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West Ham United Football Club formed in 1985 and their home ground, The Boleyn Ground, is located in Upton Park, which is in Newham, London. This club is otherwise known as 'The Hammers' or 'The Irons', or even 'The Academy of Football' and their current manager is Sam Allardyce, who was appointed in June 2011. It was three of West Ham's players that played pivotal roles in the England team when England won the World Cup in 1966.
West Ham may not have won a great deal of major trophies since it formed, but it has won the FA Cup on three separate occasions and they were runners up of this same contest as recently as 2006. They have also been League Cup runners up twice and they won the European Cup Winners Cup back in 1965.
Based in London, West Ham has rivalries with several other clubs, but most notably with Millwall FC. The club also shares rivalries with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, plus a non-London clubs called Sheffield United. West Ham's home colours include white shorts with a claret and blue shirt. Their kit was manufactured by Macron and the main club sponsor is an online gambling operator called SBOBET.