Club Name: West Ham United
Founding Year: 1895
Home Stadium: The London Stadium
Training Ground: Rush Green Training Ground
Current League: Premier League
Current Manager: David Moyes
Rival Clubs: Millwall, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur

West Ham United are one of the biggest clubs in the entirety of the UK, and henceforth the Premier League.

They possess passionate fans, have had the privilege of watching some of the world’s greatest players and have a rich history deeply ingrained in the football club.

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West Ham club name

West Ham United Football Club is named after the area of London where it was founded.

The club was formed by a group of workers from the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, which was based in the West Ham district of east London.

Initially, the team was known as “Thames Ironworks FC,” but when the club turned professional in 1898, it actually changed its name to “West Ham United” to reflect its connection to the area.

The name “West Ham” comes from the two nearby geographical landmarks which are the River Thames and the village of Ham.

The club adopted the nickname “The Hammers” in reference to the ironworks that were once a huge industry in the area.

The club’s badge features two crossed hammers, which is a symbol of the club’s heritage.

Founded as: Thames Ironworks FC (1895-1898)

Named changed to: West Ham United (1898 – present)

Nickname: The Irons/The Hammers

West Ham founding year

The club was founded in 1895 and was originally known as “Thames Ironworks FC”.

West Ham home stadium

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West Ham has called three stadiums their home over the years with the London Stadium becoming the club’s permanent residence in 2016.

First stadium: Memorial Ground (1895-1904)

Previous stadium: Boleyn Ground (1904-2016)

Current stadium: London Stadium (2016-present)

London Stadium’s Capacity: 62,500

West Ham training ground

West Ham United Football Club currently train at the Rush Green Training Ground.

The facility has been the club’s training base since 2015, and it includes multiple training pitches, a gymnasium, a medical and rehabilitation centre, as well as administrative offices.

Previous training ground: Chadwell Heath (1963 – 2007)

Location: Havering, England

West Ham current league

West Ham have played in the Premier League for a total of 25 seasons, they have been relegated twice, in 2002-03 and 2010-11, and promoted to the Premier League three times, in 1993, 2005 and 2012.

Current league: Premier League (2012-present)

Previous league: Championship (2011-2012)

West Ham current manager

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David Moyes is the current manager and began his second spell at the club in 2019, following the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini.

As mentioned previously, this was Moyes’ second stint at the club, following an initial appointment in November 2017.

Current manager: David Moyes (2019-present day)

West Ham contact details


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West Ham tickets

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