West Ham are looking to avenge their semifinal defeat last season as they face AZ Alkmaar in the last four of the Europa Conference League.
David Moyes' side lost to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League last year, but they have a chance to give their fans some joy in what has been a poor season.
The Hammers have not had the best record in cup competitions in recent times domestically, but this is a chance for them to change that.
The Sporting News looks at West Ham's cup history and their record in finals.
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Last time West Ham reached a final
Despite making back-to-back European semifinals, West Ham's cup record has been poor as of late. They last reached a cup final in the 2005/06 FA Cup, when they lost to Liverpool on penalties.
Only Steven Gerrard could hit them like this 🚀— GOAL (@goal) May 13, 2020
14 years since Liverpool came from behind to beat West Ham in the FA Cup final 🏆 pic.twitter.com/V8DVxGXRVb
Since then the Hammers have reached the semifinals twice in the EFL Cup, losing to Birmingham and Man City respectively, and have not progressed past the sixth round of the FA Cup.
They lost both semifinal legs against Frankfurt last season, but they are still favourites to reach the Europa Conference League final this season.
In league action, they last reached a playoff final in 2012 when they beat Blackpool in the final to achieve promotion to the Premier League.
When did West Ham last win a trophy?
It is fair to say that it has been a long time since West Ham last won some silverware. The claret and blue side have won four major trophies in their history, with the last coming back in 1980.
They beat Arsenal in the 1980 FA Cup final in front of 100,000 people at the old Wembley Stadium. Hammers legend Trevor Brooking scored the winner for his side, securing their third FA Cup title.
West Ham also have a European trophy to their name, beating 1860 Munich in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in the 1960s.
|1963/64||FA Cup||3-2 vs Preston|
|1964/65||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||2-0 vs 1860 Munich|
|1974/75||FA Cup||2-0 vs Fulham|
|1979/80||FA Cup||1-0 Arsenal|
West Ham also won the UEFA Intertoto Cup back in 1999 after being granted a spot in the competition by Europe's governing body.
The now defunct tournament was a regular feature of the 1990s European calendar, and after beating Finnish side Jokerit and Dutch team Heerenveen, they squeezed past Metz as one of three 'final winners'.
Europa Conference League semifinal schedule (May 11-18)
The 2022/23 semifinal first legs will be played on May 11 and the second legs on May 18. West Ham or AZ Alkmaar will face Fiorentina or Basel in the Europa Conference League.
Home teams listed first in the schedule below.
|Semifinals||Date||Kickoff time (BST/ET)|
|1st Leg: West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar||May 11||8 p.m./3 p.m.|
|1st Leg: Fiorentina vs Basel||May 11||8 p.m./3 p.m.|
|2nd Leg: AZ Alkmaar vs West Ham||May 18||8 p.m./3 p.m.|
|2nd Leg: Basel vs Fiorentina||May 18||8 p.m./3 p.m.|