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1982–83 West Ham United F.C. season

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Chairman  Len Cearns
Stadium  Boleyn Ground
FA Cup  Third round
Manager  John Lyall
First Division  First Division 8th
League Cup  Fifth round
1982–83 West Ham United F.C. season

Season summary

This was West Ham's second season in the First Division since their return in season 1980-81. The club were managed by John Lyall and the team captain was Billy Bonds.


The season started well for West Ham. By the end of the year that sat in 5th place in the league. A slump in form then occurred and they reached a low position of 14th at the end of March 1983. A late surge saw them win four of their final six games to finished in 8th place. Paul Goddard and François Van der Elst were joint top scorers with 12 goals in all competitions. The next highest scorer was Ray Stewart with 11. Phil Parkes made the most appearances; 50 in all competitions. The season also saw the debut for West Ham by club legend, Tony Cottee, on 1 January 1983 in a 3-0 home win against Tottenham Hotspur; a game in which he also scored.


West Ham United's score comes first


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


1982–83 West Ham United F.C. season Wikipedia

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