First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Bobby Zamora (Striker)

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Bobby Zamora

London
Squad Number: 25
Position: Striker
Born: 16th Jan 1981 (London)
Signed: 2nd Feb 2004 (£2,000,000)
Contract: Details unknown
Previous Club: Tottenham

'He comes from White Hart Lane, he's better than Jermain' ... and so it has proved this season (well, sort of).

Zamora started his career with West Ham but after being released from the club finally made his name with Brighton, where he is revered to this day.

Following an unhappy spell at Tottenham the former England under-21 returned to East London where he is finally beginning to slience the critics who said he would never make the grade in the Premiership.

 

Bobby Zamora is yet play any matches this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Aston Villa

2-2: Saturday, 10th May

Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

Manchester United

1-4: Saturday, 3rd May

A lot of hard work in both his midfield and forward roles without creating much attack-wise. The booking was a complete and utter joke.

Manchester United

1-4: Saturday, 3rd May

Worked hard, as always, but found life tough against Ferdinand and Brown. Doesn't have Ashton's physical presence, which is probably why it went for Deano but not for him against a resilient backline.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 26th April

Not great. Like Ashton, held ball up well but to less great effect. Worked hard but not his dynamic self we saw last season.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 26th April

Had a decent first half but failed to carry that form over into the second period.

Derby County

2-1: Saturday, 19th April

Nice touch for the goal. Horrible touch for the rest of the match.

Portsmouth

0-1: Tuesday, 8th April

Probably should have scored. Didn’t.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Monday, 17th March

Needs to get some games under his belt. Held the ball up well and laid it off well until replaced by Sears on 75.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Monday, 17th March

Rarely looked like scoring but played a decent part in the build up play. Spent the latter period of the match in midfield and probably saw more of the left hand touchline in 15 minutes than Ljungberg saw in 75.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-4: Monday, 10th March

Given that he spent the second half out on the left this wasn’t a bad run-out. Hopefully we’ll keep eleven on the pitch long enough to give him a full 90 some time soon.

Chelsea

0-4: Saturday, 1st March

(replaced Cole, 66) Good to see him fit again. Bad to see him misplace pass after pass.

Bristol Rovers

2-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Another disappointing night for Bobby who looks like he needs competition for his place.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

Just about nothing went right for poor old Bobby. We may be looking at a spell on the bench sooner rather than later.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

Just about nothing went right for poor old Bobby. We may be looking at a spell on the bench sooner rather than later.

Wigan Athletic

1-1: Saturday, 25th August

A good option as a fourth striker for now, but if Curbishley thinks he is our best option for a full season, I despair.

Birmingham City

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Time for shooting practice methinks. Got into a number of promising positions only to finish poorly.

Birmingham City

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Time for shooting practice methinks. Got into a number of promising positions only to finish poorly.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

There’s no middle ground with Bobby. He’s either a world beater or poor. Today was poor.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

One of those days for Bobby- it's hard to think of anything he did right and we'll struggle if he starts week in week out. Tevez would have been the making of him.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 11th August

There’s no middle ground with Bobby. He’s either a world beater or poor. Today was poor.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 13th May

A game of few chances for us, but, as has been the case lately, he ran himself into the ground for the cause.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 13th May

A game of few chances for us, but, as has been the case lately, he ran himself into the ground for the cause.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

Didn’t score but this was a performance full of heart and running. The crowd recognised it too as the generous applause on his departure confirmed.

Bolton Wanderers

3-1: Saturday, 5th May

Didn’t score but this was a performance full of heart and running. The crowd recognised it too as the generous applause on his departure confirmed.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

Only one real chance which was blocked. He set up the second goal and was involved in many of West Ham's best moments.

Wigan Athletic

3-0: Saturday, 28th April

Only one real chance which was blocked. He set up the second goal and was involved in many of West Ham's best moments.

Everton

1-0: Saturday, 21st April

Bobby is obviously what the pundits like to refer to as a “confidence” player. Clearly he is on a high and his excellent goal was just reward for a fine performance.

Everton

1-0: Saturday, 21st April

Bobby is obviously what the pundits like to refer to as a “confidence” player. Clearly he is on a high and his excellent goal was just reward for a fine performance.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 7th April

Another one of those massive Zamora goals. Read Preston, Ipswich, Arsenal (last year). Whilst he may not be the first name on the team sheet but you do wonder where we may be without some of those strikes.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 7th April

Another one of those massive Zamora goals. Read Preston, Ipswich, Arsenal (last year). Whilst he may not be the first name on the team sheet but you do wonder where we may be without some of those strikes.

Middlesbrough

2-0: Saturday, 31st March

Perhaps the best game Bobby Zamora has ever played for West Ham. Aside from his well taken goal, he gave an all round striker's performance. Woodgate had an uncomfortable afternoon.

Middlesbrough

2-0: Saturday, 31st March

Not the prettiest of footballers to watch but Bob has a habit of popping up in the right spot, which is what he did after just two minutes. The partnership with Tevez is paying dividends.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

(Replaced Harewood, 55) For the second consecutive game Zamora came on and made a difference. Given Harewood's form Bobby must be a candidate; whether he can be as imposing from the start remains to be seen.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Saturday, 17th March

(Replaced Harewood, 55) For the second consecutive game Zamora came on and made a difference. Given Harewood's form Bobby must be a candidate; whether he can be as imposing from the start remains to be seen.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-4: Sunday, 4th March

(Replaced Etherington, 82) Another goal pretty much guaranteeing him top goalscorer. Some nice runs. Better than our other options.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

The scoring run of August seems more than six months away. About as far away as Bobby’s display was from the required level.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Should have scored first half but skied a sitter.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 10th February

Should have scored first half but skied a sitter.

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 3rd February

Comments to follow.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

(Replaced Cole, 72) Looked energetic when he came on, producing some nice touches. Great assist for the goal.

Liverpool

1-2: Tuesday, 30th January

(Replaced Cole, 72) Great vision and delivery for the goal.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

Poor finishing when in good positions. Not for the first time this season.

Watford

0-1: Saturday, 27th January

Poor finishing when in good positions. Not for the first time this season.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

(Replaced Tevez, 13) Good to see him score again, yet I can’t help but think he is not the answer to the lack of goals.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

(Replaced Tevez, 13) Cup your ear to the fans will you? Why I oughta... Clearly a legend in his own mind, although he took his goal well. One of his better games, but really, with Poll on the pitch he should have known better.

Fulham

3-3: Saturday, 13th January

(Replaced Tevez, 13) Cup your ear to the fans will you? Why I oughta... Clearly a legend in his own mind, although he took his goal well. One of his better games, but really, with Poll on the pitch he should have known better.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

(Replaced Cole, 68) Did not really contribute a great deal against his former side.

Brighton & Hove Albion

3-0: Saturday, 6th January

(Replaced Cole, 68) Given 20 minutes against his old club but failed to cause them too many problems.

Portsmouth

1-2: Tuesday, 26th December

Rubbish.

Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 23rd December

Never really looked like scoring I’m afraid. Tried his heart out but there comes a time when that simply isn’t enough.

Manchester United

1-0: Sunday, 17th December

Tried his heart out and whenever he lost the ball, which was a tad too much for my liking, at least battled to win it back. Ought to have scored.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Urgently needs a goal. Did not offer an attacking threat – partly down to lack of service.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 3rd December

He tries, he does... but the talent just isn't there, and nor is a real ability to do nothing but still score.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

A lot of running and hard work but the time is approaching when that won’t be enough – never really looked like scoring.

Sheffield United

1-0: Saturday, 25th November

A lot of running and hard work but the time is approaching when that won’t be enough – never really looked like scoring.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Bobby’s work rate cannot be faulted again.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Ran and ran and ran and ran to keep the home back four on their toes. Barely looked like scoring however.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Absolutely worked his socks off - but didn't manage a single shot on goal.

Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 18th November

Never got into the game.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

Bobby worked hard ploughing a lone furrow up front, although rarely threatened to open up the Arsenal defence.

Arsenal

1-0: Monday, 6th November

Ran himself into the ground as the lone striker, a thankless task that saw him trying to close down the Arsenal back line from wing to wing. I can’t remember him looking like scoring but he deserved the applause he got on being replaced.

Blackburn Rovers

2-1: Sunday, 29th October

Doesn't hold the ball up, doesn't threaten the opposition and doesn't score any more. Doesn't make sense why he's still in the team.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Not happening for the Z-man. The season start seems a long way off.

Chesterfield

1-2: Tuesday, 24th October

Missed two absolute sitters in the second half that could have killed off the game.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

Tried to impress at the Lane but had little to feed on.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Sunday, 22nd October

Worked hard but what the hell was our centre-forward doing taking corners late on?

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

Didn’t link up at all with Sheringham and won little out of Primus whose methods were often somewhat suspect.

Portsmouth

0-2: Sunday, 15th October

Ineffective + no service = bad combination.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

(Replaced Cole, 72) Very quiet.

Reading

0-1: Sunday, 1st October

(Replaced Cole, 72) Fairly anonymous for the few minutes in which he played.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Very average.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Erratic.

Manchester City

0-2: Saturday, 23rd September

Erratic.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

This season he’s had poor days but scored, and, against Palermo, he had a good day but came away empty-handed. This time he had a poor day without the goal, though the largely illegal attentions of Moore and, yes, Parker didn’t help matters any.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

No service at all, but poor on the ball when he did receive it.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

Despite leading the Premiership goal charts we're yet to see a really decent overall performance from Bob this season. Of course you can't complain when he's baging in the goals - but he didn't today.

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 17th September

No lucky goal today which means we should look at other parts of his game- hmmm…

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Great cross set up what looked like being Tevez’s first goal in the Claret and Blue. Did not really offer a goal threat.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Ironically, the first game he didn’t score in this season was possibly his best match. Lots of running and endeavour as the lone striker and looked better for having Tevez push up later on.

Palermo

0-1: Thursday, 14th September

Ironically, the first game he didn’t score in this season was possibly his best match. Lots of running and endeavour as the lone striker and looked better for having Tevez push up later on.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

Important goal, but otherwise an average display by the Premiership’s leading scorer.

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 10th September

Not always pretty but you can’t argue that he’s effective. I thought his goal was a clever bit of instinctive poaching.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

Best performance so far from the Z-man. He linked up well with the midfield and his cross (shot?) was dangerous even before Reina aided the Hammers again.

Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 26th August

He can’t go wrong at the moment. Taking advantage of the extended run he’s getting due to Deano’s absence, though claiming he meant that goal is a bit cheeky.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

The Premiership’s top scorer at time of writing. In the build-up you’d see him do something really difficult and then follow it with something daft. Got into that space twixt ‘keeper and defence really well for the goal – again.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

As on Saturday, if you discount his goal/s there wasn't any major contribution of which to speak. However a striker's job is to hit the back of the net, after all, and Bob has done so more than anyone else in the league so far.

Watford

1-1: Tuesday, 22nd August

As on Saturday, if you discount his goal/s there wasn't any major contribution of which to speak. However a striker's job is to hit the back of the net, after all, and Bob has done so more than anyone else in the league so far.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Missed a couple of good headers, but his two goals came from good positional awareness. Appears to be ready to battle for a place in the team.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Improved as the game wore on and his confidence grew. Good, if simple finish for the first and the wicked spin he put on for the second bamboozled the Charlton defence. Probably.

Charlton Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 19th August

Not his greatest game but nobody will be complaining. His two goals turned the game around completely - even if the second has more than a touch of fortune to it.

Olympiakos

1-1: Saturday, 12th August

Zamora - on the left wing? Whatever next? Actually he did okay.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

(Replaced Ashton, 71) No further comments.

Liverpool

3-3: Saturday, 13th May

(Replaced Ashton, 71) Never really got going despite playing for almost 50 minutes. He was the first Hammer to miss from the spot.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Sunday, 7th May

Sharp. Twice the player than the one who left Sp*rs a couple of years ago.

Liverpool

1-2: Wednesday, 26th April

Very good performance, linked up well with Sheringham.

Middlesbrough

1-0: Sunday, 23rd April

(Replaced Ashton, 85) Some intelligent running as the clock went down.

Middlesbrough

1-0: Sunday, 23rd April

(Replaced Ashton, 85) Some intelligent running as the clock went down.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

Excellent first half but starved of service in the second half he struggled to make an impression. At least he’s stopped making the same runs as Ashton.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

Great movement, and did brilliantly in setting up the only goal.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 15th April

Great movement, and did brilliantly in setting up the only goal.

Chelsea

1-4: Sunday, 9th April

(Replaced Ashton, 84) A couple of lively runs but the game had already gone.

Chelsea

1-4: Sunday, 9th April

(Replaced Ashton, 84) Had barely warmed up before the final whistle was blown.

Charlton Athletic

0-0: Sunday, 2nd April

(Replaced Reo-Coker 75) Made us look more dangerous at corners and was unlucky to see his header cleared off the line.

Manchester United

0-1: Wednesday, 29th March

(Replaced Etherington, 80) Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 25th March

(Replaced Etherington, 71) Comments to follow.

Manchester City

2-1: Monday, 20th March

(Replaced Ashton, 105) As per Fletcher.

Portsmouth

2-4: Saturday, 18th March

Comments to follow.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

(Replaced Etherington, 105) Got stuck in but missed a sitter.

Bolton Wanderers

2-1: Wednesday, 15th March

(Replaced Etherington, 105) Missed an absolute sitter to put the game beyond any doubt toward the end of extra-time but his constant harrying of the Bolton defence in the 15 minutes he was on the pitch ensured the Hammers continued to defend from the front.

Bolton Wanderers

1-4: Saturday, 11th March

The service wasn’t great and he did work hard, but was rather ineffective (and the Bolton defence had him under control). There already seems to be a certain chemistry between Harwood and Ashton, and Bobby - for me - is a fringe player.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

(Replaced Benayoun, 76) Failed to make any sort of impression and showed poor touch.

Everton

2-2: Saturday, 4th March

(Replaced Benayoun, 76) Did well with what he saw of the ball.

Bolton Wanderers

0-0: Saturday, 18th February

(Replaced Harewood, 61) The Hammers certainly looked more of a threat when Zamora entered the fray - although that probably had more to do with Pardew's adventurous formation as opposed to Bobby's influence.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

(Replaced Ashton, 78) Tried hard to make an impact but suffered from the fact that the game was effectively dead by time he arrived.

Birmingham City

3-0: Monday, 13th February

(Replaced Ashton, 78) Put himself about after coming on for the final 15 minutes although failed to make any great impression on the game.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

A couple of nice touches early on but Bobby seemed to be suffering the effects of his midweek efforts more than most.

Sunderland

2-0: Saturday, 4th February

A couple of nice touches early on but Bobby seemed to be suffering the effects of his midweek efforts more than most.

Arsenal

3-2: Wednesday, 1st February

The goal was superb but for me it was his tireless and selfless running to relieve the pressure up front, where he was often ploughing a lone furrow, that caught the eye.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

Outstanding run out for one of those who must be looking over his shoulder at the arrival of Ashton. Led the line excellently, set up Matty’s goal, won the penalty for the first, and capped an all-round fine effort with his first home goal of the season.

Blackburn Rovers

4-2: Saturday, 28th January

Outstanding run out for one of those who must be looking over his shoulder at the arrival of Ashton. Led the line excellently, set up Matty’s goal, won the penalty for the first, and capped an all-round fine effort with his first home goal of the season.

Fulham

2-1: Monday, 23rd January

Battled gamely and was unlucky to see a header come back off the post before a knock curtailed his evening.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

Another away match, another goal. Not a spectacular performance but there was a lot of running involved, often without reward.

Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 14th January

Comments to follow.

Norwich City

2-1: Saturday, 7th January

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-3: Monday, 2nd January

(Replaced Mullins, 71) Comments to follow.

Wigan Athletic

0-2: Saturday, 31st December

(Replaced Fletcher, 25) Comments to follow.

Portsmouth

1-1: Monday, 26th December

Full of running but never really a threat.

Newcastle United

2-4: Saturday, 17th December

Good first half, anonymous in the second. Sublime turn in the build up to our first goal.

Everton

2-1: Wednesday, 14th December

Comments to follow.

Blackburn Rovers

2-3: Saturday, 10th December

Comments to follow.

Birmingham City

2-1: Monday, 5th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 27th November

(Replaced Mullins, 72) Again his introduction gave us a lift. Movement, pace and a willingness to challenge for headers (Marlon take note).

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Sunday, 20th November

(Replaced Harewood, 77) Displayed the usual mix of good and poor touches.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Sunday, 20th November

(Replaced Harewood, 77) Displayed the usual mix of good and poor touches.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

1-0: Saturday, 5th November

Did not play.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

His pace caused a few problems but his touch let him down from time to time though it does seem to be improving.

Middlesbrough

2-1: Sunday, 23rd October

Had a terrific game and linked up well with Yossi Benayoun to produce our best opportunities of the first half. Held the ball up well.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

(Replaced Sheringham, 67) Injected a bit of pace to the attack which badly needed livening up at that point. Excellent run for the goal but still needs to improve his touch.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 16th October

(Replaced Sheringham, 67) Showed a bit of zip and blasted a couple of shots high and wide before taking the best opportunity that came to him.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

(Replaced Sheringham, 61) A lively run out without ever looking particularly dangerous.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

(Replaced Sheringham, 61) Does what Bobby Zamora does well - came on and distributed the ball economically, often with his back to goal. Also had a hand (albeit inadvertently) in the goal. Must have been miffed that he did not start.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

(Replaced Sheringham, 61) Put himself about after replacing Sheringham and definitely gave the side a lift and added impetus up front. Rarely involved to any great degree but had a hand - however accidental - in our goal.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Bobby muffed West Ham's best chance of the game having been on the field for a couple of minutes but showed how desperate he is to be more involved.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Brought new life to an attack with a tiring Sheringham. Unfortunately for the Z-Man, his appearance in this game will be characterised by his missed header but it was by no means a ‘sitter’. Still seems to be playing on confidence off the back of last year and also two goals and cracking strike in the week. Long may it continue.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Looked lively when replacing young Edward but perhaps ought to have done better with the late header.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 24th September

(Replaced Sheringham, 80) Bobby muffed West Ham's best chance of the game having been on the field for a couple of minutes but showed how desperate he is to be more involved.

Sheffield Wednesday

4-2: Tuesday, 20th September

Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

A lot of hard work in the lone ranger slot but without much reward. Nice flick on for the first goal.

Fulham

2-1: Saturday, 17th September

Brought in in order to give young Edward a brerak, Bobby found the going hard at times and took a while to adjust to the pace of the game. But he still proved a useful outlet playing the lone striker role for the first hour or so. Needs a game or two.

Aston Villa

4-0: Monday, 12th September

(Replaced Harewood, 76) Looked lively and got into some good positions – he ought to have a quiet word with NRC about that shot.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

(Replaced Harewood, 65) On for the hapless Harewood he nearly provided Sheringham a goal from his near post cross.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 27th August

(Replaced Harewood, 65) On for the hapless Harewood he nearly provided Sheringham a goal from his near post cross.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

(Replaced Harewood, 90) On for only a few minutes but proved an excellent outlet to relieve the pressure on the back four as time ticked away.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 20th August

(Replaced Harewood, 90) You can't help feeling a little sorry for Bobby. Despite scoring the goals that took us back to the big time he's barely featured thus far in the Prem. Came on, had one chance, final whistle.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Did not play.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Did not play.

Blackburn Rovers

3-1: Saturday, 13th August

Did not play.
Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.

Bobby Zamora did not play for West Ham during this season.