The goalkeeper received an England call-up earlier in the season and has had to work his way up the ranks at the Whites
Marcus Bettinelli has signed a new, three-year deal with Fulham after making a terrific start to the season.
The goalkeeper has been a bright spark in an otherwise dour return to the Premier League for the Londoners.
His impressive form between the sticks even managed to earn him a senior England call-up, just six years after playing for Dartford in the Conference Premier.
The 26-year-old has been at Craven Cottage since joining the academy 13 years ago and has worked his way up to become the club’s first choice shot-stopper.
Upon signing the deal, Bettinelli told fulhamfctv: “It’s something I’ve been wanting for a long time now. I’m really happy, it’s a proud moment for me and my family, and something that I’ve worked towards for a long time.
“Thank you to the owners and everyone at the club for giving me this opportunity to stay here and continue my career at this fantastic football club.
“The fans are a massive reason for me wanting to stay, I know how much they support me and how much they’re behind me, and it’s fantastic to see that.
“I know we’ve had a tough start to the new league, but they’ve continued to show their support and I’m pretty sure going into Saturday they’ll be up and ready for the game.”