2009–10 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
2009–10 season
Co-chairmen David Gold
David Sullivan
Manager Gianfranco Zola
Ground Boleyn Ground (Upton Park)
Premier League 17th
League Cup Third round
FA Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Carlton Cole (10)

All:
Carlton Cole (10)
Highest home attendance 34,989 (vs. Manchester City, 9 May)
Lowest home attendance 24,492 (vs. Millwall, 25 August)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 Premier League was West Ham United's fifth consecutive season in the Premier League, following a ninth-placed finish in the 2008–09 Premier League. They were managed by Gianfranco Zola - in his second season after replacing Alan Curbishley in September 2008.

Season summary[edit]

The Hammers managed to win their first Premier League game of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux,[1] but failed to win another until early November after an injury time winner from Zavon Hines sealed an upset win against Aston Villa.[2]

The Upton Park riots took place in West Ham's first Football League Cup game on 25 August against fierce rivals Millwall. The club was fined £115,000 after pitch invasions and brawling, resulting in a Millwall fan being stabbed.[3] West Ham won the game 3-1 after extra time.

On 19 January 2010, former Birmingham City owners David Gold and David Sullivan completed a joint takeover of West Ham United from cash-strapped Icelandic owner Björgólfur Guðmundsson.[4]

Mid-season form was up and down, but after a loss at Old Trafford,[5] West Ham had a string of six consecutive losses to put them in major relegation danger. A late equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Everton,[6] followed by a 1-0 win at home against Sunderland,[7] restored the faith. Another poor game at Anfield[8] was a minor hiccup in West Ham's quest for survival, and, after being given a golden opportunity to stay up, West Ham earned three points against Wigan Athletic in a hard-fought 3-2 win.[9] Simultaneously, Hull City blew an opportunity against Sunderland, losing 0-1. West Ham's Premier League status was confirmed on 3 May with Hull City's 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic leaving Hull five points behind West Ham with one game left to play.[10] West Ham's away record of only one away win all season equalled their lowest number of away wins for a season, last achieved in 1960-61.[11] On 11 May 2010, two days after the end of the season, West Ham announced the termination of manager Gianfranco Zola's contract with immediate effect.[12]

Final League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Chelsea 38 27 5 6 103 32 +71 86
2. Manchester United 38 27 4 7 86 28 +58 85
3. Arsenal 38 23 6 9 83 41 +42 75
4. Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 7 10 67 41 +26 70
5. Manchester City 38 18 13 7 73 45 +28 67
6. Aston Villa 38 17 13 8 52 39 +13 64
7. Liverpool 38 18 9 11 61 35 +26 63
8. Everton 38 16 13 9 60 49 +11 61
9. Birmingham City 38 13 11 14 38 47 -9 50
10. Blackburn Rovers 38 13 11 14 41 55 -14 50
11. Stoke City 38 11 14 13 34 48 -14 47
12. Fulham 38 12 10 16 39 46 -7 46
13. Sunderland 38 11 11 16 48 56 -8 44
14. Bolton Wanderers 38 10 9 19 42 67 -25 39
15. Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 9 11 18 32 56 -24 38
16. Wigan Athletic 38 9 9 20 37 79 -42 36
17. West Ham United 38 8 11 19 47 66 -19 35
18. Burnley 38 8 6 24 42 82 -40 30
19. Hull City 38 6 12 20 34 75 -41 30
20. Portsmouth 38 7 7 24 34 66 -31 19[a]

First-team squad[edit]

[13] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Robert Green
4 Wales DF Danny Gabbidon
7 England MF Kieron Dyer
8 England MF Scott Parker (vice-captain)
9 Brazil FW Ilan
10 Mexico FW Guillermo Franco
11 Egypt FW Mido (on loan from Middlesbrough)
12 England FW Carlton Cole
13 Portugal MF Luís Boa Morte
14 Czech Republic MF Radoslav Kováč
15 England DF Matthew Upson (captain)
16 England MF Mark Noble
17 South Africa FW Benni McCarthy
18 United States DF Jonathan Spector
20 France MF Julien Faubert
No. Position Player
21 Switzerland MF Valon Behrami
22 Portugal DF Manuel da Costa
23 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Hérita Ilunga
28 Hungary GK Péter Kurucz
29 Czech Republic GK Marek Štěch
30 England DF James Tomkins
31 Wales MF Jack Collison
32 Italy MF Alessandro Diamanti
33 Switzerland DF Fabio Daprelà
35 England MF Josh Payne
36 England MF Anthony Edgar
41 England FW Zavon Hines
45 England DF Jordan Spence
46 England MF Junior Stanislas
- Chile MF Luis Jimenez (on loan from Inter)

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
19 England FW Freddie Sears (on loan to Coventry City)
24 England FW Frank Nouble (on loan to Swindon Town)
44 England DF Bondz Ngala (on loan to Plymouth Argyle)
No. Position Player
Iceland DF Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (on loan to Roeselare)
England DF Matt Fry (on loan to Charlton Athletic)
  1. ^ Portsmouth deducted nine points for entering administration

Results[edit]

Pre season[edit]

West Ham took part in a pre-season training camp in Austria and Slovenia, and had scheduled four pre-season games; however, the game against Bundesliga side Werder Bremen was called off due to wet weather.[14] West Ham also took place in the 2009 Barclays Asia Trophy, where they finished third.

2009 Barclays Asia Trophy[edit]

Premier League[edit]

League Cup[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 8 11 19 47 66 −19 21.05
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 00.00
League Cup 2 1 0 1 4 4 +0 50.00
Total 41 9 11 21 52 72 −20 21.95

Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Pos No. Nat Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
1 ST 12 England Carlton Cole 10 0 0 10
2 ST 32 Italy Alessandro Diamanti 7 1 0 8
3 ST 10 Mexico Guillermo Franco 5 0 0 5
MF 46 England Junior Stanislas 3 0 2 5
5 ST 9 Brazil Ilan 4 0 0 4
6 DF 15 England Matthew Upson 3 0 0 3
7 MF 8 England Scott Parker 2 0 0 2
MF 14 Czech Republic Radoslav Kovac 2 0 0 2
MF 16 England Mark Noble 2 0 0 2
DF 22 Portugal Manuel da Costa 2 0 0 2
MF 31 Wales Jack Collison 2 0 0 2
ST 41 England Zavon Hines 1 0 1 2
13 DF 23 Democratic Republic of the Congo Herita Ilunga 0 0 1 1
MF 13 Portugal Luis Boa Morte 1 0 0 1
MF 20 France Julien Faubert 1 0 0 1
MF 17 Chile Luis Jiménez 1 0 0 1
MF 21 Switzerland Valon Behrami 1 0 0 1
Totals 47 1 4 52

League position by matchday[edit]

Matchday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A A H A H A H A H H A H H A A H H A A A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H A H
Result W L D L L L D L D D W L D W L L L D W L D D D L W W L L L L L L D W L W L D
Position 4 11 10 12 14 18 19 19 19 19 16 18 17 17 17 18 19 19 17 17 16 16 15 18 14 13 13 14 16 17 17 17 17 16 17 17 17 17

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

# Pos Player From Fee Date Notes
17
FW
Chile Luis Jiménez Italy Inter Milan Loan 23 June 2009
[15]
24
FW
England Frank Nouble England Chelsea Undisclosed 21 July 2009
[16]
33
DF
Switzerland Fabio Daprelà Switzerland Grasshoppers Undisclosed 31 July 2009
[17]
14
MF
Czech Republic Radoslav Kováč Russia Spartak Moscow Free 14 August 2009
[18]
32
MF
Italy Alessandro Diamanti Italy Livorno Undisclosed 28 August 2009
[19]
22
DF
Portugal Manuel da Costa Italy Fiorentina Trade for Savio 31 August 2009
[20]
10
FW
Mexico Guillermo Franco Spain Villarreal Undisclosed 17 September 2009
[21]
17
FW
South Africa Benni McCarthy England Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed 1 February 2010
[22]
11
FW
Egypt Mido England Middlesbrough Loan 1 February 2010
[23]
9
FW
Brazil Ilan France Saint-Étienne Free 1 February 2010
[24]

Out[edit]

Pos Player To Fee Date Notes
DF
Australia Lucas Neill England Everton Released 4 June 2009
[25]
FW
England Freddie Sears England Crystal Palace Loan 26 June 2009
[26]
MF
England Kyel Reid England Sheffield United Free 1 July 2009
[27]
GK
England Jimmy Walker England Tottenham Hotspur Released 3 July 2009
[28]
MF
England Lee Bowyer England Birmingham City Free 8 July 2009
[29]
FW
Germany Savio Nsereko Italy Fiorentina Trade for da Costa 31 August 2009
[20]
DF
Wales James Collins England Aston Villa Undisclosed 1 September 2009
[30]
MF
England Anthony Edgar England Bournemouth FC Loan 1 October 2009
[31]
DF
Iceland Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson England Cheltenham Town Loan 1 October 2009
[32]
DF
England Matt Fry England Gillingham Loan 15 October 2009
[33]
MF
England Josh Payne England Colchester United Loan 22 October 2009
[34]
MF
Scotland Nigel Quashie England MK Dons Loan 24 November 2009
[35]
GK
Czech Republic Marek Štěch England Bournemouth FC Loan 11 December 2009
[36]
FW
England Dean Ashton Unattached Retired 11 December 2009
[37]
MF
England Josh Payne England Wycombe Wanderers Loan 22 January 2010
[38]
MF
Scotland Nigel Quashie England Queens Park Rangers Free 22 January 2010
[39]
FW
England Frank Nouble England West Bromwich Albion Loan 8 February 2010
[40]
FW
England Freddie Sears England Coventry City Loan 12 February 2010
[41]
DF
England Bondz N'Gala England Plymouth Argyle Loan 16 March 2010
[41]
DF
England Calum Davenport Unattached Released 17 March 2010
[42]
FW
England Frank Nouble England Swindon Town Loan 19 March 2010
[43]
DF
England Matt Fry England Charlton Athletic Loan 25 March 2010
[44]

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