West Ham Top Scorers – 1920 to Present day
Welcome to the West Ham top scorers list of all time. We have a look at the most prolific scorers during the Hammers teams history.[pokareview_bonusbox id=”13605″ layout=”style1″ score_style=”number_stars”]
In West Ham United’s 124-year history, some of the most prolific West Ham top scorers came not very long after its inception in 1895.
1. Vic Watson
The biggest of them all and towering above everyone else was Vic Watson.
In his career spanning for 1920 to 1926 Watson featured in 505 games for the Hammers in which he scored an astonishing 326 goals that included 13 hat-tricks.
298 of those goals came from League games and the remaining 28 in FA Cups.
2. Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE
Next in line among West Ham top scorers is probably their most famous – Sir Geoff Hurst, MBE.
In his 500 games for the East London club across all forms of competition, Hurst recorded 242 goals. More notably, the Lancashire footballer was not just part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup but was also a goal scorer in the final game against Germany which the Three Lions won 4-2.
In fact, Hurst with his three goals in that memorable game scored a hat-trick and still remains the only man to do so in a World Cup final.
=3. John Dick and Jimmy Ruffell
None have come close to the prolific Watson or Hurst with the third-highest scorers John Dick and Jimmy Ruffell long way below with 166 goals.
27. Mark Noble
Among the contemporary lot is Mark Noble who is still around after an astonishing count of 472 games for the Hammers, a near-record in itself for the side.
Since the time of his advent into the East London club in 2004-05 at the age of 17, Noble has featured in 16 seasons straight, where he has managed to rack up as many as 57 goals.
16. Carlton Cole
When it comes to goal-scoring in the post-2000 era, none can match the feats of the towering 6ft3in Croydon-born Carlton Cole. In his decade long stint with West Ham from 2006-2015, Cole notched up a tally of 68 goals from his 293 outings for the Hammers, the most fruitful seasons being the 2010-11 & 2011-12 ones where he got 26 alone.
31. Paolo Di Canio
It would be a shame not to mention Paolo Di Canio, the Italian-born forward who was associated with clubs ranging from Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli to Lazio but spent the most productive years of 21-year career with the Hammers.
In a career spanning 670 games, he featured in 141 of those for West Ham for whom he scored as many 51 goals during the period 1998 to 2003.
Trevor Sinclair was another who spent six seasons with the Hammers spanning years from 1997 to 2003 and notching up 38 goals from the 206 games he played for the club before venturing out to Manchester City.
Andy Carroll is also among the more notable names of West Ham greats, spending seven seasons with the Hammers and getting 34 goals from his 142 appearances between 2012 and 2019 before moving out to rejoin his old club Newcastle in August this year.
Chelsea legend and current coach is one who started and spent the earlier years of his career (1995-2001) with West Ham, featuring in as many as 187 games for the club and notching up an impressive tally of 39 goals.
West Ham Top Scorers Table
The following is a list of 30 top goal scorers for West Ham United till date.
|Player||West Ham Career Periods||Total Goals|
|Vic Watson||1920 - 1935||326|
|Geoff Hurst||1959 - 1972||252|
|John Dick||1953 - 1962||166|
|Jimmy Ruffell||1921 - 1937||166|
|Tony Cottee||1983 - 1988||146|
|Johnny Byrne||1961 - 1967||107|
|Pop Robson||1970 - 1974||104|
|Trevor Brooking||1967 - 1984||102|
|Malcolm Musgrove||1953 - 1963||100|
|Martin Peters||1962 - 1970||100|
|David Cross||1977 - 1982||97|
|Ray Stewart||1979 - 1991||84|
|Syd Puddefoot||1912 - 1921||207|
|Trevor Morley||1989 - 1995||70|
|Paul Goddard||1980 - 1987||69|
|Carlton Cole||2006 - 2013||68|
|Julian Dicks||1988 - 1993||61|
|Bill Robinson||1948 - 52||61|
|Frank McAvennie||1985 - 1987||60|
|Billy Bonds||1967 - 1988||59|
|Clyde Best||1969 - 1976||58|
|Stan Earle||1924 - 1932||58|
|Jackie Morton||1931 - 1939||57|
|Len Goulden||1933 - 1945||132|
|Marlon Harewood||2003 - 2007||55|
|Mark Noble||2004 - present||55|
|Jim Barrett, Sr.||1924 - 1943||68|
|John Sissons||1962 - 1970||53|
|Terry Woodgate||1938 - 1953||74|
|Paolo Di Canio||1999 - 2003||51|
|Tommy Yews||1923 - 1933||51|
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