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.
Congratulations to Declan Rice on winning his second Hammer Of The Year award!
Once again Declan was the engine room of our team both domestically and in our fantastic European campaign.
Declan made 48 appearances scoring 5 goals including 3 in the Europa League.
Due to the presentations to Mark Noble it was not possible to present Declan in person with the original HOTY trophy but we hope to do this at a match at the beginning of next season.
Runner Up: Jarrod Bowen
Third: Craig Dawson
Congratulations to our outstanding Czech Republic midfielder Tomáš Souček who has been crowned 2020/21 Betway Hammer of the Year!
Tomáš was presented with the Betway trophy on a special awards programme on West Ham TV but will hopefully be receiving the original Supporters' Club trophy in front of the fans shortly.
Tomáš was an ever-present in the top-flight, starting and finishing all 38 matches, ending the campaign as the Club’s joint-leading scorer with ten goals, alongside Michail Antonio.
Congratulations Tomáš !
Runner Up: Vladimír Coufal
Following an outstanding season for both Club and Country, Declan Rice was the stand out candidate for Hammer Of The Year for the 2019/20 season so it was no surprise when he deservedly won the famous old trophy!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible to present the trophy in person so official Supporters' Club Chairman Andy Read and the lucky winner of a draw amongst the members, Matt Hammar from Pittsburgh, USA joined Declan to present him with the trophy virtually!
A recording of the presentation can be found here!
Runner Up: Angelo Ogbonna
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 visited 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.
Runner up: Declan Rice
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