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Ultimate West Ham United 1960s 5-a-side Team revealed


West Ham United's 1966 FIFA World Cup winners headline the first West Ham Ultimate 5-a-side Team, powered by our Official Energy Partner, Utilita.

The famous trio of Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst were all voted into the Team of the 60s by Hammers fans, where they were joined by two other stars of the decade, Jim Standen and Ronnie Boyce.

All five played central roles in one of the club's most glorious periods, which saw them lift their first pieces of major silverware - the 1964 FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup the following year.

North Londoner Standen takes the No1 jersey in goal, ahead of Bobby Ferguson and Lawrie Leslie. Standen played in both the Hammers' Wembley triumphs that decade - along with winning the County Championship in cricket with Worcestershire in 1964!

Moore lines-up at the back, and his record in Claret & Blue speaks for itself. The greatest Hammer walked up the famous Wembley steps to lift the FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup and was a virtual ever-present throughout the decade.

In the middle of the park, Peters was  'the complete midfielder’ – so named because he was equally adept with either foot, was good in the air and difficult to mark because of his stealthy movement – and a stalwart of the Hammers throughout the golden era of the 1960s.

He's joined in the team by Boyce, who takes his place in the Hammers history books as the player who scored the goal which landed the club's first major trophy. His late header won the FA Cup for the Hammers at Wembley in May 1964, snatching a 3-2 victory over gallant Second Division challengers Preston North End.

Up front is Geoff Hurst. It wasn't just his hat-trick for England in the 1966 World Cup final which stood out this decade, but also his consistent goalscoring for the Hammers. He scored 20 or more goals in six seasons over the 1960s - including 40 in 1965/66.

Don't miss the vote for the Hammers Team of the 70s, which opens on Friday!