Voting open for your Team of the 1990s

We're continuing our series to find the ultimate West Ham 5-a-side team in partnership with our Official Energy Partner Utilita!

You'll be able to vote for your top team of each decade from the 1960s through to the 2010s, when we'll pitch each winning side against one another to find our 5-a-side Team of Teams.

Next up is the 1990s - check out the candidates below and submit your selection using the voting tool. Remember you can see who was voted into the Teams of the 1960s1970s and 1980s by clicking on these links! 

The candidates


Ludek Miklosko

Ludek Miklosko signed for the Hammers right at the start of the decade and was a huge part of the team for most of the 1990s. He played 373 times for the club. Shaka Hislop took over in goal towards the end of the 90s and he was Hammer of the Year as the Hammers claimed their highest Premier League finish of fifth in 1998/99. Canadian stopper Craig Forrest spanned both Miklosko's and Hislop's time in goal, playing 38 matches between the posts.


Julian Dicks

Julian Dicks was a legendary presence at the back for almost all of this period, only spending a brief spell away at Liverpool. He was Hammer of the Year on four occasions, 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1997. Tim Breacker played 296 games in the opposite full-back slot, twice winning promotion to the top flight in the early part of the 1990s.

Alvin Martin's 596 appearances in Claret & Blue has only been beaten by four players in the club's history and he remained a key part of the squad until 1996. A star defender at the other end of his career was Rio Ferdinand, who came through the Academy to make his debut that year and win Hammer of the Year in 1998. Danish centre back Marc Rieper shone in the middle part of the decade, after which Ian Pearce signed from Blackburn Rovers. He played 33 of the 38 league games en route to fifth in 1999.  Steve Potts also features in the club's top-ten all-time appearance makers and he played all through the decade, twice being named Hammer of the Year.


John Moncur

East Londoner John Moncur arrived at the Hammers in 1994 and soon set about making himself a fan favourite. By the time he retired in 2003, he had featured more than 200 times for the club. Ian Bishop was another cultured member of the Hammers' midfield, who spent nine years at the Boleyn Ground.

Martin Allen played over 200 games for West Ham between 1989 and 1995, while Trevor Sinclair was a standout performer at the other end of the decade, following his 1998 move from Queens Park Rangers.

Eyal Berkovic notched nine goals from midfield in 1997/98 and continued to shine the following year under Harry Redknapp, while Northern Irishman Steve Lomas was a mainstay of the 1998/99 side, before helping them win the Intertoto Cup at the start of the next campaign.

Finally, Frank Lampard was another Academy graduate of the 1990s, scoring 38 goals in a shade under 200 games for the Hammers.


John Hartson

Up front, John Hartson's arrival from Arsenal in Arsenal in 1997 was key to the Hammers staying up that season. He scored five goals in 11 games at the end of 1996/97 and followed that with 24 the next year.

Paul Kitson played just as big a role in survival after joining at the same time as Hartson, contributing eight goals in that successful run-in. He continued to chip in until 2002.  Trevor Morley was a regular on the scoresheet throughout the first half of the decade, notching 70 times for the club, including 22 in our 1992/93 promotion campaign.

Tony Cottee was named in our 1980s side, and he's a candidate again this decade, after returning from Everton to top score in 1994/95 and 1995/96, adding 28 goals to his Claret & Blue tally.