By renaming the East Stand in their London Stadium home , West Ham will honor captain and director Billy Bonds.
Even the 72-year-old made a club list 799 appearances for the Hammers and is the only player to induce both FA Cup victories, in 1975 and 1980.
“It’s a great honor and means a lot to me and also my family,” Bonds said.
He joins in being recognized in this way fellow club greats Bobby Moore and Sir Trevor Brooking.
“to consider that I’m only the next West Ham player to get this honor after Bobby Moore and Trevor Brooking – you can not get much better than this,” he further added.
Two racks at the club’s previous residence, the Boleyn Ground, were named prior to being transferred over.
Like those racks, the naming pertains to match-days at the stadium which is additionally utilized to host events.
Bonds enjoyed a remarkable 21-year playing career with the club between 1967-1988 and was also awarded an MBE for services to football.
Then proceeded on to deal with the club between 1990-1994, double winning promotion on the top division.