Boleyn Memories - Ludek Miklosko

When it comes to Cult Heroes at the Club they don't come much bigger than Ludek Miklosko.

The Czech Republic keeper made 373 appearances during a memorable eight-year spell and forged a special relationship with the Hammers supporters.

When Miklosko first arrived in England from Banik Ostrava back in 1990, there were not many West Ham fans who knew too much about him.

But the 6ft 3in keeper quickly made his mark with a number of outstanding performances and cemented his position as the Club's first-choice keeper.

Few could forget his memorable performance against Manchester United back in 1995 when he stopped Sir Alex Ferguson's side winning the Premier League title with a number of world class saves.

The West Ham United fans still sing Miklosko's name at every game and he will always be regarded as one of the greatest keepers in the Club's history.

Miklosko made an emotional return to the East End last weekend for the West Brom game and West Ham TV caught up with the 53-year-old to reminisce about his unforgettable spell at the Hammers.

Miklosko said: “I spent a long time in England and I will never forget it. The West Ham fans always stood behind me and it was fantastic. I always tried to do my best.

“We had a great game against Manchester United. I think all the fans enjoyed it and it was a great atmosphere.

“Even though it was the last game of the season and we had nothing to play for, we had a lot of pride and we still wanted to get something from the game.

“The fans have always been great towards me and this is the best Club.”