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50th Anniversary recounts the glorious path to that  Wembley triumph

Retro Articles ...

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The Class of 1959 which commenced the development of home grown talent

Intriguing history of

friendly games

Opportunity to reflect on how football’s approach to the festive season has changed

Challenging for top place

in the division

First Match in

All Seater Stadium

in Britain

Hammers Lose European Record

after 31 years

Allardyce’s 2011-12 Team Breaks

an 89-year-Old Club Record!

Play-Off's for a Premiership Place

The names Bond ... JOHN BOND

the centre-forward

Bert van Marwijk Visited

West Ham for Lesson

West Ham United


Great Britain Olympic Teams

1964 FA Cup Winning Trio

at the Wicket

Queens Park Rangers

November 1953

Click to Solve

Andy Malcom & Ken Brown

Bobby Moore's

4th Consecutive Wembley Trophy

End of Season Fixture Congestion

a Phenomena of the Modern Game?

Israel’s World Cup Captain

Trials with the Hammers

West Ham United suffered

on and off the pitch

Story of how a priceless painting capturing a significant moment in the Hammers’ history

West Ham United entertain illustrious visitors from South America in October 1933

Roll Out Red Barrel

The Watney Mann

Invitation Cup

West Ham's ECWC 2nd Leg

in September 1980 is fondly referred to as the  “Ghost Match”

FA Youth Cup campaign from the 1950s that deserves recognition.

In the last 50 years West Ham have played at Anfield on 43 occasions and failed to register a single win

West Ham United’s first three finals and their progress in those early years.  

We Will Remember Them  

West Ham United’s

third Cup Final in three

consecutive years

In the past the Festive period was a very busy time in the football fixture calendar

Twelve Days of


Bobby Moore 1966

BBC "Sportsview

Personality of the Year"

Two league games to go and West Ham are lying third in the table

The recent storm damage induced power cuts are insignificant compared with the two

1970s power cuts

The Bobby Moore

Memorial Match

Testimonial Games

West Ham's Texaco

Bubble Burst

From simple origins in Liverpool’s docklands to become Chairman of

West Ham Football Club

Crystal Palace negotiated an additional transfer clause

A scintilating day when the

Hammers exceeded expectations

Memorabilia Timeline on how the day unfolded in the 1964 FA Cup Final

West Ham participation in two long forgotten tournaments

The Hammers’ visit to the USA in 1963 June turned out to be a catalyst in the club’s fortunes

LNER Locomotive 61672

Name Plate

Ron Wilson’s photographic record of the Eastern Counties League in 1948-49

The Hammers completed a league double over Manchester City with two 6-1 victories

Ted Fenton attracted top Italian side AC Milan to a prestige friendly at Upton Park in December 1954

Houston Astrodome

8th Wonder of the World

The Hammers outmanoeuvred the Gunners on

Guy Fawkes Day 1960  

Two 1950s players tied the knot and a few hours later tied their laces

Diafra Sakho sets a new West Ham Premiership record for goals scored in consecutive games!

50th Anniversary

European Cup Winners' Cup

Charlie Bicknell became the first claret and blue winning skipper

at Wembley

Richard Miller's

Unforgettable Day

at Anfield

Review of the 1970s

Evening Standard

5-A-Side Championships

League Cup saga that will live long in the memory

Shortest First Team Careers

The Blackpool Affair

left the football world more shaken than stirred

Hammers Equal their

Premier League

Unbeaten Run

A memorable event that turned out to be a bit of a damp squib

This player everybody wanted in their team

Colchester United

v. Hammers

Charity Matches

Farewell to the

Boleyn Ground &

112-year's of  History

A memorable game under the Upton Park floodlights

Arguably the greatest match in West Ham United’s history

Quartet of West Ham United

Players at Euro 2016

Three Cup Finals

in the space of 16 days

Cassettari's an important part of West Ham United’s indelible folklore

Life as an apprentice professional footballer in the late 1960s early 1970s

The last season under the Thames Ironworks banner

West Ham's prolific goal scorer was the first

Scottish International

The match in 1976 is a strong contender for the Hammers’ greatest ever comeback.  

Penalty shoot-outs an integral part of today’s game

Reminisce over some excellent Friday performances and some…

not so excellent

Bobby's Sportswear shop was nestled between residential houses opposite the Boleyn Ground  

The story of a player's naivety

and an unforgivable

administrative oversight

A stepping stone to his first full international cap was Moore’s nine appearances at Under-23 level  

This 8-0 victory over

Rotherham United was a turning point in West Ham United’s fortunes

Four myths and legends

that have been handed down

through the mists of time  

His consistent performances for

West Ham were rewarded with an England cap

Two Under-18 Hammers who progressed to reach the

pinnacle of English football

The Full Members Cup had a comparatively long shelf life

of seven seasons

West Ham players contribute 79 goals to the opposition

The final game at the Boleyn Ground  slipped into history and found its place in West Ham United’s folklore

The Premier League's

oldest record breaker

Boleyn Ground's First-ever

All-Ticket Match

Wembley Stadium

Bobby Moore's second home

1923 Cup Final played under conditions and amid scenes unparalleled in sport

London 5-A-Side Football Championships – The 1980s & 90s

Charity Shield curtain raiser to the new season

An iconic number of goals scored by the Hammers' and England captain

50th Anniversary of one of

West Ham United's most prestigious friendly matches

A mysterious figure from Hammers' first League season

A three-week close season tour taking in over 13,000 miles of travel

Away Floodlit
Great Unsolved Mystery
Hammer of the Year
5 A Side 1967
1959 FA Youth Cup
Posh Play
Play Off Final 2
Crystal Palace
ECWC Scoring Record
GB Olympic Teams
Record Away Wins
Bert Van Marwijk
The names Bond
Fixture Congestion
Wandering Star 3
Captured in Oils
Watney Cup
Castilla Ghost Match Button
Class of 54
Last Anfield Win
5 A Side - The Early Years
Remembrance Day
Forgotten Cup Final
Christmas Day with the Hammers
12 Days of Christmas
Sports Personality
8-1 Cockney Boys
Who Turned the Lights Out
BM6 Memorial Match
Hammers get the Bird
Burnley Deja Vu
Texaco Cup
Liverpudlian Chairman
Byrnes Real Deal
1964 FA Cup
Muddy Marvels
A Grand Day Out
Anglo-Italian Cup
International Soccer League
The Train now Standing
Easern Counties League Ron Wilson
Citizens Crushed
Milan Mauling
Gunners Outgunned
Tying Knots & Laces
Goals Scored Consecutive League Games 2
ECWC 50 Anniversary
1940 War Cup Final
Anfield Double
5 a side 1970
1971-72 League Cup Saga
Minute Men
Blackpool Affair
Unbeaten Run
Centenary Match
Pearson Charity Cup
Victor Ludorum Button
Statistical Record
Peacocks Massacred
West Ham win World Cup
Euro Reflections
Class of 81
Cassettaris Cafe
Stephen Gill The Apprentice
Thames Ironworks Finale Season
John Dick First Scottish International
Den Haag
Penalty Shoot-outs
Matchday Friday
Bobby Moore Sportswear Shop
Worthington Bitter
Bobby Moore Under-23
Millers Grounded
Myths and Legends
Ken Brown England Cap
Class of 96
Full members cup
Boleyn Ground Farewell Match
Vintage Sheringham
First All-Ticket Match
BM Wembley Appearances
White Horse Final
5 A Side 1980s & 90s
Charity Shield
Own Goals
Bobby Moore 66 Goals
Santos Exhibition Match
Forgotten War Hero
1962 Tour of Africa