Mark Noble (Midfielder)
8th May 1987 (Canning Town, England)Signed:
1st Jul 2003 (£0)Contract:
6 years (signed February 2015)Previous Club:
Player of the Year 2013/14, (runner-up) 2011/12, (third place) 2015/16; Young Player of the Year 2004/05, 2006/07, 2007/08, (third place) 2005/06; Most Improved Player (runner up) 2006/07, (third place) 2015/16; Goal of the Season 2006/07, 2017/18 (runner-up).
Local boy Noble made his first-team breakthrough during West Ham's promotion year of 2004/05, when he came in late on in the season to help the Hammers return to the Premiership.
His chances in the top flight during the 05/06 campaign were limited however, and he was loaned out to Championship club Hull during the latter part of the season.
Having established himself as a first team regular the following season, Noble struck up an unlikely - yet ultimately fruitful - partnership with Carlos Tevez during the Argentinian's year-long stay at the Boleyn Ground in 2006/07.
Now a regular fixture in the first team, Noble has become renowned as one of England's deadliest penalty takers - rarely missing from 12 yards.