West Ham United F.C. is an English football club from the East of London. Home games are played at Boleyn GroundUpton Park, also known as the name of the neighborhood and the nearby metro station. The team's colors are Burgundy and blue.


[hide]*1 History


The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks FC, Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company's business team, a shipbuilder and that itself was a kind of successor of the Old Castle Swifts. Wondering In 1900 separated the club under the name of West Ham United. In 1923 they were promoted for the first time to the highest class, but in the League were not achieved great success. The best performance was a third place in 1983, but it was above all also regularly promoted and relegated.

West Ham In the FA Cup did a lot better. In 1923 was played as early as the first on Wembley Cup Final lost to Bolton Wanderers. In the 1960s and 1970s, the club was very successful. With Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst in the team led by Ron Greenwood was won the FA Cup in 1964. It was against Preston North End 3-2, while another 1-2 minutes for time 2. A year later followed the second biggest success from the club history: the UEFA Cup winners ' Cup was won. At Wembley was TSV 1860 Munichdefeated 2-0.

This was followed by two more times earnings in the FA Cup in 1976, and the loss of the European Cup final against RSC Anderlecht. But also relegated the club again several times. In 2004/2005 played West Ham United in the Football League Championship and on 30 may 2005, won the play-off final. Preston North End 1-0 was defeated by a goal from Bobby Zamora.

In the season 2005-2006 again played West Ham in the Premier League, they finished the season with a handsome 9th place and placement for the FA Cup final. In this FA Cup final it was still 3-2 in injury time for the Hammers but a few seconds for time Steven Gerrard made with a bang of 30 meters for the equalizer, West Ham eventually lost on penalties.

On 26 november 2006, the club was bought by an Icelandic consortium led by Eggert Magnusson. After a series of poor results became manager Alan Pardew replaced by a former player of West Ham, Alan Curbishley. However, Curbishley kept it out. Just after the start of the season he resigned, after he had become with the then owner Björgólfur Gudmundsson disagree about the transfer policy. His successor wasGianfranco Zola.

In October 2008 it was announced that West Ham in acute need of money had come. This is because the bank of Icesave, Gudmundsson, owner was nationalised and he lost all his money. The club had to sell a number of players in the winter break. Despite this Zola ended with West Ham on a creditable ninth place. In June, the club was saved from an approaching bankruptcy, thanks to a takeover by the British company CB Holding. The new Chairman will be Andrew Bernhardt.

In the 2010/2011 season the club was relegated back to the English Second Division, but could the absence at the elite limit to one year. The club had to promote through the final round and forced this off in a deciding game against Blackpool.

Many well-known English footballers are their career at West Ham in the youth started training, including Jermaine DefoeFrank LampardJoe ColeGlen JohnsonRio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick.


National [1][Edit]Edit

Football League Championship (and predecessors) Number Of Years
Winner 2 x 1957/1958, 1980/1981
Runners up 3 x 1922/1923, 1990/1991, 1992/1993
FA Cup Number Of Years
Winner 3 x 1963/1964, 1974/1975, 1979/1980
Runners up 2 x 1922/1923, 2005/2006
FA Community Shield Number Of Years
Winner 1 x 1998/1999

International [2][Edit]Edit

European Cup II Number Of Years
Winner 1 x 1964/1965
Runners up 1 x 1975/1976
UEFA Intertoto Cup Number Of Years
Winner 1 x 1998/1999

West Ham in Europe[Edit]Edit

  • Q = qualifying round
  • 1R = first round
  • 1/8 = 1/8th final
  • 1/4 = quarter final
  • 1/2 = semifinal
  • F = final
  • PUC = points UEFA coefficients
Season Competition Round Country Club Score PUC
1964/65 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [3] AA Gent 1-0, 1-1 17.0
1/8 [4] Spartak Prague Sokolovo 2-0, 1-2
1/4 [5] Lausanne Sports 2-1, 4-3
1/2 [6] Real Zaragoza 2-1, 1-1
F [7] TSV 1860 Munich 2-0
1965/66 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1/8 [8] Olympiakos Piraeus 4-0, 2-2 8.0
1/4 [9] 1. FC Magdeburg 1-0, 1-1
1/2 [10] Borussia Dortmund 1-2, 1-3
1975/76 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [11] Reipas Lahti 2-2, 3-0 13.0
1/8 [12] Ararat Erevan 1-1, 3-1
1/4 [13] FC Den Haag 2-4, 3-1
1/2 [14] Eintracht Frankfurt 1-2, 3-1
F [15] RSC Anderlecht 2-4
1980/81 Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup 1R [16] CF Castilla 1-3, 5-1 7.0
1/8 [17] Politehnica Timişoara 4-0, 0-1
1/4 [18] Dinamo Tbilisi 1-4, 1-0
1999 Intertoto Cup 3R [19] FC Jokerit 1-0, 1-1 0.0
1/2 [20] sc Heerenveen 1-0, 1-0
F [21] FC Metz 0-1, 3-1
1999/00 UEFA Cup 1R [22] NK Osijek 3-0, 3-1 5.0
2R [23] Steaua Bucharest 0-2, 0-0
2006/07 UEFA Cup 1R [24] USC Palermo 0-1, 0-3 0.0

Total points for UEFA coefficients: 50.0


See also participants UEFA tournaments England


Boleyn Ground[Edit]Edit


See Boleyn Ground for the main article on this topic.

Boleyn Ground is the official name of the stadium of the English football club West Ham United. The club is in 1904 to the present location in Upton Park moved, and it hired by the municipality. The stadium itself is also known as Upton Park called. The club has interest in after the Olympic Games of 2012 to go play football in the new Olympic Stadium. It is still in discussion with other football clubs from London.

Selection of 2014/15[Edit]Edit

Nr. Position Player
2. [27] V Winston Reid
3. [28] V George McCartney
4. [29] M Kevin Nolan


5. [31] V James Tomkins
- [32] V Cheikhou Kouyaté
7. [33] M Matt Jarvis
8. [34] V Pablo Armero*
9. [35] (A) Andy Carroll
10. [36] M Jack Collison
12. [37] (A) Ricardo Vaz Tê
13. [38] DM Adrián
14. [39] M Matthew Taylor
- [40] (A) Enner Valencia
16. [41] M Mark Noble
17. [42] V Joey O'Brien
18. [43] M Alou Diarra
19. [44] V James Collins
20. [45] V Guy Demel
21. [46] M Mohamed Diamé
22. [47] DM Jussi Jääskeläinen
23. [48] M Stewart Downing
Nr. Position Player
24. [49] (A) Carlton Cole
25. [50] DM Stephen Henderson
26. [51] M Joe Cole
27. [52] V Daniel Potts
28. [53] DM Roger Johnson*
29. [54] DM Raphael Spiegel
31. [55] M Danny Whitehead
32. [56] (A) Elliot Lee
35. [57] M Sebastian Lletget
37. [58] V Leo Chambers
38. [59] (A) Dylan Tombides
39. [60] V Callum Driver
41. [61] M Matthias Fanimo
42. [62] (A) Sean Maguire
43. [63] (A) Jaanai Gordon
44. [64] V Reece Burke
46. [65] (A) Marco Borriello*
47. [66] M Antonio Nocerino*

Updated to 31 January 2014 Rented players have a *

Player of the year ("Hammer of the Year")[Edit]Edit

Year Winner
1958 Andy Malcolm
1959 Ken Brown
1960 Malcolm Musgrove
1961 Bobby Moore
1962 Lawrie Leslie
1963 Bobby Moore
1964 Johnny Byrne
1965 Martin Peters
1966 Geoff Hurst
1967 Geoff Hurst
1968 Bobby Moore
1969 Geoff Hurst
1970 Bobby Moore
1971 Bonds
1973 Bryan ' Pop ' Robson
1974 Bonds
1975 Bonds
1976 Trevor Brooking
1977 Trevor Brooking
1978 Trevor Brooking
1979 Alan Devonshire
1980 Alvin Martin
1981 Phil Parkes
1982 Alvin Martin
1983 Alvin Martin
1984 Trevor Brooking
1985 Paul Allen
Year Winner
1986 Tony Cottee
1987 Bonds
1988 Stewart Robson
1989 Paul Ince
1990 Julian Dicks
1991 Ludek Miklosko
1992 Julian Dicks
1993 Steve Potts
1994 Trevor Morley
1995 Steve Potts
1996 Julian Dicks
1997 Julian Dicks
1998 Rio Ferdinand
1999 Shaka Hislop
2000 Paolo Di Canio
2001 Stuart Pearce
2002 Sebastien S Salawana
2003 Joe Cole
2004 Matthew Etherington
2005 Teddy Sheringham
2006 Danny Gabbidon
2007 Carlos Tévez
2008 Robert Green
2009 Scott Parker
2010 Scott Parker
2011 Scott Parker
2012 Mark Noble

Famous players[Edit]Edit


See theWest Ham United FC players for a list of players who played for the club.


West Ham United has a strong rivalry with a number of other football clubs. Most of these clubs play in London, especially the neighbors Tottenham HotspurArsenal and Chelsea, that the age-old East versus Westsublimates. The rivalry was mainly fueled by West Ham players who left for Tottenham.

The strongest and oldest rivalry is with Millwall. The two parties are the local rivals, they are both formed around the Thames Ironworks and Millwall Ironworks shipyards. They were rivals with the same contracts and the players lived in the same location. The early history of both clubs is in, West Ham proved that they were more successful at the derbies. The result left West Ham and Millwall, Millwall promoted that refused to join the young Football League. While West Ham to the top lane and the FA Cup final, played in the 1920s the rivalry was intensified during strikes that were started by the East End.

The rivalry between West Ham and Millwall has led to considerable violence, it is one of the most infamous in the world of football hooliganism. The teams had to against each other in the second round of the League Cup on August 25, 2009, this was the first time in four years that the teams had to play against each other, and the first in the League Cup. Small riots outside the stadium took care of fights 1.5 km around the stadium. With serious injury, damage to personal property and many arrests. By the time the game was a long violence shut down.

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