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Nicknames: The Hammers
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West Ham United statistics this season

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West Ham United are a English Premier League side currently positioned 15th in the table of the 2016/2017 season. Last Season they finished 7th in the English Barclays Premier League.

Their last game was a 0 - 0 Draw against Everton (Home).
West Ham United's next fixture will be against Stoke City on 29th April 2017.

West Ham United's biggest win so far this season was 3-0 against Crystal Palace. Against Crystal Palace they achieved their highest Performance Score of 404 this season.

Goal Scorer: Michail Antonio (9 Goals)
Top Assists: Dimitri Payet (6 Assists)
Highest Pass Accuracy: Edimilson Fernandes (91% Pass Accuracy with 287 Comp. Passes)
Highest Shot Accuracy: Enner Valencia (100% Shot Accuracy with a Total 7 Shots)
Most Completed Passes: Manuel Lanzini (1155 Completed Passes with an 88% Pass Accuracy)
Most Chances Created: Dimitri Payet (72 Chances Created: 6 Assists and 66 Key Passes)
Most Cards: Winston Reid (8 Yellow Cards and 1 Red Cards)

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Past Honours

FA Cup (3): 1964, 1975, 1980

European Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1965

UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 1999

FA Charity Sheild (1): 1964 (shared)

 

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About West Ham United

Nicknames The Hammers
Founded 1895
Stadium The Boleyn Ground (Upton Park)
Capacity 35016

Club Description

West Ham United were originally founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks as a purely amateur outfit, turning professional in 1898, only becoming West Ham United F.C as a reformed club once the Ironworks had shut down because of financing arguments within the club.

The Irons moved to Upton Park in 1904 (the current stadium, Boleyn Ground, is built in the same location) and instantly found rivals in the shape of Millwall.  The Hammers gained entry to the Football League in 1919, quickly earning promotion to the top flight and taking part in the first ever FA Cup Final in 1923, losing 2-0 to Bolton in a match only able to take place after the intervention of Billie the white horse.

West Ham spent almost 30 years in the second tier, unable to make any major waves until Ron Greenwood took charge in 1961, winning the FA Cup and European Cup Winners Cup between 1964 and 1966. A significant proportion of the West Ham squad made up the 1966 World Cup winning squad including captain Bobby Moore.

Since the 1960’s, the Irons have gained a reputation for developing and nurturing young English talent, their policy initiated by Ted Fenton but put into action mostly by Greenwood. Their nickname “The Football Academy” isn’t unjustified when you look at the list of player who have graduated from their youth squad including Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and Micheal Carrick to name a few.

Most of these talents moved on as West Ham developed a reputation for being a feeder club and their success has wavered as they bounce between Championship and Premiership of late. With Sam Allardyce at the helm, promoting them immediately after relegation in 2011; there might be a few surprises in store.