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Player & People List

My list of West Ham Utd people, their 1st team statistics & a few comments of my own.
The data has been gathered from various sources, and should be confirmed as for correctness.
The 3rd Col shows 1st team League & Cup appearances (a) [inc' sub] & goals scored (g).
PoY = WHU Player of the Year.
Key
Thames Ironworks - (old Southern League.) - League/Premiership - (W.W.I. )* - (W.W.II.)**
* 1915 - 1919 where known. ** 1939 - 46 inc 3 matches played 39-40 season (abandoned).
Wartime records included in the list were somewhat erratic
with 'guest' players for West Ham & West Ham players 'guesting' for other teams.

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Samassi Abou

1997 - 1998

a31g6

Forward. French junior Int'. b: Gabnoa, Ivory Coast4/4/1973, ex Cannes  £250,000.  After several unsuccessful loan periods was out of contract & released - went back to France.

Adams

1898 - 1900

a13g2

Forward

Adams

1918 - 1919

(a1)

Forward. Guest player?

William Adams

1936 - 1936

a3g1

Right-half. born 1902, ex Southampton. Transferred to Southend. died 1963.

Niclas Alexandersson

2003 - 2003

a8

Midfielder. born 29/12/1971, Halmstad, Sweden. Loaned from Everton.

Aicken

1942 - 1942

(a1)

Midfield. WWII Guest player.

Aldridge

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Full Back. WWII Guest player?

Jeremie Aliadiere

2005 - 2006

a2g0

Forward. French U21 Int'.  born 10/03/1983, Rambouillet. Signed on seasons loan from Arsenal. moved on to Wolves (also on loan).

Robert ('Bob') Allan

1899 - 1903

a22g1 (a57g1)

Winger. Scot. born Dundee, Ironworks & WHU.

Clive Allen *

1992 - 1994

a44g18

Striker. born Stepney 20/05/1961, from Chelsea for £250,000. to Millwall for £75,000. (*cousins)

Martin Allen * ('Mad Dog') 

1989 - 1996

a222g35

Midfield. born Reading, 14th August 1965, from QPR for £675,000. - trans to Portsmouth. (*cousins)

Paul Allen *

1979 - 1985

a196g11

Midfield. born Aveley 28th August 1962, West Ham Youth, PoY 84/85, Transferred to Spurs for £425,000, later with Saints, Swindon, Millwall and Bristol Rovers. (*cousins)

Percy Allen

1919 - 1922

a86g5

Defender. Born West Ham 1895, Commissioned in WWI, joined as junior amateur, Moved to Northampton Town. died 1922.

Robert H Allen

1919 - 1920

(a3) a1g1

Forward. b: Dundee.

Malcolm Allison

1951 - 1957

a255g10

Centre Half. Born Dartford 1927. From Charlton A.  to Romford. TB stopped his playing career, but became coach and League manager - Man City, etc.

Tommy Allison

1903 - 1909

(a165g7)

Half-Back. Scot. Born Edinburgh 1875. Joined from Reading. First player to receive a 'benefit' match.

Paulo Alves

1997 - 1998

a4

Loaned from Sporting Lisbon. b: 1969.

Charles ('Charlie') Ambler

1901 - 1902

(a2)

Goalkeeper. b: 1868, Gosport?. Formerly Spurs, Joined Millwall.  Only appearances due to a 'double' booking of cup and league matches - he did well in the cup qualifier, while the regular goalie (Montieth) had a bad 'n', so the manager played him in the next Southern League game - only this time he let a couple in .... 

Edward Anderson

1933 - 1935

a28

Right-half. b: Durham. b: 1911. From Torquay U, on to Chester, Wolves and Tranmere.

Sven Andersson

2001 - 2002

a0

Goalkeeper. Swedish Int' veteran on bench while loaned as cover/sub during injury crisis but never got a match.

George Andrew

1966 - 1967

a2

Midfield. b: 1945, Scot. joined via Glasgow YMCA team. Joined C Palace.

Jimmy Andrews

1951 - 1955

a120g22

Forward. b: 1927, Scot. Ex Dundee for £4,750. Joined Leyton O, then QPR.

Stevland Angus

2000 - 2001

a4

Defender. Youth. b: 16th September 1980, Essex. released on free transfer to Cambridge.

Appleby

1915 - 1916

(a2)

Forward. Guest player.

L. Armeson

1943 - 1944

(a4)

Midfield. Guest player (ex Blackpool)

Eric Armstrong

1947 - 1948

a1

Midfield. b: 1921, Northumberland. ex amateur club - Cramlington Welfare. to Harwich & Parkeston. Coached Hammer's juniors. died 1975.

John H. Arnott

1953 - 1955

a6g2

Centre Forward. b: 1932, Sydenham. (4 games as an amateur). Joined Shrewsbury.

Ashmore

1918 - 1919

(a2)

Winger. Guest player.

Dean Ashton

2006 -

a17g6 + (c)

Striker. born Crewe, 24th November 1983. from Norwich City for a WHU record signing of £7 million. formerly with Crewe.

Herbert Ashton ('Tiddler')

1908 - 1918

(a249g25) (a87g11)

Winger, Born Blackburn 1887. Diminutive crowd favourite. ex Accrington. Club record for appearances in Southern League.

William ('Billy') Askew

1912 - 1915

(a112g2) (a28)

Centre Half. Ex Aston Villa and Norwich.

C. Atkins

1908 - 1909

(a2g1)

Centre Forward.

Atkinson

1898 - 1899

a2g2

Forward. (Ironworks)

Ray Atteveld

1991 - 1992

a3

Midfield. b: 1966. Dutch, on loan from Everton.

Reg Attwell

1938 - 1947

a4 (a49)

Midfield. b: 1920, Shropshire. ex Denaby Utd, joined Burnley. died 1986.

John Ayris ('Rat')

1970 - 1977

a66g2

Right Winger.  b: 8th January 1953, Wapping. ex Youth. Joined Wimbledon on a 'free'. Later managed a leisure centre.

Bailey

1916 - 1917

(a1)

Goalkeeper. Guest player.

Dan Bailey

1912 - 1921

(a53g16) (a4g1) a38g10

Forward. b: 1893, East Ham. Signed from Custom House FC. Finished career at Charlton A.  died 1967.

David Baillie

1925 - 1929

a17

Goalkeeper. b: 1906, Ilford. signed from Croydon FC, joined Chester. Later rejoined WHU as a groundsman. died 1967.

Ken Bainbridge

1945 - 1950

(a15g6) a81g16

Winger, Born Barking 1921, ex amateur with Leyton, scored fastest ever WHU goal (within 9 seconds against Barnsley in 1949). Joined Reading.

Baker

1918 - 1919

(a2)

Forward. Guest player?

John ('Jack') Ball

1929 - 1930

a15g9

Forward. b: 1899, Stockport. England Int' ex Bury. Joined Coventry.  died 1989.

Tommy Bamlett

1904 - 1905

(a19)

Full Back. b: Newcastle. ex Notts County, went non-league.

Steven Banks

1992 - 1992

a1

Goalkeeper. b: 1972. Youth. Only appearance in Anglo-Italian Cup, Joined Gillingham.

Arthur Banner

1938 - 1948

a27 (a14)

Defender. b: 1918, Sheffield. ex Doncaster R. Moved on to Orient. died 1980.

Dale Banton

1979 - 1982

a6

Forward/Sub. b: 1961, Kensington. Youth. Joined Aldershot.

Bobby Barnes

1980 - 1986

a54g6

Winger. b: 17th December 1962, Kingston, Jamaica. To Aldershot for £15,000. Later with Peterborough, Swindon and Partick Thistle. Entered financial work for PFA.

William ('Billy') Barnes

1902 - 1904

(a53g5)

Winger. b: Yorkshire. Ex Sheffield Utd, on to Luton & QPR.

Jim G Barrett ***

1924 - 1943

a467g53 (a69g15)

Centre Half. 1907 - 1970, born Stratford. England Int' (1a only - for 4 minutes - injured.). One club man known as 'Big Jim'. died 1970.  (*** Father & Son)

Jim W Barrett ***

1949 - 1955

a87g25

Forward/Utility, b: 1930 West Ham. Youth. Joined Notts Forest(*** Father & Son)

Sam Bartram

1942 - 1943

(a1)

Goalkeeper. Guest player (Charlton)

Christian Bassila

2000 - 2001

a5

Midfield, French, b: 1977. Loaned from Rennes.

Baverstock

1916 - 1917

(a1)

Full Back.

Robert Beale

1913 - 1914

(a1)

Goalkeeper. Let in 5 goals in his only appearance...

Joey Beauchamp

1994 - 1994

~

Forward. b: 1971. cost £1 million from Oxford, but sold as soon as WHU could do so (to Swindon for £700,000) attitude problem.... Not a WHU fans' favourite person.

Mike Beesley

1960 - 1961

a2g1

Forward. b: 1942, High Beech, Epping. Youth. to Southend.

Bell

1917 - 1918

(a7g1)

Midfield.

Bell

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Winger.

Dick Bell

1938 - 1939

a1g1

Forward. b: Aberdeen. ex Sunderland, joined the Army.

George Bell

1911 - 1912

(a2)

Centre Forward. b: Barking. Amateur, injury ended career.

Craig Bellamy 2007 - ag + (c) Centre Forward. Welsh 'Int. b: Cardiff 13th July 1979.ex Liverpool for £7.5 m.

David Bellion

2005 - 2005

a7?g

Forward. French.  Signed on loan from Man U. to Nice.

Yossi Benayoun

2005 - 2007

a72g9

Midfield. Israeli Int'. b: 05/05/1980 Beer-sheva. ex Racing Santander for £2.5m.  to Liverpool for £5m.

Leslie ('Les') Bennett

1954 - 1956

a29g4

Inside Forward. b: 1918, Wood Green. ex Spurs. became player/manager of Clacton T. died 1999.

Peter Bennett

1963 - 1971

a47g3

Forward. b: 24th June 1946, Hillingdon. Ex Youth, joined Orient where he spent eight years before injury ended career.  Started carpentry business.

Eyal Berkovic

1997 - 1999

a79g12

Midfield. Israel Int' b: 02/04/1972, Haifa.   £1.75m from Southampton, ex Maccabi Haifa, transferred to Celtic 1999 for £5.75m.

Best

1918 - 1919

(a25g5)

Forward. Guest player.

Clyde Best

1969 - 1976

a218g58

Striker, b: 1951. Bermudan Int'. Youth. Joined Tampa Bay Rowdies and later Feyenoord.

Eric Betts

1950 - 1951

a3g1

Winger. b: 1925, Coventry. Ex Walsall, on to Rochdale. died 1990.

Dave Bickles

1963 - 1967

a26

Midfield. b: 6th April 1944, West Ham. Youth, Injuries limited appearances. Transferred to Palace then Colchester and player/manager at Romford before managing Collier Row. Became PE Teacher at Brampton Manor then returned to WHU to coach youngsters under Tony Carr. died 1st November 1999.

Charlie Bicknell

1935 - 1947

a149g1 (a226g10)

Full-Back, Born Pye Bridge, Chesterfield 1906. Club Captain, Ex miner, trans from Bradford C. Aged 41 in last game for Hammers, later managed minor league. died 1994.

James Bigden

1899 - 1904

a13 (a96g3)

Wing-half & Forward. ex local product, to Woolwich Arsenal.

William ('Bill') Biggar

1902 - 1903

(a8)

Goalkeeper. b: 1877, Newcastle.  ex Sheffield U. Joined Fulham.

Horace Biggin

1919 - 1920

a2

Forward. b: Derby. ex Notts Forest.

Slaven Bilic

1996 - 1997

a54g3

Defender. Croatia Int' b: 11/9/1968. Signed from Karlsruhe for £1.5m. trans to Everton for £4.5m. Has Degree in Law.

Doug Bing

1951 - 1955

a33g3

Winger. b: 1928, Broadstairs. ex Margate, who he rejoined later, gave up playing for medical reasons 4 years later.

Frank Birchenough

1920 - 1920

a1

Goalkeeper.  went to Burnley.

Bird

1896 - 1897

a1

Forward. (Ironworks)

Alexander Birnie

1903 - 1904

(a2)

Forward. b: 1884, Scot. Later played for Norwich C.

Ian Bishop

1989 - 1998

a299g16

Midfield, born Liverpool, 29th May 1965. Club Captain, trans from Man City in £1m deal. returned to Man City.

Sydney Macdonald
(Syd) Bishop

1920 - 1927

a172g10

Half-Back/Utility. born in Stepney, 1900. England Int'. 'Sticks'. from Palace, trans to Leicester then Chelsea. died 1949.

Robert ('Bobby') Black

1936 - 1938

a2

Defender. born Washington. Moved on to Clapton.

Alan Blackburn

1954 - 1958

a15g3

Centre Forward. b: 1935, nr Mansfield. ex Youth. to Halifax T.

Fred Blackburn

1905 - 1913

(a237g28)

Wing Half, Born in Blackburn 1881. England Int'. Ex Blackburn R. became coach for Barking FC.

John Blackwood

1904 - 1905

(a4g1)

Centre Forward. ex Reading.

Kepa Blanco

2007 -

a9g1 + (c)

Striker.  Spanish ex U21 player, b: Marbella 13/1/1984. loaned from Sevilla till season end 'with options'.

Jimmy Bloomfield

1965 - 1966

a14g1

Forward. b: 1934, Kensington. ex Arsenal, Birmingham C & Brentford, went to Plymouth A. Later a manager. died 1983.

Vincent ('Vic') Blore

1935 - 1936

a9

Goalkeeper. b: 1908, Uttoxeter. ex Derby C, on to C Palace, died 1997.

Blythe

1917 - 1918

(a1)

Forward. Guest player.

Joe Blythe

1902 - 1904
1906 - 1907

(a57)
(a3)

Defender. b: 1881, Berwick-on-Tweed. ex Everton, on to Millwall. 2nd spell at club then on to Watford.

Luis Boa Morte

2007 -

a17g1 + (c)

Striker. b: Portugal, 4/8/1977.  ex Fulham for £5m. 

Jeroen Boere

1993 - 1995

a29g7

Striker. b: 1967, Arnheim. Dutchman. £165,000 ex 'Go Ahead Eagles'. Sent off after only 24 mins in his debut game. Loaned out then returned to Holland.

Bolton

1916 - 1917

(a1)

Defender.

John Bond

1951 - 1965

a428g35

Defender, 'Muffin'. Utility player born in Colchester 1932, joined as amateur, later joined Torquay. Later managed several League clubs.

Billy Bonds

1967 - 1988
1990 - 1994

a793g59

Midfield, born Woolwich 17/9/1946. Club Captain, ex Charlton for £50,000. PoY 70/71, 73/74, 74/75 & 86/87, WHU Manager 90/94, MBE 1987. Holds club record for appearances and in 1988 was the oldest player to appear in a first team match - aged 41. One of the club's greatest uncapped players.

Marco Boogers

1995 - 1995

a4

Striker. Dutch. b: 1967, Dordrecht. £800,000 from Sparta Rotterdam. Sent off in his club debut at Old Trafford. Went back to Holland.

Stanley Bourne

1906 - 1912
1915 - 1916

(a2) (a6)

Defender. East Ham born. Amateur, only outfield player to have worn spectacles on the field for WHU.

W. Bourne

1913 - 1914

(a1)

Winger. ex Sittingbourne.

Eddie Bovington

1960 - 1967

a183g2

Wing Half. b: 23rd April 1941, Edmonton. ex Youth, Retired from playing at just 26 and went into the clothing business - "Manchester United didn't want me, so there was only one way to go after being at West Ham and that was down...".

Lew M Bowen

~

~

First Secretary of 'West Ham Utd' (1900)

Mark Bowen

1996 - 1997

a20g1

Defender, Welsh Int'. born Neath 1967, ex Spurs and Norwich, to WHU on free. Went to Japan (Shimozu).

Lee Bowyer

2003 – 2003

2006 -

a11g0

a23g0 (c)

Midfielder. England Int', born Poplar 3rd January 1977, ex Charlton & Leeds Utd on short-term contract for £100,000. Joined Newcastle. Rejoined WHU for a ‘sell on’ fee in 2006.

Ron ('Ronnie') Boyce ('Ticker')

1960 - 1972

a339g29

Forward. , born 6th January 1943, East Ham. England Youth player, joined WHU coaching staff. Underrated by non-WHU fans, a one club man that was the 'fulcrum' that Moore, Hurst and Peters moved around during 'their' era. Became coach under John Lyall and scout under Billy Bonds.

Lee Boylan

1997 - 1997

a1

Forward. b: 1978, Chelmsford.  Youth. went to Trelleborgs ?

Peter Brabrook

1962 - 1968

a214g43

Winger, b: 1937, Greenwich. England Int' although born locally, cost £35,000 from Chelsea. Trans to Orient.

T. Bradford

1912 - 1912

(a1)

Winger.

Harold ('Harry') Bradshaw

1919 - 1921

a15

Winger. b: Lancashire, 1896. Won MM. in WWI. also an athlete. lived locally.

Tom Bradshaw

1899 - 1899

a12g2

Winger. b: 1873, Liverpool. England Int'. Ex Liverpool & Spurs, Club Captain, died Christmas Day 1899 of consumption.

Liam Brady

1986 - 1990

a116g10

Midfield, b: 1956, Dublin. Irish Int' (a72). ex Arsenal star. Joined from Ascoli for £100,000, retired & went into management with Celtic.

Thomas ('Tommy') Brandon

1913 - 1919

(a36) (a2)

Full Back. b: 1893, Blackburn. ex South Liverpool, on to Hull C.

Tim Breacker

1990 - 1999

a289g8

Right Wing Back, born Bicester, 2nd July 1965. From Luton for £600,000. To QPR.

Gary Breen

2002 - 2003

a18

Centre Back, Irish Int' (a50+) born 1974, London, out of contract from Coventry, released at end of short-term contract - to Sunderland.

Brennan

1917 - 1918

(a3)

Midfield.

Frank Brett

1898 - 1899

a1

Forward. played in first-ever Ironworks pro match.

Ronald ('Ron') Brett

1959 - 1961

a13g4

Forward. b: 1937, Stanford-le-Hope. from Palace, back to Palace in 'Johnny Byrne' deal.

Rufus Brevett

2003 - 2004

a29g1

Defender, born Derby, 24/9/1969, signed from Fulham on a 'free'. Former clubs Doncaster & QPR. Injured in November 2004 and to Plymouth on a 'free' in 2005.

Samuel Bridden

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Midfield. Guest player (Swansea City)

Bridgeman

1917 - 1918

(a2)

Winger. WWI Guest player.

William ('Billy') Bridgeman

1903 - 1906

(a75g20)

Forward. b: 1884, Bromley-by-Bow. 'local' player with Adam & Eve FC. Scored the club's first ever goal at Upton Park in 1904. Joined Chelsea.

Phil Brignull

1979 - 1979

a1

Defender. b: 1960, Stratford. Youth. sole first team appearance as a sub. went to Bournemouth.

Martin Britt

1962 - 1966

a26g7

Centre Forward. b: 17th January 1946, Leigh on Sea. Youth. to Blackburn for £25,000. Knee injury while playing for West Ham cut short career. Runs Textile business.

Britton

1918 - 1919

(a2g1)

Forward. Guest player?

(Sir) Trevor Brooking

1967 - 1984

a635g102

Midfield, b: 2nd October 1948, Barking. England Int'. 1 club man born in Barking, PoY 71/72, 75/76, 76/77, 77/78 & 83/84, MBE 1981. WHU Director, 'Stand-in' manager for WHU in 2003, TV commentator/pundit. Chairman of Sport England 1998 - 2002. Made FA Director of Development 2003. MBE 1996, Knighted in 2004.

Brown

1916 - 1918

(a4)

Forward.

Alan Brown

1940 - 1940

(a1)

WWII Guest player (Burnley)

Ken Brown ***

1952 - 1967

a455g4

Centre-Half, Born Forest Gate 1934. England Int'. Joined Torquay U. later managed Norwich C.
(*** Father & Son)

Kenny J Brown ***

1991 - 1996

a75g6

Full Back. Born Upminster, 11th July 1967. ex Plymouth A. & Norwich for £175,000, to Birmingham C. for £75,000.
(***
Father & Son)

Oliver Brown

1939 - 1944

(a1)

WWII Guest player.

R Brown

1939 - 1944

(a1)

WWII Guest player

Terence ('Terry') Brown

~

~

WHU Chairman                 to 2006

W. Brown

1939 - 1943

(a1)

Defender. WWII Guest player.

William ('Billy') Brown

1921 - 1924

a71g20

Forward. b: 1900, Durham. England Int'.  ex Hetton FC. Moved to Chelsea. died 1985.

William Brown

1907 - 1909

(a19g4)

Forward. b: Ayrshire, Scot. ex Vale of Leven.

James Brownlie

1917 - 1918

(a1)

Goalkeeper. guest player - Third Lanark.

Frederick ('Fred') Brunton

1904 - 1904

(a1)

Defender. One appearance - on Boxing Day.

Paul Brush

1977 - 1985

a185g1

Full Back. b: 22nd February 1958, Plaistow. Youth. Joined Crystal Palace after loan for £30,000 then Southend, later coach then manager at Leyton O.

Peter Buchanan

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Winger. WWII Guest player. (Chelsea & Scotland)

Buller

1898 - 1899

a1

Forward.

Alex Bunbury

1992 - 1993

a5

Forward/Sub. Canadian Int'. born in British Guyana 1967, signed from Montreal Supra for £200,000, to Sporting Maratimo for £50,000.

Burge

1915 - 1916

(a1g1)

Centre Forward. Guest player.

Daniel ('Dick') Burgess

1922 - 1923

a2

Forward. b: 1898, Stafford. ex Arsenal. Joined Aberdare, later with QPR.

Burke

1917 - 1919

(a17g7)

Forward. Guest player?

Charlie Burke

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Defender. WWII Guest player (Ardeer Athletic)

John Burke

1939 - 1944

(a1)

WWII Guest player (Millwall)

Jack Burkett

1962 - 1967

a184g4

Left-Back. b: 21st August 1942, Edmonton. West Ham Youth, first person to be 'substituted' for West Ham (1965/66 season). moved to Charlton A for £10,000. Later tried management abroad.

Burkinshaw

1918 - 1919

(a1)

Midfield.

Dennis Burnett

1965 - 1967

a66g3

Full Back. b: 27th September 1944, Bermondsey. West Ham Youth, Joined Millwall for £15,000. Lives in Brighton.

J Burnett

1939 - 1945

(a1)

WWII Guest player (Tooting & Mitcham)

Frank Burrill

1911 - 1916

(a17g2) (a1)

Forward. ex local junior team, transferred to Southend, later with Wolves.

David Burrows

1993 - 1994

a35g2

Left-Back. "Bugsy" b: 1968, Dudley. Joined from Liverpool. to Everton in Cottee deal.

Frank ('Bronco') Burton

1912 - 1921

(a56g4) a69g2

Full Back.  born in Mexico, 1891, ex QPR. wounded in WWI, joined Charlton.

John H Burton

1908 - 1909

(a19g3)

Forward. b: 1876, Derby. ex Blackburn R. joined Cardiff.

Stan Burton

1939 - 1939

a1 (a3)

Winger. b: 1912, Yorkshire. Ex Wolves. to Frickley Colliery.  died 1977.

Robert Bush

1902 - 1906

(a21g1)

Forward. b: 1878, West Ham. ex local team - Britannia FC. Went to Chelsea.

J. Butchart

1903 - 1904

(a3)

Forward. b: 1882, Scot, ex Greenock Merton.

George Butcher

1909 - 1921

(a71g12) (a4g2) a38g10

Forward. b: 1890. ex St. Albans City, joined Luton T. also an amateur boxer.  died 1970.

Peter Butler ('Butts') 

1992 - 1994

a77g3

Midfield. b: 1966, Halifax. £175,000 from Southend U. moved to Notts C. for £350,000.

Johnny ('Budgie') Byrne

1961 - 1967

a206g107

Striker.  b: West Horsley. England Int'. from Palace for English inter-club record fee - £65,000. PoY 63/64, trans back to Palace for £45,000. Emigrated to South Africa. died 1999.

Shaun Byrne

2000 - 2004

a3

Wing-Back. Youth. born 21st January 1981 in Taplow, Bucks. Loaned to Swansea. Released on a 'free' end of 2003 / 04 season.

Steven Bywater

2000 – 2004

a75

Goalkeeper. born Manchester, 7th June 1981. ex Rochdale as a 16 year-old youth for a 'sliding' fee that could have reached £2m.  to Derby.

Albert Cadwell

1923 - 1933

a297g1

Left-Half. 1900 - 1944 born in Edmonton. Signed from Nunhead, died at only 43 years.

Thomas ('Tommy') Caldwell

1909 - 1912

(a96g13)

Outside Left. b: 1886. Ex Southend Utd.

John Calladine

1920 - 1921

a1

Winger.

Henri Camara 2007 -  ag + (c) Striker, Senegal Int', b: 10th May 1977, Dakar. formerly: Wolves, Celtic, Saints, and ex Wigan

Titi Camara

2000 - 2002

a14

Forward. b: 7th November 1972, Guinea. Guinea Int', Ex Liverpool for £1.5m. to Saudi Arabian team - Al Ittihad ?

Cameron

1915 - 1916

(a2)

Winger

Campbell

1917 - 1919

(a19g1)

Midfield.

Alistair Campbell

1939 - 1945

(a)

WWII Guest player (Southampton)

Greg Campbell

1984 - 1984

a5

Forward. b: 1965, Portsmouth. Youth. to Plymouth A.

John Campbell

1903 - 1904

(a18g1)

Winger Scot, b: 1878.

John Campbell

1924 - 1928

a28g8

Centre Forward, b: 1901. ex Jarrow goalkeeper, scored 5 vs Fulham (13-2 win to WHU in 1928), ex Rangers, to Hibs. died 1983.

Bert Cann

1939 - 1940

(a4)

Goalkeeper. WWII Guest player (Charlton A.)

Frank ('Fred') Cannon

1909 - 1910

(a3g1)

Centre Forward. b: 1885, Herts. killed in action WWI.

Noel Cantwell

1952 - 1960

a263g11

Full-Back, Born in Cork 28th February 1932. Irish Int' (a17). ex Cork U. trans to Man Utd for £29,500 (then a record fee for a defender). Later manager - Coventry and then Peterborough, where he lived for many years. Died aged 73 on 8th September  2005.

Louis Cardwell

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Midfield. WWII Guest player (Blackpool).

Albert Carnelly

1899 - 1900

a34g14

Forward. b: 1872, Nottingham. Ex Bristol City. joined Millwall.

Carless

1916 - 1917

(a2)

Midfield.

Sebastien Carole

2004 - 2004

a1

Midfield, b: 1983, Frenchman. Loan ex Monaco.

Franz Carr

1991 - 1991

a3

Forward. b: 1966, Preston. on loan from Forest. went to Newcastle.

James (J.E.C.) Carr

1914 - 1915

(a5g1)

Winger b: 1893, Glasgow. ex Watford. joined Clapton then back to Watford.

Tony Carr

~

~

b: 1950, Bow. West Ham Youth player late 1960s, ceased playing through injury, became WHU staff & TV pundit.

Christopher Carrick

1904 - 1905

(a18g6)

Outside Left. b: 1882, Stockton. joined Spurs.

Graeme Carrick

2004 - 

a1

 

Michael Carrick

1999 - 2004

a159g6

Midfield, ex Youth. England Int'. born Wallsend, 28th July 1981. To Spurs for £3 million.

Johnny Carroll

1948 - 1949

a6

Centre Forward. Irish. b: 1923, Limerick. ex Limerick. to Corby.

Roy Carroll

2005 - 2007

a36

Goalkeeper. NI Int'. b: Belfast, 30th September 1977, started career with Hull, to Wigan and then Man Utd for £2.5m from where he joined WHU on a 'free'. To Glasgow Rangers on a 'free'.

George Carter

1919 - 1927

a155g1

Half.Back. b: 1900, West Ham. Local works team player (Greene & Silley Weir) & RAF, to Fulham. Injury forced retirement.

H. Carter

1912 - 1914

(a10)

Goalkeeper. b: 1889, Bristol. ex Barrow, never on a losing side...

John Cartwright

1959 - 1961

a5

Forward. b: 1940, Northampton. West Ham Youth. transferred to Palace.

Dani Carvalho

1996 - 1996

a9g2

Midfield. b: 1976, Lisbon. Portugal Int'. Loan from Sporting Lisbon.

Jack Casey

1912 - 1917

(a83g13) (a30g6)

Winger. b: Liverpool. ex Bromley, became a local schoolmaster, also an athlete (runner).

Cater

1939 - 1940

(a1)

Midfield.

Ronald ('Ron') Cater

1945 - 1950

(a25) a70

Full Back. b: 1922, Fulham. ex Leytonstone. joined Orient.

Harold ('Harry') Caton

1912 - 1916

(a10) (a18g1)

Winger, b: Berkshire. Amateur ex Barking Curfew.

W. J. Cearns

193? - 1950

~

WHU Club chairman 193? - 1950

Luke Chadwick

2004 - 2005

a35g1

Winger, b: Cambridge, 16th November 1980. ex Man Utd on a 'free'.  To Norwich for £100,000.

F.C. Chalkley

1897 - 1898

a3+

Full Back. ex local (Park Grove) team , to Clapton.

Alf Chalkley

1931 - 1944

a202g1 (a65g1)

Full-Back. Local boy born Plaistow, His only peacetime goal was from a clearance from his own penalty area that the opposing Man City keeper misjudged.

George Chalkley

1908 - 1909

(a11)

Midfield. b: 1884, Plaistow?  Amateur. ex Custom House FC. joined Hasting then Southend.

Eddie Chapman

1939 - 1949

(a26g8) a7g3

Forward. b: 1923, East Ham. ex Romford FC. Later club secretary. 49 years service for the club.  died 2002.

Lee Chapman

1993 - 1995

a51g11

Striker. b: 1959, Lincoln. ex Leeds & bought from Portsmouth for £250,000.  To Ipswich.

Clive Charles **

1971 - 1974

a15

Full Back. b: 1951, Bow. Youth. Joined Cardiff City then Portland Timbers. became coach to USA national team mid 90s, died 2003 in Portland, Oregon. (**brothers)

Gary Charles

2000 - 2001

a10

Full Back, local boy born in Plaistow, 13th April 1970, signed from Benfica for £1m, decided to quit playing after 3 years of injuries.

John Charles ** ('Johnny the One' or 'Charlo')

1962 - 1970

a142g2

Defender.  b: 20th September 1944, Canning Town. Full back. West Ham Youth - was the first black player to appear for the first team. Left game at 26 and went into business locally. died in 2002 in Barkingside. (**brothers)

William Charlton

1922 - 1922

a8

Winger. b: 1900, Sunderland. ex South Shields, later Newport & Cardiff.

Chedgzoy

1916 - 1919

(a28g14)

Winger. guest player - Everton.

Tom Cheetham

1945 - 1945

(a1g2)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Brentford)

Simon ('Peter') Chisholme

1897 - 1899

a22g3+

Defender. (Ironworks) from Invernessm the 'Laughing Jock'.

Peter Chiswick

1954 - 1956

a19

Goalkeeper. b: 1929, Plaistow. Youth. to Gillingham. Died aged just 32 in 1962.

William ('Bill') Church

1903 - 1904

(a2)

Winger. Local amateur with Leytonstone & Clapton O.

Edouard Cisse

2002 - 2003

a28g1

Midfield. French. b: 1978. Loaned from Paris St. Germain.

Alexander ('Sandy') Clark

1982 - 1983

a34g10

Centre Forward. b: 1956, Scot, cost £200,000 from Aidrie. to Rangers.

David Clarke

1906 - 1909

(a16)

Goalkeeper. ex Bristol R. & Glossop, on to Bradford Park Avenue.

Clive Clarke

2005 - 2006

a2g0

Defender. b: 14th January 1980, Dublin. Irish Int'.  Joined from Stoke City for £275,000.  To Sunderland.

Simon Clarke

1990 - 1993

a3

Forward. b: 1971, Chelmsford. Youth player, to Kettering.

Cobb

1898 - 1899

a5

Forward. (Ironworks).

Joe Cockcroft

1932 - 1941

a261g3 (a32)

Wing-Half. 'Stylish' Yorkshireman born in Barnsley 1911. ex Gainsborough Trinity, later joined both Sheffield clubs.  died 1994.

Chris Cohen

2003 - 2006

a20g0

Defender. Youth. To Yeovil.

Ade Coker

1971 - 1974

a11g3

Centre Forward. b: 1954, Lagos. Nigerian born but raised in London, Youth. went to US (Boston Minutemen).

Carlton Cole

2006 -

a21g3 (c)

Forward. b: 12th Nov 1983 in Surrey.  ex Chelsea for ‘undisclosed fee’.

Joe Cole

1999 - 2003

a149g13

Midfield. b: 8th November 1981, Islington. West Ham Youth, England Int'. Despite being one of the country's 'best young players' was sold to Chelsea for around £6.6 million as part of the big sell-off following relegation.

Keith Coleman

1973 - 1977

a122

Full Back / Utility. b: 1951, Co. Durham. ex Sunderland for £20,000, on to Belgian club - KV Mechelen.

Collier

1940 - 1941

(a1)

Defender.

James Frederick Arthur ('Jimmy' or 'Lottie') Collins

1924 - 1936

a326g3

Wing-Half.  Born Brentford 1903 (died 1977), joined as an amateur from Leyton, retired. Also owned & trained greyhounds (his 'Golden Hammer' was 2nd in the 1931 Greyhound Derby)

James Collins

2005 -

a39g2 (c)

Defender. Welsh Int', b: Newport, 23rd August 1983. ex Cardiff City (undisclosed fee).

David Connolly

2003 - 2004

a48g13

Forward. Irish Int' 'Connors' - born Willesden, 6th June 1977. 'Connors' joined from Wimbledon for £285,000 after previously being at Feyenoord. To Leicester for £500,000.

Herman Conway

1934 - 1941

a126 (a37)

Goalkeeper. b: 1908, Lincolnshire. ex Burnley. 'Guested' for Blackburn in WWII & offered terms but decided to join Southend before quitting the game. died 1983.

Lawrence ('Laurie') Conwell

1935 - 1937

a8g1

Forward. Scot, ex Portadown, transferred to Coventry.

Cook

1916 - 1917

(a1g1)

Centre Forward.

Fred Cooper

1956 - 1958

a4

Full Back. b: 1934, West Ham. Youth, became a a local publican but died 1972 aged only 38.

William ('Billy') Cope

1914 - 1922

(a33) (a111) a114

Full-Back. Born Stoke 1884. Club Captain, Joined from Oldham A. moved on to Wrexham. died 1937.

David Corbett **

1936 - 1937

a4

Right-Half. b: 1910, Camelon, Scot. ex Dundee Utd. to Southport.  died 1995. (**brothers)

Fred Corbett

1899 - 1902

a3 (a35g15)

Winger Later Bristol Rovers & City.

Norman Corbett **

1936 - 1950

(a103g3) a174g3

Right-Half. Born Falkirk 1919. Scot wartime Int'. ex Heart of Midlothian. became WHU Coach for a time before joining Clapton.  died 1990. (**brothers)

Willie Corbett **

1943 - 1944

(a33)

Scot. WWII Guest player (Celtic). (**brothers)

John Coshall

1928 - 1929

a2

Full Back. b: London. ex Erith.

Frederick ('Frank') Costello

1908 - 1909

(a12g3)

Forward. b: 1884, Birmingham. ex Southampton, to Bolton Wanderers. killed in action WWI.

Tony Cottee ('TC')

1983 - 1988
1994 - 1996

a336g146

Striker. Born West Ham, 11th July 1965. England Int' (a7). via youth teams, PoY 85/86, to Everton £2.3m. Rejoined WHU in swap for David Burrows then later to Selangor for £800,000 then Leicester, Norwich, Millwall and Barnet. TV pundit.

Charles Cotton

1903 - 1906

(a19)

Goalkeeper. b: 1882, Plymouth. ex Reading, joined Liverpool.

Laurent Courtois

2001 - 2002

a8

Winger. French, b: Lyon 1978, ex Toulouse on a 'free'. Left on a 'free' to FC Istres (Marseille) in Jan 2003.

Herbert Cowell

1920 - 1921

a1

Forward.

George Cowie

1981 - 1983

a9

Utility / Sub. b: 1961, Scot, ex Buckie Rovers as youth, to Hearts.

Cowless

1917 - 1918

(a1g1)

Forward. Guest player?

Cownlee

1918 - 1919

(a7)

Full Back. Guest player?

Peter Cowper

1924 - 1925

a2

Winger. b: 1902, Lancs. signed from Rossendale, joined Grimsby. died 1962.

Charles William Cox

1927 - 1932

a97

Midfield. b: 1905, West Ham. ex local works team (Glico), later joined Southend Utd. died 1978.

Chris Coyne

1999 - 1999

a1

Defender. Aussie b: 1978, Brisbane. ex Perth SC.  Released.

Crabtree

1916 - 1917

(a2)

Defender.

Charles ('Charlie') Craig

1899 - 1902

a22 (a60)

Defender. b: 1863, Scot. ex Dundee, joined Notts Forest. also a track athlete.

Ian Crawford

1961 - 1963

a26g7

Winger. b: 1934, Edinburgh, from Hearts for £7,000. joined Scunthorpe.

Harry Cripps

1959 - 1959

a1

b: 1941. Youth, to Millwall.  

Cross

1915 - 1916

(a6g4)

Forward. Guest player?

David Cross ('Psycho')

1977 - 1982

a223g97

Striker. b: 1950, Lancs. Many club man. joined from WBA for £180,000, went to Man C.

Roger Cross

1968 - 1970

a8g1

Forward / Sub. b: 1948, East Ham. Youth, joined Brentford.

Charles ('Charlie') Crossley

1922 - 1923

a16g1

Forward. b: 1892, Wolverhampton. Ex Everton. joined Swindon. died 1965.

George Crowther

1920 - 1921

a3

Winger. b: 1892, Durham.  ex Bradford PA. to Hartlepool.

James Cumming

1919 - 1921

a20

Winger. b: 1890, Alexandria. ex Man City.

Andrew ('Andy') Cunningham

1915 - 1919

(a12g7)

Forward. guest player - Rangers.

Alan Curbishley

1974 - 1979
2006 -

a96g5

Utility. b: 8th November 1957, Forest Gate. Youth product, Joined Birmingham C. then Villa. Later Premiership manager - Charlton, and became manager of WHU in 2006.  Alan's brother - Bill - managed 'The Who' rock group.

Curry

1916 - 1917

(a1)

Midfield.

George Curtis

1939 - 1940

(a16g2)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Arsenal).

F. Curtis

1909 - 1911

(a6g4)

Centre Forward.

John Cushley ('Wilbur')

1967 - 1970

a46

Midfield. b: 1943, Blantyre. from Celtic for £25,000. on to Dunfermline A.

Christian Dailly

2001 -

a161g4 + (c)

Defender. Scot Int'. born Dundee, 23rd October 1973. Formerly with Dundee then to Blackburn followed by WHU for £1.75 million.

Dandridge

1896 - 1898

a4

Defender. (Ironworks)

Darby

1895 - 1896

a1

Winger. (Ironworks)

Billy Dare

1954 - 1959

a119g49

Striker. Born Willesden 1927, joined from Brentford for £5,000, moved on to non-league team Yewsley. died 1994.

Calum Davenport

2004 - 2004
2007 -

a10g0
a16g0 + (c)

Defender. born: Bedford, 1st January 1983. Loaned ex Spurs. after previously with Coventry

William Davidson

1902 - 1903

(a9g2)

Centre Forward. b: 1879, Scot. ex Reading, on to Luton T.

Davie / Davey

1896 - 1897

a1+

Midfield. (Ironworks) ex Reading.

Davies

1916 - 1917

(a10)

Defender.

C Davies

1942 - 1943

(a1)

Defender. WWII Guest player.

Trevor Dawkins

1964 - 1967

a6

Defender. b: 1945, Rochford. Youth, joined Palace.

Harold Dawson

1911 - 1913

(a22g3)

Winger. from & to Croydon Common.

C. Dawson

1908 - 1910

(a6)

Goalkeeper. Local player born Barking 1888.

J. Day

1916 - 1917

(a3)

Full Back. Anonymous guest player 'well known'

Mervyn Day

1973 - 1979

a237

Goalkeeper. Born Chelmsford 26th June 1955. Youth, moved to Orient for £100,000, then Villa & Leeds.

Robert ('Dickie') Deacon

1932 - 1933

a3

Forward. b: 1911, Glasgow. ex Wolves, later with Chelsea.

Brian Deane

2003 - 2004

a32g7

Forward. b: Leeds, 1968. signed from Leicester City on a 'free'. previously at Sheffield United, where he came from Doncaster, Leeds United, for £3m in 1993, Benfica, Middlesbrough and Leicester. Released on a 'free' end of 2003 / 04 season.

Tommy Deans

1943 - 1944

(a8g1)

Defender. WWII Guest player (Celtic).

Brian Dear

1962 - 1969
1970 - 1970

a85g39

Centre Forward. b: 18th September 1943, Plaistow. Youth, Holds national record for fastest ever 5 goals (20 minutes vs WBA in 1965). Joined Fulham for £25,000 in '69 then Millwall, out of contract then back to WHU for just four games until the 'Blackpool' nightclub incident, to Woodford and into the pub trade eventually quitting that through alcoholism. Was made 'Freeman of the City of London'. 

Stephen ('Steve') Death

1968 - 1969

a1

Goalkeeper. b: 1949, Suffolk. Youth, to Reading for £20,000.

Jermaine Defoe

2000 - 2003

a195g41

Forward. Ex youth, born Beckton 7th October 1982, scored on debut.  To Spurs in Feb 2004 for £7 million plus player (Bobby Zamora) deal.

Fred Dell

1936 - 1938

a4

Forward. b: Dartford. ex Dartford, on to Doncaster Rovers.

Albert Denyer **

1912 - 1914

(a50g17)

Forward, b: 1894, West Ham. ex local amateur, onto Swindon T. (**brothers)

Frederick ('Frank') Denyer **

1913 - 1914

(a2)

Defender. b: 1891, Pimlico. (**brothers)

Ernest ('Joe') Devlin

1946 - 1953

a72

Full Back. b: 1920, Gateshead. ex Gateshead, on to Darlington. died 1976.

Alan Devonshire

1976 - 1990

a446g32

Midfield. Born 1956, Park Royal. England Int', From Southall for £5,000 Slightly built but skilful running & dribbling attacker. PoY 78/79, Moved to Watford.

Kaba Diawara

2000 - 2001

a11

Forward. French, b: 1975, Toulon. loan player ex Arsenal.

Paulo Di Canio

1999 - 2003

a128g51

Striker. Italian. born Rome July 9th 1968. ex Lazio, Ternana, Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan, Celtic & from Sheff W for £1.7 million. Fans' favourite, PoY 1999/2000, winner of BBC's Goal of the Year 2000. Often team captain. Released at end of contract just as Hammers were relegated. Joined Charlton.

George Dick

1948 - 1949

a15g1

Inside Forward. b: 1921, Scot. ex Blackpool. on to Carlisle. died 1960.

John Dick

1953 - 1963

a351g166

Forward. Born Glasgow 1930. High scoring Scot Int' (a1 in 1959 - first West Ham player to play for Scotland). Joined from Crittal Athletic while on National Service. Moved to Brentford U for £17,500. Later in charge of WHU juniors. died 2000.

Alan Dickens

1982 - 1989

a234g30

Utility. b: 18th December 1964, Plaistow. via youth teams. To Chelsea for £600,000 before lower league clubs. Became a cabbie.

Alan Dickie

1961 - 1966

a15

Goalkeeper. b: 1944, Youth. Joined Coventry C. Later with Aldershot, joined police force.

Julian Dicks

1988 - 1993
1994 - 1998

a192g36
a123g25

Left Back. born Bristol August 6th 1968. Club Captain, Hammers favourite ex Birmingham C. for £300,000, to Liverpool (£1.5m), back to WHU (£1m), PoY 89/90, 91/92, 95/96 & 96/97, injury shortened career.

Dilley

1918 - 1919

(a4g1)

Centre Forward.

Divers

1916 - 1917

(a2)

Full Back.

Robert ('Bob') Dixon

1928 - 1933

a68

Goalkeeper. b: 1904, Co. Durham. ex Stoke City.

Tommy Dixon

1952 - 1955

a42g23

Centre Forward. Geordie born 1929, Newcastle.  joined Reading.

Dodds

1917 - 1919

(a12g7)

Forward.

Jock Dodds

1944 - 1945

(a10g11)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Sheffield U).

Peter Doherty

1939 - 1945

(a)

Forward. NI Int'. WWII Guest player (Man C).

Eamonn Dolan ('The Prof')

1986 - 1990

a19g3

Centre Forward / Sub. b: 1967, Romford. Youth, signed for Birmingham.

Warren ('Wozzer') Donald

1983 - 1984

a2

Midfield / Sub. ' b: 1964, Hillingdon. Youth, joined Northampton T.

Charles ('Charlie') Dove

1897 - 1901

a38g3+ (a16)

Defender. b: 1879, East Ham? Filled all positions for Ironworks, ex local teams - Park School; Forest Swift Jrs; Plaistow Melville; Upton Park and South West Ham. Transferred to Millwall.

James Dow

1902 - 1903

(a14)

Full Back. b: 1873, Dundee. ex Middlesborough, later with Luton.

John Stewart ('Jack') Dowen

1936 - 1936

a1

Full Back. b: 1914, Wolverhampton. ex Wolves, back to Wolves. died 1994.

Iain Dowie

1991 - 1991
1995 - 1998

a95g15

Striker. NI Int'. born Hatfield, 9th January 1965, From Luton for £480,000. Sold to Southampton for £500,000, returned to WHU via Palace for £500,000, went to QPR. TV pundit.

John Dowsey

1926 - 1927

a1

Winger. b: 1905, Gateshead. ex Newcastle, went to Carlisle Utd. died 1942.

Ted Drake

1939 - 1945

(a2)

WWII Guest player (Arsenal).

Ilie Dumitrescu

1996 - 1997

a13

Midfield. b: 1969, Romanian, ex Tottenham Hotspur, transferred to Mexican Clube De Futbol America for £1 million

Maurice Dunkley

1942 - 1943

(a11g1)

Winger. WWII Guest player (Man C).

Dave Dunmore

1959 - 1961

a39g18

Centre Forward. b: 1934, Cumberland. ex Spurs, on to Orient.

Tommy Dunn

1898 - 1900

a42+

Full Back. (Ironworks) b: 1872, Falkirk. Ex Wolves & Chatham.

Richard Dunn

1939 - 1948

(a45g26) a11g2

Forward. b: 1919, Co. Durham. From Ferryhill Athletic, to Hartlepool, later with Huddersfield.  died 1986.

Joe Durrell

1971 - 1972

a6

Winger. b: 1953, Stepney. Youth, transferred to Bristol C.

Noel Dwyer

1958 - 1960

a38

Goalkeeper. b: 1934, Dublin. Irish Int' (a4), ex Wolves, on to Swansea C. for £3,000.  died 1993.

James Dyer

1908 - 1909

(a3)

Forward. b: 1882. ex Man U.

Kieron Dyer 2007 -  ag + (c) Midfielder, Englant Int', b: 1979.  formerly Ipswich and ex Newcastle for £4m - broke leg after just two games.

Doug Eadie

1966 - 1967

a2

Winger. Scot, born 1946, Edinburgh. later with Leyton Orient.

Earl

1903 - 1904

(a1)

Winger.

Alfred ('Alf') Earl

1925 - 1933

a206

Defender. Born Earlsfield 1903. West Ham Schools. Joined from Summerstown, to Streatham Town. Later played in France.  died 1951.

Stan Earle

1924 - 1932

a273g58

Forward. born in Stratford 1897 (died 1971), signed as amateur. England Int' (1a). ex Arsenal, Joined Clapton Orient & later coached local teams.

George Eastman

1924 - 1926

a2

Defender. b: 1903, Leyton. Essex wicketkeeper. Both his Hammers' games were against Everton (and the legendary Dixie Deans). Joined Chatham. died 1991.

H.J. Eastwood

1908 - 1909

(a6)

Winger. Amateur.

George Eccles

1902 - 1904

(a64)

Full Back. ex Everton, joined Bolton Wanderers and was their trainer when they beat the Hammers in '23 Cup Final.

Edwards

1897 - 1898

a3+

Winger. (Ironworks)

William Edwards

1922 - 1926

a39g3

Winger. b: 1896. ex Newport County, to Hereford. also top bowls player.  died 1952.

Ernest England

1930 - 1931

a5

Full Back. b: 1901, Derbyshire. ex Sunderland, later joining Mansfield T.  died 1982.

Hogan Ephraim

2006 -

ag (c)

Striker. b: 31st Mar 1988, North London. Youth.

Matthew Etherington

2003 -

a119g10 + (c)

Midfield. Left-footer, born Truro, 14th August 1981. Joined from Spurs for 'undisclosed' fee as part of 'Kanoute' deal. previously with Peterborough Utd..  

Clifford ('Cliff') Ette

1933 - 1934

a1g1

Forward. signed as amateur from Northampton Nomads, later with various smaller clubs.

Peter Eustace

1969 - 1972

a48g7

Forward. b: 1944, Yorkshire. ex Sheff W. for club record fee of £90,000, back to Hillsborough at a reduced fee.

Roger Evans

1902 - 1903

(a1)

Centre Forward. amateur.

Arthur Evans

1930 - 1931

a1

Winger. b: 1906, Barking. local junior player. amateur England Int'. Retired.

Aubrey Fair

1901 - 1907

(a33g1)

Full Back.

Robert ('Bob') Fairman

1909 - 1912

(a102)

Full Back. b: 1885, Southampton. ex Birmingham C. back to Birmingham.

John ('Jack') Farrell

1902 - 1903

(a21g3)

Forward. b: 1874. ex Northampton T. retired to become a publican.

Justin Fashanu

1989 - 1990

a3

Forward. b: 1961, ex Man City. to Ipswich. Controversial player with problems, committed suicide 1998.

Julien Faubert 2007 - ag + (c) Midfield utility. France Int'.  ex Bordeaux for £5.5 million.

Arthur Featherstone

1905 - 1908

(a25g1)

Winger. 'Moppy', born Barking. local player and athlete.

Feebury

1916 - 1917

(a7)

Full Back.

George Fenn

1957 - 1957

a1

Forward. b: West Ham. One appearance, rated as a 'great prospect' but never made it, to Bedford T.

Benny Fenton **

1937 - 1945

(a1g1) a22g9

Centre Forward. b: 1918, West Ham. Youth, Joined Millwall.  died 2000. (**brothers)

Fred Fenton

1900 - 1901

(a19g3)

Winger. b: Gainsborough and ex Gainsborough Trinity, to Swindon.

Ted Fenton **

1932 - 1946
1950 - 1961

a176g18 (a201g44)

Utility. born Forest Gate 1914. ex Colchester Town, Joined Colchester Utd as manager. later WHU Manager 1950 - 1961. died in a car crash near Peterborough in 1992. (**brothers)

Alfred ('Alf') Fenwick

1914 - 1920

(a21g1) (a22g3) a2

Wing Half. b: 1891, Co. Durham. ex Hull City. Transferred to Coventry.  died 1975.

Anton Ferdinand *

2003 -

a136g4 + (c)

Defender. Youth. born in Peckham 18th February 1985.  (*related)

Les Ferdinand *

2003 - 2003

a14g2

Striker, b: 1966, Acton. England Int' ex Spurs star on short-term contract. Chose to go to Leicester for 2003 - 2004 season. (*related)

Rio Ferdinand *

1996 - 2000

a148g2

Defender. England Int'. born Peckham 8th November 1978, Youth product. PoY 1997/98. Transferred to Leeds for English record fee - £18m (World record for a defender), later transferred to Man Utd for £30m (2002). (*related)

Bobby Ferguson

1967 - 1980

a276

Goalkeeper. born 1945, Scot Int' cost £65,000 from Kilmarnock. Emigrated to Australia where he joined Adelaide City.

Bob Ferrier

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Full Back. WWII Guest player (Huddersfield).

Ferris

1917 - 1918

(a2)

Various.

A. Ferris

1940 - 1941

(a1)

Defender. WWII Guest player

Ian Feuer

1999 - 2000

a3

Goalkeeper, Born Las Vegas, USA (Int') 20th May 1971. Joined from Cardiff after period with LA Salsa. To Wimbledon on a 'free'.

Neil Finn

1996 - 1996

a1

Goalkeeper. born 1978. Became, at 17 years 3 months, the youngest ever player to appear for WHU in the Premiership due to an injury crisis on New Years Day 1996 v Man City. to Aldershot.

Fisher

1918 - 1919

(a1)

Goalkeeper.

Alf Fitzgerald

1939 - 1945

(a)

WWII Guest player (QPR)

Doug Flack

1939 - 1940

(a2)

Goalkeeper. WWII Guest player (Fulham).

Albert ('Bert') Fletcher

1923 - 1924

a8g1

Centre Forward. b: Wolverhampton. ex Brentford. Only goal was against Arsenal. Went back to Brentford

Carl Fletcher

2004 - 2006

a56g3

Midfield/Defence. b: Surrey, 4th July 1980. Welsh squad player. ex Bournemouth for £275,000.  To Palace for £400,000

Jack Fletcher

1904 - 1905

(a26g7)

Forward. ex Reading, to QPR.

Jack Flynn

1904 - 1905

(a21g4)

Winger. b: 1975. ex Reading.

Albert Foan

1950 - 1957

a60g9

Forward. b: 1923, Rotherhithe. Local lad but signed ex Norwich City, joined Margate.

Marc Vivien Foe

1999 - 2000

a48g2

Defender. b: 1975. Cameroon Int', £4.5 Million from RC Lens. sold to Lyon as part of Kanoute deal (£6m). Sadly Foe died of an heart attack in France whilst playing for his country against Colombia in 2003, he was just 28 years of age.

William ('Bill') Ford

1905 - 1906

(a7g1)

Winger. b: 1881, Scot. ex Portsmouth.

Steven ('Steve') Forde

1937 - 1951

(a6) a176g1

Full Back. b: 1914, Yorkshire. Ex Rotherham Utd, went to Penzanze, went on to manage minor league. died 1992.

Alec George Foreman

1939 - 1946

(a228g187) a6g1

Forward. b: 1914, Walthamstow. Amateur signed as pro. Second to none WWII record. Joined Spurs. died 1969.

John Foreman

1934 - 1936

a51g7

Winger b: 1913, Tanfield. ex Sunderland, joined Bury.

Craig Forrest

1997 - 2001

a39

Goalkeeper. Canada Int'. Born Vancouver, 20th September 1967. ex Ipswich. Fought Testicular cancer 2001, retired from football 2002.

Harry Forster

1912 - 1914

(a44)

Full Back. ex Sunderland.

Foss

1898 - 1899

a1

Winger. (Ironworks)

Colin Foster ('Fozzie')

1989 - 1994

a107g6

Defender.  b: 1964, Chiselhurst. signed from Notts Forest for £750,000. Injury problems, to Watford for £100,000.

Jack Foster

1908 - 1909

(a15g9)

Centre Forward. b: 1883. Ex Sunderland, moved to Southampton.

Joseph Stanley ('Stan') Foxall

1934 - 1945

a113g43 (a143g62)

Forward. Born Lincolnshire 1914 (died 1991). ex Gainsborough Trinity, Knee injury ended career.

Hayden Foxe

2001 - 2002

a12

Defender. Australian Int'. Born Canberra, 27th June 1977, signed on a 'free' from Sanfreece Hiroshima (Japan). Moved on to Portsmouth for £400,000.

Freeman

1895 - 1896

a1

Forward. (Ironworks)

French

1895 - 1896

a1

Defender. (Ironworks)

A. Frost

1910 - 1912

(a4)

Forward. Joined from Southend.

James ('Jim') Frost

1907 - 1908

(a25g4)

Winger. b: 1888. ex Chelsea, to Croydon Common.

Arthur William Fryatt

1930 - 1933

a3

Full Back. b: Derbyshire. Reserve team player.

George Furnell

1897 - 1898

a3+

Goalkeeper (Ironworks) ex Old Castle Swifts, to Hammersmith Athletic.

Paulo Futre

1996 - 1996

a9

Forward. b: 1966, Montijo. Portugal Int'. ex AC Milan. Injury ended career - retired.

Daniel (Danny) Gabbidon

2005 -

a22g (c)

Defender. Welsh Int', b: Cwmbran, 8th August 1979.  ex Cardiff for 'undisclosed fee', formerly with WBA.

Tony Gale

1984 - 1994

a367g7

Defender. b: 1959, Westminster. Joined from Fulham for £200,000. Joined Blackburn on free.

T.H. ('Tommy') Gall

1935 - 1935

a1

Winger. b: Glasgow. ex Aberdeen, to St. Mirren.

Joe Gallagher

1983 - 1983

a11

Defender. b: 1955, Liverpool. ex Wolves, to Burnley.

Frederick ('Fred') Gamble

1931 - 1931

a2g2

Centre Forward. b: 1905, Charing X. ex Brentford, back to Brentford.  died 1965.

Richard Garcia

2001 - 2004

a26

Utility. Hammers Youth. born 4th September 1981. Perth, Australia. Problems with injuries. Transferred to Colchester Utd.

David ('Dave') Gardner

1904 - 1907

(a80)

Left Back. b: 1873, Scot Int'. Club captain. Ex Newcastle & Grimsby. to Croydon Common.

Garrett

1939 - 1940

(a2)

Defender.

William ('Bill') Gatland

1921 - 1921

a1

Winger. b: Ilford.  ex Ilford.

James Gault

1907 - 1909

(a51)

Full Back. Scot. ex Aberdeen,

Gerry Gazzard

1949 - 1954

a126g32

Forward. b: 1925, Gloucs. Ex Penzance, joined Brentford.

John ('Jack') Geggus

1909 - 1912

(a31)

Goalkeeper. ex Custom House FC, Walked off the field 'with the hump' in 1912 after hearing 'disparaging remarks' from the crowd.  Later joined Gravesend.

Gentle

1899 - 1900

a2

Defender. (Ironworks)

V.W.T. ('Vivian') Gibbins

1923 - 1932

a138g63

Striker. England Int'. Born Forest Gate 1901 (died 1979 in Herne Bay). Solely amateur local player & one of the last England amateur Int's. ex Clapton FC (with whom he won 3 England Int' caps), later to Brentford. A schoolteacher & headmaster.

Gibbs

1915 - 1916

(a1)

Forward.

Gibbs

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Goalkeeper.

Ian Gillespie

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Ipswich).

Gillies

1897 - 1898

a1

Midfield. (Ironworks)

Gilmore

1898 - 1900

a5

Winger. (Ironworks) - (pos two different players)

Howard Girling

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Winger. WWII Guest player (C Palace).

G. Gladwin

1942 - 1943

(a7)

Defender. WWII Guest player.

Horace Glover

1911 - 1912

(a34)

Full Back. b: 1883, Ashford. ex Southampton, later with Boscombe.

Goddard

1917 - 1918

(a2g1)

Various.

J. Goddard

1913 - 1914

(a1)

Full Back.

Paul Goddard

1980 - 1987

a207g69

Forward. Born Mddx 1959. England Int' (1a). WHU top-scorer 1982/3. Ex QPR for £800,000, moved to Newcastle. Later assistant manager 2001 - 2004.

Reg Goodacre

1930 - 1933

a20

Full Back. b: 1908, Lincs. ex Boston Town, to Mansfield T,  deied 1998.

Dale Gordon

1993 - 1996

a11g1

Forward. Born Great Yarmouth, 9th January 1967. £750,000 from Glasgow Rangers, Injury problems, to Bournemouth.

Reg Gore

1938 - 1940

a5g1 (a4 )

Winger. b: 1913, Lancs. ex Lancs colliery team (Frickley). to St Mirren.  died 1997.

Bobby Gould

1973 - 1976

a59g19

Forward, b: 1946, Coventry. Many club man, ex Bristol City, rejoined an old club - Wolves. Later Manager of Wales.

Len Goulden

1933 - 1945

a253g55 (a197g77)

Forward. Born Hackney 1912. England Int' (a20) . ex Leyton, moved to Chelsea for £5.000. managed Watford 1952 - 56. died 1995.

Peter Grant

-

-

Assistant manager / coach 2004 - ex Bournemouth. former Scotland & Celtic legend (1982 - 1997), b: 1965

William ('Billy') Grassam

1900 - 1903
1906 - 1909

(a179g68)

Forward. b: 1880, Scot. Ex Port Vale, 2 spells with WHU. Played for Man Utd between them, joined Celtic.

George Gray

1945 - 1946

(a1g1)

Forward. WWII Guest player.

Jimmy Greaves

1969 - 1971

a40g13

Striker. b: 1940, East Ham. Ex Chelsea/AC Milan/Spurs star. England Int'. Scored on every debut, (2 on his WHU debut). To WHU as part of Martin Peters to Spurs deal. (in his career Greavsie scored more goals against West Ham than for them...) joined Chelmsford.

Bill Green

1976 - 1978

a40g1

Defender. b: 1950, Newcastle. £100,000 from Carlisle, £90,000 to Peterborough.

G. Green

1939 - 1945

(a1)

WWII Guest player (Charlton).

Robert Green

2006 -

a28 + (c)

Goalkeeper.  England Int’.  b: 18th Jan 1980, Chertsey,  ex Norwich City for a fee that could rise to £2 Million.

Thomas ('Tommy') Green

1919 - 1919

(a3)

Winger. b: 1893, Liverpool. to Southport.  died 1975. 

Tommy Green

1936 - 1941

a44g6 (a5)

Forward. b: 1913, Worcs. ex WBA, to Coventry.

Ron Greenwood CBE

1961 - 1974

~

WHU Manager 1961 - 1974. Born Burnley November 11 th 1921. First WHU manager with no club connection, Signed for Chelsea 1940 but was called up into RAF.  After war played for Bradford Park, Brentford, Chelsea and Fulham later Arsenal and England U21 coach, Also England manager for five years between 1977 and 1982, taking over a struggling national team after Don Revie's shock departure.  FA Hall of Fame 2002. Died February 9th 2006 at his Suffolk home.

Ernie Gregory

1939 - 1960

(a66) a406

Goalkeeper. b: 1921 in Stratford, ex Leytonstone, became WHU coach. 

Jack Gregory

1951 - 1953

a25g6

Forward. b: 1926, Shoreditch. signed firstly as amateur from Bromley, later pro, went to Scunthorpe.  died 1995.

George Gresham

1896 - 1899

a22g5+

Forward. (Ironworks) b: 1874, Gainsborough, Lincoln. ex Gainsborough Trinity.

Mike Grice

1955 - 1961

a150g19

Winger. b: 1931, Woking. Ex Colchester Utd for £10,000, joined Coventry City..  died 2002.

R. Griffiths

1939 - 1940

(a1)

Midfield. WWII Guest player.

Frederick ('Fred') Griffiths

1902 - 1904

(a52)

Goalkeeper. Welsh Int' b: 1876. 6'2", ex PNE and Spurs. Joined New Brompton. Died in WWI conflict.

Joseph Grisdale

~

~

WHU Chairman pre 1909.

Peter Grotier

1968 - 1971

a54

Goalkeeper. b: 18th October 1950, Stratford. Youth. Joined Lincoln City after their fans had raised £16,666 to buy him after being on loan.

W R ('Joe') Guest

1936 - 1937

a3g1

Winger. b: 1913, Yorkshire. ex Denaby Utd part-timer, joined Birmingham FC.   died 1973.

Harry Gunning

1952 - 1953

a1

Winger. b: 1932, Lancashire. ex Gravesend, on to Palace, Reading and Guildford, became coach to East Ham United. Harry lived in Newham and died in 2005.

John Gurkin

1921 - 1921

a1

Defender. b: 1895, Co. Durham. ex Sth Hetton Rovers, to Norwich City.  died 1976.

Derek Hales

1977 - 1978

a27g10

Forward. b: 1951, Kent. ex Derby for £100,000 to Charlton.

Almeric George Hall

1944 - 1949

(a44g25) a57g14

Forward. b: 1912, Hove. ex Bradford, also WWII Guest player (Spurs).  died 1994.

J. L. Hall

1939 - 1945

(a1)

WWII Guest player.

Richard Hall

1997 - 1999

a8

Defender. born Ipswich 1972, ex Southampton in £1.9m deal. Long term injury.

Geoff Hallas

1954 - 1955

a3

Full Back. b: 1930, Lancs. ex Warminster. Career ended by eye trouble.

John Hamilton

1904 - 1905

(a5)

Forward. Scot b: 1880, Glasgow. Later with Millwall and QPR.

Hamilton

1917 - 1919

(a29g1)

Midfield.

Syd Hammond

1904 - 1908

(a34)

Defender. b: Woolwich. played for various local teams.

Tommy Hampson

1920 - 1925

a79

Goalkeeper. b: 1898, Bury. ex South Shields, joined Blackburn.

Eddie Hapgood

1939 - 1945

(a2)

WWII Guest player (Arsenal)

Marlon Harewood

2003 - 2007

a170g56

Striker. b: 25th August 1979, Hampstead.  ex Notts Forest for £500.000. to Aston Villa.

John Harkes

1995 - 1996

a13

Forward. USA born 1967.  ex Derby Cpounty (loan).

Jon Harley

2004 - 2004

a16g1

Left back. b: 1979, Maidstone. ex Fulham. (loan only).

Harold

1915 - 1916

(a1)

Midfield.

Harris

1939 - 1940

(a1)

Defender.

Harris

1945 - 1946

(a1)

Forward.

Jimmy Harris

1930 - 1932

a7g1

Winger. b: 1907, Tunbridge Wells. signed from Folkstone, to Southampton.

Harrison

1916 - 1919

(a18g3)

Winger. guest player - Everton.

Fred Harrison

1910 - 1913

(a62g23)

Forward. b: 1880, Winchester. ex Southampton & Fulham. on to Bristol C.

A. T. ('Ted')  Harsent

~

~

Ironworks teams club secretary took over from Dave Taylor.

Joseph Hart

1920 - 1921

a1

Full Back. Later at Millwall.

Trevor Hartley

1966 - 1969

a5

Centre Forward. b: 1947, Doncaster. Youth, to Bournemouth.

John Hartson

1997 - 1999

a73g33

Striker. Welsh Int'. born Swansea 1975, £3.2m ex Arsenal. joined Wimbledon for £5m. later with Celtic.

Alfred ('Alf') Harwood

1907 - 1909

(a12)

Full Back. b: 1881, Bishop Aukland. ex Leeds City (now United), moved on to Bishop Aukland.

E.G. Hatton

1896 - 1898

a4+

Forward. (Ironworks) ex Reading.

Bert Hawkins

1951 - 1953

a37g16

Forward. b: 1923, Bristol. ex Bath City. moved to QPR.  died 2002.

Sam Hay

1898 - 1899

a7g2

Forward. (Ironworks) Scot. ex Victoria.

Vincent Haynes

1909 - 1910

(a15g5)

Centre Forward. b: 1887. ex Crewe Alexander, to WBA.

Robert Heath

1897 - 1898

a?

Goalkeeper. (Ironworks) ex West Ham Garfield.

George Hebden

1917 - 1918

(a2)

Goalkeeper. Guest player - schoolboy Int' just 16 years old. later Leicester City & Gillingham.

Jack Hebden

1920 - 1928

a116

Full-Back. b: 1900, Castleford. Club captain. Joined from Bradford C. moved on to Fulham.

Paul Heffer

1966 - 1972

a17

Defender. b: 1947, Upton Park. Youth, to Cambridge City. injury shortened career.

Henderson

1898 - 1899

a10g8

Forward. (Ironworks) Ex Bristol.

William ('Billy') Henderson

1921 - 1928

a183g1

Right-Back. b: 1900, Co. Durham. signed from Aberdare. died early death (30 years old) from TB.

Les Henley

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Arsenal).

Henshall

1916 - 1917

(a2)

Forward.

William Higgs

1915 - 1916

(a3)

Full Back. Amateur. born in Walthamstow 1895. (additional info from his Granddaughter)

Arnold Frank Hills

~

~

Owner/Chairman of Thames Ironworks Co. helped found & fund original works team. associated with Club from 1895 to 1904.

George ('Gattling Gun') Hilsdon **

1904 - 1905
1912 - 1915

(a92g35) (a4)

Forward. 'local' player b: 1885, Bromley-by-Bow. 2 spells with WHU split by time at Chelsea. Early WHU appearances as amateur. (**brothers)

Jack Hilsdon **

1903 - 1903

(a1)

Forward. Only match v Luton. ex Clapton and Luton.   (**brothers)

Paul Hilton

1984 - 1989

a75g8

Midfield / Defender. b: 1959, Oldham. From Bury for £100,000, injury shortened career, became coach.

Harry Hindle

1905 - 1906

(a3)

Defender. b: 1882, Blackburn. ex Blackburn on a 'free'.

Henry Hird

1897 - 1900

a27g4

Defender. (Ironworks) from Stockton. 'fine header of the ball...'

Shaka Hislop

1998 - 2002
2005 - 2006

a131
a25

Goalkeeper. b: 22nd February 1969, Hackney. Trinidad & Tobago Int' Free transfer from Newcastle. PoY 1998/99, Moved on free to Portsmouth.  Rejoined Hammers after being released by Portsmouth. To Dallas, USA on a ‘free’.

Alf Hitch

1898 - 1899

a7g2

Defender. (Ironworks) from a Gypsy family and former 'bare-knuckle' boxer that fought for the English title (twice). Went to US and then Australia as a prospector, discovering jade which he used to finance a circus and later promote speedway.

J. Hitchens

1901 - 1901

(a2)

Inside-left. ex Old St. Lukes.

Syd Hobbins

1940 - 1941

(a6)

Goalkeeper. WWII Guest player (Charlton).

Harold Hobbis

1939 - 1941

(a27g4)

Winger. WWII Guest player (Charlton)

Harry Hodges

1923 - 1924

a2g1

Centre Forward. b: 1897, Dagenham. ex Essex Stirling Ath. later with Lincoln.  died 1966.

Lee Hodges

1998 - 1998

a6

Sub. b: 1978, Plaistow. Youth, to Scunthorpe Utd.

Tommy Hodgson

1922 - 1929

a92g1

Full-Back. b: 1903, Co. Durham. Former coal-miner, signed ex Hetton Colliery team, later signed for (South) Luton later becoming their President, becoming the only man in soccer to be a player, captain, director, managing director, chairman & president of the same football league club - he also led the team out in the 1959 FA Cup Final when they were without a manager... died 1989.

J. Hodson

1916 - 1919

(a49)

Fullback / Wing. b: Lancs. ex Oldham A. later with Brentford.

Pat Holland

1969 - 1981

a303g32

Midfield. b: 13th September 1950, Poplar. Crowd favourite, injury shortened career. Free transfer as player/coach to Orient, later a coach at QPR. & Spurs.

Gavin Holligan

1998 - 2001

a1

Sub. b: 1980, Lambeth.  ex Kingstonian. to Wycombe Wanderers.

Holmes

1896 - 1897

a1+

(Ironworks) ex Reading.

Holmes

1918 - 1919

(a3g3)

Forward.

Jim Holmes

1936 - 1936

a2

Defender. b: 1908, Skelmersdale. ex Sheffield U. Joined Reading.  died 1971.

Matthew ('Matty') Holmes

1992 - 1995

a86g4

Midfield/Winger. b: 1969, Luton. from Bournemouth in £100,000 deal. swapped in £1.2 million Robbie Slater deal to Blackburn.

Holstock

1896 - 1897

a1

Full Back. (Ironworks)

Harry Hooper Sr.

-

-

WHU trainer.

Harry Hooper

1950 - 1956

a130g44

Winger. b: 1933, Pittington. joined from Hartlepool. sold to Wolves for £25,000, then Birmingham & Sunderland. Son of WHU trainer.

Percy Hooper

1939 - 1945

(a)

WWII Guest player (Spurs).

Idris Hopkins

1944 - 1946

(a2)

Winger. WWII Guest player (Brentford).

George Horler

1922 - 1927

a52

Full Back. b: 1895, Somerset. Signed from Reading, joined Fulham. Accomplished singer.  died 1967.

Kevin Horlock

2003 - 2004

a33g1

Midfield. NI Int'. Born Bexley, 1st November 1972. West Ham as a youth, joined Swindon then Manchester City for £1.25m, from where WHU bought him for £300,000. To Ipswich on a 'free'.

George ('Johnny') Horn

1906 - 1908

(a9)

Midfield. ex Tunbridge Wells FC, to Chelsea.   Had played for Army & Navy (Anchor) FC.

Ray Houghton

1982 - 1982

a1

Midfield. b: 1962, Glasgow, but Irish Int' (60+ aps). played only half-hour as a sub for Hammers (v Arsenal) before being transferred to Fulham. later played for Oxford (cost £147,000), Liverpool (£825,000) and Villa (£900,000)... one that we gave away!

Hounsell

1898 - 1899

a2g1

Forward. (Ironworks)

Howe

 1940 - 1940

(a1)

Midfield. WWII Guest player.

Bobby Howe

1966 - 1972

a82g4

Wing-half. b: 22nd December 1945, Chadwell St. Mary, Essex. Youth, to Bournemouth for £30,000. Later manage USA Youth Team and became Director of coaching for Washington State and national youth teams. In 1996 became Director of Coaching of US National Team. Later managed Portland Timbers. 

L. Howell

1939 - 1945

(a1)

WWII Guest player.

Cliff Hubbard

1938 - 1945

a1g1 (a4g2)

Centre Forward. b: 1911, Worksop. ex Hull City for £3,000. Played for minor league teams after WWII. died 1962.

Edward ('Ted') Hufton

1915 - 1932

(a54) a402

Goalkeeper. b: 1892, Notts. England Int' (6a). bought for £350 from Sheffield U. played at right back for 1 WW1 game. Moved on to Watford. Joined Coldstream Guards & wounded in action during WWI.  died 1967.

Joseph Hughes

1911 - 1919

(a105) (a8)

Goalkeeper. b: 1892, London. ex South Weald. Joined Chelsea.

Michael Hughes

1994 - 1997

a97g6

Midfield. NI Int'. born Larne 1971, ex RS Strasbourg (free), joined Wimbledon for £1.6m.

William Hughes

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Goalkeeper. WWII Guest player (Huddersfield).

Chris Hughton

1990 - 1992

a40

Midfield. b: 1958, Forest Gate. Irish Int'. Signed after loan from Spurs later joined Brentford, both for free.

Roger Hugo

1964 - 1964

a3g2

Forward. b: 1942, Woking. Youth. To Watford.

Archie Hull

1926 - 1929

a2

Defender, b: 1902, East Ham, local amateur with minor teams. ex Ilford, to Clapton Orient.  Known as a fine singer. Regular player for Ilford.  died 1978.

Doug Hunt

1944 - 1945

(a2)

Defender. WWII Guest player (Spurs).

Fergus ('Fergie') Hunt

1900 - 1902

(a48g10)

Winger.  b: 1876. ex Woolwich Arsenal, back to Woolwich, later Fulham.

(Sir) Geoff Hurst

1959 - 1972

a502g252

Striker. b: 8th December 1941, Ashton-under-Lyne. Youth. England Int' (49a). known for his '66 World Cup hat-trick. PoY 65/66, 66/67 & 68/69. Moved to Stoke for £80,000, then WBA & USA for 1 season. Managed Chelsea for 2 years. MBE 1996, Knighted 1998, also played 1st class cricket for Essex.

Don Hutchison

1994 - 1996
2001 - 2005

a39g13
a71g4

Midfield. Born Gateshead 9th May 1971. Scot Int' from Liverpool for £1.5m, to Sheff U for £1.2m. signed again in Aug 2001 from Sunderland for club record of £5m.  Released in 2005 and trialed at Millwall.

E.G.Hutton

1896 - 1898

a4+?

Forward. (Ironworks) ex Reading.

Sasa Ilic

2000 - 2000

a1

Goalkeeper.  b: 1972, Melbourne, Australia. Loan player from Charlton.

Andrew ('Andy') Impey

1997 - 1998

a34

Wing Back. b: 1971, Hammersmith. From QPR for £1.25m. To Leicester City.

Paul Ince

1986 - 1989

a91g11

Midfield. b: 21st October 1967, Ilford. England Int'. Essex Schoolboys, WHU Youth, PoY 88/89. Trans to Man Utd for an eventual £1.7m - during a period in which Ince incensed fans with anti-WHU acts and comments, making him probably the home-grown player most hated by the Hammers faithful. Later with Inter Milan, Liverpool and Middlesborough.

William Ingham

1903 - 1904

(a2)

Centre Forward. b: 1882, ex Aberdare Athletic, to Bristol C, Plymouth & Accrington Stanley.

Tommy Inns

1933 - 1934

a4

Full Back. Local born Plaistow, 1911, signed from Clapton FC. Moved on to Millwall.

George Irvine

1912 - 1914

(a21)

Full Back. ex Barrow,

Islip

1917 - 1918

(a4)

Forward.

Derek Jackman

1948 - 1951

a8

Forward / Midfield. b: 1927, Colchester. ex Palace.

James Jackson

1905 - 1906

(a24)

Full Back. b: 1880, Scotland. ex Leyton (before that with Glasgow Rangers, Newcastle and Woolwich Arsenal),

Tom Jackson

1921 - 1922

a3g1

Forward. b: Sunderland

William Jackson

1927 - 1927

a2

Winger. b: 1902, Farnworth. ex Leeds, to Chelsea.  died 1974.

David James

2001 - 2004

a102

Goalkeeper, 6'5" England Int' Born 1st August 1970 in Welwyn Garden City, Herts. formerly with Liverpool, signed from Aston Villa for £3.25 million. Sold to Man City for 'undisclosed fee'.

Wilf James

1930 - 1932

a41g7

Forward. b: 1907, Monmouthshire. Welsh Int' (2a). Ex Notts C. to Charlton A for £600. known for always wearing his 'bowler' hat.

William ('Billy') James

1920 - 1922

a57g7

Forward.  b: 1892, Stockton. ex Portsmouth.

Janes

1899 - 1900

a2

Winger. (Ironworks)

Len ('Dick') Jarvis

1903 - 1909

(a140g5)

Midfield. Born in Grays, ex local Essex teams, Joined Bury.

William Jenkinson

1901 - 1902

(a19g2)

Forward. Born Chesterfield 1877, ex and later returning to Burnley.

Billy Jennings

1974 - 1979

a124g39

Forward. Born in Hackney 1952, from Watford for £110,000, joined Leyton O. Went into catering.

Samuel ('Sam') Jennings

1924 - 1925

a9g3

Centre Forward. b: 1898, Cinderhill?. Mainly reserve ex Reading, to Brighton and Hove Albion. died 1944.

Jimmy Jinks

1939 - 1945?

(a1)

WWII Guest player (Millwall).

Joe Jobling

1941 - 1942

(a1)

Full Back. WWII Guest player (Charlton).

Stan Johns

1950 - 1951

a6g2

Forward. Born Liverpool 1924, ex South Liverpool.  died 1985.

Bill Johnson

~

~

Trainer (1902)

Glen Johnson

2003 - 2003

a16

Defender. b: 1984, Greenwich. Youth product. To the dismay of many, many Hammers fans this superb young player at 19 was allowed by the club management to be bought by Chelsea for £6 million after being a shining light in the latter stages of the 2002 - 2003 relegation season.

W Joseph Johnson

1927 - 1927

a15g7

Forward. b: b: 1899, Wednesbury. Staffs. ex Barnsley, to Walsall.

William Johnson

1919 - 1919

a2

Defender. Scot. b: Aberdeen.

William Johnson

1932 - 1933

a5

Defender. b: Leigh-on-Sea. ex Southend Utd.

Johnstone

1917 - 1919

(a38g2)

Defender.

Robert ('Gordon') Johnstone

1956 - 1957

a2

Defender. Scot. born in Edinburgh 1934, signed as a youth, did National Service then transferred to Ipswich. Became professional singer in Canada.

Dai Jones

1941 - 1945

(a42)

WWII Guest player (Leicester).

E. Jones

1939 - 1945?

(a1)

WWII Guest player

L. Jones

1939 - 1945?

(a1)

WWII Guest player (Arsenal).

Rob Jones

1999 - 1999

a1

Defender. b: 1971 Wrexham, ex Liverpool, retired.

Steve Jones

1992 - 1997

a31g5

Forward. 'Jonah' born Cambridge 1970, ex Billericay for £22,000. to Bournemouth. then ex Bournemouth, to Charlton.

William ('Bill') Jones

1901 - 1902

(a15)

Centre Half. Welsh Int' (2a). ex Kettering Town. joined Aberamon. First ever WHU player to represent his country.

Bernard Joy

1940 - 1941

(a2)

Midfield.. WWII Guest player (Arsenal).

Bill Joyce

1899 - 1900

a35g18

Forward. (Ironworks) Ex Spurs. to Portsmouth.

Alex Kane

1926 - 1927

a2

Goalkeeper. often confused with William Kaine.

William ('Bill') Kaine

1924 - 1925

a7

Goalkeeper. Born East Ham 1900, ex Stirling Athletic (Dagenham), joined Spurs.  died 1968.

Frederic Kanoute

2000 - 2002

a92g33

Forward. French, b: 9th February 1977, St Foy-les-Lyon. classy player from Olympique Lyonnese for £4m. To Spurs for 'undisclosed amount'.

Yaniv Katan

2006 - 2006

a2g0

Striker. Israeli Int'. born Haifa 26th January 1981. signed ex Maccabi Haifa for £100,000. back to Maccabi Haifa on loan.

George Kay

1916 - 1926

(a23g5) a259g17

Centre Half. born Manchester 1891, club captain. Suffered shell-shock WW1. Later a League manager - Southampton & Liverpool.  died 1954.

Albert Kaye

1900 - 1901

(a20g5)

Forward. born 1875, Derbyshire, ex Chatham, to a Belfast club.

Kearns

1916 - 1917

(a3)

Full Back.

Fred Kearns

1949 - 1954

a45g15

Full Back / Striker. b: Cork 1927. Irish Int' (1a), ex Shamrock Rovers, to Norwich City.

Vic Keeble

1957 - 1960

a80g49

Centre Forward. born Colchester 1930, signed from Newcastle for £10,000, Injury caused retirement. Later on staff of Colchester & Chelmsford C.

Kevin Keen

1986 - 1993

a263g27

Midfield. Youth, born Amersham 25th February 1967, Youth. Joined Wolves for £600,000 then Stoke and Macclesfield where he eventually bossed for 6 games. Later returned to coach WHU under 17s. 

Marc Keller

1998 - 2001

a56g6

Wing Back. France Int' b: Colmar 1968. ex Karlsruhr. To Strasbourg then Blackburn on a 'free'.

David Kelly

1988 - 1990

a63g14

Forward. Irish Int', born Birmingham 1965 . Ex Walsall for £600,000, joined Leicester for £300,000.

Gary Kelly

1994 - 1994

a0

Goalkeeper sub. born Preston 1966. Loan only from Bury.

Paul Kelly

1989 - 1990

a2

Sub. Youth, born Bexley 1969. Released free to Fulham.

William Kelly

1900 - 1903

(a37)

Midfield. Scot. ex Everton, to Notts County.

Fred Kemp

1906 - 1907

(a11)

Forward. born Tottenham 1887. ex Woolwich Arsenal, later with Bristol Rovers.

William ('Bill') Kennedy

1910 - 1912

(a23g10)

Forward. born in Grays. ex Northfleet, Injury ended career. Killed in action WWII.

Kenlan

1917 - 1918

(a1)

Forward.

Matthew Kilgallon

2003 - 2003

a4g1

Defender. born York, 8th January 1984, loaned ex Leeds Utd.

E. S. ('Syd') King

1899 - 1903
1902 - 1932

a23 (a66)

Defender. Born Chatham 1873. ex New Brompton (Gillingham). WHU Manager & Secretary 1902 - 1932.  Just a month after being removed from his post as manager, King died 'by his own hand'.

Matthew Kingsley

1904 - 1905

(a30)

Goalkeeper.England Int'. born Turton, Lancs 1879, ex Newcastle, Sent off for 'fisticuffs' in his last West Ham match. signed for QPR.

Kinnaird

1916 - 1917

(a1)

Midfield.

Thomas Harry Kinsell

1950 - 1955

a105g2

Left Back. England Int'. born Cannock, Staffs 1921. Previously WBA & Bolton + wartime guest with other clubs. Joined from Reading for £5,250 when 30 years old, given free transfer to Bedford T. Became local publican for a time.  died 2000.

F. Kippax

1942 - 1943

(a9g2)

Winger. WWII Guest player (Burnley).

Kirby

1917 - 1918

(a1)

Winger.

William Kirby

1903 - 1904

(a36g11)

Winger. born Preston, Lancs 1882. ex Swindon T. returned to Swindon T.

Jack Kirkaldie

1937 - 1939

a12g1

Winger. born Coventry 1917. ex Southend, to Doncaster Rovers.  died 1985.

Joe Kirkup

1958 - 1966

a187g6

Defender. born Hexham, Northumberland 17th December 1939. Youth product, Overlapping full back. Transferred to Chelsea then Southampton. Went to S Africa.

Kirsopp

1916 - 1919

(a39g12)

Forward. guest player - Everton.

George Kitchen

1905 - 1911

(a205g6)

Goalkeeper. born Derbyshire 1876. Club captain. Joined from Everton. to Southampton - Penalty taker (scored on his WHU debut!!) & also pro golfer and cricketer.

Bill Kitchener

1966 - 1967

a12

Full Back. born Bedfordshire 1946. Youth, to Torquay.

Paul Kitson

1997 - 2002

a72g20

Forward. born Murton, Co Durham, 9th January 1971, ex Newcastle. £2.3 million. released to Brighton & Hove A.

Knight

1916 - 1917

(a3)

Wing.

Paul Konchesky

2005 -

a80g2 + (c)

Midfielder. England Int', b: Barking, 15th May 1981.  ex Charlton (joined 1997) but was formerly with WHU Youth Academy.

Peter Kyle

1901 - 1902

(a3)

Centre Half. Scot. born Glasgow 1880. trial player that had a temperament problem that saw him rejected by Clyde, Hearts & WHU, later with Spurs, Arsenal and others.

Vladimir Labant

2002 - 200?

a15 

Left Back / Utility. b: 1974. Slovakia Int' from Sparta Prague for £900,000.  Back to Sparta Prague.

Bernard Lama

1997 - 1998

a14

Goalkeeper. French Int' b: 1963, St Symphoricu, loan from Paris St Germaine.

Frank Lampard ***

1967 - 1985

a674g22

Left Back. born West Ham, 20th September 1948. England Int' (a2). Youth. joined Southend. WHU Ass Manager 1994 - 2001. (*** Father & Son)

Frank Lampard ***

1996 - 2001

a185g37

Midfield. England Int', born Romford 20th June 1978, Youth product. Transferred to Chelsea for £11 million. (*** Father & Son)

Jack Landells

1933 - 1934

a22g3

Forward. born Gateshead 1904. ex Millwall, to Bristol C. died 1960.

Harry Lane

1918 - 1921

(a20) a19

Defender. born Leics 1894. ex Sutton, to Charlton A. A schoolteacher.

Langford

1917 - 1918

(a1)

Forward.

Bill Lansdowne ***

1955 - 1963

a65g5

Midfield. born 1935 in Shoreditch. ex demobbed RAF signing from Woodford, on to coaching, later with Hammers reserve team (*** Father & Son)

Billy Lansdowne ***

1978 - 1980

a15g4

Forward / Sub. born Epping 1959. Youth, to Charlton A. (*** Father & Son)

Larcombe

1917 - 1918

(a2g1)

Centre Forward.

Everald La Ronde

1982 - 1983

a7

Defender. born Forest Gate 1963. Youth. to Bournemouth.

Steven Laurie

2002 - 2002

ag?

Defender. born Melbourne, Australia. 30th November 1982.  To Peterborough.

William Lavery

1909 - 1911

(a19)

Full Back. born Fleetwood, Lancs 1887. ex PNE, later played in Ireland.

Lawton

1917 - 1918

(a1)

Goalkeeper.

Stan Lazaridis ('Skippy')

1995 - 2000

a87g3

Wing Back. Australian Int'. born Perth 1972, cost £300,000 from West Adelaide. To Birmingham for £1.9 million.

Richard A, ('Dick') Leafe

1913 - 1922

(a69g37) (a5) a32g7

Forward. born Boston, Lincs, 1891. ex Sheffield Utd. became Ass' Secretary until WWII.  died 1964.

Ted Leahy

1915 - 1918

(a62)

Goalkeeper

Lee

1917 - 1918

(a4)

Goalkeeper.

JA (Alf) Lee

1919 - 1921

a28

Full Back. born Yorks 1892. ex Grimsby T. on to Newport C.  

Robert Lee

2003 - 2004

a19

Midfield. Born in Plaistow, 1st February 1966 and a lifelong Hammers fan.  Joined on a 'free' following a year with Derby after years of being a key player with Newcastle Utd. Injury problems at WHU. Released on a 'free' end of 2003 / 04 season.

Thomas ('Tom') Lee

1907 - 1908

(a6)

Winger. ex Woolwich Arsenal, to Coventry C.

Patrick Leonard

1898 - 1899

a12g8

Winger. (Ironworks) Ex Man City. returned there.

Lawrie Leslie

1961 - 1963

a61

Goalkeeper. born Edinburgh 1935. Scot Int'. cost £15,000 from Aidrie. One of the most fearless goalies of all time. PoY 61/62. Moved to Stoke for £14,000....

Lewis

1918 - 1919

(a1g1)

Forward.

Lewis

1940 - 1945

(a129g2)

Midfield.

Eddie Lewis

1956 - 1958

a36g15

Forward. born Manchester 1935. Former Man U, joined ex PNE. joined Orient and later went to South Africa.

Harry Lewis

1935 - 1936

a4g4

Forward. Welsh born Abergavenny 1910. Former Arsenal and Southend, joined from Notts County,. Went to Swansea.

Mickey Lill

1954

a0

Winger, born Romford 1936. Transferred to Wolves as a youth in 1954, later became a class player with other teams.

David Lindsay

1906 - 1908

(a52g4)

Winger. Scot Int', ex Heart of Midlothian

J. Lindsay

1895 - 1896

a1+

Forward. (Ironworks) ex Old Castle Swifts. probably played in a number of early games including the club's very first fixture against Royal Ordnance.

Jimmy Lindsay

1968 - 1971

a45g2

Forward. Scot born Hamilton 12th July 1949. Youth, broke both legs in quick succession, joined Watford.

William ('Billy') Linwood

1901 - 1903

(a42g4)

Left Winger. born 1878. Ex Doncaster Rovers. joined Woolwich Arsenal then Norwich.

Simon Livett

1990 - 1991

a4

Midfield. born East Ham, 1969. Youth, joined Orient on a 'free'.

Fredrik (Freddi) Ljungberg 2007 - ag + (c) Midfield. b: Swedish Int'. b: Vittsjo 16th April 1977. ex Arsenal for £3m.

Dave Llewellyn

1969 - 1972

a6

Forward. born Cardiff 1949. Welsh U23 Int'. joined Peterborough.

David Lloyd

1898 - 1899

a16g14

Forward/Utility. (Ironworks) born 1874, 6'4", ex Grenadier guards. Scored hat-trick on debut.

Kevin Lock

1971 - 1978

a165g2

Utility. born Plaistow 27th December 1953. Youth, joined Fulham for £600,000. Coached with other clubs then moved into the pub trade.

Steve Lomas

1997 - 2005

a226g13

Midfield. NI Int' & captain, born in Hanover - Germany 18th January 1974, brought up in Coleraine. ex Man City for £1.6 million. Club captain.  Left on a free joining QPR.

Thomas ('Tommy') Lonsdale

1913 - 1914

(a21)

Goalkeeper. born Bishop Auckland 1882. ex Grimsby T. transferred to Southend.

James ('Joe') Loughlin

1927 - 1928

a10g4

Forward. born Darlington 1905. ex Newcastle, joined Coventry.

Lowe

1918 - 1919

(a1)

Full Back.

Arnold Lowes

1943 - 1944

(a1g1)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Sheffield W).

George Ludford

1944 - 1945

(a3g3)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Spurs).

Bertie Lutton

1972 - 1974

a13g1

Forward. NI Int' born Banbridge 1950. ex Brighton and Hove Albion, to Horsham. (first West Ham player to play for NI.).

John Lyall

1960 - 1963
1974 - 1989

a36

Full Back. born Ilford 24th February 1940. Youth, became coach - and the most successful WHU Manager 1974 - 1989. Joined Ipswich. John passed away in April of 2006.

Herbert Lyon

1903 - 1904

(a33g 9)

Forward. born 1877. ex Reading, to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tom McAlister

1981 - 1989

a100

Goalkeeper. Scot born Clydebank 1952. ex Bristol R. Coaching staff.

Jobi MacAnuff

2004 - 2004

a14g1

Midfield. Jamaica Int'. b: 9th November 1981 in Edmonton. ex Wimbledon (where he joined as a youth) for 'undisclosed' fee. To Cardiff City.

T. McAteer

1902 - 1903

(a13)

Midfield. ex Bolton, to Brighton.

Frank McAvennie

1985 - 1987
1989 - 1992

a191g60

Forward. Scotland Int' (a4). born Glasgow 1960. from St. Mirren for £340,000. transferred to Celtic (£750,000) for a period, bought back for £1,250,000. Finally 'freed' to various clubs..

McBean

1916 - 1917

(a3 )

Winger.

Grant McCann

2001 - 2002

a7

Midfield. Youth. b: Belfast 1980. to Cheltenham for £50,000 plus sell-on clause January 2003.

Alex McCartney

1905 - 1905

(a6)

Full Back. Irish Int'. b: Belfast 1882. ex Everton,

George McCartney

2006 -

a26g + (c)

Defender. NI Int’. b: Belfast  29th Apr 1981.  ex Sunderland for a £1 million deal.

William McCartney

1904 - 1905

(a29g3)

Winger. Scot. ex Man U.

J. MacConnichie

1916 - 1918

(a13)

Defender. guest player - Everton.

James ('Jimmy') McCrae

1918 - 1921

(a22g3) a54

Midfield / Utility. Scot. b: 1894. ex Clyde, joined Bury.  died 1974.

Trent McClenahan

2005 - 2006 

a3

Defender, b: Australia 4th Feb 1985. loaned to MK Dons. To Hereford

McCulloch

1918 - 1919

(a2)

Forward.

Alex McDonald

1901 - 1902

(a4g2)

Forward. Scot b: Greenock, 1878. ex Southampton, joined Portsmouth.

Terry McDonald

1957

a0

Winger. born Plaistow 1938. Youth transferred to Orient.

McDougall

1916 - 1919

(a25g16)

Forward. guest player - Liverpool.

Ted McDougall

1972 - 1974

a26g7

Striker. b: Inverness, 1947. Ex Man U. to Norwich for £140,000. many club player.

John McDowell

1970 - 1979

a303g9

Defender. born East Ham 7th September 1951. Newham Schoolboys. Youth. U23 Int'. Moved to Norwich C for £90,000.

Roderick ('Roddy') MacEachrane

1898 - 1902

a53g1
(a60g5)

Wing Half. Scot born Inverness 1878 (died 1952). worked for Thames Ironworks. One of the first to be paid for playing. Joined Woolwich Arsenal.

McEwan

1898 - 1899

a8g2

Defender. (Ironworks)

Robert McGeorge

1901 - 1902

(a2)

Defender. Local amateur, both appearances were FA Cup matches.

D. McGibbon

1939 - 1945?

(a4)

WWII Guest player.

McGinn

1915 - 1916

(a2)

Forward.

Mick McGiven

1973 - 1978

a55

Defender. born Newcastle 1951. ex Sunderland for £20,000, later coaching staff.

Danny McGowan

1948 - 1954

a83g9

Forward. Irish Int' (a3) born Dublin 1924. (there was also a Jimmy McGowan on WHU staff), ex Shelbourne. Joined Chelmsford C.  died 1994.

Kenny McKay

1899 - 1900

a37g13

Winger. (Ironworks) Ex Spurs. to Fulham.

Malky Mackay

2004 - 2005

a22g3

Defender, Scots 'Int. born Bellshill 19th July 1972. from Norwich for £300,000.  captained Norwich.  To Watford on a ‘free’.

Allen McKnight

1988 - 1989

a36

Goalkeeper. NI Int' (a4) born Antrim 1964. ex Celtic for £250,000.  to Airdrieonians.

J. McLeod

1939 - 1940

(a1)

Winger. WWII Guest player.

Darryl McMahon

2003 - 2004

a0

Midfield, Youth. born 10th October 1982. Released on a 'free' end of 2003 / 04 season.

Patrick ('Pat') McMahon

1932 - 1934

a17

Goalkeeper. Scot born Glasgow 1908. ex St. Anthony's, to St. Mirren.  died 1992.

Peter McManus

1898 - 1900

a15g1

Defender. Scot, b: Edinburgh 1873. (Ironworks) Ex Warmley (Bristol).

Keith McPherson

1984 - 1985

a1

Defender. born Greenwich 1963. Youth, joined Northampton Town for £10,000.

Tommy McQueen

1986 - 1990

a36

Full Back. Scot born Bellshill 1963. cost £150,000 from Aberdeen. joined Falkirk.

Lou Macari

1989 - 1990

~

Ex Celtic & Man U player. Born Edinburgh 1949 but lived for six years in Forest Gate as a boy.. WHU Manager 1989 - 1990

Archibald Renwick ('Archie') Macauley

1937 - 1947

a90g31 (a91g31)

Forward. b: 1915, Falkirk, Scot. Signed from Glasgow Rangers Won Scottish Int' caps during wartime. Joined Brentford.  died 1993.

Jack Mackesy

1911 - 1923

(a10g2) (a55g11)  a10

Forward. b: 1890. ex Deptford Invicta. Hammers stalwart, often captaining reserves.

Charles ('Chas') Mackie

1905 - 1906

(a10g3)

Forward. Scot, b: Peterhead, 1882. ex Man U.

Maclachlan

1916 - 1917

(a20)

Defender. guest player - Aberdeen.

Colin Mackleworth

1966 - 1967

a3

Goalkeeper. b: 1947, Bow. Youth. to Leicester City. joined police force.

Eggert Magnusson

--

--

WHU Chairman. Icelandic millionaire took control of club in 2006.

J. Mahon

1941 - 1944

(a18g7)

Winger. WWII Guest player (Huddersfield).

Andy Malcolm

1953 - 1962

a306g4

Right Half. b: Upton Park, 1933. WHU's first ever England Youth Int' Moved to Chelsea (for £10,000 + a player) then QPR.

Joe Mallett

1944 - 1945

(a1g1)

Forward. WWII Guest player (QPR).

David ('Dave') Mangnall

1935 - 1936

a37g29

Centre Forward. b: 1905, Wigan. Former miner, Ex Leeds, Huddersfield & Birmingham C. Joined Millwall later joined & managed QPR.  died 1962.

Manning

1916 - 1917

(a20)

Midfield.

Percy Mapley

1903 - 1904

(a17)

Full Back. b: 1882. joined Spurs.

Javier Margas

1998 - 2000

a26g1

Defender. b: 10th May 1969, Santiago. Chilean Int'. Universidad Catolica de Chile for £2m, Retired through injury, to run hotel business in Chile.

Arthur Marjeram

1898 - 1899

a8

Full Back (Ironworks) b: 1877 London?. ex Villa amateur. joined from Swanscombe.

Paul Marquis

1994 - 1994

a1

Defender. b: Enfield, 1972. Youth. played 60 seconds only as a last-minute sub but at least got a touch as Hammers cleared a corner. joined Doncaster Rovers on a 'free'.

Mike Marsh

1993 - 1994

a61g2

Midfield. b: Liverpool, 1969. along with David Burrows, part of £2.5m. Julian Dicks deal ex Liverpool.  To Coventry.

Dr. James ('Jimmy' or 'Doc') Marshall

1934 - 1937

a59g14

Inside Right. Scot Int' (a3) born Stirlingshire, 1908. A doctor. ex Glasgow Rangers & Arsenal before WHU and retired to a post with Bermondsey Borough Council.  died 1977.

Alvin Martin

1977 - 1996

a600g34

Centre Half. 'Stretch'. born 29th July 1959, Merseyside. Youth. Club Captain, England Int' (a1 v Paraguay 1986). PoY 79/80, 81/82 & 82/83, Joined Leyton O staff.

Dean Martin

1991 - 1992

a5

Forward. b: N. London, 1972. ex Fisher Athletic for £25,000. Joined Colchester.

Tudor James  ('Ted') Martin

1936 - 1937

a11g7

Centre Forward. Welsh Int', Ex Swansea, Scored hat-trick on debut but soon left for Southend. Later with WBA, Newport & Wolves.  died 1979.

Javier Mascherano

2006 - 2007

a7g0

Defensive Midfielder. Argentine Int’. b: 8th June 1984, San Lorenzo.  Joined for an ‘undisclosed’ fee ex Corinthians.  To Liverpool.

Massey

1917 - 1919

(a3)

Midfield.

Frederick Massey

1909 - 1912

(a41)

Defender. local b: East Ham, 1883, but joined ex Spurs.

Masson

1939 - 1940

(a4)

Midfield.

Bill Masterman

1915 - 1916

(a1+)

WWI guest player. (Sheffield Utd)

George ('Terry') Matthews

1955 - 1955

a9g1

Forward. b: Leyton, 1936, Youth. joined Aldershot, later lower league manager.

Steve Mautone

1996 - 1997

a3

Goalkeeper, Australian, born Melbourne 1970. £600,000 ex Canberra Cosmos. to Reading. Held Italian passport.

Scott Mean

1998 - 1998

a3

Sub.  b: 1973, Crawley. ex Bournemouth, returned to Bournemouth.

Tyrone Mears

2006 -

ag (c)

Defender. b: Stockport 18th Feb 1983.  ex PNE in a deal that could reach £2 million.

Harry Medhurst

1938 - 1947

(a136) a33

Goalkeeper. b: Byfleet, Surrey, 1916. joined Chelsea, also County cricketer.  died 1984.

Leslie Medley

1944 - 1945

(a1g1)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Spurs).

Neil Mellor

2003 - 2004

a21

Forward. born Sheffield, 4th November 1982. Joined on loan from Liverpool.

Andy Melville

2004 - 2005

a21

Central defender. b: Swansea, 1968. Loan then signed ex Fulham, previously with Swansea, Oxford & Sunderland.  Loaned to Forest.

Frederick Mercer

1903 - 1904

(a8g1)

Winger.

W.L. Miecznikowski

1902 - 1903

(a3)

Winger. b: Paddington, 1877. local amateur, played both for and against Hammers.  In 1899 the 'Morning Leader' announced that due to frequent mis-spelling of his name, he would in future be referred to as 'Kowski'.

Joe Miellear

1910 - 1912

(a4)

Winger. ex Bromley. A 'promising youngster' in 1910's handbook.

Ludek ('Ludo') Miklosko

1990 - 1998

a375

Goalkeeper.  6'5" Czech Int' (a40+) born Protesov, 9th December 1961, cost £300,000 from Banik Ostrava, took British citizenship. PoY 90/91.  To QPR, then returned to coaching staff.

Petr Mikolanda

2005 - 2006

ag

Striker. Czech U21 Int'. ex Viktoria Zizkow.  Loaned out then to Mlada Boleslav.

Keith Miller

1968 - 1970

a3

Midfield. b: Lewisham, 1948. ex Walthamstow Avenue. to Bournemouth..

Walter Miller

1908 - 1909

(a17g6)

Centre Forward. b: 1885. ex Sheffield Wed. joined Blackpool.

Hugh Mills

1932 - 1935

a23g16

Centre Forward. Scot b: 1912. also a sprinter. ex St. Anthony's. to Celtic. His brother - George - also signed for WHU but did not make first team. to Luton.

Ralph Milne

1989 - 1990

a1

Midfield. Scot b: Dundee, 1961. on loan ex Man Utd. this was a league cup match.

Frederick Milnes

1904 - 1906

(a4)

Full Back. b: 1878, Wortley. Top amateur of the day, played for many clubs inc Spurs ad Man Utd.

Scott Minto

1999 - 2003

a62

Wing Back. b: 1971, Heswall. former Charlton and Chelsea. ex Benfica for £1m. Released at end of contract to Rotherham Utd.

Paul Mitchell

1993 - 1993

a1

Defender. b: Bournemouth, 1971. £40,000 from Bournemouth. Injury hampered chances. back to Bournemouth.

John Moncur

1994 - 2003

a203g9

Midfield. Born 22nd September 1966 in Mile End, but started at Spurs followed by seven other clubs. Ex Swindon for £850,000, released at end of contract 2003 - retired.

Hugh Montieth

1900 - 1902

(a60)

Goalkeeper. Scot b: 1875 in Ayrshire. ex Bristol City. Joined Bury.

Moore

1916 - 1919

(a10)

Defender. 

Brian Moore

1954 - 1956

a9g1

Forward. b: 1933, Belfast, NI. ex Glentoran. to Cambridge Utd. injury ended career.

Bobby Moore

1958 - 1974

a646g27

Defender. b: 12th April 1941, in Barking. England Int'. Hammers Legend, see separate page.

Ian Moore

1997 - 1997

a1

b: 1976, Birkenhead. ex Notts Forest (loan only)

Jason Moore

1997 - 1997

a1

Forward. Sub.

Thomas ('Tommy') Moore

1898 - 1901

a61 (a4)

Goalkeeper. Known as 'The Dancing Dervish' for his 'erratic' style. ex Millwall. joined Grays.

William ('Billy') Moore

1922 - 1929

a202g48

Inside Left. Newcastle born, 1894, England Int'. ex Sunderland. became WHU trainer. died 1968.

Nicky Morgan

1978 - 1983

a26g2

Forward. b: Plaistow, 30th October 1959. Youth. loaned to Den Haag, and Portsmouth then transferred to Bristol City, Stoke and Exeter.

Trevor Morley

1989 - 1995

a215g70

Striker. b: Nottingham, 1961. from Man City in same £1m deal as Ian Bishop, PoY 93/94, went to Reading on a 'free'..

Tommy Moroney

1947 - 1953

a151g8

Midfield. b: Cork, 1923. Irish Int' (a12). ex Cork Utd. Joined Evergreen Utd then on to manage Irish team Cork Hibs.  died 1981.

R. Morris

1943 - 1944

(a1)

Midfield. WWII Guest player.

Robert ('Bob') Morris

1919 - 1920

a3

Forward. joined ex Blackburn, to Fleetwood.

Morrison

1896 - 1897

a1

Winger. (Ironworks)

J. Morrison

1911 - 1912

(a15g1)

Winger. Possibly the same player as the above Ironworks winger.

Morton

1916 - 1917

(a2)

Defender.

John ('Jackie') Morton

1931 - 1939

a275g57

Forward. b: Sheffield, 1914. England Int', Ex Gainsborough for £600.  died 1986.

James ('Jim') Moyes

1918 - 1920

(a6g4) a2g1

Forward. b: Fife. Signed from Dundee. to Clackmannan. Scored Hammers first ever League goal vs Lincoln City in 1919.

Hayden Mullins

2003 -

a112g5+ (c)

Midfield. b: 27th March 1979, Reading. Signed from Crystal Palace.

Frank Murray

1919 - 1919

a2

Forward. b: Dundee. also played in first-ever League match.

Joe Musgrave

1930 - 1936

a40g2

Midfield. b: 1912, Durham. ex Spennymoor, joined Swindon.

Malcolm Musgrove

1953 - 1963

a315g100

Winger. b: Newcastle, 1933. From Lynmouth Colliery following army service, PoY 59/60. Joined Leyton O for £11,000. much travelled in management and physio.

Ernie Muttitt

1942 - 1944

(a3g3)

Midfield. WWII Guest player (Brentford).

Frank Neary

1946 - 1948

a17g15

Centre Forward. b: Hampshire, 1921. ex QPR. joined Leyton O, later QPR and Millwall.  died 2003.

Jimmy Neighbour

1979 - 1983

a96g6

Winger. b: 1950 in Chingford. Ex Spurs & Norwich Joined Youth staff.

George Neill

1897 - 1901

a26g4+ (a1)

Defender. b: 1875. Joined from W Norwood, Probably had more appearances than shown. Became club secretary for a short time. Died by age 30.

Lucas Neill

2007 -

a13g + (c)

Defender. b: 9th March 1978, Australian Int’ team captain.  Ex Australian soccer academy and Millwall. Signed from Blackburn for an ‘undisclosed fee’. Team Captain

Andy Nelson **

1957 - 1959

a15g1

Midfield. b: Custom House, 1935. Youth, Joined Ipswich. (**brothers)

Bill Nelson **

1954 - 1955

a2

Full Back. b: Silvertown, 1929. Joined QPR. (**brothers)

Billy Neville

1957 - 1958

a5g1

Centre Forward. b: Cork, 1935. ex Wembley Town. retired due to illness.

Mike Newell

1996 - 1997

a7

Forward. b: 1965, Liverpool.  ex Birmingham City (loan only).

H Mick Newman

1956 - 1958

a7g2

Forward. b: 1932 in Canada. ex Dagenham, to Dartford. Hammers last first team 'amateur' player, well known in local teams.

Adam Newton

1999 - 2002

a3

Wing Back, b: Ascot, Berks, 4th December 1980. Youth. to Peterborough.

Shaun Newton

2005 - 

a19g + (c)

Attack/Midfield. b: 28th May 1975 Camberwell. ex Wolves for 'nominal amount'..

Newton

1918 - 1919

(a1)

Forward.

Nicholls

1896 - 1897

a1

Winger. (Ironworks)

Niel

1898 - 1899

a3

Defender. (Ironworks)

Berry Niewenhuys

1940 - 1942

(a17g5)

Forward. WWII Guest player (Liverpool).

David Noble

2003 - 2004

a4

Midfield. born Hitchin, 2nd February 1982. ex Arsenal & Watford (loan), signed short-term.  To Boston Utd.   

Mark Noble

2005 -

a33g3 + (c)

Striker. Youth. b: London 8th May 1987. U19 Int'. loaned to Ipswich 2005/6.

Cyril Norrington

1927 - 1929

a27

Full Back. b: Kensal Rise, 1896. ex Barking Town. joined Coventry City.  died 1972.

Abe Norris

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Trainer. (pre1901)

Fred Norris

1928 - 1933

a65g6

Utility. Born in Birmingham 1903, ex Aston Villa. joined Crystal Palace.

Adam Nowland

2004 - 2004

a18g1

Midfield.  b: 6th July 1981, Preston. Ex Wimbledon (or more precisely - Milton Keynes Dons'), previously with Blackpool.  To Nottingham Forest.

J. Oakes

1939 - 1945?

(a1)

WWII Guest player.

William Oakes

1903 - 1904

(a14)

Full Back. ex Leyton. to Leicester Fossee (City).

Harry Obeney

1956 - 1961

a30g16

Centre Forward. b: 1938, Bethnal Green. Youth ex Briggs Sports, joined Millwall.

Frank O'Farrell

1950 - 1957

a211g8

Wing Half. b: Cork, 1927. Irish Int' (a7), ex Cork Utd. to PNE. later League manager. inc Man Utd.

Older

1897 - 1898

a2

Winger. (Ironworks)

Emmanuel Omoyinmi

1997 - 1998

a12g2

Forward, Nigerian b: 1977. 'Manny'. Caused controversy when he came on as sub for 6 minutes while cup-tied due to an earlier 'loan' spell, causing WHU to lose a replay to Villa by default. To Oxford on a 'free'.

Vilmaz Orhan

1975 - 1977

a9

Forward. Born in Cyprus, 1955, ex Aveley. went to Team Hawaii (N American Soccer League)

Neil Orr

1982 - 1987

a185g5

Defender / Midfield. b: 1959, Greenock, Scot. ex Greenock Morton for £400,000. Joined Hibs.

J. Osborne

1940 - 1941

(a1g1)

Forward. WWII Guest player.

Anton Otulakowski

1976 - 1978

a17

Defender. Born in West Yorkshire, 1956. ex Barnsley. to Southend. Later Millwall and Palace.

Graham Paddon

1973 - 1976

a151g15

Forward. b: Manchester, 1950. ex Norwich City for £170,000. back to Norwich for £110,000. He also had a spell with Coventry City, Millwall & the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Sadly Graham passed away at his home in Norfolk in 2007

Albert Page

1942 - 1943

(a3)

Midfield. WWII Guest player (Spurs).

James Palmer

1919 - 1921

a13g1

Forward. b: London. transferred to Workington.

John Pantsil

2006 -

a7g1 + (c)

Defender.  Ghanaian Int’.  b: 15th June 1981.  ex Hapoel Tel-Aviv for £1 million deal.

Alan Pardew

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West Ham manager 2003 - 2006, ex Reading went on to Charlton.

Parker

1915 - 1916

(a1)

Midfield.

Parker

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Pos one of the other 'Parkers' mentioned here.

Derek Parker

1944 - 1957

a209g9

Right Half. b: Colchester, 1926. ex Grays, WWII player for Hammers, joined Colchester.

Reginald William Parker

1935 - 1936

a2

Full Back. b: Reading 1913. ex Bournemouth and Boscombe A. to Torquay. 

Scott Parker 2007 -  ag (c) Midfield. England Int' b: 13th October 1980 in Lambeth. ex Newcastle for £7 million. formerly with Charlton, Norwich & Chelsea.

Phil Parkes

1978 - 1990

a436

Goalkeeper. b: West Midlands, 1950. England Int'. Cost £565,000 from QPR. PoY 80/81, Moved on to Ipswich.

Parks

1895 - 1896

a1

Midfield. (Ironworks)

Tony Parks

1991 - 1992

a9

Goalkeeper. b: 1963, Hackney. ex Spurs & Fulham. to Falkirk.

Harry Parkinson

1902 - 1903

(a2)

Defender.

George Parris

1984 - 1993

a300g20

Full Back / Utility. born 11 September 1964 in Barking. Youth. Injury forced transfer to Birmingham for £100,000, later with Brighton and an activity organiser with a school for deaf children.

Eric Parsons ('Rabbit')

1943 - 1950

(a2g1) a151g35

Outside Right. b: Worthing, 1923. Youth.  Transferred to Chelsea for £23,000.

Francis Payne

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~

Succeeded Hartsent as club secretary (1897) and was involved in other Ironworks sports.

Joe Payne

1946 - 1946

a11g6

Striker. b: 1914, nr Chesterfield. England Int' (1a). Signed from Chelsea aged 33. to Millwall.  died 1975.

John Payne

1926 - 1929

a4g1

Winger. b: Southall, 1906. Amateur with Southall. on to Brentford, Man City, Brighton, Millwall & Yeovil.  died 1981.

Charlie Paynter

1932 - 1950

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Born Swindon 1883. attended Grange Road School, Plaistow. Became involved with club as unpaid help from 1897, became assistant trainer 1902, WHU Manager 1932 - 1950

Ian Pearce

1997 - 2004

a163g10

Defender/Utility. - born 7th May 1974, Bury St. Edmunds. ex Blackburn in £2.4 million deal. To Fulham.

Stuart Pearce ('Psycho')

1999 - 2001

a50g3

Full Back. England Int'. b: Hammersmith, 24th April 1964, England Int'. ex Newcastle. PoY 2000/01, to Man City as player/coach.

Pearcy

1918 - 1919

(a2)

Winger.

Harold Pearson

1939 - 1940

(a1)

Goalkeeper. WWII Guest player (Millwall).

Stuart Pearson

1979 - 1982

a51g10

Forward. b: Hull, 1949. England Int'. ex Man Utd. retired.

R. Penny

1940 - 1941

(a1)

Winger. WWII Guest player.

George Petchey

1952 - 1953

a2

Forward. b: 1931, London. Youth. Joined QPR & Palace. went into management.

Martin Peters (MBE)

1962 - 1970

a364g100

Midfield. Youth. Born in Plaistow, 8th Nov 1943. London, Essex & England Schoolboys, England Int' (a67). PoY 64/65. Transferred to Spurs for £200,000 (plus Jimmy Greaves), later with Norwich and Sheffield Utd. Worked with Hurst 'in motor insurance' after leaving football. MBE 1996.

Wilf Phillips

1931 - 1932

a23g3

Forward. b: 1895, West Midlands. 'Winkie', ex Thames. to Clapton Orient.  died 1973.

Cecil Phipps

1919 - 1920

a1

Forward. b: 1896, Leicester. Sole appearance vs Stoke City. to Halifax T.  died 1986.

Ernest Phypers

1940 - 1941

(a1)

Midfield. WWII Guest player (Spurs)

Frank Piercy

1904 - 1912

(a231g7)

Centre Half. b: 1880, Durham. a blacksmith by trade. 'Old War Horse'. ex Middlesborough. club captain, became assistant trainer at WHU.

Geoff Pike

1975 - 1987

a372g41

Midfield. b: Clapton 28th September 1956. Youth. Moved to Notts County for £35,000. Later Orient. Joined FA and PFA as coach.

Piggott

1915 - 1916

(a40g1)

Defender.

Pigott

1917 - 1919

(a2)

Midfield.

Pinder

1900 - 1902

(a2)

Full Back.

Walter Pollard

1929 - 1933

a43g6

Forward. b: 1906, Burnley. ex Burnley FC. joined Soucax (France) as player/manager. Later with Fulham, Southampton and Brighton. Died aged just 38 in 1945.

Hugo Porfirio

1996 - 1997

a27g4

Winger, b: 1973, Lisbon. Portugal Int'. ex SWporting Lisbon, on to Racing Santander.

Steve Potts

1985 - 2002

a505g1

Defender. Youth. Club Captain, born Hartford, USA 7th May 1967. Essex and London Schoolboys. Top utility player for Hammers. PoY 92/93 & 94/95. Released 2002 - to Dagenham.

Chris Powell

2004 - 2005

a42

Defender. England Int' (5a). Christopher George Powell, b: Lambeth, 8th September 1969. Former clubs - Palace, Southend and Derby. Loaned from Charlton then signed on a 'free', returned to Charlton.

Darren Powell

2004 - 2004

a5g1

Defender. Loaned from Crystal Palace.

Paul Powell-Bossons

1945 - 1946

(a1)

Defender. WWII Guest player.

Reg Pratt

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WHU Chairman 1950 -

Eddie Presland

1964 - 1966

a6g1

Full Back. b: Loughton, 1943. Youth. to Palace, also professional Essex cricketer.

H. Pritchard

1944 - 1945

(a1)

Winger. WWII Guest player (Wolves).

Proctor

1918 - 1919

(a1)

Forward.

Norman Proctor

1923 - 1924

a7g1

Forward. b: Northumberland. ex Rotherham County. joined Leicester City.  died 1947.

George Proudlock

1938 - 1949

a18g5

Forward. b: Northumberland, 1919. signed ex Amble (Northampton) before WWII. served in Essex Reg. to Workington.

Bob Pryde

1941 - 1942

(a1)

Defender. WWII Guest player (Blackburn R).

A.E. ('Dickie') Pudan

1900 - 1902

(a9)

Full Back. b: Canning Town. ex Clapton. to Bristol Rovers.

Sydney ('Syd') Puddefoot

1912 - 1921
1931 - 1933

(a61g35) (a113g100) a133g72

Striker. b: Bow, 1894. 'local' player. West Ham Schools, England Int' & Essex cricketer. ex Limehouse Town, to Falkirk. then ex Blackburn till he retired. Later coached in Turkey (inc. Galatasaray) & managed Northampton T. died 1972.

Malcolm Pyke

1956 - 1958

a19

Defender. b: Eltham, 1938. Youth. to Palace.

Nigel Quashie

2007 -