One of the most biggest upsets in the history of the game’s most famous club knockout competition, West Ham’s famous victory in the 1980 FA Cup final over Arsenal at Wembley was once a true football fairytale that defied the entire pre-match predictions.
The Hammers were an old Division Two side going into the final at the same time as Arsenal were a top-flight outfit bursting with star names and had seemed in the previous two Wembley finals. Few people gave John Lyall’s side any hope of upsetting the odds.
But West Ham, captained by Billy Bonds, refused to be overawed by their illustrious opponents and after just 13 minutes took a shock lead. Alan Devonshire surged down the wing, Stuart Pearson unleashed a shot across the face of the Arsenal goal and there was once Trevor Brooking to calmly place his header past Pat Jennings.
For the remainder of the match, the Gunners probed for an equaliser but the West Ham defence held firm and after 90 minutes of drama and tension, Bonds was once on his way up the famous Wembley stairs to collect the cup from the Duchess of Kent.
Own a piece of sporting history
West Ham’s FA Cup victory over Arsenal is among the proudest days in the history of the club.
This shirt is signed by 12 players involved that day and is an exceptional piece of football memorabilia.
Every shirt also comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by our managing director.
West Ham 1980 FA Cup winners shirt hand signed by the 12 players
All autographs hand signed at private signing sessions and perfect examples – incredible piece of West Ham football club memorabilia
Signed by Phil Parkes, Sir Trevor Brooking, Ray Stewart, Frank Lampard, Billy Bonds, Alvin Martin, Alan Devonshire, Paul Allen, Stuart Pearson, David Cross, Geoff Pike and Paul Brush.
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