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Di Canio tops West Ham PL striker poll

Paolo Di Canio has topped a Claret and Hugh poll of over 700 readers as the greatest West Ham striker in the Premier League era.

The Italian collected over 42% of the available votes with Tony Cottee placed second with 23% of the vote.

Dean Ashton was voted third after being chosen by 15% of those who voted.

Carlos Tevez was next on 7% followed by John Hartson on 3% and Jermain Defoe and Carlton Cole both on 2%.

Marko Arnautovic, Mike Small, Samassi Abou, Frederic Kanoute, Teddy Sheringham,Trevor Morley,Ian Wright, Demba Ba, Marlon Harewood, Diafra Sakho, Ricardo Vaz Te, Craig Bellamy, Paul Kitson and Sebastien Haller all picked up 1% of less.

Mauro Zarate, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll picked up no votes.

The loveable West Ham hero accumulated 47 goals in the three-and-a-half years he spent in Claret and Blue.

Paolo’s spellbinding volley against Wimbledon won BBC Goal of the Season and is still regarded as one of the best goals in Premier League history.

Martin Tyler’s famous line of “I do not believe that, that is sensational!” rather sums up what everyone thought of the outstanding strike. 

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter