West Ham All-Time Premier League XI – Midfielders

Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan, West Ham. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan, West Ham. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) /
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Starting Midfielder: Scott Parker

Scott Parker, West Ham.
Scott Parker, West Ham. (Photo credit should read Phil Cole/AFP via Getty Images) /

Scott Parker joined West Ham from Newcastle before the 2007-08 season began but the start of his Hammers career was marred by injuries. He didn’t make his debut until late September and was in and out of the lineup throughout the first few months of the season. Parker didn’t score his first goal for the club until December.

While Parker continued to improve and stay healthy during his first season with the club, it was not until his second season that he really kicked on. His energy, team spirit, and commanding midfield play led him to winning his first of three Hammer of the Year awards in 2009.

He won his second Hammer of the Year award the next season and was vital in keeping West Ham that season. With that award, he became the first player since Julian Dicks to win the award in back to back seasons.

But he saved his best season for his last Hammer of the Year award during the 2010-11 season. He scored three goals in his first six appearances. However, West Ham was simply not good enough as they finally were relegated to the Championship.

While there was much speculation as to whether or not Parker would stay with West Ham in the second division, he eventually was sold to Spurs for £5.5 million after putting in a transfer request, something that irks some West Ham fans to this day.

Parker is currently the manager of Fulham and managed the club against West Ham earlier this month, a match Fulham lost 1-0.