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10 Greatest West Ham Strikers Ever

3. Tony Cottee

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A Hammer through and through, Cottee made his debut at age 17 in 1983, scoring against Tottenham. He served two prolific spells with the club, 1982-1988 and 1994-1996, and scored 146 goals in 336 appearances.

Cottee lurked in and around the box, ready to pounce at any moment. A joy to watch, he has never denied his lifelong love for West Ham. He was the winner of the Hammer of the Year award in 1986 and also won the PFA Young Player of the Year in the same year.

2. Vic Watson

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Watson is the club’s record goalscorer with 326 goals in 505 apps. He played for West Ham between 1920 and 1936 and 203 of his 298 league goals were from 295 top-flight appearances.

He was the first division top scorer in 1930. Vic Watson reached the FA Cup with West Ham in 1923, where the Hammers were beaten 2-0 by Bolton in the first-ever game at the old Wembley. Vic Watson, is without a doubt, one of the greatest West Ham strikers ever.

1. Geoff Hurst

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Geoff may well be known to football fans across the globe for his part in the England World Cup-winning team of 1966, but to West Ham fans he is certainly more than that. He was one of the greatest West Ham United players ever, scoring 249 goals for the Hammers.

The three-time Hammer of the Year, helped West Ham win their first-ever FA Cup in 1964. In 2003, Sir Geoff Hurst joined West Ham and England heroes of 1966, Bobby Moore and Martin Peters, in ‘The Champions’ statue outside the Boleyn pub next to Upton Park.

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