12. Zat Knight

Paul Thomas
Name: Zat Knight
Squad Number: 12
Position: Defender
Joined: July 2009
Contract Expires: 30th June 2014

Zat Knight's name is forever linked with a pub quiz question "What was the fee paid by Fulham for Zat Knight?" the answer to which is "thirty tracksuits". He made over 150 appearances for the West London side between 1999 and 2007, earning two England caps along the way.

Knight moved to his boyhood club Aston Villa for £4m in August 2007, though the deal nearly collapsed when a quantity of illegal drugs was uncovered in the family home in London, though Zat was later released without charge. He would spend just a single season with Aston Villa before being signed by Gary Megson for Bolton again for £4m in July 2009.

Knight made his debut at home to Sunderland where a Darren Bent header led the opposition to a 0-1 win. He would go on to be a mainstay of the side over the next four seasons, often taking over as captain when the regular leader Kevin Davies was unavailable.

Knight's two England appearances came within three days of one another in 2005 - the first as a sub against USA, with the second coming against Colombia in a friendly.

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