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HAMMER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

First introduced in 1958 by the West Ham United Supporters' Club, the Hammer of the Year award has been presented to West Ham United's finest players in recognition of their individual efforts in a particular season.  The inaugural winner was Andy Malcolm and since its introduction famous names such as Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters, Sir Trevor Brooking, Paolo Di Canio, Julian Dicks and Mark Noble have had their achievements recognised by the Hammers' faithful.

Voted for by the fans themselves, any winner of this award knows that they have truly written their name into Hammers folklore.

2019 HAMMER OF THE YEAR - LUKASZ FABIANSKI

After a number of years of not being presented to the Club's "Hammer of the Year" the new Supporters' Club Committee have worked with West Ham United to reinstate the presentation of the historic trophy.  Supporters' Club member Michael Searle had the honour of visiting the Rush Green training ground to present the trophy to 2018/19 Hammer of the  Year Lukasz Fabianski.

Voted for by the Club's fans, Lukasz became the 6th goalkeeper in Hammers' history to win the award.

The video of the presentation was shown on the big screen before the 2-0 win over Norwich City.

Congratulations Lukasz!!

 Runner-up -  Declan Rice

previous winners

2018 - Marko Arnautovic

  The Austrian forward produced an outstanding run of form from December until the end of the season, scoring 11 Premier League goals. 

 Runner-up -  Declan Rice

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2017 - Michail Antonio

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  The powerful winger scored nine goals and added five assists in 37 appearances to help the Hammers to an eleventh place finish in the Premier League.  

 Runner-up -  Manuel Lanzini

2016 - Dimitri Payet

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  The French attacking midfielder produced one of the finest debut seasons in Hammers' history, scoring 12 goals and adding 17 assists.   

 Runner-up -  Michail Antonio

2015 - Aaron Cresswell

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 The left back was an ever present in his first season in Claret and Blue, scoring 2 goals and adding 4 assists in his 38 Premier League appearances.  

 Runner-up -  Adrian San Miguel

2014 - Mark Noble

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 The long serving Club Captain "Mr West Ham"  picked up his second HOTY trophy after another impressive season for his boyhood club.  

 Runner-up -  Adrian San Miguel

2013 - Winston Reid

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 Signed following the 2010 World Cup finals, the Kiwi defender  will always be remembered for his rocket  of  a goal that helped beat local rivals Millwall. 

 Runner-up -  Jussi Jaaskelainen

2012 - Mark Noble

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Life long Hammer and a graduate from the famous West Ham Youth Academy, Mark Noble picked up his first HOTY trophy following a string of powerful midfield displays.

 Runner-up -  James Tomkins

2011 - Scott Parker

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Scott completed only the second hat-trick of consecutive HOTY  wins to match the previous record held by Sir Trevor Brooking.

 Runner-up -  Robert Green

2010 - Scott Parker

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Another impressive season in the engine room of the team saw Scott claim the HOTY for the second year running.

 Runner-up -  Alessandro Diamanti

2009 - Scott Parker

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The first of his 3 trophies.  Scott was a fans' favourite with his hard working, never say die attitude together with some cracking goals.

 Runner-up -  Robert Green

2008 - Robert Green

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The England goalkeeper enjoyed a consistent 2007/08 season as the Hammer finished tenth in the Premier League.  Rob started all 38 top flight matches and kept 8 clean sheets.

 Runner-up -  George McCartney

2007 - Carlos Tevez

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The Argentine international had a slow start to his Hammers' career but 7 goals in the run in of the famous "Great Escape" season saw him take the award.

 Runner-up -  Bobby Zamora

2006 - Danny Gabbidon

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The Welsh centre-back's poise, positioning and reading of the game helped the newly promoted Hammers to finish ninth in the Premier League and reach their first FA Cup Final since 1980.

 Runner-up -  Marlon Harewood

2005 - Teddy Sheringham

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Boyhood West Ham fan and former England international proved age is no barrier to success by scoring 21 goals in 36 appearances in a season that saw him celebrate his 39th birthday. 

 Runner-up -  Mark Noble

2004 - Matthew Etherington

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The Cornish left-wingers electric performances helped the Hammers reach the Division One Play-Off final in his first season in Claret and Blue. 

 Runner-up -  Michael Carrick

2003 - Joe Cole

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The supremely talented Academy graduate enjoyed four fine seasons in the West Ham first team having inspired the Irons to FA Youth Cup glory in 1999.

 Runner-up -  Jermain Defoe

2002 - Sebastian Schemmel

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The previously unheralded French full-back won the HOTY award in his first season at the Club with a string of high energy performances up and down the wing following his move from Metz.

 Runner-up -  Joe Cole

2001 - Stuart Pearce

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The former England left-back was 37 when he arrived at Upton Park but showed no signs of age as he secured the HOTY award at the age of 39.

 Runner-up -  Paolo Di Canio

2000 - Paolo Di Canio

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The passionate Italian maestro scored 51 goals in 141 matches for the Hammers, the highlight of which was his volley against Wimbledon that was one of the greatest goals in Premier League history

 Runner-up -  Trevor Sinclair

1999 - Shaka Hislop

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The Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper kept an outstanding 15 clean sheets to help West Ham to highest Premier League finish of 5th.

 Runner-up -  Ian Pearce

1998 - Rio Ferdinand

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The skilful footballing centre-back was a product of the famed Academy and was just 19 when he was crowned Hammer of the Year.

 Runner-up -  Steve Lomas

1997 - Julian Dicks

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The uncompromising "Terminator" scooped 4 HOTY awards as a left-back whilst also scoring 65 goals in 326 appearances.

 Runner-up -  Slaven Bilic

1996 - Julian Dicks

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 The uncompromising "Terminator" scooped 4 HOTY awards as a left-back whilst also scoring 65 goals in 326 appearances. 

 Runner-up -  Iain Dowie

1995 - Steve Potts

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The versatile defender came through the ranks before going on to make 506 first team appearances scoring his solitary goal against Hull City  in October 1990.

 Runner-up -  Tony Cottee

1994 - Trevor Morley

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The hard-working forward netted 70 goals in 214 senior appearances for West Ham including 13 in the Club's debut Premier League season in 1994/94.

 Runner-up -  Steve Potts

1993 - Steve Potts

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 The versatile defender came through the ranks before going on to make 506 first team appearances scoring his solitary goal against Hull City  in October 1990. 

 Runner-up -  Kevin Keen

1992 - Julian Dicks

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 The uncompromising "Terminator" scooped 4 HOTY awards as a left-back whilst also scoring 65 goals in 326 appearances.

 Runner-up -  Steve Potts

1991 - Ludek Miklosko

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The towering Czech goalkeeper became a folk hero in East London despite not actually "coming from near Moscow!". Crowned HOTY in his first full season, Ludo's most memorable performance came against Manchester Utd in a final game draw that denied the Red Devils the title.

 Runner-up -  George Parris

1990 - Julian Dicks

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The uncompromising "Terminator" scooped 4 HOTY awards as a left-back whilst also scoring 65 goals in 326 appearances. 

 Runner-up -  Stuart Slater

1989 - Paul Ince

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The Academy graduate and tough tackling midfielder totalled 12 goals in 94 appearances for the Hammers.

 Runner-up -  Julian Dicks

1988 - Stewart Robson

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The former Arsenal midfielder marked a fine first season at the Boleyn Ground by being voted HOTY in 1987/88 only for injuries to shorten his promising career.

 Runner-up -  Billy Bonds

1987 - Billy Bonds MBE

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A true West Ham legend now recognised with a stand named in his honour spent 21 years in East London making a club record 799 appearances and captaining the Irons to FA Cup glory in 1975 and 1980.

 Runner-up -  Mark Ward

1986 - Tony Cottee

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The boyhood Hammers fan scored 26 goals in West Ham's best ever top flight finish of third in 1985/86.  TC was also crowned PFA Young Player of the Year.

 Runner-up -  Frank McAvennie

1985 - Paul Allen

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The midfielder became the youngest player ever to lift the FA Cup in 1980 aged 17 years and 256 days. The infamous foul on him in the final by Willie Young led to the introduction of a red card for denying a goal scoring opportunity.

 Runner-up -  Tony Cottee

1984 - Sir Trevor Brooking

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The Academy graduate and technically gifted gentleman footballer capped 47 times by England is the only 5 time winner of the HOTY. 2 FA Cup wins including the winning headed goal against Arsenal in 1980 made Sir Trevor a West Ham legend.

 Runner-up -  Tony Cottee

1983 - Alvin Martin

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A superb all round centre-back, the Liverpool born player joined West Ham in 1978 before winning the FA Cup in 1980 and then going on to captain the team to the 1985/86 unforgettable 3rd place finish.

 Runner-up -  Phil Parkes

1982 - Alvin Martin

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A superb all round centre-back, the Liverpool born player joined West Ham in 1978 before winning the FA Cup in 1980 and then going on to captain the team to the 1985/86 unforgettable 3rd place finish. 

1981 - Phil Parkes

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A tall, strong and reliable goalkeeper signed for a world record fee of £565,000 from QPR won the FA Cup in 1980.

 Runner-up -  Geoff Pike

1980 - Alvin Martin

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A superb all round centre-back, the Liverpool born player joined West Ham in 1978 before winning the FA Cup in 1980 and then going on to captain the team to the 1985/86 unforgettable 3rd place finish. 

 Runner-up -  Ray Stewart

1979 - Alan Devonshire

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An elusive, skilful and committed winger  was signed from Southall for £5,000 in 1976.  Devo won the FA Cup in 1980  and starred in the 1985/86 season whilst also earning 8 England caps.

 Runner-up -  Bryan "Pop" Robson

1978 - Sir Trevor Brooking

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The Academy graduate and technically gifted gentleman footballer capped 47 times by England is the only 5 time winner of the HOTY. 2 FA Cup wins including the winning headed goal against Arsenal in 1980 made Sir Trevor a West Ham legend. 

 Runner-up -  

1977 - Sir Trevor Brooking

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The Academy graduate and technically gifted gentleman footballer capped 47 times by England is the only 5 time winner of the HOTY. 2 FA Cup wins including the winning headed goal against Arsenal in 1980 made Sir Trevor a West Ham legend. 

 Runner-up -  Alan Devonshire

1976 - Sir Trevor Brooking

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The Academy graduate and technically gifted gentleman footballer capped 47 times by England is the only 5 time winner of the HOTY. 2 FA Cup wins including the winning headed goal against Arsenal in 1980 made Sir Trevor a West Ham legend. 

 Runner-up -  Graham Paddon

1975 - Billy Bonds MBE

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 A true West Ham legend now recognised with a stand named in his honour spent 21 years in East London making a club record 799 appearances and captaining the Irons to FA Cup glory in 1975 and 1980. 

 Runner-up -  Mervyn Day

1974 - Billy Bonds MBE

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 A true West Ham legend now recognised with a stand named in his honour spent 21 years in East London making a club record 799 appearances and captaining the Irons to FA Cup glory in 1975 and 1980. 

 Runner-up -  Mervyn Day

1973 - Bryan "Pop" Robson

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A prolific centre-forward, the North-East born "Pop" spent two 3 year spells at West Ham netting 104 goals in 254 appearances.

 Runner-up -  Trevor Brooking

1972 - Sir Trevor Brooking

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The Academy graduate and technically gifted gentleman footballer capped 47 times by England is the only 5 time winner of the HOTY. 2 FA Cup wins including the winning headed goal against Arsenal in 1980 made Sir Trevor a West Ham legend.  

 Runner-up -  Bobby Ferguson

1971 - Billy Bonds MBE

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 A true West Ham legend now recognised with a stand named in his honour spent 21 years in East London making a club record 799 appearances and captaining the Irons to FA Cup glory in 1975 and 1980. 

 Runner-up -  Bobby Moore

1970 - Bobby Moore OBE

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West Ham and England's greatest ever player and Captain led England to the 1966 World Cup after leading West Ham to their first FA Cup win in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup glory in 1965.

 Runner-up -  Billy Bonds

1969 - Sir Geoff Hurst

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The England World Cup winning hat-trick centre-forward scored 249 goals in 502 appearances for the Hammers.

 Runner-up -  Billy Bonds

1968 - Bobby Moore OBE

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West Ham and England's greatest ever player and Captain led England to the 1966 World Cup after leading West Ham to their first FA Cup win in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup glory in 1965. 

 Runner-up -  Trevor Brooking

1967 - Sir Geoff Hurst

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The England World Cup winning hat-trick centre-forward scored 249 goals in 502 appearances for the Hammers. 

 Runner-up -  Bobby Moore

1966 - Sir Geoff Hurst

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The England World Cup winning hat-trick centre-forward scored 249 goals in 502 appearances for the Hammers. 

 Runner-up -  Martin Peters

1965 - Martin Peters MBE

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The outstanding midfielder spent eleven seasons at Upton Park winning the 1964 FA Cup, 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup before scoring England's second goal in the 1966 World Cup Final win over West Germany.

 Runner-up -  Ronnie Boyce

1964 - Johnny Byrne

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Capped eleven times by England, the barrel chested "Budgie" scored 108 goals in 207 appearances for in Claret and Blue including 33 in the 1963/64 FA Cup winning season.

 Runner-up -  Bobby Moore

1963 - Bobby Moore OBE

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West Ham and England's greatest ever player and Captain led England to the 1966 World Cup after leading West Ham to their first FA Cup win in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup glory in 1965. 

 Runner-up -  Jim Standen

1962 - Lawrie Leslie

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Signed from Airdrieonians, the Scottish international became the first goalkeeper to win the HOTY award at the end of his first season at West Ham United.

Runner-up - John Dick

1961 - Bobby Moore OBE

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West Ham and England's greatest ever player and Captain led England to the 1966 World Cup after leading West Ham to their first FA Cup win in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup glory in 1965. 

1960 - Malcolm Musgrove

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The prolific left winger scored 20 of the 98 goals he netted in 317 appearances for the Hammers during a truly outstanding individual 1959/60 season.

1959 - Ken Brown

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The Forest Gate-born England defender was the first recipient of a trophy for winning the HOTY award. Ken was the only Hammer who won the Second Division title in 1958, FA Cup in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965.

1958 - Andy Malcolm

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A former England Schoolboys Captain and the club's first England Youth international, the Upton Park born right-half helped the Hammers win the 1957/58 Division Two title. No trophy was awarded at this time.