West Ham United comes from London’s
East End and it is one of the oldest clubs in English football. Established in 1895, the team was initially
called Thames Ironworks, then the name changed to West Ham United in 1905. The new name of 'Ham' has nothing to do with deli meat, yet it probably is a shortened form of 'Hammers', as the club is also known. The
club entered the Football League in 1923 and though it has been relegated to the
lower divisions several times, West Ham has always found a way back into the top-tier.
Despite the club’s success on the pitch, it has never finished better than
third place. The club’s most notable rivals are Chelsea and Tottenham and the
club traditionally takes the pitch at the famed Boleyn Court in Upton Park,
however starting in 2016, West Ham will play its games at Queen Elizabeth
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