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West Ham top scorers: Vic Watson is the all-time top scorer of The Hammers

It seems that there are no footballers in the modern era of West Ham who can surpass the 20th-century players. Check out the top 10 all-time goalscorers and other related information about this professional football club.
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Who are all-time West Ham top scorers?

Rank

Player

Periods

Goals

1

Vic Watson

1920-35

326

2

Geoff Hurst

1959-72

252

3

John Dick

1953-63

166

4

Jimmy Suffell

1921-37

166

5

Tony Cottee

1983-88, 1994-96

146

6

Johnny Byrne

1961-67

107

7

Pop Robson

1970-74, 1976-79

104

8

Trevor Brooking

1967-84

102

9

Malcolm Musgrove

1953-63

100

10

Martin Peters

1962-70

100

Vic Watson is the all-time top scorer of West Ham. He played more than 505 matches for West Ham and scored a total of 326 goals, far ahead of the second, Geoff Hurst with 252 goals. 

Who in West Ham scores the most goals in the 2020-21 season?

Tomas Soucek is the top goalscorer of West Ham United this season. Tomas, along with Michail Antonio, each has scored 10 goals in the Premier League 2021. In the most recent match, on 20 May, West Ham met West Bromwich Albion and Tomas is the player who brought one of three goals for West Ham. 

Tomas Soucek

Fundamentals about West Ham United F.C.

This section will provide more basic information about West Ham, from their origin to the most typical titles they have obtained in their career up to the present.

Origin

West Ham United Football Club is a professional football club based in Stratford, East London, England. The club was founded on 29 June 1895 as Thames Ironworks. Five years later, on 5 July 1900, they got the current name as West Ham United. They are currently playing at London Stadium with a 60,000-seat capacity as their home ground, which was the Boleyn Ground from 1904 for more than a century. 

West Ham’s manager this season is David Moyes, who used to be the coach of many top-flight football clubs worldwide, such as Man Utd, Real Sociedad, or Everton.

West Ham F.C

League honors

West Ham United is currently participating in the prestigious Premier League. Before officially joining the Football League, they played in the Southern League and Western League. They won three seasons of the FA Cup, in 1964, 1975, and 1980, and twice became the runners-up of this competition. West Ham is one of the eight football clubs that have never been relegated below the second tier. 

For further details about the achievements of West Ham: 

1. Domestic competitions

Football League First Division/Premier League 

  • Highest placing: 3rd 1985–86

Football League Second Division/Football League Championship 

  • Champions (2): 1957–58, 1980–81
  • Runners-up (3): 1922–23, 1990–91, 1992–93
  • Play-off Winners (2): 2005, 2012

Southern League First Division:

  • Highest placing: 3rd 1912–13

Western Football League:

  • Champions (1): 1906–07
  • Section A Champions (1): 1906–07

FA Cup

  • Winners (3): 1963–64, 1974–75, 1979–80
  • Runners-up (2): 1922–23, 2005–06

League Cup

  • Runners-up (2): 1965–66, 1980–81

FA Charity Shield:

  • Winners (1): 1964 (shared)
  • Runners-up (2): 1975, 1980

Football League War Cup:

  • Winners (1): 1940

Southern Floodlit Cup:

  • Winners (1): 1956
  • Runners-up (1): 1960

London Challenge Cup

  • Winners (9): 1924–25, 1925–26, 1929–30, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1956–57, 1967–68, 1968–69

Essex Professional Cup:

  • Winners (3): 1951, 1955 (Trophy shared), 1959
  • Runners-up: 1952, 1958

London Charity Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1902

Hammers in Wartime

London Combination:

  • Champions (1): 1916–17
  • Runners-up (2): 1915–16 (Supplementary Tournament), 1917–18

League South A:

  • Runners-up (1): 1939–40

League South C:

  • Runners-up (1): 1939–40

Regional League South:

  • Runners-up (1): 1940–41

League South:

  • Runners-up (2): 1943–44, 1944–45

As Thames Ironworks F.C.

Southern League Division Two

  • Winners (1): 1898–99
  • London Champions (1): 1898–99

London League

  • Winners (1): 1897–98
  • Runners-up (1): 1896–97

West Ham Charity Cup

  • Winners (1): 1896
  • Runners-up (1): 1897

2. European

European Cup Winners Cup

  • Winners (1): 1964–65
  • Runners-up (1): 1975–76

UEFA Intertoto Cup

  • Winners (1): 1999

Anglo-Italian League Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1975

3. International

International Soccer League

  • Winners (1): 1963

American Challenge Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1963

4. Other

  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award: 1965
  • Honorary Degree (awarded to the club) in 2009 by the University of East London

Reference sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Ham_United_F.C.

https://www.espn.com/soccer/team/stats/_/id/371/league/ENG.1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Watson

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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