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West Ham's best five goalkeepers of the Premier League era
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West Ham's best five goalkeepers of the Premier League era

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, West Ham have had a number of goalkeepers on their books.

The shot-stoppers have come and gone and West Ham have had their fair share of disasters, as well as the odd cult hero.

In Lukasz Fabianski now, West Ham have a very solid goalkeeper; one who has immediately endeared himself to fans with some excellent performances.

The Poland international has the potential to join the top list of West Ham’s best goalkeepers in the Premier League era one day. But who ranks up there at the moment?

Here is the MJTAC top five Hammers ‘keepers in the Premier League era.

5: David James

David James spent more than two years with West Ham. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

James had an illustrious career, earning over 50 England caps and winning both the League Cup and FA Cup.

During his playing days, the towering goalkeeper had two and a half years with West Ham, racking up over 100 appearances in total.

James finally left West Ham when the club suffered relegation to what was then known as the First Division back in 2003/04.

4: Shaka Hislop

Shaka Hislop had two spells with West Ham during his career. (Photo credit: Steve Bardens /Allsport)

East London-born goalkeeper Hislop will mainly be remembered for his days at West Ham.

The Trinidad and Tobago international had two spells with West Ham. The first was between 1998 and 2002 and then he rejoined the club in 2005 for a season.

Hislop was in goal for West Ham for the 2006 FA Cup final, which ended in heartbreak against Liverpool.

3: Adrian

Adrian scored the winning penalty in the FA Cup against Everton. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Adrian may be the second choice goalkeeper at West Ham now but he has given the fans some memorable moments.

The Spaniard is popular with the West Ham fans, despite the odd howler, and has saved his side on many occasions.

No matter what happens next in his career, West Ham fans will always remember the time he whipped his gloves off during a penalty shoot-out against Everton and scored the winning penalty.

2: Rob Green

Rob Green made some amazing saves while at West Ham. (Photo credit: CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Arguably the best years of Green’s career were spent at West Ham.

Between 2006 and 2012, the 12-cap ex-England international was heroic for West Ham between the sticks.

Green’s shot-stopping ability saved West Ham many points over the years and he was named Hammer of the Year in 2007/08.

1: Ludek Miklosko

Ludek Miklosko remains a fans’ favourite at West Ham to this day. (Mike Cooper/ALLSPORT)

Cult hero Miklosko ranks at number one on this list and he is still fondly remembered by West Ham fans.

His name is still sung on the terraces, casting back memories of his eight-year spell with the Hammers between 1990 and 1998.

During his time in East London, the ex-Czechoslovakia international racked up 374 appearances, he won the Hammer of the Year accolade in 1991 and he later returned to the club as a goalkeeping coach.