Anniversary

Name: Shaka Hislop
Date of birth: 22 February 1969
Clubs: Reading, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Portsmouth, West Ham United, FC Dallas

Born in Hackney on 22 February 1969, goalkeeper Shaka Hislop played 121 league games for the Hammers across two spells, as well as spending lengthy periods at Reading, Newcastle and Portsmouth before ending his career in America.

He first came to the Boleyn Ground from Newcastle United in 1998 and enjoyed an exceptional first season in claret and blue, picking up the Hammer of the Year award.

A broken leg disrupted the following season for the Trinidad & Tobago international, and although he returned in 2000/01, Glenn Roeder's purchase of David James pushed him down the pecking order and he left for Portsmouth on a free transfer in 2002.

Hislop returned to east London three years later as cover for Roy Carroll, but he won a chance in the first team after the Northern Irishman suffered an injury in January and was in goal for the Hammers' appearance in the FA Cup final against Liverpool.

After featuring in the World Cup for his country that summer, he joined FC Dallas, playing ten MLS games before retiring from professional football in 2007.


Classic match

West Ham United 4-3 Sheffield Wednesday
League Division One
22 February 1964

The Hammers maintained their position in mid-table with an exciting 4-3 victory over Sheffield Wednesday, who were looking to improve on their tally of four away wins for the campaign..

However, they were to travel back to Yorkshire defeated after being edged out in a seven-goal thriller.

Johnny Byrne did most of the damage for Ron Greenwood's side, bagging a hat trick which included a strike from the penalty spot, while Geoff Hurst was on hand with the other West Ham goal.

With the likes of John Bond, Bobby Moore and Peter Brabrook in the Hammers' side, they did enough to secure the two points.

West Ham finished the season in 14th place, but enjoyed success in the FA Cup, lifting the trophy at Wembley in May with a 3-2 victory over Preston North End.


Complete record - 22 February

2005 Gillingham 0-1 West Ham United (Championship)
1992 Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1975 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1969 West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool (Divison One)
1964 West Ham United 4-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Division One)
1958 West Ham United 3-2 Bristol City (Division Two)
1936 West Ham United 4-2 Plymouth Argyle (Division Two)
1930 West Ham United 3-0 Manchester City (Division One)

Played 8, Won 5, Drawn 1, Lost 2, Scored 18, Conceded 13

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