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West Ham United

West Ham United

West Ham United

2016/17 was a big season in the history of West Ham Utd Football Club. This season was 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 Manuel Pelligrini, who is from Argentina and was a successful Premier League manager for Manchester City and also managed Real Madrid in Spain. 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 21 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 2018/19, West Ham finished 10th in the Premier League as they have got used to their new stadium. The Hammer’s top scorer was Marko Arnautovic, with 11 Premier League goals. Arnautovic has now left the club so The Hammers will be looking to Sebastian Haller for goals. The French striker has arrived for a club-record fee of £45M. Can the Hammers finish in the top half of the Premier League this season?

Prediction 2019/20: 10th

Key player: Felipe Anderson

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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Sargis from Artsakh's picture
Sargis from Artsakh
20/04/2019
AM
206
points

West Ham is one of the famous football clubs in London and in all England. My congratulations with new stadium. This club has many famous supporters , for example Alfred Hitchcock, Russell Brand, Keira Knightley , Barack Obama,Matt Damon and others.
But Arsenal is the best club from London.


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Sargis from Artsakh
20/04/2019 05:54
Armenia
Arsenal
206

West Ham is one of the famous football clubs in London and in all England. My congratulations with new stadium. This club has many famous supporters , for example Alfred Hitchcock, Russell Brand, Keira Knightley , Barack Obama,Matt Damon and others.
But Arsenal is the best club from London.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019
UA
3053
points

We'll have on March 16 : West Ham 3 - 1 Huddersfield


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019 08:54
Ukraine
Liverpool
3053

We'll have on March 16 : West Ham 3 - 1 Huddersfield

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019
UA
3053
points

It's such a pity that Yarmolenko, West Ham's Ukrainian player, has got a bad injury and hasn't shown himself on the pitch for so long.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
12/03/2019 08:49
Ukraine
Liverpool
3053

It's such a pity that Yarmolenko, West Ham's Ukrainian player, has got a bad injury and hasn't shown himself on the pitch for so long.

Maks Poland
06/03/2019
PL
788
points

GG


Maks Poland
06/03/2019 13:37
Poland
Manchester United
788

GG

ironmetalhead666
23/08/2018
ES
40
points

I'm a West Ham's supporters because Steve Harris (Iron Maiden's bass player) is a big fan


ironmetalhead666
23/08/2018 13:11
Spain
West Ham United
40

I'm a West Ham's supporters because Steve Harris (Iron Maiden's bass player) is a big fan

aldi.imani's picture
aldi.imani
01/05/2018
ID
103
points

currently i'm don't like west ham, but maybe one day in future i like this club..


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aldi.imani
01/05/2018 11:10
Indonesia
Liverpool
103

currently i'm don't like west ham, but maybe one day in future i like this club..

cambridgeguy04's picture
cambridgeguy04
25/01/2018
NL
48
points

i'm West ham till i die i'm West ham till i die i know i am i'm sure i am weeeest ham tiiiilll i die


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cambridgeguy04
25/01/2018 13:40
Netherlands
West Ham United
48

i'm West ham till i die i'm West ham till i die i know i am i'm sure i am weeeest ham tiiiilll i die

kirito2001
17/11/2017
VN
180
points

I don't like west ham


kirito2001
17/11/2017 12:55
Vietnam
Manchester United
180

I don't like west ham

sabanoleg
02/10/2017
UA
2024
points

I think the first season in the Premier League will be the most successful for Slaven Bilic as West Ham's manager.


sabanoleg
02/10/2017 14:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
2024

I think the first season in the Premier League will be the most successful for Slaven Bilic as West Ham's manager.

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
444
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
444

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.


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

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

willisjamieson
09/03/2017
GB
22
points

easy


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

easy

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

:)


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

:)

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

West Ham


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

West Ham

Kolarov
17/11/2016
RS
44
points

Not bad.


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

Not bad.

sabanoleg
22/08/2016
UA
2024
points

My prediction is 7th place in this season.


sabanoleg
22/08/2016 14:37
Ukraine
Arsenal
2024

My prediction is 7th place in this season.

Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
21/08/2016
IT
962
points

Come on hammers


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Ghigo
21/08/2016 16:21
Italy
Liverpool
962

Come on hammers

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
4731
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
4731

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
GH
4731
points

Dimitr Payet is my favourite west ham player


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 13:20
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

Dimitr Payet is my favourite west ham player

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016
GH
4731
points

I am not a fan of the Hammers


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
19/07/2016 13:16
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

I am not a fan of the Hammers

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

i love west ham, i don't know why


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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)

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

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


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:39
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

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

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I think they will finish in the top six.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
08/04/2016 15:38
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think they will finish in the top six.

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))

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 ;)

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

Emmanuel Emenike.


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

Emmanuel Emenike.

ivanvucko93
29/02/2016
HR
20
points

Hi, I am a West Ham fun for 3 reasons which are two of them little strange for some people. First I don't like clubs which have a lot of money and they can spent a lot of money and bring some famous players and then expect some big results over the night. Second reason and maybe the strangest is that I like kits and colorsof that club. And finally ,the third reason is because mennager of West Ham is Slaven Bilić ,and he is from my country Croatia. As you can see,my english grammar isn't very good but a try do best od myself and learning,and this web site is excellant for me because I love football and a must improve my english.


ivanvucko93
29/02/2016 12:29
Croatia
West Ham United
20

Hi, I am a West Ham fun for 3 reasons which are two of them little strange for some people. First I don't like clubs which have a lot of money and they can spent a lot of money and bring some famous players and then expect some big results over the night. Second reason and maybe the strangest is that I like kits and colorsof that club. And finally ,the third reason is because mennager of West Ham is Slaven Bilić ,and he is from my country Croatia. As you can see,my english grammar isn't very good but a try do best od myself and learning,and this web site is excellant for me because I love football and a must improve my english.

nikosonris
23/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Congratulations! The Hammers have gone through to the final 8s in the FA Cup!)) Splendid performance!


nikosonris
23/02/2016 17:03
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Congratulations! The Hammers have gone through to the final 8s in the FA Cup!)) Splendid performance!

nikosonris
03/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Congrats, Rema! Another splendid performance by the Hammers! You are just one point behind Man Utd. Which place do you think your team will finish this season?


nikosonris
03/02/2016 09:26
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Congrats, Rema! Another splendid performance by the Hammers! You are just one point behind Man Utd. Which place do you think your team will finish this season?

Rema's picture
Rema
04/02/2016
RS
538
points

Thanks my friend :) I hope that we can provide Champions League qualification ;) I have positive attitude, everything about club is great at the moment and also I expect that we can continue in the same pace. Maybe this is just a dream, but who knows ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
04/02/2016 19:39
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks my friend :) I hope that we can provide Champions League qualification ;) I have positive attitude, everything about club is great at the moment and also I expect that we can continue in the same pace. Maybe this is just a dream, but who knows ;)

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Sorry @Rema, but I am not as optimistic as you, and I think it would be extremely hard for the Hammers to reach the Champions League qualification. But who know...maybe Dimitri "The Magician" Payet, "Fantastic" Bilic and his team can pull it off.


nikosonris
16/02/2016 08:23
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Sorry @Rema, but I am not as optimistic as you, and I think it would be extremely hard for the Hammers to reach the Champions League qualification. But who know...maybe Dimitri "The Magician" Payet, "Fantastic" Bilic and his team can pull it off.

nikosonris
20/01/2016
UA
2453
points

A new addition to the West Ham's squad - Sam Byram moved from Leeds for an undisclosed fee. Rema, what do you think of this January signing?)


nikosonris
20/01/2016 15:29
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

A new addition to the West Ham's squad - Sam Byram moved from Leeds for an undisclosed fee. Rema, what do you think of this January signing?)

Rema's picture
Rema
20/01/2016
RS
538
points

To be honest, I haven't watched him yet. But if we look on the fact that last month he picked up the Championship Player of the Month award after scoring three goals in December he can represent future of the club.


Rema's picture
Rema
20/01/2016 22:58
Serbia
West Ham United
538

To be honest, I haven't watched him yet. But if we look on the fact that last month he picked up the Championship Player of the Month award after scoring three goals in December he can represent future of the club.

nikosonris
22/01/2016
UA
2453
points

Would you like to have more new players signed for the Hammers' squad?)


nikosonris
22/01/2016 07:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Would you like to have more new players signed for the Hammers' squad?)

Rema's picture
Rema
27/01/2016
RS
538
points

@nikosonris One of my wishes had been Charlie Austin, but he signed for Southampton :( Mauro Zarate left us and joined Fiorentina(I wish him the best of luck, he had scored some spectacular goals for us) and I expect that we will bring one good striker. I have heard some rumors in relations with this players: Calum Wilson, Emenike,Yilmaz.


Rema's picture
Rema
27/01/2016 13:35
Serbia
West Ham United
538

@nikosonris One of my wishes had been Charlie Austin, but he signed for Southampton :( Mauro Zarate left us and joined Fiorentina(I wish him the best of luck, he had scored some spectacular goals for us) and I expect that we will bring one good striker. I have heard some rumors in relations with this players: Calum Wilson, Emenike,Yilmaz.

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aragorn1986
18/01/2016
ME
3557
points

Next year when W.Ham moves to Olympic stadium it will be strange because Hammers have huge support on the Upton Park and it will be quite different on bigger stadium. I think that Arsenal is still facing with the same problem today. Emirates st. is huge but the atmosphere is not the same like it was on Highbury once. These are advantages and disadvantages at the same time.


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aragorn1986
18/01/2016 16:49
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Next year when W.Ham moves to Olympic stadium it will be strange because Hammers have huge support on the Upton Park and it will be quite different on bigger stadium. I think that Arsenal is still facing with the same problem today. Emirates st. is huge but the atmosphere is not the same like it was on Highbury once. These are advantages and disadvantages at the same time.

nikosonris
13/01/2016
UA
2453
points

What a massive win vs Bournemouth! After Tuesday's action, the table makes pleasant reading for your favourite team, Rema. Congratulations!


nikosonris
13/01/2016 07:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

What a massive win vs Bournemouth! After Tuesday's action, the table makes pleasant reading for your favourite team, Rema. Congratulations!

Rema's picture
Rema
13/01/2016
RS
538
points

Thanks my friend :) What a spectacular second half and what a fantastic performance by our wizard Dimitri Payet ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
13/01/2016 11:35
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Thanks my friend :) What a spectacular second half and what a fantastic performance by our wizard Dimitri Payet ;)

nikosonris
15/01/2016
UA
2453
points

I believe now you have this West Ham's magician in your fantasy team, don't you? :)


nikosonris
15/01/2016 07:42
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I believe now you have this West Ham's magician in your fantasy team, don't you? :)

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I'm not a West Ham fan but I must admit that the atmosphere on the Upton Park is absolutely unique when they start singing and the bubbles fly in the air..


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 13:16
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I'm not a West Ham fan but I must admit that the atmosphere on the Upton Park is absolutely unique when they start singing and the bubbles fly in the air..

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I am not a West Ham Utd fan (as you may see on my user pic) but I wish this team all the best now and when they move to the Olympic Stadium - probably a new winning era for the Hammers)


nikosonris
24/11/2015 09:45
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I am not a West Ham Utd fan (as you may see on my user pic) but I wish this team all the best now and when they move to the Olympic Stadium - probably a new winning era for the Hammers)

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

This season I was surprised by their away victories


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 17:45
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

This season I was surprised by their away victories

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

I'm not the Hammer!


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 17:43
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

I'm not the Hammer!

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aragorn1986
25/10/2015
ME
3557
points

'I'm forever blowing bubbles' is the song you hear when the players get on the pitch on Upton Park. Together with L'pool's 'Never walk alone' probably most recognizable songs. Such a great club,such passion hardly you can see in some other country. Magic lives in England for sure.. Bubbles everywhere...


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aragorn1986
25/10/2015 00:39
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

'I'm forever blowing bubbles' is the song you hear when the players get on the pitch on Upton Park. Together with L'pool's 'Never walk alone' probably most recognizable songs. Such a great club,such passion hardly you can see in some other country. Magic lives in England for sure.. Bubbles everywhere...

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Rich
25/10/2015
ES
444
points

There is actually a machine that blows bubbles onto the pitch at West Ham's home matches! I think that's great!


Rich's picture
Rich
25/10/2015 19:43
Spain
Liverpool
444

There is actually a machine that blows bubbles onto the pitch at West Ham's home matches! I think that's great!

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest4731
2assemjuve3705
3Liubomyr3591
4aragorn19863557
5elghoul3271
6haydi3189
7Alex_from_Ukraine3053
8wsanta2959
9Ahmed Adam Mamado2869
10Buchiy2505
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia69544
2Ukraine28219
3Serbia26694
4Albania20439
5Spain19541
6Macedonia19058
7Bosnia and Herzegovina16248
8Armenia13611
9Vietnam13175
10Kosovo13125
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United122543
2Liverpool78874
3Chelsea70401
4Arsenal67925
5Manchester City39157
6Leicester City10890
7Tottenham Hotspur8277
8Newcastle United7324
9West Ham United4613
10Watford4247

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