West Ham is a professional football club based in London, England. The club has roots dating all the way back to 1885 when they were founded as Thames Ironworks FC. They started out as a work team, and the foundation can still be seen in the club’s badge. The club’s badge features two crossed rivet hammers. As a result, the club’s nickname is the ‘Irons’ or the ‘Hammers’. The club also wears a claret and blue kit and has a strong, loyal fanbase. ‘
West Ham is owned by David Sullivan; however, 27% of the club’s stake was sold in 2021 to Daniel Kretinsky. West Ham also plays at the London Stadium, built to host the 2012 Olympics in London; the former Olympic stadium is now home to West Ham United.
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History of West Ham
In 1919, West Ham became a member of the Football League and participated in the second division. Four years later, West Ham was able to gain promotion to the First Division. That same season they participated in the very first FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The crowd was over 200,000 strong. They lost to Bolton Wanderers, but that game has gone down in football history.
Despite a very passionate fanbase West Ham was quite an unremarkable club up until the 1950s, when they focused on youth development and changed the structure of the club. They started to benefit from this restructure in the 60s when they won their first major honour, a FA Cup, in 1964. The following season they won the Cup winners cup. West Ham won two more FA Cups in 1975 and 1980. Ever since West Ham has remained a consistent Premier League quality team, they haven’t competed for many trophies but have still produced many quality players over the years.
West Ham Honours
West Ham has been a competent cup team for most of their history and has won:
- 1 Cup Winners Cup
- 3 FA Cups
- 1 English Community Trophy
- 2 English 2nd Tier League Trophies
Famous Players.Team Legends of West Ham
West Ham has had and produced many great players throughout the years, including Bobby Moore, Declan Rice, Paul Ince, Rio Ferdinand, Paolo Di Canio, Stuart Pearce, Teddy Sheringham, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, and Dimitri Payet.
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