Robert Green has been voted the 2007/08 Hammer of the Year following a poll carried out by the West Ham United Supporters Club.

Fans were asked to vote for the player they felt had been the top performer over the campaign and Green, who did not miss a single Barclays Premier League game, took 52 per cent of the vote of the entire first-team squad. Fellow ever-present George McCartney was the runner-up, getting 31 per cent, with Matthew Upson in third place. Green is only the fifth goalkeeper to win the coveted prize - following in the footsteps of Lawrie Leslie, Phil Parkes, Ludek Miklosko and Shaka Hislop. James Tomkins was the Young Hammer of the Year and Jack Collison the most improved player.

Green said: "I am very pleased. I have got a good rapport with the fans. I love playing in front of them, I love playing for the club ... It is a wonderful achievement for myself, it is something I failed to do in ten seasons at Norwich so I am really pleased to do it in my second season at West Ham." The goalkeeper was particularly honoured to add his name to a distinguished list of former greats like Bobby Moore and Trevor Brooking. He added: "It is a wonderful club, it is steeped in tradition and to join the ranks of such players is a tremendous honour."

The 51st Hammer of the Year was confirmed as the winner before kick-off ahead of the final game of the season against Aston Villa and then presented with the trophy during the post-match lap of the pitch. The 28-year-old has enjoyed a terrific campaign that has helped him get back into the England reckoning. Among his highlights were four penalty saves including two last-gasp stops against Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.

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 HAMMER OF THE YEAR HALL OF FAME

SEASON HAMMER OF THE YEAR RUNNER-UP
2007/08 ROBERT GREEN GEORGE McCARTNEY
2006/07 CARLOS TEVEZ BOBBY ZAMORA
2005/06 DANNY GABBIDON MARLON HAREWOOD
2004/05 TEDDY SHERINGHAM MARK NOBLE
2003/04 MATTHEW ETHERINGTON MICHAEL CARRICK
2002/03 JOE COLE JERMAIN DEFOE
2001/02 SEBASTIEN SCHEMMEL DAVID JAMES
2000/01 STUART PEARCE PAOLO DI CANIO
1999/00 PAOLO DI CANIO TREVOR SINCLAIR
1998/99 SHAKA HISLOP IAN PEARCE
1997/98 RIO FERDINAND STEVE LOMAS
1996/97 JULIAN DICKS SLAVEN BILIC
1995/96 JULIAN DICKS IAIN DOWIE
1994/95 STEVE POTTS TONY COTTEE
1993/94 TREVOR MORLEY STEVE POTTS
1992/93 STEVE POTTS KEVIN KEEN
1991/92 JULIAN DICKS STEVE POTTS
1990/91 LUDEK MIKLOSKO GEORGE PARRIS
1989/90 JULIAN DICKS STUART SLATER
1988/89 PAUL INCE JULIAN DICKS
1987/88 STEWART ROBSON BILLY BONDS
1986/87 BILLY BONDS MARK WARD
1985/86 TONY COTTEE FRANK McAVENNIE
1984/85 PAUL ALLEN TONY COTTEE
1983/84 TREVOR BROOKING TONY COTTEE
1982/83 ALVIN MARTIN PHIL PARKES
1981/82 ALVIN MARTIN TREVOR BROOKING
1980/81 PHIL PARKES GEOFF PIKE
1979/80 ALVIN MARTIN RAY STEWART
1978/79 ALAN DEVONSHIRE BRYAN ROBSON
1977/78 TREVOR BROOKING
1976/77 TREVOR BROOKING ALAN DEVONSHIRE
1975/76

TREVOR BROOKING GRAHAM PADDON
1974/75 BILLY BONDS MERVYN DAY
1973/74 BILLY BONDS MERVYN DAY
1972/73 BRYAN ROBSON TREVOR BROOKING
1971/72 TREVOR BROOKING BOBBY FERGUSON
1970/71 BILLY BONDS BOBBY MOORE
1969/70 BOBBY MOORE BILLY BONDS
1968/69 GEOFF HURST BILLY BONDS
1967/68 BOBBY MOORE TREVOR BROOKING
1966/67 GEOFF HURST BOBBY MOORE
1965/66 GEOFF HURST MARTIN PETERS
1964/65 MARTIN PETERS BOBBY MOORE
1963/64 JOHNNY BYRNE BOBBY MOORE
1962/63 BOBBY MOORE JIM STANDEN
1961/62 LAWRIE LESLIE JOHN DICK
1960/61 BOBBY MOORE
1959/60 MALCOLM MUSGROVE
1958/59 KEN BROWN
1957/58 ANDY MALCOLM