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“Syd King is West Ham and West Ham is Syd King"

Syd King:

Syd spent over 30 years at the Hammers he was the first full time appointed Manager. pionering a great a period of growth at the Club, from the players on the pitch and of.

As the Hammers started to grow, Syd was involved more in the running of the club and signing players one notable signing was the prolific goal scorer Syd Puddefoot, who scored 107 goals in 194 games for the Irons.

Through Syd’s Ambition, The Hammers took up residency at the Boleyn Ground moved in 1904.

The 1926/27 season see syd lead the Hammers to a record high sixth-place –  this record high finish would not be beaten for an amazing 60 years.

Syd sadly passed away at the young age of 59 in 1932

We have a lot to owe Syd a true Hammer and Legend.


Appointed 1 April 1902
Departed 1 November 1932
Games Managed 638
Games Won 248
Games Drawn 146
Games Lost 244
Win Percentage 38.87%

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