There is nothing football supporters quite appreciate as much as a high-quality goalscorer. A Premier League side for all but four of its 27 seasons, West Ham’s passionate fan base have seen their fair share of quality goals.
The East London side pride themselves on their attractive style, and whilst their top-flight existence may have been up and down at times, they’ve still produced some top talent.
Here are West Ham’s five highest goalscorers in Premier League history…
Andy Carroll – 33 goals
The giant Geordie endured an injury-plagued seven-year spell at the Hammers, but when fit provided headaches for even the league’s finest defences.
Initially signed on-loan from Liverpool in 2012 before moving on a permanent basis for £15m the following year, Carroll scored seven times in his debut season for the club.
However, the England international made over 20 Premier League appearances in a season just twice in an injury-impacted spell, failing to reach double figures in a single campaign.
A hat-trick in a 3-3 draw with Arsenal was a highlight of his time in East London, whilst a stunning bicycle kick against Crystal Palace will be remembered by West Ham supporters for years to come.
He was released by the club at the end of his contract in 2019, having scored 33 Premier League goals in 126 appearances.
Trevor Sinclair – 37 goals
The former Blackpool and QPR winger enjoyed a successful five-year spell with West Ham, earning a call-up to the England squad for the 2002 World Cup.
A fan’s favourite, Sinclair scored twice on his debut for the club after joining in January 1998 and scored seven in his first 14 games for the club as West Ham finished eighth.
He would be a regular goal scorer from wide throughout the next five seasons, including several spectacular strikes from distance.
West Ham’s relegation in 2003 saw him leave for Manchester City, having scored 37 goals in 177 Premier League appearances for the club.
Carlton Cole – 41 goals
Never a prolific goalscorer, Carlton Cole was a solid contributor for West Ham throughout his nine-year stay at the club.
Signed from Chelsea in 2006, Cole scored within seconds of his debut but managed just one further Premier League goal in a disappointing first season.
He featured regularly over the following seasons, reaching double figures in consecutive campaigns in 2008/09 and 2009/10.
Capped 7-times by England, Cole stuck with West Ham following their relegation in 2011 and helped fire the club back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
He was released in 2013, only to be resigned after West Ham failed to secure a replacement. He was released again in 2015, having scored 41 goals in 216 Premier League appearances.
Mark Noble – 42 goals
One of West Ham’s great servants, local lad Mark Noble came through the club’s famed academy system before eventually establishing himself as club captain.
The midfielder bleeds claret and blue, and is the club’s second highest Premier League goalscorer from a record 349 appearances.
Whilst not a regular goalscorer from open play, Noble has proved to be one of the division’s most reliable from the penalty spot during 13 Premier League years in the West Ham first-team.
At 32, he continues to captain the club into their new era at the London Stadium, and will hope to rise to top spot on this list in the coming seasons.
Paulo Di Canio – 47 goals
A great goalscorer and a scorer of great goals, maverick Italian Di Canio is one of the most popular players to have donned West Ham colours.
Supremely gifted and brilliantly bonkers, the forward produced some special moments during a memorable four-year spell in East London.
Having signed from Sheffield Wednesday in 1999, Di Canio would score 47 goals in 118 league appearances for the club before leaving for Charlton in 2003.
Few have matched his popularity at the club, with the former Milan and Celtic player named in the club’s greatest ever XI in 2003.
Amongst those 47 goals were a series of stunning strikes, which you can view below.
Sit back and enjoy…