A lot of West Ham fans are discussing former player Nigel Reo-Coker after a fan page posted footage of the player as they wished him a happy 36th birthday.
The Englishman made 137 appearances for the Irons and, even though he was more of a defensive midfielder, he managed to score 11 goals during the four seasons he was at the club, as per Transfermarkt. His first full season at Upton Park saw him help the Hammers achieve promotion to the Premier League in the 2005 playoff final.
However, the midfielder who signed for the Irons at the age of just 19, was perhaps overwhelmed by the hype around him and never truly pushed on. After leaving the club for Aston Villa only three years after signing for the Hammers, as per Transfermarkt, Reo-Coker’s career would fizzle out as he was released by Villa and moved on free transfers to numerous clubs including Bolton, Ipswich, and MK Dons.
It was an anti-climactic way for his career to unfold, with his performances at West Ham dividing opinion among some supporters. Here is what these fans had to say following the tweet:
Had his moments ⚒⚒⚒
— Martin Cee ⚒ (@RealMartinCee) May 14, 2020
Another one that believed his own hype. He should’ve had a better career than he did
— ⚒Steve⚒ (@gsbout2) May 14, 2020
Du du du Nigel Reo-Coker ⚒♥️ https://t.co/eQRQeNtoey
— ⁶🙏🏽forbes (@ovo_forbes) May 14, 2020
Remarkable that Reo-Joker is only 36. Could have done much more with his career, imo. https://t.co/KEW1aLoCg7
— West Ham Rambles (@WestHamRambles) May 14, 2020
Nigel reo Coker what a player https://t.co/YXcAssJZZP
— kai (@kai_taylor2000) May 14, 2020
Reo Coker is a player who has captained every team he has respresented but somehow gives off the impression that his career should have been much more than it has been. He had a decent three and half seasons at West Ham but went missing in his final season when the team struggled
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) May 14, 2020
Could’ve gone on to become a true legend but his ego got in the way.
— Wil Field 🏴 (@wilfield71) May 14, 2020
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