WEST HAM UNITED

 

 

("The Hammers", "The Irons") 

Year formed1895
Turned professional1900
Limited company1900
Previous names

Thames Ironworks: 1895 - 1900

West Ham United: 1900 to date

Ground

London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity57,000
Record attendance at present ground56,996 v Burnley, Premier League, 14th December 2016 (won 1-0)
League career

Southern League Division Two (London section):

1898 - 1899

Southern League Division One: 1899 - 1915

Western League: 1901 - 1909

Division Two: 1919 - 1923

Division One: 1923 - 1932

Division Two: 1932 - 1958

Division One: 1958 - 1978

Division Two: 1978 - 1981

Division One: 1981 - 1989

Division Two: 1989 - 1991

Division One: 1991 - 1992

Division One: 1992 - 1993

Premiership: 1993 - 2003

Division One/Championship: 2003 - 2005

Premiership: 2005 - 2011

Championship: 2011 - 2012

Premier League: 2012 - .

First Football League game30th August 1919 v Lincoln City, Division Two, drew 1-1
  
Honours 
European

European Cup-Winners' Cup winners: 1964-65

European Cup-Winners' Cup runners-up: 1975-76

Domestic - League

Division Two champions: 1957-58, 1980-81

Division Two/One runners-up: 1922-23, 1990-91, 1992-93

Southern League Division Two champions: 1898-99

Western League Division 1B champions: 1906-07

Second World War Division South 'A' runners-up: 1939-40

Second World War Division South 'C' runners-up: 1939-40

Second World War Division South runners-up: 1940-41

Second World War Division South runners-up: 1943-44, 1944-45

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 1963-64, 1974-75, 1979-80

FA Cup runners-up: 1922-23, 2005-06

League Cup runners-up: 1965-66, 1980-81

Charity Shield joint holders: 1964-65

Charity Shield runners-up: 1975-76, 1980-81

FA Youth Cup winners: 1962-63, 1980-81, 1998-99

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1956-57, 1958-59, 1974-75, 1995-96

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup winners: 1955-56

Southern Professional Floodlit Cup runners-up: 1959-60

Second World War League War Cup winners: 1939-40

Best League position3rd, Division One, 1985-86
Lowest League position20th, Division Two, 1932-33
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win66, Division Two, 1980-81
3 for a win88, Division One, 1992-93
Fewest League points 
2 for a win31, Division One, 1931-32
3 for a win35, Premier League, 2009-10
Most League goals scored101, Division Two, 1957-58
Most League goals conceded107, Division One, 1931-32
Fewest League goals scored35, Premiership, 2006-07
Fewest League goals conceded29, Division Two, 1980-81
Most wins in a League season

28, Division Two, 1980-81

Fewest wins in a League season7, Premier League, 2010-11
Most draws in a League season18, Division One, 1968-69
Fewest draws in a League season

4, Division One, 1964-65, 1982-83

4, Division Two, 1934-35

Most losses in a League season23, Division One, 1931-32
Fewest losses in a League season4, Division One, 1980-81
Record League win

8-0 v Rotherham United, Division Two, 8th March 1958

8-0 v Sunderland, Division One, 19th October 1968

Record Cup win10-0 v Bury, League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg, 25th October 1983
Record defeat

2-8 v Blackburn Rovers, Division One, 26th December 1963

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season42, Vic Watson, Division One, 1929-30
in total298, Vic Watson, 1920-35
  
Most League goals scored in one match

6, Vic Watson v Leeds United, Division One, 9th February 1929

6, Geoff Hurst v Sunderland, Division One, 19th October 1968

Most League appearances663, Billy Bonds, 1967-88

Most capped player

108, Bobby Moore for England

Youngest League playerBilly Williams, 16 years 221 days v Blackpool, 6th May 1922
Highest transfer fee received£25,000,000 for Dimitri Payet to Marseille, January 2017
Highest transfer fee paid£20,000,000 (rising to £25,000,000) for Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City, July 2017