West Ham have had their fair share of hard luck when it has come to strikers over the years.
The club have brought in far too many forwards who have then failed to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.
However, there have been some good ones in the club’s history, so we asked you, the fans, to name West Ham’s best ever striker.
The results are in and here are the top five…
5: Dean Ashton (61%)
Ashton makes it into the top five after winning 61% of his duels in the voting. He scored 15 goals in 46 games after joining from Norwich, before injuries ended his career.
4: Frank McAvennie (70%)
McAvennie spent two spells with West Ham, scoring 49 goals in 153 games.
3: Tony Cottee (82%)
Cottee also spent two spells with West Ham, scoring 112 goals in 279 games for the club. The forward scored 28 goals in the 1986-87 campaign.
2: Paulo Di Canio (85%)
The enigmatic Italian scored 47 goals in 118 games for West Ham, including that iconic volley against Wimbledon – which won goal of the decade.
1: Sir Geoff Hurst (89%)
Sir Geoff Hurst scored 180 goals in 411 games for the club, during a spell which also saw him score the winning goal in the World Cup final for England in 1966.
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