Celebrate our 1965 success - 50 years on!

In May, West Ham United will be marking the 50th anniversary of one of the finest moments in the Club's history - winning the European Cup Winners' Cup.

To mark that outstanding achievement, the Hammers have invited the surviving members of Ron Greenwood's squad - and representatives for those who are sadly no longer with us - to the penultimate home game of the season against Burnley on 2 May 2015.

A special 100-page Programme will be published for the occasion, while the original 16-page programme issued for the 2-0 final victory over TSV 1860 Munich at Wembley will also be reprinted for supporters.

West Ham would like to invite supporters to send in stories, memories and photographs for inclusion in the special Programme and across the Club's digital and social media channels. To submit your photos, please email them to [email protected]

When West Ham lifted the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium in May 1964, not only had the Hammers won the first major trophy in their history, but they also secured qualification for the European Cup Winners’ Cup.

The Club’s maiden continental campaign would be an equally memorable one which would end in another unforgettable victory at the Home of Football.

West Ham’s inaugural European adventure saw Ron Greenwood’s Hammers visit France, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland and Spain before taking on TSV Munich 1860 in a thrilling final.

The Hammers scored in each of the eight ties they played on the way to the final, including all four away legs, but it was far from plain sailing all the way to Wembley.

The Londoners had to resist a late comeback from Spartak Prague, a rollercoaster battle with Lausanne and a determined effort from Real Zaragoza to set up a meeting with the German Cup winners on the night of 19 May 1965.

There and then, the brand of football first introduced by Greenwood’s predecessor Ted Fenton in the late 1950s reached its zenith on the wide open spaces of Wembley.

With no fewer than eight home-grown players in the starting XI, West Ham produced a fine performance to edge out through two second-half goals from outside right Alan Sealey.

Just seven years after winning promotion from the Second Division, the Hammers had become just the second English club to win a European trophy.