West Ham Utd joined the Western League for the 1901 season while also continuing to play in the Southern Division 1. In 1907, West Ham has crowned the Western League Division 1B Champions and then defeated 1A champions Fulham 1–0 to become the Western League Overall Champions. The reborn club continued to play their games at the Memorial Grounds in ...
In 1978, West Ham was again relegated to Division Two, but Lyall was retained as manager and led the team to an FA Cup Final win against Arsenal in 1980, their last major honor. They reached the final by defeating Everton in the semi-final. The Hammers won 1–0, with a goal scored from a header by Trevor Brooking in the ...
History of the West Ham United FC
West Ham United Football Club is an English professional football club that plays its home matches in Stratford, East London that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club plays at the London Stadium, having moved from its former home, the Boleyn Ground, in 2016.
The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and reformed in 1900 as West Ham United. They moved to the Boleyn Ground in 1904, which remained their home ground for more than a century. The team initially competed in the Southern League and Western League before joining the Football League in 1919. They were promoted to the top flight in 1923 when they were also losing finalists in the first FA Cup Final held at Wembley. In 1940, the club won the inaugural Football League War Cup.
West Ham has been the winner of the FA Cup three times (1964, 1975, and 1980) and runners-up twice (1923 and 2006). The club has reached two major European finals, winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965 and finishing runners-up in the same competition in 1976. West Ham also won the Intertoto Cup in 1999. They are one of eight clubs never to have fallen below the second tier of English football, spending 63 of 95 league seasons in the top flight, up to and including the 2020–21 season. The club's highest league position to date came in 1985–86 when they achieved third place in the then First Division.
Three West Ham players were members of the 1966 World Cup final-winning England team: captain Bobby Moore and goalscorers Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. The club has a long-standing rivalry with Millwall, and the fixture has gained notoriety for frequent incidents of football hooliganism. West Ham adopted its claret and sky blue color scheme in the early 1900s, with the most common iteration of a claret shirt and sky blue sleeves first emerging in 1904.
Stratford, East London
1900 - Present / West Ham United Football Club
1895 - 1900 / Thames Ironworks Football Club
The Irons, The Hammers
West Ham have two very strong nicknames, "The Hammers" and "The Irons" although both derive from the same history. The original team was founded in 1895, as a company team and recreational outlet for local workers of the Thames Ironworks, the famous shipbuilding yard. The nickname "The Irons" has been around since then and when the club crest became two crossed over hammers, the club also adopted the nickname "The Hammers."
Premier League / 0
FA Cup / 3
1980, 1975, 1964
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 0
2012 - Present / Olympic Stadium
1904 - 2012 / Boleyn Ground
1897 - 1904 / Memorial Recreation Ground
1896 - 1897 / Browning Road
1895 - 1896 / Hermit Road
2010 - Present / David Sullivan
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