West Ham United
- London Stadium
- Premier League
- Maurizio Pellegrini
- Bobby Moore, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst, Trevor Brooking, Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole
The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks
FC 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 have 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
existing today to never compete below the second tier of English
football; however, unlike the other seven, West Ham 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 were considered an important factor
behind England's triumph in the 1966 World Cup. England's
captain at the time was West Ham's Bobby Moore, and both
goalscorers in the final were then current players Geoff
Hurst and Martin Peters.