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FKS 1970-71 - West Ham United
West Ham in 1970-71

West Ham United

Back row: Alan Stephenson, Martin Peters, Bobby Ferguson, John Charles, Bobby Moore, Billy Bonds.
Front row: Harry Redknapp, Ronnie Boyce, Trevor Brooking, Geoff Hurst, John Sissons.

(Picture most likely 1968-69 season as it includes the 11 most played players of that season)

Huge thanks to Billy Green for sending the above picture.

The 1970-71 A&BC cards

A&BS bubblegum cards

Jimmy Greaves Frank Lampard Clyde Best Peter Eustace
Trevor Brooking Harry Redknapp Billy Bonds  
Bobby Howe Alan Stephenson Bobby Ferguson  

See the above picture full size

* See Richard Bowen's account of his first ever match, Spurs versus West Ham on the opening day of the 1970-71 season.*



Players in the 1970-71 World of Soccer Stars Album

Note: The 1st number is the picture number in the Soccer Stars album (i.e. 301 to 315).
The team in italics is the team that the player played most League games for.
1959-72 : 1959 year first signed forms, 72 =1972-73 last season of English League Football.

Manager : Ron Greenwood

Born: 11 November, 1921. Died 9 February 2006

Where are they now? Spring 2005

See obituary.

301. Clyde Best Click on Clyde's name for more information.

Born : Bermuda, 24 February, 1951.

English League career: 1969-75 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United. (Moved to Feyenoord). 186 games, 47 goals.

West Ham United career details 1969-75: League 186 games 47 goals; FA Cup 12 games 8 goals; League Cup 20 games 3 goals; Other 3 games 0 goals

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 22 games 5 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Bermuda internationals : ?caps.

Where are they now ? See Where are they now? June 2000. Also see Pringle and Fissler See Jim Ross's E-mail in June 2000

302. Billy Bonds

Born : Woolwich, 17 September, 1946.

English League career: 1964-87 (Source: Apprentice) Charlton Athletic, West Ham United. (Joined coaching staff.) 758 games, 49 goals. Member of the 700+ Club.

West Ham details 1967-1987: League 663 games 48 goals; FA Cup 48 games 2 goals; League Cup 67 games 6 goals; Other 26 games 5 goals.

Current club record for League appearances for West Ham, and with 804 games Billy is also the most played player in all competitions for West Ham.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 37 games 0 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler.

See a picture of Billy with Billy Green and with Trevor Brooking.

303. Ron Boyce

Born : West Ham, 6 January 1943.

English League career: 1960-72 (Source: Juniors.) West Ham United. (Joined coaching staff). 282 games 21 goals.

West Ham United career details 1959-72: League 282 games 21 goals; FA Cup 22 games 5 goals; League Cup 23 games 2 goals; Other 15 games 1 goal.

(Note 1959-60 debuted in a Southern Floodlight Cup match, then debuted in the League the following season)

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 13 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler , Rothmans 1999-2000 , Rothmans 2000-2001, Where are they now ?, Richard Whitehead, November 2002

No longer at Spurs see August 2001 News

304. John Charles

John Charles

Click to see pictures of John at John Charles (1) and John Charles (2)

Born : Canning Town, 20 September, 1944. Died, 20 August 2002.

English League career: 1962-69 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United . (Retired) 118 games 1 goal. (Wot - dosen't qualify for Bob's 70-71 pages ???- Bob)

West Ham United career details 1962-69: League 118 games 1 goal; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 18 games 1 goal; Other 4 games 0 goals

1970-71 season details: didn't play

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler and Where are they now?

305. Peter Eustace

Born : Stocksbridge, 31 July, 1944.

English League career: 1962-75 (Source: Apprentice) Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham United, Rotherham United (loan), Sheffield Wednesday, Peterborough United. 340 games, 37 goals.

West Ham United career details 1969-71: League 43 games 6 goals; FA Cup 2 games 0 goals; League Cup 3 games 1 goal; Other 0 games 0 goals

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 27 games 4 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 1 goal; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler and Where are they now ?

306. Bobby Ferguson

Bobby Ferguson Click to see more information on Bobby

Born: Kilwinning, 1 March, 1945.

English League career: 1967-79 (Source: Kilmarnock.) West Ham United, Sheffield Wednesday (loan). (Moved to Adelaide City.) 245 games, 0 goals.

West Ham United career details 1967-79: League 240 games; FA Cup 17 games; League Cup 19 games; Other 1 game.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 23 games; FA Cup 1 game; League Cup 0 games; Other 0 games.

Scotland internationals : 7 caps.

Where are they now ?

See Pringle and Fissler

Bobby and Greer Ferguson See December 2003

307. Jimmy Greaves. Click to see more information on Jimmy

Jimmy Greaves Born : East Ham, 20 February, 1940.

English League career: 1957-70 (Source: Juniors) Chelsea, (AC Milan, Italy), Tottenham Hotspur,West Ham United. (Moved to Chelmsford City.) 516 games, 357 goals.

All League goals scored in the (old) Division One, which is a record for the top League in England.

West Ham United career details 1969-70: League 38 games 13 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 1 goal; Other 0 games 0 goals

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 32 games 9 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

In 1960-61 season scored 41 (old) Division One goals for Chelsea which remains their record.

In 1962-63 season scored 37 (old) Division One goals for Tottenham Hotspur which is their record.

Scored 220 League goals in aggregate for Tottenham Hotspur 1961-70 - which is their record.

Scoring 5 goals in a match remains Chelsea's equal record and Jimmy did it three of the five times it has happened..

England internationals : 57 caps, 44 goals. This is the third highest number of goals my an England international. 39 caps whilst at Tottenham Hotspur was their previous record.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler.

308. Peter Grotier

Born : Stratford, 18 October, 1950.

English League career: 1968-84 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Cardiff City (loan), Lincoln City, Cardiff City, Grimsby Town. 333 games, 0 goals.

West Ham United career details 1968-72: League 50 games; FA Cup 0 games; League Cup 4 games; Other 0 games.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 19 games; FA Cup 0 games; League Cup 2 games; Other 0 games.

Where are they now ? E-mail Bob if you know !

309. Pat Holland

Born : Poplar, 13 September, 1950.

English League career: 1968-80 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Bournemouth (loan). (Moved to Orient) 255 games, 23 goals.

West Ham United career details 1968-80: League 245 games 23 goals; FA Cup 16 games 4 goals; League Cup 25 games 3 goals; Other 19 games 2 goals

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 3 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler, and Where are they now ? August 2000, August/September 2003

Pat became assistant manager to Willie Donachie at Millwall in 2006/7, but left the club the following season, see Autumn 2007

Career 2002- : 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008

310. Bobby Howe

Born : Chadwell St.Mary, 22 December, 1945.

English League career: 1966-73 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Bournemoth. 175 games, 10 goals.

West Ham United career details 1966-71: League 75 games 4 goals; FA Cup 3 games 0 goals; League Cup 4 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 21 games 3 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? See August 2001, October 2001.

311. Geoff Hurst Click to see more information on Geoff.

Geoff Hurst Born : Ashton-Under-Lyne, 8 December, 1941.

English League career: 1959-75 (Source: Juniors) West Ham United, Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion. 529 games, 212 goals.

West Ham United career details 1958-71: League 411 games 180 goals; FA Cup 26 games 23 goals; League Cup 47 game 43 goals; Other 18 games 3 goals.

(Note 1958-59 debuted in a Southern Floodlight Cup match, then debuted in the League the following season)

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 39 games 15 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 1 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals. Note: West Ham's leading scorer in the League and in all competitions.

On 17 October, 1970, Geoff's goal in a 2-2 draw with Spurs made him the club's second highest League goal scorer with (at the time) 165, a position he still holds today with a final total of 180.

Geoff Hurst set the record of 49 career goals in the League Cup with goals scored playing at West Ham and Stoke City. This has since been equalled by Ian Rush at Chester, Liverpool and Newcastle United.

England internationals : 49 caps, 24 goals. This is the eleventh highest number of goals my an England international.

And of course ... Geoff's hatrick in the 1966 World Cup Final, when England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra time, remains a unique achievement. Martin Peters, also a West Ham player at the time, got England's other goal.

Where are they now ? See Geoff Hurst .

312. Frank Lampard. (Senior)

Click to see a picture of Frank

Frank Lampard Born : East Ham, 20 September, 1948.

English League career: 1967-85 (Source: Trainee) West Ham United, Southend United. 585 games, 19 goals.

West Ham United career details 1967-84: League 551 games 18 goals; FA Cup 43 games 2 goals; League Cup 54 games 1 goal; Other 26 games 1 goal. Frank is West Ham's second most played player in the League and in all competitions.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 41 games 1 goal; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals. Note: Frank missed just one game - in the League - and was West Ham's most played player in the 70-71 season.

England internationals : 2 caps.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler.

313. Bobby Moore Click on Bobby's name for more information.

Bobby MooreBorn : Barking, 12 April, 1941. Died 24 February, 1993.

English League career: 1958-76 (Source: Juniors)West Ham United, Fulham. 668 games, 25 goals.

West Ham United career details 1958-73: League 544 games 24 goals; FA Cup 36 games 0 goals; League Cup 49 games 3 goals; Other 17 games 0 goals. The League appearances total is a former West Ham record.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 39 games 2 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

England internationals : 108 caps. Former England record, currantly second highest behind Peter Shilton. All 108 were won whilst at West Ham, which remains West Ham's most capped player record.

Where are they now ? See Bobby Moore

Bobby was captain of England's only World Cup win , see the World Cup winning team of 1966 .

See Bobby Moore as Captain

314. Harry Redknapp.

Harry Redknapp Click to see more information on Harry.

Born : Poplar, 2 March, 1947.

English League career: 1965-76, 1982 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Bournemouth, Brentford. (USA) Bournemouth (as team coach). 252 games, 12 goals.

West Ham United career details 1965-1971: League 149 games 7 goals; FA Cup 8 games 0 goals; League Cup 18 games 1 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 21 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? See Pringle and Fissler.See in August 1999 and October 1999.

315. Alan Stephenson.

Born : Chesham, 26 September, 1944.

English League career: 1961-74 (Source: Juniors) Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Fulham (loan), Portsmouth. 386 games, 14 goals.

West Ham United career details 1967-71: League 108 games 0 goals; FA Cup 4 games 1 goal; League Cup 6 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 16 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? November 2002

Squad Players from the Rothmans 1970-71 book include ...

Stephen Aylott: .

Born : Ilford, 3 September, 1951.

English League career: 1969-77 (Source: Apprentices) West Ham United, Oxford United, Brentford. 161 games, 8 goals.

West Ham United career details: Didn't play.

1970-71 season details: Didn't play

Peter Bennett:

Born : Hillingdon, 24 June, 1946.

English League career: 1963-78 (Source: Appentice) West Ham United, Orient. 241 games, 16 goals.

West Ham United career details 1963-70: League 42 games 3 goals; FA Cup 2 games 1 goal; League Cup 3 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details
West Ham United League 8 games 1 goal; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.
- 15 October 1970 moved to Orient
Orient (League details only): Division Two played 30 scored 0.

(Sir) Trevor Brooking

Trevor Brooking Click to see more pictures of Sir Trevor

Born : Barking, 2 October, 1948.

English League career: 1967-83 (Source: Appentice) West Ham United. (Retired.) 528 games, 88 goals.

West Ham United career details 1967-83: League 528 games 88 goals; FA Cup 40 games 3 goals; League Cup 55 games 8 goals; Other 24 games 3 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 19 games 2 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Clive Charles: Born: 3 October 1951. Died: 26 August 2003

Click here to see two articles about Charles from www.socceramerica.com

John (above)'s brother

Born : Bow, 3 October 1951.

English League career: 1969-76 (Source: Appentice) West Ham United, Cardiff City. 91 games, 5 goals.

West Ham United career details 1971-73: League 42 games 3 goals; FA Cup 2 games 1 goal; League Cup 3 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details: Didn't play

See Where are they Now ? and Sons and daughters : Brothers.

Obituary August 2003

John Cushley

Born: Blantyre, 21 January, 1943.

English League career: 1967-69 (Source: Celtic) West Ham United. (Moved to Dunfirmline.) 38 games, 0 goals.

West Ham United career details: League 38 games 0 goals; FA Cup 4 games 0 goals; League Cup 4 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season:
West Ham United: Didn't play.
- 25 September 1970 moved to Dunfirmline for 10,000 pounds.
Dunfirmline: (League details only) Scottish League Division One played 28 scored 0

Steve Death:

Note: Steve is listed by the 1970-71 Rothmans on both their Reading page and their West Ham United page, stating he was only on loan to Reading.

Born: Elmswell, 19 September 1949. Died 26 October, 2003

English League career: 1967-81 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Reading. 472 games. 471 - previous record appearances for Reading.

West Ham United career details 1968: League 1 game; FA Cup 0 games; League Cup 0 games ; Other 0 games.

1970-71 season:
West Ham United: Didn't play.
- 8 September 1970 moved to Reading for 20,000 pounds.
Reading: (League details only) Division Three played 27

See Obituary

Paul Heffer

Born: West Ham, 21 December, 1947.

English League career: 1965-71 (Source: Juniors.) West Ham United. (Moved to Cambridge City.) 15 games, 0 goals.

West Ham United career details 1966-71: League 15 games 0 goals; FA Cup 2 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 3 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Jimmy Lindsay:

Born: Hamilton, 12 July, 1949.

English League career: 1966-80 (Source: Juniors.) West Ham United, Watford, Colchester United, Hereford United , Shrewsbury Town. 314 games, 26 goals.

West Ham United career details 1968-70: League 39 games 2 goals; FA Cup 4 games 0 goals; League Cup 2 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details: West Ham United League 16 games 0 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

David Llewellyn

Born: Cardiff, 9 April, 1949.

English League career: 1966-74 (Source: Juniors.) West Ham United, Peterborough United, Mansfield Town (loan). 27 games, 3 goals.

West Ham United career details 1966-71: League 6 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 2 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

John McDowell

Born: East Ham, 7 September, 1951.

English League career: 1965-71 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Norwich City. 290 games, 9 goals.

West Ham United career details 1970-78: League 249 games 8 goals; FA Cup 19 games 0 goals; League Cup 21 games 1 goal; Other 14 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 25 games 0 goals; FA Cup 0 games 0 goals; League Cup 0 games 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Keith Pointer

Born: Norwich, 16 February, 1951.

English League career: 1968-72 (Source: Norwich Amateurs) West Ham United, Cambridge United. 8 games, 2 goals.

West Ham United career details 1968-72: Didn't play

1970-71 season details: Didn't play

John Sissons:

Born: Hayes, 30 September, 1945.

English League career: 1962-74 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City, Chelsea. 356 games, 53 goals.

West Ham United career details 1962-70: League 213 games 37 goals; FA Cup 18 games 8 goals; League Cup 21 games 5 goals; Other 14 games 3 goals.

1970-71 season details
West Ham United: Didn't play
- 8 August, 1970 moved to Sheffield Wednesday for 60,000 pounds
Sheffield Wednesday: (League details only) Division Two 37 games 3 goals.

Bobby Sutton

Born: Liverpool

(Bobby was listed in Rothmans 70-71 and 71-72, no further details at present)

Ken Wallace

Born: Islington, 8 June, 1952.

English League career: 1969-71 (Source: Juniors.) West Ham United, Brentford (loan), Hereford United, Exeter City. 45 games, 5 goals.

West Ham United career details 1969-72: Didn't play.

1970-71 season details: Didn't play.

Youth players in 1970-71 include ...

Johnny Ayris

Born: Wapping, 8 January, 1953.

English League career: 1970-76 (Source: Apprentice) West Ham United. (Moved to Wimbledon.) 57 games, 1 goal.

Signed professional forms October, 1970.

West Ham United career details 1970-78: League 57 games 1 goal; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 7 games 1 goal; Other 3 games 0 goals.

1970-71 season details West Ham United League 7 games 0 goals; FA Cup 1 game 0 goals; League Cup 1 game 0 goals; Other 0 games 0 goals.

Kevin Lock

Born: Plaistow, 27 December, 1953.

English League career: 1971-85 (Source: Apprentices) West Ham United, Fulham, Southend United. 353 games, 29 goals.

Signed professional forms December, 1971.

West Ham United career details 1971-77: League 132 games 2 goals; FA Cup 12 games 0 goals; League Cup 13 games 0 goals; Other 8 games 0 goals.

Where are they now ? November 2002

Further Players who moved to the club in the 1970-71 season ...

Brian Dear. See Millwall

Bryan Robson. See Newcastle United

Tommy Taylor. See Orient

'Back Room Boys' in the 1970-71 season (from 'Hammers1970-71'- the supporters handbook).

Wally St Piper (chief scout)

Ernie Gregory (Reserve Team coach)

Rob Jenkins (physiotherapist - son of Bill Jenkins the club's former physiotherapist)

Bill Lansdowne (Colts Team coach)

John Lyall (coach)

Died 18 April, 2006.

See Obituary

Albert Walker (Reserve Team coach)

The Directors (from 'Hammers1970-71'- the supporters handbook)

(Leonard, Will and Brian Cearns are all brothers)

Reg Pratt (Chairman)

Leonard Cearns (Vice-Chairman)

Will Cearns

Roland G. Brandon

Brian Cearns

The Secretary (from 'Hammers1970-71'- the supporters handbook)

Eddie Chapman

Further links on this site include...

See Typhoo Tea Cards of Bobby Moore and Martin Peters at West Ham United

See Bobby Moore as Captain

See Neale Harvey's article on future West Ham United player, Alan Taylor, and email by Dave Wright, April 2003

See Bill Walker's memories of West Ham in the 60s and Seventies - including when Bobby Moore went in goal !, Emails April 2004

For further links try the following ...

Click to see A&BC Gum Cards
plus all the details of the 1970-71 West Ham United season at:

Nigel Mercer logo
Nigel Mercer's Galleries of English Football Cards 1965-75



Click to see West Ham United 70-71 autographs at Lennart Kristiansson's site:
Autographs 70-71 logo
English Football League 70-71 Autographs

The official site can be found at WEST HAM

West Ham Player List has a list of every West Ham United plare ever...

Further links can be found at westham but beware the music !!!

West Ham legends
BBC SPORT WEST HAM UTD Hammer house of legends

Thanks to Billy Green for the following links to information on ex-players:

You must visit Hammers News and Ex-Hammers

West Ham United FC - The Official Website

West Ham United FC Online - Knees Up Mother Brown



Note: Birth information and League career statistics from:
"The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-1998"
Edited and compiled by Barry J. Hugman. Lennard Queen Anne Press, 1998.

Additional birth information, FA Cup, League Cup, other competition and 1970-71 statistics from 'The Definative West Ham United F.C. A Complete Record' by John Northcutt.
This is voulume 19 in the excellent series of club histories by Soccerdata from Tony Brown. For more information see
www.innotts.co.uk-soccer

Further 1970-71 season information from :
'Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970-71' 1st Year. Queen Anne Press, London, 1970, and
'Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971-72' 2nd Year. Queen Anne Press, London, 1971.

 
 

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