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Ricky IBE

1988-89 Reserves  2 (0 gls)





Signed Apprentice:


1987-88 SECL (Div 1)  3 (0 gls)






Signed Apprentice:


1998-99 Reserves   4 (0 gls)

1999-00 Reserves   3 (1 gls)

2001-02 Reserves   9 (0 gls)

2002-03 Reserves   9 (1 gls)

Born: Newham, London 14 May 1982


Position: Central Defender

Signed Apprentice:  1 July 1998 (3 year FA Youth Academy Scholarship)


Iriekpen captained the FA Youth Cup-winning team of 1999 and was handed a one year contract just weeks after he was ready to quit football after knee problems. He would actually have made his debut at Old Trafford as a 16-year-old under Harry Redknapp had the referee not blown the final whistle as he was ready to come on. There seems little doubt that, but for injuries he would have followed his contemporaries into the first team on a regular basis.


Joined East London neighbours Leyton Orient, managed by former Hammer Paul Brush on a six-week loan. On 22 October 2002, he made his professional debut in the Football League Trophy against Peterborough United and scored the first goal of a 3–2 victory. He returned to the same league on loan at Cambridge United in March 2003, playing 13 games.


In June 2003, West Ham released him.


Later joined Swansea City, Scunthorpe United, Bristol City and Hamilton Academical.

Andy IRO

2011-12  (Trialist)   0 (0 gls)




Born: Liverpool, November 1984




West Ham rejected the opportunity to sign USA giant defender Andy Iro, who until recently featured in the MLS (Major League Soccer) spent a week on trial at Chadwell Heath but considered to be of sufficient quality to earn a permanent contract. Iro featured in the West Ham United development squad's friendly against Leyton Orient on 9 January 2012 - a game in which the Hammers were comfortably beaten 3-0. The 27-year-old Iro - a Liverpudlian by birth who has been in the US since 2004 and stands at an impressive 6'5" - has since spent time on trial with Nottingham Forest.


Turned pro: 2008 (aged 24)

Previous clubs: Columbus Crew (2008-11), Toronto FC (2011).


1969-70 SECL (Div 2)   7 (2 gls)

1970-71 SECL (Div 1)   9 (1 gls)

1970-71 SECL (Div 2)  10 (1 gls)


Born: London, 16 December 1953



Signed Apprentice:


Ray went to South East Essex County Technical High School.


Made his first appearance in the claret and blue for West Ham in the South East Counties League Division Two Cup game against Charlton Athletic on 6 September 1969, the Etham tie ended in favour of the Addicts 2-1. Ray scored his first goal when the Juniors overcame Chelsea at Chadwell Heath by 2-1 to gain their first victory in the Division II league tournament. The Chelsea side included seven apprentices, and our all-amateur XI played extremely well. The Hammers opened the scoring in the first minute with a goal by Isaac, and went further ahead after half-time through a penalty; the visitors did most of the attacking in the second half, but the Juniors held out until three minutes from time when the opposition reduced the arrears. The youngster was also on the scoresheet in the next game against Fulham which ended 3-3 also at the Hammers training ground.

World War 1 Guest player from Huddersfield Town who played four game in the London Combination

1917 - 1918 WW1: 4 (0 gls)




Born: Brisbane, Australia 31 March 1979





Invincibile attended Payne Road Primary School, Brisbane, Australia. His clubs in Australia included The Gap, Taringa Rovers, Brisbane Strikers and the Marconi Stallions. He was selected in the Australian under-20s team and was a member of the Queensland Academy of Sport.