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50th Anniversary recounts the glorious path to that  Wembley triumph

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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

Away Floodlit

Queens Park Rangers

November 1953

Great Unsolved Mystery

Click to Solve

Hammer of the Year

Andy Malcom & Ken Brown

5 A Side 1967

Bobby Moore's

4th Consecutive Wembley Trophy

1959 FA Youth Cup Posh Play Play Off Final 2 Crystal Palace ECWC Scoring Record GB Olympic Teams Record Away Wins Bert Van Marwijk Cricket The names Bond Fixture Congestion

End of Season Fixture Congestion

a Phenomena of the Modern Game?

Israel’s World Cup Captain

Trials with the Hammers

Wandering Star 3 Testimonials Zamalek

West Ham United suffered

on and off the pitch

Captured in Oils

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

Watney Cup

Roll Out Red Barrel

The Watney Mann

Invitation Cup

Castilla Ghost Match Button

West Ham's ECWC 2nd Leg

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

Class of 54

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

Last Anfield Win

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

5 A Side - The Early Years

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

Remembrance Day

We Will Remember Them  

Forgotten Cup Final

West Ham United’s

third Cup Final in three

consecutive years

Christmas Day with the Hammers

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

12 Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of


Sports Personality

Bobby Moore 1966

BBC "Sportsview

Personality of the Year"

8-1 Cockney Boys

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

Who Turned the Lights Out

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

1970s power cuts

BM6 Memorial Match

The Bobby Moore

Memorial Match

Hammers get the Bird Burnley Deja Vu

Testimonial Games

Texaco Cup

West Ham's Texaco

Bubble Burst

Liverpudlian Chairman

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

West Ham Football Club

Byrnes Real Deal

Crystal Palace negotiated an additional transfer clause

1964 FA Cup Muddy Marvels

A scintilating day when the

Hammers exceeded expectations

A Grand Day Out

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

Anglo-Italian Cup

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

International Soccer League The Train now Standing

LNER Locomotive 61672

Name Plate

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

Easern Counties League Ron Wilson Citizens Crushed

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

Milan Mauling

Houston Astrodome

8th Wonder of the World

Astrodome Gunners Outgunned

The Hammers outmanoeuvred the Gunners on

Guy Fawkes Day 1960  

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

Tying Knots & Laces

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

Goals Scored Consecutive League Games 2

50th Anniversary

European Cup Winners' Cup

ECWC 50 Anniversary 1940 War Cup Final

Charlie Bicknell became the first claret and blue winning skipper

at Wembley

Anfield Double

Richard Miller's

Unforgettable Day

at Anfield

5 a side 1970

Review of the 1970s

Evening Standard

5-A-Side Championships

League Cup saga that will live long in the memory

1971-72 League Cup Saga Minute Men

Shortest First Team Careers

Blackpool Affair

The Blackpool Affair

left the football world more shaken than stirred

Unbeaten Run

Hammers Equal their

Premier League

Unbeaten Run

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

Centenary Match

This player everybody wanted in their team

Pearson Charity Cup

Colchester United

v. Hammers

Charity Matches

Victor Ludorum Button

Farewell to the

Boleyn Ground &

112-year's of  History

Statistical Record Peacocks Massacred

A memorable game under the Upton Park floodlights

West Ham win World Cup

Arguably the greatest match in West Ham United’s history

Quartet of West Ham United

Players at Euro 2016

Euro Reflections

Three Cup Finals

in the space of 16 days

Class of 81 Cassettaris Cafe

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

Stephen Gill The Apprentice

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

Thames Ironworks Finale Season

The last season under the Thames Ironworks banner

John Dick First Scottish International

West Ham's prolific goal scorer was the first

Scottish International

Den Haag

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

Penalty Shoot-outs

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

Matchday Friday

Reminisce over some excellent Friday performances and some…

not so excellent

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

Bobby Moore Sportswear Shop Worthington Bitter

The story of a player's naivety

and an unforgivable

administrative oversight

Bobby Moore Under-23

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

Millers Grounded Myths and Legends

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

Ken Brown England Cap Class of 96

Two Under-18 Hammers who progressed to reach the

pinnacle of English football

Full members cup

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

Boleyn Ground Farewell Match

The Premier League's

oldest record breaker

Vintage Sheringham First All-Ticket Match

Boleyn Ground's First-ever

All-Ticket Match

BM Wembley Appearances

Wembley Stadium

Bobby Moore's second home

White Horse Final

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

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

5 A Side 1980s & 90s Charity Shield

Charity Shield curtain raiser to the new season

Own Goals

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

Bobby Moore 66 Goals Santos Exhibition Match

50th Anniversary of one of

West Ham United's most prestigious friendly matches

Forgotten War Hero

A mysterious figure from Hammers' first League season

1962 Tour of Africa

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