West Ham United Club Information
West Ham United Football Club is a professional football club based in West Ham, East London. West Ham’s history dates back to 1895 when an amateur football team was established by Arnold Hills and David Taylor. The club turned professional in 1898 and entered the Southern League where they remained until 1904. That year West Ham were invited to become the latest addition to the Football League, which was the highest level back then.
West Ham have always had a reputation for producing talented young players. Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters were the three West Ham United players who helped England win the 1966 World Cup. These legends even have their own statue, close to the club’s former home Boleyn Ground.
When West Ham United started out they were known as The Irons, but nowadays fans mostly refer to them as The Hammers.