West Ham United Logo – The West Ham United Football Club is a club of football in England , the city of London . It was founded in 1895 and plays in the Football League Championship .West Ham United FC (also known under the names The Irons , The Hammers (Hammers) and The Academy of Football ) was founded in 1895 under the name Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd . In 1900 he changed his name to the present . In 1919 the West Ham was selected to participate in the Football League Second Division , reaching the First Division in the year 1923 , the same year the club reached the final of the FA Cup , the first to be played in the Wembley Stadium , in the end called the end of the white horse , which won the Bolton Wanderers by 2:0.
In the 60’s the British press club called The Academy of Football , due to the amount of young talent that came from his quarry. In 1964 he won his first title, the FA Cup . In 1965 won its first continental title: the Cup Winners Cup , winning the final against Germany Munich 1860 . He republished his national laurels, in 1975 , winning the FA Cup again. Just one season later, he reached the final of the Cup Winners Cup, but lost to RSC Anderlecht Belgian .
The only club glorious era dates from 1980 and 1981. In those years, the club was plunged in the second division, and first achieved for the third time the FA Trophy, and the following year, the league’s second division, which from 1981 to 2003, remain in first. Amounted in 2004 and again in 2011 declining to last out.
His last came in continental joy 1999 , when he won the Intertoto Cup , which allowed him to contest the UEFA Cup . In 2006 again reached the final of the FA Cup against Liverpool Football Club , Up to 90 minutes the score remained 2-3 in favor of West Ham without enbargo A long-range shot from Steven Gerrard gave the tie to Reds, Then in the penalty shoot Anton Ferdinand missed the last release for which the Liverpool Football Club was crowned champion again drink in a historic final and remembered as a tragedy for London fans.
Although until now has not won the Premier League , is one of the clubs “big” England . Others consider it as gregarious club. From his quarry have left large current British players as Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Jermaine Pennant. Also played its ranks bassist and leader of the group of British Heavy Metal Iron Maiden , Steve Harris . And there is even a movie of the equipment itself, Green Street Hooligans .
In 1971, West Ham had a great victory victory known as the “light” and that is party clashed Milwall arch rivals West Ham and history. On May 15, 2011, West Ham played staying in Premier League against Wigan Athetlic, day 37 of the season. West Ham started the first half leading 2-0, giving people hope that maybe could be saved, but during the second half Wigan took advantage of the defense failure to so flip the score 3-2 and put the final nail in the coffin to West Ham, which will pack bags and go to Second Division .