As well as finding their players from further afield, West Ham has been a football club that has thrived on British talent – with Welsh stars no exception.

To mark the nation’s day of celebration on March 1 for the patron Saint David, we’ve set a duel to join the festivities and asked you to decipher your favourite Welsh Hammer.

Up until very recently, the Irons squad has almost religiously had at least one representative from the nation that brought us the likes of Tom Jones, Dylan Thomas and of course the eight former West Ham players you’re about to choose between.

From John Hartson’s 26 goals in 63 appearances and James Collins‘ prestigious 11-year spell with the club to Jack Collison’s unfortunate injury-plagued time in east London, everyone will have their favourite and we want yours.

Let us know who you choose on Twitter and don’t forget to tell your friends…

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Craig Bellamy

Mark Bowen

Jack Collison

James Collins

Carl Fletcher

Andy Melville

Danny Gabbidon

John Hartson


  James Collins 90%
  John Hartson 67%
  Danny Gabbidon 33%
  Jack Collison 33%
  Carl Fletcher 8%
  Craig Bellamy 8%
  Mark Bowen 8%
  Andy Melville 4%