West Ham United
West Ham United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Upton Park, East London, England, currently playing in the Premier League, England's top tier of football. The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and reformed in 1900 as West Ham United. In 1904 the club relocated to their current Boleyn Ground stadium. They initially competed in the Southern League and Western League before eventually joining the full Football League in 1919 and subsequently enjoyed promotion to the top flight for the 1923 season. 1923 also saw the club feature in the first FA Cup Final to be held at Wembley against Bolton Wanderers.
In 1940 the team won the inaugural Football League War Cup. The club has won the FA Cup three times: in 1964, 1975 and 1980 as well as being runners-up twice, in 1923 and 2006. In 1965, they won the European Cup Winners Cup, and in 1999 they won the Intertoto Cup. They are one of eight clubs never to have fallen below the second tier of English football, spending 56 of 88 league seasons in Division 1, or the Premier League, to 2014. However, unlike the other seven (Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur), the club has never won the league title. The club's best final league position is third place in the 1985–86 First Division.
Three West Ham players played significant roles in England's victory in the 1966 World Cup final; captain Bobby Moore, and both goalscorers, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.
Current season top scorers
Midfielders: Håvard Nordtveit (4), Sofiane Feghouli (7), Cheikhou Kouyaté (8), Manuel Lanzini (10), Robert Snodgrass (11), Pedro Obiang (14), Mark Noble (16), Gökhan Töre (17), Michail Antonio (30), Edimilson Fernandes (31), Domingos Quina (36),
Latest news about West Ham United
Stoke City v West Ham United
Despite distractions, West Ham focused on...
Lawro's predictions v Line of Duty star Adrian...
West Ham's Slaven Bilic hails possible summer...
Lorient midfielder Sylvain Marveaux arrested in...
Business as usual at West Ham after HMRC raid but...
UK tax authorities arrest 'several men working...
Fraud arrests as football clubs raided
Michail Antonio: West Ham can push for Europe...
Transfer Rater: Eriksen to Barcelona, Sturridge...
Collins immense as Lukaku finally has an off day...
Bilic hails new-look Hammers defence as Lukaku...
West Ham and Everton battle out dull draw
West Ham United 0-0 Everton
Romelu Lukaku and Everton denied as West Ham inch...