Some incredible facts, records…



In this article, we would be reviewing some amazing facts, records and numbers behind West Ham’s Europa Conference League winning season you may have missed.


The records or stats may include that of specific players, managers or the club as a whole.


➢ After winning the Europa Conference League, David Moyes won his first major trophy in his managerial career after 1,097 games in management.


➢ West Ham finished 14th in the Premier League this season which is the lowest position any team has finished in the table in the same season they won a major European trophy.


➢ West Ham won more games in the Europa Conference League (12) than in the Premier League this season (11) which is the first time ever an English side has won more games in European competition than in the league in a single season.


➢ Jarrod Bowen is the first Englishman to score the winning goal in a major European final since Alan Smith for Arsenal in the 1994 Cup Winners’ Cup final against Parma.


➢ Declan Rice at 24 years and 144 days old became the youngest player to captain an English side to victory in a major EUFA competition final since Bobby Moore also did so for West Ham in the 1965 Cup Winners’ Cup final at 24 years and 37 days old.


➢ All three 90th minute winning goals in major European finals have been scored by English teams; Manchester United against Bayern Munich in 1999 (Champions League), Chelsea against Benfica in 2013 (Europa League) and West Ham against Fiorentina in 2023 (Conference League).


➢ Only Manchester City (14) have scored more penalties in all competitions among Premier League teams than West Ham this season (12).


➢ Only Manchester City (51 years between 1970 and 2021) have had a longer gap between major European finals than West Ham United (47 years) as the Conference League final is their first since the 1976 Cup Winners’ Cup against RSC Anderlecht.


➢ Including qualifiers, West Ham finished the tournament unbeaten in all 14 games in the Europa Conference League this season (W13 D1). The last English side to have a longer unbeaten run in Europe was Chelsea in 2018/19 (16 games).

➢ David Moyes is the first Scottish coach to win a UEFA club competition since Sir Alex Ferguson.


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