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London Stadium - West Ham's new home.

West Ham United

West Ham United

West Ham United

2016/17 is a big season in the history of West Ham Utd Football Club. This season will be the first in their new home - London Stadium, or more commonly known as the Olympic Stadium, in Stratford, London. West Ham United was founded in 1895 and had played their home games at the Boleyn Ground, which is more commonly called Upton Park, since 1904. The new stadium, which is about 5km from their old home, has a capacity of 60010.

The current manager is Slaven Bilic, who is from Croatia and was a successful Premier League player for Everton and West Ham! West Ham have two nicknames, 'The Irons' or 'The Hammers', both of these names are related to their original name which was 'Thames Ironworks FC'. On the club badge, you can see two hammers, which relate to the club's industrial past.

Dimitri Payet is West Ham's key player.

West Ham play in claret shirts with blue sleeves, white shorts, and claret socks. West Ham's colours are the same as Aston Villa's because in 1899, Bill Dove, the father of a West Ham United player, went to a fair in Birmingham. Bill Dove was a professional sprinter and was challenged to a race by four Aston Villa players. The Aston Villa players made a bet that they could beat Bill Dove, but in the end, they all lost and didn’t have the money to pay. The Aston Villa players gave Bill Dove a complete team’s football kits instead of payment and Bill gave these kits to his son.

West Ham have played in the Premier League for a total of 19 seasons, they have been relegated twice, in 2002-03 and 2010-11, and promoted to the Premier League three times, in 1993, 2005 and 2012. The highest West Ham have ever finished in the Premier League was 5th place in 1998-1999 but they did finish 3rd in the league in 1985-86, which was their highest ever finish in the top division. West Ham have won four major trophies in their history; they won the FA Cup in 1964, 1975 and 1980 and they won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965, beating 1860 Munich in the final. That winning team included Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, who would also win the World Cup with England the following year.

"Bobby Moore was my friend as well as the greatest defender I ever played against." - Pelé

Andre Ayew signed for West Ham for a club record fee.

In 2015/16, West Ham finished 7th in the Premier League after a great season under Bilic. For most of the season, The Hammers were in the top half, and at one point it looked like they might even finish in the Champions League places. In the end, they had to settle for 7th and a place in the Europa League. The Hammer’s top scorers were French international Dimitri Payet and Any Carroll, with 9 Premier League goals each. Payet had a huge impact on the team last season and was named in the Premier League team of the season. West Ham manager, Slaven Bilic, will hope that Payet has another great season and new signings like Ghanaian forward Andre Ayew, who has signed from Swansea City and Algerian winger Sofiane Feghouli who has signed from Valencia will have a big impact. Can the Hammers go higher than 7th in the Premier League this season?

Prediction 2016/17: 7th

Key player: Dimitri Payet

Did you know......?

In 1965, West Ham became only the second English team to win a European trophy, after Tottenham Hotspur (1963).

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The following activities will help you learn about West Ham United football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match West Ham's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
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West Ham have a new home this season - the London Stadium.

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HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
01/03/2016
TR
1761
points

Emmanuel Emenike.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
01/03/2016 22:48
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Emmanuel Emenike.

nikosonris
07/03/2016
UA
2453
points

What a comeback against the Toffies! This team can fly high!


nikosonris
07/03/2016 12:29
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

What a comeback against the Toffies! This team can fly high!

Rema's picture
Rema
07/03/2016
RS
538
points

Yes, what a comeback my friend, exactly ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
07/03/2016 23:16
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Yes, what a comeback my friend, exactly ;)

nikosonris
08/03/2016
UA
2453
points

Sensational! This team deserve to be among TOP 4 .


nikosonris
08/03/2016 12:54
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Sensational! This team deserve to be among TOP 4 .

Rema's picture
Rema
30/03/2016
RS
538
points

Thanks for supporting mate ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
30/03/2016 13:32
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks for supporting mate ;)

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

If I weren't a fan of Arsenal, I would probably support the Hammers))


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:57
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

If I weren't a fan of Arsenal, I would probably support the Hammers))

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3553
points

I think they will finish in the top six.


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assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:38
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3553

I think they will finish in the top six.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3553
points

They have a lot of players such as Payet and Lanzini.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:39
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3553

They have a lot of players such as Payet and Lanzini.

anabda's picture
anabda
10/06/2016
BR
21
points

i love west ham, i don't know why


anabda's picture
anabda
10/06/2016 21:52
Brazil
West Ham United
21

i love west ham, i don't know why

Rema's picture
Rema
11/06/2016
RS
538
points

@anabda Why isn't important, only important is that you love our West Ham :) COYI B)


Rema's picture
Rema
11/06/2016 11:04
Serbia
West Ham United
538

@anabda Why isn't important, only important is that you love our West Ham :) COYI B)

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
3903
points

I am not a fan of the Hammers


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 13:16
Ghana
Manchester United
3903

I am not a fan of the Hammers

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
3903
points

Dimitr Payet is my favourite west ham player


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kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 13:20
Ghana
Manchester United
3903

Dimitr Payet is my favourite west ham player

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
3903
points

I think the Hammers were impressive last season and their flair and attacking football made them look somewhat fearful


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 13:22
Ghana
Manchester United
3903

I think the Hammers were impressive last season and their flair and attacking football made them look somewhat fearful

Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
21/08/2016
IT
961
points

Come on hammers


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Ghigo
21/08/2016 16:21
Italy
Liverpool
961

Come on hammers

sabanoleg
22/08/2016
UA
471
points

My prediction is 7th place in this season.


sabanoleg
22/08/2016 14:37
Ukraine
Arsenal
471

My prediction is 7th place in this season.

Kolarov
17/11/2016
RS
44
points

Not bad.


Kolarov
17/11/2016 20:09
Serbia
Arsenal
44

Not bad.

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

West Ham


Almir10
24/01/2017 20:46
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

West Ham

Caco's picture
Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 15:20
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

willisjamieson
09/03/2017
GB
22
points

easy


willisjamieson
09/03/2017 09:39
United Kingdom
West Ham United
22

easy

haydi's picture
haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

What's the work of 'a professional sprinter ? It's that person who make a bet, like what they do in horses race, they get money when the horse they predict to be the first win.


haydi's picture
haydi
01/05/2017 01:02
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

What's the work of 'a professional sprinter ? It's that person who make a bet, like what they do in horses race, they get money when the horse they predict to be the first win.

Rich's picture
Rich
01/05/2017
ES
-4956
points

A professional sprinter is an athlete who runs. Usain Bolt is a professional sprinter and is the fastest man in the world.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
01/05/2017 10:33
Spain
Liverpool
-4956

A professional sprinter is an athlete who runs. Usain Bolt is a professional sprinter and is the fastest man in the world.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

haydi's picture
haydi
01/05/2017
TN
3189
points

Ah ok, thank you very much to clarify things in my mind.


haydi's picture
haydi
01/05/2017 14:49
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Ah ok, thank you very much to clarify things in my mind.

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2assemjuve3553
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Abdallah1813
9HakanUslu18811761
10nika_chelsea251667
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1Serbia23421
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19574
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16066
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
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1Manchester United70346
2Arsenal49720
3Chelsea41857
4Liverpool40626
5Manchester City15420
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1638

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