Box-to-box midfielder Scott Parker is the next player to feature in our #50GreatestHammers countdown, in association with Official Sleeve Partner Basset & Gold.
The three time Hammer of the Year winner Scott Parker ranks at No41 as we continue to rank the top 50 of the near-1,000 players to have pulled on a West Ham United shirt since the Club was formed as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895.
You will have the chance to rank the top ten soon, so keep an eye on whufc.com and our official social channels for details of how you can cast your vote!
Years at West Ham United: 2007-11
One of just two West Ham United players to win the FWA Footballer of the Year award – the other being Bobby Moore – Scott Parker stood tall during a difficult period in the club’s recent history.
An energetic midfield player who always led by example, Parker was voted Hammer of the Year in three straight seasons from 2009-11.
Signed from Newcastle United in 2007, Parker initially struggled with injury but, when he recovered, was an automatic pick for the next three-and-a-half seasons.
After leading the Hammers to two top-ten Premier League finishes, Parker was a standout individual as the team fought against relegation in the next two campaigns.
In 2010/11, with West Ham floundering at the bottom of the table, Parker amazingly won a Player of the Month, earned an England recall and finished the campaign by being named FWA Footballer of the Year.
Parker departed following West Ham’s relegation in 2011, rounding out his career with Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham before embarking on a productive coaching career.
He is now first-team coach at Craven Cottage.