A brief history of West Ham United

July 5, 2012
By Rob Smyth
Formed: 1895
Previous names: Thames Ironworks
Admitted to Football League: 1919
European Cup Winners' Cup: 1964-65
Second Division 1957-58, 1980-81
FA Cup: 3



The most important day in West Ham's history came when they were not even playing. On 30 July 1966, England won their only World Cup thanks in no small part to West Ham's Holy Trinity: the four goals came from Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, while captain Bobby Moore lifted the trophy. ...

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