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H. ABBOTT

1913-14

Yassine ABDELLAOUI

2001-02

Moroccan international played in a 5-0 victory trial practice match against Queens Park Rangers at Chadwell Heath 21st March 2002. Glenn Roeder didn't take up the option to sign him

Ahmed ABDULLA

Born: Saudi Arabia 12/11/1991

Position: Striker

Joined West Ham United after being released by Arsenal in the summer of 2008, elusive forward. Having arrived at Little Heath, the young forward from the Middle East caught the eye by scoring five goals in 23 league and cup appearances for Tony Carr's Under-18's in the 2008-09 season. He also turned out three times in the Barclays Premier Reserve League South, completing a full 90-minutes in a memorable 1-0 win at former club Arsenal

Kenny ACHAMPONG

1988-89 Reserves: 8 (0 gls)

2008-09 Under-18: 21/1 (4 gls) Cup: 0/1 (1 gls)

2009-10 Reserves: 4/3 (0 gls)

2009-10 Under-18: 13/2 (2 gls) Cup: 3 (0 gls)

2010-11 Reserves: 13/3 (1 gls)

 

Marios ACHILLEOS

ADAMS

World War 1 Guest player who played one game in the London Combination against CHELSEA 15th March 1919

1918 - 1919 WW1: 1 (0 gls)

Danny ADAMS

1992-93 SECL: 2 (0 gls)

David ADELMAN

1972-73 SECL Div 1:   1 (0 gls)  Cup: 3 (0 gls)

1972-73 SECL Div 2:   9 (0 gls)  Cup: 12/1 (1 gls)

1973-74 SECL Div 1:

 

 

H. AGG

1950-51 Eastern Counties League:

AICKEN

World War 2 Guest player who played one game in the League South against QUEENS PARK RANGERS 7th November 1942

1942 - 1943 WW2: 1 (0 gls)  

Tunde AJAYI

1991-92 SECL Div 2:  1 (0 gls)

Ayo AKINSETE

Tony Carr Youth Director said that Ayo Akinsete was probably the success story of the players that were released in May 2003. Tony added that the Second year boy was released rather than failed because no one fails in the academy system, they just find the level where they are going to be comfortable.

"By coming through the system they are going to be better players and better people for it and it opens the door for them in other avenues. "This has happened to Ayo who is academically quite bright and I am pleased to say had the opportunity to go to America on a four-year football scholarship.

2002-03 Reserves:  2/5 (0 gls)

ALCOCK

1924-25 Reserves 1 (0 gls)

Jose ATUNES

Brazilian trialist who played in the West Ham United friendly against Maidenhead United at York Road 21st July 1999

AMPOFO Chris & Signature

Born: Paddington

Signed Apprentice 9th July 1980

Schools soccer with Brent, Middlesex, London England trial.

Played in the 1981 F.A. Youth Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur.

Chris AMPOFO

1981-82 Reserves 9/2 (0 gls)

1982-83 Reserves 26 (3 gls)

(B) Reserves & Youth Who's Who ALEXANDER Cheye & Steve Blue

Cheye ALEXANDER

2011-12 Under-18's 1/1 (0 gls)

2012-13 Under-18's 11 (0 gls)

ALEXANDER Cheye ABDULLA Ahmed ABBOTT H

ABERDEEN A.

1955-56 Metropolitan League:

ACHAMPONG Kenny ACHILLEOS Marios

Marios was with the Hammers for three years and he was offered an apprenticeship at the same time as Geoff Pike, but decided to decline the offer as his family were granted immigration to Canada. A sad Ron Greenwood sent him off with a nice reference letter and suggested he pursue his footballing career with his new hometown club in Toronto.

The local NSL semi-professional team in Toronto accepted Marios onto their playing staff, he even managed to sign on for the Canadian National team where he remained a regular for a number of years, going on to win 15 caps for his new country. Outside of football he finished his academics at University in Engineering.

 

Marios missed his time at West Ham, but very much valued the opportunity to represent his new country as an international!

Tony ACKERMAN

1964-65 SECL:

J. ADCOCK

1958-59 London Mid-week League:  1 (0 gls)

Fatai ADEBAYO

ADEBAYO Fatai

Born: 11 September 1997

Position: Defender

 

Left-footed attacking midfielder who hails from nearby Canning Town. Joined West Ham United as an Under-13. Appeared as a substitute in the Under-18s pre-season match at Charlton Athletic on 30 July 2013, when just 15. Made his competitive Under-18 debut as a second-half substitute in the 3-1 Barclays Under-18 Premier League South Group win at West Bromwich Albion on 16 August 2014.

1978-79 Reserves:  1 (0 gls)

1978-79 SECL:

2014-15 Under-18:  1/3 (0 gls)

Louis AFFOR

1988-89 SECL Div 1:

L. AGGIO

1971-72 SECL Div 2:   5 (1 gls)

Born: 21 November 1998

Position: Defender

 

Promising defender who made his Under-18 debut for the Hammers while still a schoolboy. Made his Barclays Under-18 Premier League debut at Everton on 29 March 2014. A regular member of the U18 squad at the start of the 2014/15 season, while still just 15.

Tunji AKINOLA

ADELMAN David AKINOLA Tunji AKINSETE Ayo