West Ham United Football Club

West Ham United Football Club is an English football club founded in 1895 and located in the district of Newham, a suburb east of London. The club plays in the Premier League Premier League, chaired by David Gold and David Sullivan. Karren Brady is currently the Executive Director.


Founded in 1895 as Thames Iron Works FC, the club adopted its current name in 1900 and opted for professional status. The Hammers join the League in 1919 (Division 2).

Since 1904, the club has been playing at home in the Boleyn Ground stadium, which has a capacity of 35,146. The stadium is located in the vicinity of West Ham, in the district of Newham in East London.

On October 17, 1970, 42,322 spectators attended the derby against Tottenham, which is the record attendance club.

West Ham United is sometimes dubbed The Academy because it has revealed many talented young players like Bobby Moore, Paul Ince, Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick, Rio Ferdinand, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole, Anton Ferdinand and Jermain Defoe.

The club is rivaling Tottenham, Chelsea, Millwall (London rivalries) and Sheffield United because of the deal that took place in the 2007 season and saw Carlos Tévez play illegally for the Hammers and helped keep the club at bay. detriment of Sheffield. The West Ham club had to repay £ 25m to the Sheffield United club as a fine.

West Ham spent 2 seasons on the lower floor between 2003 and 2005, which delayed his progress started in the 90s when he had completed several seasons at the doors of the Champions League at a time when the hegemony of the Big oven is not yet relevant.

After having maintained with a victory at Old Trafford in May 2007 during the final day thanks to Carlos Tévez, the Hammers chained the correct seasons without ever succeeding to hang a European place through the Championship, relying on cuts like in 2006 losing in the penalty shoot-out the final of the FA Cup against Liverpool Reds already qualified for the C.

In financial difficulties, the club has had to part with its best players in recent seasons as illustrated by the departures of Carlos Tévez, Javier Mascherano, James Collins, and Craig Bellamy. These starts did not stop the Hammers from hanging an honorable 10th place in 2008 and 9th in 2009. The following season is much more difficult, West Ham wins only 8 small games but ensures its maintenance at the 36th day when a 3-2 win over Wigan Athletic. Gianfranco Zola is thanked despite everything and replaced by Avram Grant. But, despite an ambitious recruitment, the Hammers achieve a 2010-2011 season, after which the club is relegated to Championship. His coach is relieved of his duties.

West Ham entrusts the mission to go back to the Premier League to Sam Allardyce, former coach of Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn. The latter recruits several players like Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Matthew Taylor or Kevin Nolan that he had under his orders in his previous clubs. The championship is going well since the club is in the top 3 of the championship from late October until the end of the season. In March 2012, a series of 5 consecutive draws distance the club in the standings. The direct promotion flies away and it will be necessary to go through the Play-Offs. In the semifinal, Cardiff City is easily sidelined 2-0 and 3-0. The opponent in the final is Blackpool, beaten twice in the regular season 4-0 at Boleyn Ground and 4-1 at Bloomfield Road. In Wembley, and in front of 78,523 spectators, the Hammers won 2-1. In a close match, Ricardo Vaz Tê scored the winning goal in the 87th minute and propels the club into the first division, one year after their relegation.

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Gary Lineker

Gary Winston Lineker, born November 30, 1960 in Leicester (England), is an English footballer, who played at the center forward position.

He was one of the best European forward-centers in the 1980s. He was particularly known for his elegance and fair play, he is one of the few players who have never received a yellow card, nor of red card during his whole career1. He scored forty-eight goals in his eighty caps with the England team between 1984 and 1992, making him the third-leading scorer in the history of the English team. He was top scorer of the 1986 World Cup.

After his playing career, he became a TV consultant.

Childhood and youth

Gary Lineker’s father was a greengrocer in Leicester. Gary is growing up in the suburbs of this city. He has a brother, Wayne, two years younger than him.

As a teenager, Gary Lineker practices both football and cricket in various school teams in Leicester. His taste for football led him to attend schools in the center of Lokeicester, which were relatively far from his parents ‘home, as the schools closest to his parents’ home offered rugby, a dominant sport in the Leicester area. but no football. For a time, he lives with his grandmother, who lives in the center of Leicester, closer to Gary’s schools.

At the age of 16, he chose to focus solely on football, he left school and joined the club Leicester City.

With the England team

Gary Linker started as an England team on May 26, 1984 against Team Scotland. He scored his first goal on March 26, 1985 against Ireland.

During the 1986 World Cup, Gary Lineker played most games with a light cast on his forearm. Nevertheless, he scored a hat-trick against Poland (3-0) in the first round followed by a double in the round of 16 against Paraguay (3-0). Team England is eliminated in the quarter-finals by Argentina 2-1, in a match made famous by the goal that Diego Maradona scored, and he qualified more later of “God’s hand”. Gary Lineker will make up for this disappointment with a top scorer title with six goals in five games.

Gary Lineker also plays Euro 1988. The England team loses all three games, and Gary Lineker scores no goal. We will learn later that he was suffering from hepatitis at that time.

At the 1990 World Cup, Gary Lineker scored four goals, and the England team advanced to the semi-finals. In this semifinal against West Germany, Gary Lineker scores in the 80th minute a goal that allows the English to equal to 1-1 after the opening of the German score by Andreas Brehme to the 60th minute. The Germans finally qualify on penalties (4 shots on goals to 3), and then win the trophy.

After this match, Gary Lineker pronounces this famous sentence: “Football is a simple game: 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win” (“Football is a simple sport: 22 men run after a ball for 90 minutes and in the end, the Germans win “).

Gary Lineker is playing his last England match against Sweden at the 1992 Euro. He has scored 48 goals in 80 caps, making him the second-leading scorer in the league’s history. England team, only one unit from Bobby Charlton’s record. During the match against the Swedish team at Euro 1992, coach Graham Taylor decided to release him, thus depriving him of additional playing time that could have allowed him to score a 49th goal in the squad. England and thus match Bobby Charlton’s record. A few weeks earlier, in a friendly against the Brazilian team, Gary Lineker missed a penalty that would have allowed him to equal Bobby Charlton’s 49 goals.

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