Alternative History

To be written

Top Players : –  Jack Wilshere, Billy Bonds, Mladen Petric, Gary Chains, Ragnvald Soma, Benni McCarthy, Martin Moose, Trevor Brooking, Roberto, Mark Noble, Paul Hilton, Marcelo Ignobile, Joey Beauchamp, Wellington Paulista, Rio Ferdinand, Jordan Hugill, Brian Dear, John Bond, Savio Nsereko, Luka Belic, Malcolm Allison, Marco Boogers, Kenny Baker, Brian Montenegro, Bobby Moore, Vic Watson, Simone Zaza, John Dick. 

Famous Fans : – David Essex (Pop Singer), Steve Harris (Musician – Iron Maiden), Nick Berry (Actor – Simon Wicks in “EastEnders”), Graham Gooch (former England cricket captain), Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den in “EastEnders”; Fort Boyard), Phil Jupitus (Comedian – “Never Mind The Buzzcocks”), Glenn Murphy (Actor – “London’s Burning”), Ray Winstone (Actor – Film – “Scum”, TV – “Births, Deaths and Funerals”), Jeremy Nicholas (Radio Presenter – Radio Five Live), Matt Lorenzo (Sports presenter – Sky Sports), Noel Edmonds (TV prankster), Billy Bragg (Musician), Lennox Lewis (former World Boxing Champion), Russell Brand (Foppish comedian and radio presenter), Harry Shearer (Actor – The Simpsons, Derek Smalls in “Spinal Tap”), Ross Kemp (Actor – Eastenders [BBC] and Ultimate Force [ITV]; Presenter “Ross Kemp on Gangs” [Sky TV]).

Club Records

Formed  1895
Turned Professional 1900
Became a Limited Company 1900
Previous names Thames Ironworks FC =1895-1900
Previous grounds Hermit Road     1895-1897
Browning Road      1897
Memorial Recreation Ground, Canning Town     1897-1900
Boleyn Ground     1904-2016
Nickname “The HAMMERS” or “The IRONS”
Club Colours HOME : Shirts – Claret with Blue sleeves
Shorts – White
Socks – Light Blue with Claret hoops
AWAY : Shirts – Black
Shorts – Black
Socks – Black
Record Premier League Win 6-0    v   Barnsley   (Home)     10.1.1998
Record Premier League Defeat 0-6    v   Everton  Away       8.5.1999
1-7    v   Manchester United  (Away)       1.4.2000
1-7    v   Blackburn Rovers  (Away)       14.10.2001
Record Football League Win 8-0  v  Rotherham United  Div. 2  (Home)      8.3.1958
8-0  v  Sunderland   Div. 1  (Home)     19.10.1968
Record Football League Defeat 0-7  v  Everton   Div. 1    (Away)    22.10.1927
0-7  v  Sheffield Wednesday   Div. 1    (Away)    28.11.1959
0-7  v  Barnsley   Div. 2     (Away)   1.9.1919
Record Cup Win 10-0  v  Bury  LC R2     (Home)   25.10.1983
Record Fee Paid £45 million (conditional) to Eintracht Frankfurt for Sebastian HALLER  (17 July 2019)
Record Fee Received £25 million from Marseille (France) for Dmitri PAYET  (29 January 2017)
Record Appearances 799 –  Billy BONDS (1967-1988)
Record Football League Appearances 663 –  Billy BONDS (1967-1988)
Record Premier League Appearances 385 – Mark NOBLE (2005-)
Record all-time goal-scorer 326 –  Vic WATSON (1920-1935)
Record all-time League goal-scorer 298 –  Vic WATSON (1920-1935)
Record all-time Premier League goal-scorer 47 –  Paolo Di CANIO (1999-2003)
Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season 16  –  Paolo Di CANIO (1999-2000)
Record goal-scorer in a League season 42 –  Vic WATSON (1929-30)
Record goal-scorer in a season 50 –  Vic WATSON (1929-30)
Most goals in a game 6 – Vic WATSON  v  Leeds United   (Home)  9.2.1929
6 – Geoff HURST  v  Sunderland   (Home)  19.10.1968
Record Attendance (all-time) Boleyn Ground : – 42,322 v  Tottenham Hotspur  Div.1  17.10.1970
London Stadium : – 59,988 v  Everton  Premier League  20.3.2019
Record total of goals in a Premier League season 56   –   1997-98 
Record total of goals in a Premier League season 101  –  1957-58  Division 1
Record Premier League points total 57   –   1998-99
Record League points total 88   –   1992-93
Most Capped Player while at club Bobby MOORE  –  108  (England)
Youngest Player Reece OXFORD – 16 years 198 days    v FC Lusitans  (Home)  Europa League  2 July 2015
Oldest Player Billy BONDS – 41 years 226 days    v Southampton  (Away)  Div. 1  20.4.1998
Record Football League Appearances 663 –  Billy BONDS (1967-1988)

Stadium details 

Address :  London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 2ST

Telephone :  020 8548 2748
0333 030 1966  (Ticket Office)

Capacity :  60,000
Pitch size :  (105m x 68m)  115 yards  x  74 yards
Official website :  www.whufc.com

 

Honours

Division One Runners-up (Second tier) 1992-93
Division Two Champions (Second tier) 1957-58, 1980-81
Division Two Runners-up (Second tier) 1922-23, 1990-91
FA Cup Winners 1964, 1975, 1980
FA Cup Finalists 1923, 2006
League Cup Finalists 1966, 1981
European Cup Winners  Winners 1965
European Cup Winners Cup Finalists 1976
FA Charity Shield Winners 1964 (shared)
FA Youth Cup Winners 1963, 1981, 1999

Managers

Syd KING 1 April 1902 – 1 November 1932
Charlie PAYNTER 1 November 1932 – 1 August 1950
Ted FENTON 1 August 1950 – 31 March 1961
Ron GREENWOOD April 1961 – 16 August 1974
John LYALL 16 April 1974 – 5 June 1989
Lou MACARI 3 July 1989 – 18 February 1990
Ronnie BOYCE (Caretaker) 18 February 1990 – 23 February 1990
Billy BONDS 23 February 1990 – August 1994
Harry REDKNAPP 10 August 1994 – May 2001
Glenn ROEDER (Caretaker) 9 May 2001- August 2003
Trevor BROOKING 24 April 2003 – July 2003
Glenn ROEDER July 2003 -24 August 2003
Trevor BROOKING 24 August 2003 – 18 October 2003 
Alan PARDEW 18 October 2003 – 11 December 2006
Kevin KEEN (Caretaker) 11 December 2006 – 13 December 2006
Alan CURBISHLEY 13 December 2006 – 3 September 2008
Kevin KEEN (Caretaker) 3 September 2008 – 15 September 2008
Gianfranco ZOLA 15 September 2008 – 11 May 2010
Avram GRANT 3 June 2010 – 16 May 2011
Kevin KEEN (Caretaker) 16 May 2011 – 1 June 2011
Sam ALLARDYCE 1 June 2011 – 24 May 2015
Slaven BILIC 9 June 2015 – 6 November 2017
David MOYES 7 November 2017 – 16 May 2018
Manuel PELLEGRINI 22 May 2018 – 28 December 2019
David MOYES 29 December 2019

League Record

The Division Three South and North leagues were abolished at the end of the 1957-58 season and Division Three and Four formed from them for the 1958-59 season.
The Original First Division became the Premier League in 1994-95 with the Second Division becoming the First Division, the Second Division becoming the First Division, the Third
Division the Second Division and the Fourth Division the Third Division.
The First Division was renamed The Championship from the 2004-05 season, with the Second Division becoming League One and the Third Division renamed League Two.

Elected to Division Two (Second tier) 1919
Division Two (Second tier) 1919-1923
Division One 1923-1932
Division Two (Second tier) 1932-1958
Division One 1958-1978
Division Two (Second tier) 1978-1981
Division One 1981-1989
Division Two (Second tier) 1989-1991
Division One 1991-1992
Division One (Second tier) 1992-1993
Premier League 1993-2003
Division One (Second tier) 2003-2004
The Championship (Second tier) 2004-2005
Premier League 2005-2011
The Championship (Second tier) 2011-2012
Premier League 2012-