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Enner Valencia (Striker)

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Enner Valencia

San Lorenzo, Ecuador
Squad Number: 11
Position: Striker
Born: 4th Nov 1989 (San Lorenzo, Ecuador)
Signed: 17th Jul 2014 (£12,000,000)
Contract: 5 years
Previous Club: CF Pachua

KUMB Awards: Goal of the Season 2014/15; Worst Signing 2014/15 (third place), Worst Player (runner up) 2015/16.

A centre forward by trade, Valencia can also operate in an advanced position on either flank. He scored three goals in the 2014 World Cup Finals despite his country (Ecuador) failing to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.

He made his West Ham debut on 16 August 2014 in a 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham, coming on as an 81st minute substitute for Carlton Cole.


Valencia's highlights reel


Valencia spent the duration of the 2016/17 season on loan with Everton, before returning to West Ham.

 

Enner Valencia is yet play any matches this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Burnley

1-0: Wednesday, 14th December

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Liverpool

2-2: Sunday, 11th December

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Arsenal

1-5: Saturday, 3rd December

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Manchester United

1-4: Wednesday, 30th November

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 27th November

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 19th November

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 30th October

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Chelsea

2-1: Wednesday, 26th October

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 22nd October

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Crystal Palace

1-0: Saturday, 15th October

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Accrington Stanley

1-0: Wednesday, 21st September

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

West Bromwich Albion

2-4: Saturday, 17th September

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Watford

2-4: Saturday, 10th September

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Manchester City

1-3: Sunday, 28th August

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

AFC Bournemouth

1-0: Sunday, 21st August

Simply awful. Couldn't trap a bag of cement nor hit a barn door - although the effort (a la Maiga) is still there.

Astra Giurgiu

1-1: Thursday, 18th August

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 15th August

Put himself about as much as a wet paper bag can, but still completely ineffective.

Juventus

2-3: Sunday, 7th August

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

NK Domzale

3-0: Thursday, 4th August

You had to feel for the lad. One moment a sublime piece of skill the next a horrible miss. I was reminded of Luis Boa Morte of a few years back Ė when things were going wrong he just tried that little bit TOO hard.

NK Domzale

3-0: Thursday, 4th August

Whilst you can certainly question the ability, there can be no doubt that Valencia gave 100 per cent for West Ham tonight - the sort of attitude his former striker partner would do well to take note of.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 15th May

(Replaced) Unlucky to hit the post.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

Not much time to influence things

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 7th May

(Replaced Zarate) Another feeling his way back from injury, with very little to show for his efforts.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Saturday, 30th April

(Replaced) Unlucky to hit the post.

Watford

3-1: Wednesday, 20th April

(Replaced Lanzini, 45) Unlucky to hit the post.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

(Replaced Carroll) A quiet ten minute cameo.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

(Replaced Sakho, 69) Battled gamely without exerting much influence on proceedings.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Struggled to make an impression going forward but did chip in with some good tracking-back.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

(Replaced Carroll) A quiet ten minute cameo.

Everton

3-2: Saturday, 5th March

(Replaced Payet 50) Was looking lively until Colemanís follow-through ended his afternoon. His attempt to continue was brave, if misguided.

Liverpool

2-1: Tuesday, 9th February

Barely created a chance, his stand out moment was stacking it on the sideline as he raced to reetrieve the ball for a throw-in.

Southampton

0-1: Saturday, 6th February

One of those days when nothing came off. SHould have been awarded a penalty.

Aston Villa

2-0: Tuesday, 2nd February

No goals for the in-form forward tonight but an assist for the second with a great counter-attacking run.

Liverpool

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

Barely created a chance, his stand out moment was stacking it on the sideline as he raced to reetrieve the ball for a throw-in.

Manchester City

2-2: Saturday, 23rd January

The early goal did his confidence the power of good. Beginning to look a little more like the player we were hoping for when we signed him. And at last thereís a use for that god-awful Karma Chamaeleon tune inflicted on the world by the abomination to music that was Culture club.

AFC Bournemouth

3-1: Tuesday, 12th January

He scored twice but should have had three or four. Hopefully the goals will give him renewed confidence. Continued his uncanny knack of being able to strike the ball like no other human being - the dip he achieved on the free kick appeared to defy the laws of physics.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Compared with others he had a quiet one Ė got through a lot of running but didnít quite pose the attacking threat we know he can.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Compared with others he had a quiet one Ė got through a lot of running but didnít quite pose the attacking threat we know he can.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

A lot of running off the ball which may have gone unnoticed. Had us all worried towards the end when trying to chase down a defender and he seemed to fall awkwardly but his late withdrawal seemed to be mainly due to his being knackered.

Aston Villa

1-1: Saturday, 26th December

Still working his way back to match fitness, the concern is that there's not enough there for this level even when he is.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 20th December

(Replaced Zarate) Another feeling his way back from injury, with very little to show for his efforts.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 12th December

(Replaced) Unlucky to hit the post.

Manchester United

0-0: Saturday, 5th December

(Replaced) Unlucky to hit the post.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Sunday, 29th November

(Replaced) Unlucky to hit the post.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 7th November

(Replaced Payet 50) Was looking lively until Colemanís follow-through ended his afternoon. His attempt to continue was brave, if misguided.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 31st October

(Replaced Lanzini, 45) Unlucky to hit the post.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

Did not play.

FC Lusitanos

3-0: Thursday, 2nd July

Doesn't he run! I'm not one for stats much, but I'd be interested to see which of him and Sakho covers the most ground. Speaking of Sakho, Enner might be having a few words about the lack of a square ball for an easy tap in just before we did score our second...

Newcastle United

0-2: Sunday, 24th May

Doesn't he run! I'm not one for stats much, but I'd be interested to see which of him and Sakho covers the most ground. Speaking of Sakho, Enner might be having a few words about the lack of a square ball for an easy tap in just before we did score our second...

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 16th May

Doesn't he run! I'm not one for stats much, but I'd be interested to see which of him and Sakho covers the most ground. Speaking of Sakho, Enner might be having a few words about the lack of a square ball for an easy tap in just before we did score our second...

Aston Villa

0-1: Saturday, 9th May

A willing worker starved of any service.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Very lively, despite nearly going off after only 5 minutes. Lovely play to set up CK to win the penalty, foiled by a superb save, a nuisance all game long. MotM.

Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 2nd May

Again some good moments but these became fewer and further between as the game progressed.

Queens Park Rangers

0-0: Saturday, 25th April

Had his moments, but Sam's typical "one-up" does not suit him. Especially since Nolan, who in theory is supposed to join him, isn't quick enough most of the time.

Manchester City

0-2: Sunday, 19th April

Doesn't he run! I'm not one for stats much, but I'd be interested to see which of him and Sakho covers the most ground. Speaking of Sakho, Enner might be having a few words about the lack of a square ball for an easy tap in just before we did score our second...

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 11th April

Another not quite a 7, another whose work-rate continues to impress, but did get brushed off the ball too easily a few times.

Chelsea

0-1: Wednesday, 4th March

Crystal Palace

1-3: Saturday, 28th February

Another one of those often guilty of poor touches, but a cracking goal and not far from a second.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-2: Sunday, 22nd February

Doesn't he run! I'm not one for stats much, but I'd be interested to see which of him and Sakho covers the most ground. Speaking of Sakho, Enner might be having a few words about the lack of a square ball for an easy tap in just before we did score our second...

West Bromwich Albion

0-4: Saturday, 14th February

Guess what? Worked hard off of very little service...

Southampton

0-0: Wednesday, 11th February

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 8th February

Had our best chances of the first half but faded thereafter. A little indecisive at times when he needed to free the ball earlier.

Liverpool

0-2: Saturday, 31st January

Once again Enner struggled with a wide role, when he is clearly more comfortable playing as a central striker. Still kept the City defence on their toes, though.

Bristol City

1-0: Sunday, 25th January

Once again Enner struggled with a wide role, when he is clearly more comfortable playing as a central striker. Still kept the City defence on their toes, though.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Man of the Match. Constantly busy, frequently dangerous. Didn't have any especially good chance of his own, but kept testing the Hull defence, and will be credited with two assists presumably.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Lively throughout and whilst he didnít get on the scoresheet he caused Hull problems throughout.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 18th January

Scored his first goal at the Boleyn in midweek and was a complete nuisance today. Good to see him getting back to form.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

Worked. Scored. First goal at UP, which will stop the media going on about that. Had a good game, but I still think he's settling in. It may take him the rest of this season. If it does... Can you imagine what he is going to be like next campaign?!

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

Finally scored his first goal at the Boleyn to his obvious relief. A much better performance than in recent weeks.

Swansea

1-1: Saturday, 10th January

Still failing to make an impression, perhaps the long nights new dads are used to is taking its toll.

Swansea

1-1: Saturday, 10th January

His pace was a threat but didn't have a real chance to grab a goal. Chased down well but still settling into the Premier League.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 6th January

Looked a little bit rusty, a little bit lost, and a little bit lazy about watching the offsides. Not sure he is suited to being a lone man up front, but I daresay we may see him having to try again against Swansea!

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 6th January

His lethargy may perhaps be down to a string of sleepness nights, having become a father two weeks ago. Whatever the reason, our Columbian World Cup star is doing little to suggest he should displace either Diafra Sakho or Andy Carroll. Had he scored his golden opportunity, things may have been different.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Thursday, 1st January

(replaced Sakho) His mind appeared to be elsewhere - which it probably is, as he became a father the week before last.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 28th December

Had half an hour, troubled the Arsenal defence, oh so nearly equalised at the death!

Chelsea

0-2: Friday, 26th December

Didn't look like he enjoyed himself at all, and needs to be a bit stronger. Nevertheless, our best attacking player on the day.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 20th December

(replaced Nolan) Barely had an impact on the game suring his 14 minutes on the pitch. Good to see both him and Sakho back however after recent injury.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

(replaced Nolan) Surprisingly, the only sub used, and then only on 80, replacing Nolan. Did enough in defence and attack to raise the sub's default 5 to 6.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

(replaced Nolan) Barely had an impact on the game suring his 14 minutes on the pitch. Good to see both him and Sakho back however after recent injury.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Didn't seem to combine very well with Andy, and didn't have a great deal of effect on the game. Plenty of effort, but seems a bit out of form.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Hasn't quite been the same since the injury.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

(Replaced Carroll) Industrious half hour, but hardly a chance to get forward to any effect.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

(Replaced Carroll) A good run-out in what was his first game back from injury. Enner made little impact on the game but his pace and movement offered Albion a different problem to deal with.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

I hoped today he would finally take someone apart. Still not quite, not quite...

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 8th November

A bit subdued to be honest. A spot of transatlantic jetting is probably not quite what the doctor ordered.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Still, he is not all there. Still, I await the game in which he fully lights up. Until then... I'll take this every game. Challenging to deal with, rather than devastating; one of these days...

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Caused a constant threat to the visiting defence and his destruction of Clichy for the goal was an indication of just what a decent talent we have managed to pick up here.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Lovely header for the second goal, but not much chance to shine in the first half. Off just before the hour.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Battled gamely despite obvious signs of fatigue after his international efforts. Gloriously taken goal.

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Tremendous work rate today, and heavily involved in most of our attacks. All it needs is a couple more goals and he'll be bubbling over with confidence... Subs:

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Got through a prodigious amount of work and the visiting midfield knew they'd been in a game.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Beginning to find his feet in the English game, he was a constant handful to the Liverpool defence.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

All of Carlton's work-rate, with better off the ball movement, and rather more skill. Starting to combine well with Sakho, I still think he's not quite firing on all cylinders. When he does, he's going to make a real mess of someone's defence.

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

Despite an absolute cracker of an equaliser, despite nearly winning it at the death with a header, only a 6. Showed flashes of ability, but still finding his feet.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

(Replaced Cole) 15 minutes? He may be good, but he's not a miracle worker. No effect on proceedings.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

(Replaced Cole) Never got into the match in the 12 minutes afforded to him to do so.

Sheffield United

1-1: Tuesday, 26th August

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

(Replaced Cole) Not that it would have been difficult but he was a hell of a lot more mobile than Cole. Made a nuisance of himself and I look forward to seeing a bit more of him.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Only had 10 minutes or so at the end, but won a huge cheer for bullying Kaboul into giving a corner away. Time will tell, but looked useful in his brief time on the pitch.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Only had 10 minutes or so at the end, but won a huge cheer for bullying Kaboul into giving a corner away. Time will tell, but looked useful in his brief time on the pitch.
Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.

Enner Valencia did not play for West Ham during this season.