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West Ham United

Updated on May 29, 2013

Official Name: West Ham United FC

Secretary: Peter Barnes

Press Officer: Miranda Nagalingam

Coach: Allan Curbishley

Address: Green Street, Upton Park, London, E13 9AZ, England 

Telephone:(+44) 020 8548 2748

Fax: (+44) 020 8548 2700


Uniform: claret, blue sleeves, white shorts

Alternative uniform: white jersey with claret collar, claret shorts

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winner: 1965

Intertoto Cup winner: 1999

Charity Shield winner: 1964

War Cup winner: 1940 

League Championship play-off winner: 2005

FA Cup winner: 1964, 1975, 1980

Milk Cup winner: 1996, 1997

Division Two winner: 1958, 1981 

London League winner: 1897

Western League Division 1B winner: 1907

West Ham Charity Cup winner: 1895

Western League Overall winner: 1907 

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award winner: 1965

Southern Leagues Division Two winner: 1899

1895: Foundation of Thames Ironworks FC, First uniform: dark blue, West Ham Charity Cup winner

1897: New uniform: sky blue jersey, white shorts, London League winner

1898: Club turns professional, Entered Southern League Second Division

1899: New uniform: claret jersey with sky blue sleeves (after an Aston Villa player couldn’t pay a lost bet, he gave his uniform as payment)

1899: Southern Leagues Division Two, Promoted to Southern League First Division

1900: July 5: New name: West Ham United FC, New manager: Sydney King

1901: New manager: Syd King, Joined Western League Division 1.

1903: New Crest: a castle added to the crest (date unknown; 1903 or 1904)

1904: New Stadium: Boleyn Ground at Upton Park

1907: Western League Division 1B winner, Western League Overall winner (after beating Western League Division 1A winner Fulham 1-0)

1919: Joined Football League Division Two

1923: Promoted to Division One, FA Cup finalist

1932: New manager: Charlie Paynter, Relegated to Division Two

1940: War Cup winner

1950: New manager: Ted Fenton

1958: Division Two winner, Promoted to Division One

1961: New manager: Ron Greenwood

1964: FA Cup winner, Charity Shield winner

1974: New manager: John Lyall

1965: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winner, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award winner

1976: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finalist (lost 4-2 against Anderlecht of Belgium)

1978: Relegated to Division Two

1975: FA Cup winner

1980: FA Cup winner

1981: Division Two winner, Promoted to Division One

1989: New manager: Lou Macari, Relegated to Division Two

1990: New manager: Billy Bonds 

1991: Promoted to Division One

1992: Relegated to Division One (formerly (previous season) known as Division Two (due to introduction of Premier League in 1992)) 

1993: May: Promoted to Premier League

1994: August: New manager: Harry Redknapp

1996: New Crest, Milk Cup winner

1997: Milk Cup winner

1999: Intertoto Cup winner

2001: New manager: Glenn Roeder

2003: August: New manager: Trevor Brooking, October: New manager: Alan Pardew (from Reading FC), Relegated to Division One

2005: Promoted to Premier League, League Championship play-off winner

2006: FA Cup finalist (lost to Liverpool FC after penalty shootout) December 13: New manager: Allan Curbishley (from Charlton Athletic), November: New Owner: Eggert Magnússon of Iceland

2008: New manager: Gianfranco Zola

2010: New manager: Avram Grant


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