Stefan Johansen: Fulham has meant a lot to me

Stefan Johansen has thanked the Fulham fans for their support – and says he will be keeping an eye on their results in the future.

The 30-year-old scored 19 goals in 126 appearances for the Whites during a five-year stay at Craven Cottage.

Johansen has signed for QPR on a permanent deal.

Speaking to Fulham’s official website, Johansen said: “I couldn’t leave without saying thank you to you, the supporters.

“Fulham has meant a lot to both me and my family. It’s been five years of ups and downs, but it’s the ups that I will remember, especially the play-off final against Villa, which was one of the best atmospheres and experiences I’ve ever felt at a game.

“Fulham has always been, and still is, a family club. And I really felt that when I first arrived. I felt welcome immediately. The support was great.

“There have been some tough times but there have been good times as well, and those are the ones that you will always remember.

“What the supporters have given me is incredible. From day one I have always felt welcome, and that’s something that will always be in my heart. I really appreciated that support that you’ve given me over the last five years.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Craven Cottage for our match in October. Fulham was five years of my career, my life and it was also my family’s life for five years.

“Five great years, the longest I have ever spent at a club. To come back to the Cottage will be a special, special thing for me, because you meant a lot to me and my family.

“It was fantastic working with the boys everyday too. We were more than just team-mates. It’s one thing to work together, but what was special about the group of players we had when I came in was that we had a real friendship as well.

“On the pitch things worked well, but off the pitch we were real mates, too. We wanted to fight for each other. A lot of us have moved on now, but that’s how football is. We will still keep in touch.

“We’ve created memories that will stay with us until we’re old. It’s been fantastic in that sense. Being part of that team gave me something I will never forget.

“I will definitely be keeping an eye on Fulham’s results. Thank you again for your support these last five years. Take care, and see you soon.”

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