minute of stoppage time was a bit too late for Brentford, which was making an effort to return to the top division after being absent for 73-year.  

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Brentford, had boasted a 59-goal strike force in the same Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo, and Ollie Watkins, in the most important match of the season was kept in check by Jamaican defender “Micheal Hector” and others.

Fulham’s starting 11 below

Fulham’s starting eleven

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