1965 - 1975

May 19, 1965
European Cup Winners' Cup final
Wembley Stadium,
West Ham Utd 2 TSV Munich 1860 0

West Ham Utd 2 TSV Munich 1860 0
West Ham United put themselves on the footballing map in front of a watching Europe.
"The match exceeded my wildest hopes," enthused triumphant Ron Greenwood after two-goal Alan Sealey left Wembley's 100,000 sell-out crowd in raptures.
Having beaten La Gantoise, Sparta Prague, Lausanne and Real Zaragoza along the Wembley way, West Ham were back in the shadows of the Twin Towers, 12 months after their classic FA Cup final win over Preston North End.
Sealey may have missed out on the glory of the previous campaign, but this was to be the night upon which he inscribed his name in Hammers' history books.
Remarkably a free-flowing end-to-end encounter remained goalless until 20 minutes from time when Ronnie Boyce's defence-splitting pass enabled Sealey - who had scored just three goals all season - to fire home from a tight angle.
With the Germans still reeling, Sealey bundled home his second, just two minutes later when Radenkovic failed to claim Bobby Moore's cross.
As the Hammers' skipper went up to collect his second trophy inside 12 months, Moore was blissfully unaware that in just over a year's time, another epic win over a team of Germans would see him climb those steps for a third time to claim football's ultimate prize.
WHU: Standen, Kirkup, Burkett, Peters, Brown, Moore, Sealey, Boyce, Hurst, Dear, Sissons.

May 19, 1975
FA Cup Final
Wembley Stadium
West Ham Utd 2 Fulham 0

West Ham Utd 2 Fulham 0
Alan Taylor started his fairytale season with Rochdale and ended it as Hammers' unlikely two-goal FA Cup-winning hero in only the second all-London final. Joining West Ham in autumn 1974, the 21-year-old striker all but repaid his £40,000 fee with match-clinching doubles in the quarter-final at Arsenal and the semi-final replay against Ipswich Town.
And another two-goal spree at Wembley helped the all-English Hammers to victory over Alec Stock's second division Fulham.
The underdogs, with former Upton Park legend Bobby Moore marshalling their defence, held firm during the first half.
But on the hour, The Cottagers' 'keeper Peter Mellor could only parry Billy Jennings' powerful shot, leaving 'Sparrow' to swoop and ram the loose ball between the hapless Mellor's legs.


Five minutes later, the Cup was well and truly on its way to Upton Park. This time the distraught Mellor could not hold Graham Paddon's screamer, and Taylor was there in a flash to rip a close-ranger high into the roof of the net.
WHU: Day, McDowell, Lampard, Bonds, T. Taylor, Lock, Jennings, Paddon, A. Taylor, Brooking, Holland. Unused: Gould.