West Ham United Football Club play in the English Premier League out of their stadium, Upton Park.
Being a modestly sized stadium, West Ham tickets are always in high demand with football supporters in London.
West Ham were formed in 1895, and have played in the Football League since 1919, acquiring the nickname of 'The Hammers' along the way.
Although they have never been crowned as the Champions of England, West Ham have consistently played in the higher echelons of the English Football League, and they have had many famous players and managers in their time.
Names such as the flamboyant Italian Paolo Di Canio, England World Cup winners Bobby Moore (the Captain of the England side) and Geoff Hurst (the only player to have ever scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final) are to be counted among those who have helped elevate West Ham to their position in the history books of English League Football.
Notable managers they have had include Harry Redknapp and Lou Macari, two stalwarts of the English game.
West Ham have a number of rivalries with other London teams, most notably with Football League team Millwall. West Ham also have a number of other local teams which they consider as local rivals, including Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, and Chelsea.
Supporters of West Ham are hopeful that their current crop of talent, which includes the likes of England Internationalists Carlton Cole and Scott Parker, will be able to help West Ham to maintain their position at the top table of the English domestic game, the English Premier League.
Last Updated : Thursday, October 01, 2015