West Ham United is one of the biggest clubs to come from London. The club was founded in 1895 as Thames Ironworks and reformed in 1900 as West Ham United. Many great players played have for the club over the years and today let us have a look at West Ham United top goalscorers of all time.
10. Martin Peters [Goals -100, Apps -364]
Peters came through the productive ranks at West Ham United after signing as an apprentice in 1959. He made his debut on Good Friday 1962 in a 4–1 home win against Cardiff City. He scored his first goal for West Ham in a 6–1 away win at Manchester City on 8 September 1962.
He established himself as a first team regular and was victorious at Wembley when West Ham won the European Cup Winners Cup with victory over 1860 Munich in 1965.
Feeling he was in the shadows of Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, Peters left the club in March 1970 for Tottenham Hotspur.
9. Malcolm Musgrove [Goals -100,Apps -300]
Malcolm Musgrove joined West Ham United in December 1953.At West Ham, he soon established himself as a left-winger, making his league debut in 1954 against Brentford.
He played a key role in West Ham’s promotion in 1957-58 season and continued his good form in top division too. He was voted Hammer of the Year for 1959-60 season.
8. Trevor Brooking [Goals-102,Apps -643]
Brooking was primarily right-footed, but was comfortable on his left foot. He played as an attacking midfield player, known for his controlled passing and midfield authority.
He played most of his career for West Ham United making 643 appearances for the club. He won the 1975 FA Cup and the 1980 FA Cup in which he scored the only goal.
He was adjudged the club’s player of the season on a record five occasions-1971/72, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1983/84. He received West Ham United Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
7. Pop Robson [Goals-104,Apps -255]
In February 1971 he became West Ham United’s record purchase when he signed for £120,000.He scored on his debut against Nottingham Forest on 24 February 1971. He was West Ham’s leading scorer in two of his three seasons at Upton Park,winning the Hammer of the Year in 1972-73 season.
He left the club for Sunderland in 1974 but returned to Upton Park after two seasons.He stayed with West Ham for 3 more seasons before leaving the club in 1979.