My name is Ludo Miklosko (vid)

His name is Ludo Miklosko, he comes from near Moscow…

His talent was noted by West Ham manager Lou Macari, who signed him in February 1990, just before his resignation and the appointment of Billy Bonds as his successor, for a fee of £300,000.

His first game was on 18 February 1990 in a 2-2 away to Swindon Town. His fourth game was the second leg of the League Cup against Oldham. West Ham had lost the first leg, 6-0 with Phil Parkes in goal in what proved to be his last game for West Ham after an eleven-year association with the club. From this point until season 1997-98 Mikloško was the first-choice ‘keeper.

In season 1990-91 he played 56 games for West Ham including every league game as they were promoted as runners-up from the Second Division. This had included conceding only 16 goals in away games, the best in the league. West Ham also made the semi-finals of the 1990-91 FA Cup, before losing to Nottingham Forest with Mikloško playing in all of their seven cup games. Ludo was named Hammer of the Year in 1991..

Although the Hammers were relegated the following season he helped us win promotion back to the top flight at the first attempt — beginning a 10-year unbroken spell at this level. He is well remembered for a Man of the Match performance against Man Utd on the last day of the 1994-95 season where West Ham drew 1–1 with Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground to help secure Blackburn Rovers their first league title in over 80 years. In his final season he vied with Craig Forrest for the goalkeeper’s position. His last game came on 6 December 1997 in a 2-0 away defeat by Derby County, where he scored an own goal..

Ludo later returned to the Boleyn Ground as a goalkeeper coach and now works as a player representative in the Czech Republic..

373 apps//125 clean sheets..!!!

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