First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Ricardo Vaz Te (Striker)

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Ricardo Vaz Te

Lisbon, Portugal
Squad Number: 12
Position: Striker
Born: 1st Oct 1986 (Lisbon, Portugal)
Signed: 31st Jan 2012 (£750,000)
Contract: 2½ years + 1 year option (activated)
Previous Club: Barnsley

KUMB Awards: Player of the Year (third place) 2011/12; Goal of the Season 2011/12, (runner-up) 2011/12; Best Signing 2011/12.

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Ricardo Vaz Te is yet play any matches this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

Did not play.

Everton

2-2: Tuesday, 13th January

Did not play.

Swansea

1-1: Saturday, 10th January

Did not play.

Swansea

1-1: Saturday, 10th January

Did not play.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 6th January

Did not play.

Everton

1-1: Tuesday, 6th January

Did not play.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

Did not play.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

Did not play.

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 22nd November

(replaced Amalfitano) Had about 15 minutes, all told. With 3 of his first 4 touches, he failed to find a team-mate, improved a bit from there, but rounded things off with a truly horrible attempt at a cross in stoppage time. Just not good enough.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Did not play.

Manchester City

2-1: Saturday, 25th October

Did not play.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Did not play.

Burnley

3-1: Saturday, 18th October

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Did not play.

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

Did not play.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

His best league game of the season. Which is not a compliment, given how rubbish he was in the first two! Must be dropped for the Hull game. Must be...

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Unlucky perhaps not to have scored when Forster got lucky in outrageous style but otherwise he was a waste of a space. A strategically-placed traffic cone might have given more protection for Cresswell (though Dean would have probably booked the cone for dissent).

Sheffield United

1-1: Tuesday, 26th August

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Possibly the one weak link in the side – better than he was against Spurs but we could do with better down that side.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Less anonymous than last week. Is that damning with faint praise? I was surprised he started after last week's performance...

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Got into some positions which he failed to convert to goals. The problem is that all those arose from the efforts of others. I don't recall him actually making anything happen.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Lightweight, as all too often. Doesn't move enough or intelligently enough, and wasted a couple of good chances.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Lightweight, as all too often. Doesn't move enough or intelligently enough, and wasted a couple of good chances.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0: Saturday, 3rd May

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0: Saturday, 3rd May

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

0-1: Saturday, 26th April

Did not play.

Arsenal

1-3: Tuesday, 15th April

Contribution consisted of an awful cross, a pointless, silly foul, and getting in the way of Nocerino's late shot!

Hull City

2-1: Wednesday, 26th March

Did not play.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 27th October

Forced off with a worrying wrist injury.

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 19th October

A little bit wayward for their goal but seems to have the bit between his teeth following his failure to land a move away last month. The finish for his goal was superb.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-0: Sunday, 6th October

Brought a spark back to the team.

Hull City

0-1: Saturday, 28th September

Could be worth a start soon.

Everton

2-3: Saturday, 21st September

Did little. Missed a good chance.

Everton

2-3: Saturday, 21st September

Might have done better late on with a free header.

Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 14th September

Largely ineffective.

Cheltenham Town

2-1: Tuesday, 27th August

Not quite cut out for the lone striker’s role. Caused them more problems in the second half when getting the ball at his feet though. Absolutely stunning goal – which was followed by a celebration the like of which is seldom encountered outside road rage incidents.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 24th August

Did not play.

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 17th August

Might have done better with a late shot but otherwise given little time to have much of an effect.

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 17th August

Might have done better with a late shot but otherwise given little time to have much of an effect.

Pacos de Ferreira

2-1: Saturday, 10th August

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Eintracht Braunschweig

3-0: Saturday, 27th July

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AFC Bournemouth

2-0: Saturday, 13th July

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Boreham Wood

3-0: Wednesday, 10th July

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Cork City

6-2: Sunday, 7th July

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Reading

4-2: Sunday, 19th May

The change of boots and the goal boosted his confidence no end after an uncertain start.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 12th May

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 4th May

His most memorable contribution was the eternity it took him to leave the field when substituted.

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th April

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Wigan Athletic

2-0: Saturday, 20th April

Felt a bit sorry for him. He reminded me of Boa Morte in that he sometimes seemed to be trying TOO hard. The more he tried the less it was that went right for him.

Manchester United

2-2: Wednesday, 17th April

Good poacher’s finish and some nice touches but was a bit too profligate with the ball for my liking.

Southampton

1-1: Saturday, 13th April

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Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Monday, 25th February

Did not play.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 2nd February

A few lively moments and was unfortunate to find Tremmel in such good form in the first half.

Queens Park Rangers

1-1: Saturday, 19th January

(Replaced Nolan, 89)
Three minutes was hardly enough time to make an impression.

Manchester United

2-2: Saturday, 5th January

Judged on his normal game this was not one of his more inspiring games. Nevertheless he got through a hell of a lot of the sort of hard work that doesn’t get you noticed.

Norwich City

2-1: Tuesday, 1st January

Looked like last week’s miss was preying on his mind and. As a result, looked guilty of sometimes trying TOO hard. Nothing quite worked.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 6th October

Seemed to be a bit in awe of his opponents and just as he seemed to be getting the measure of the game he managed to do himself some mischief.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 22nd September

Apart from one cross in the first half that set up Nolan, this was not one of those games that will live long in his memory.

Norwich City

0-0: Saturday, 15th September

Really didn’t look good today. Appeared afraid to take on his defender and his final ball was woeful. He just didn’t have a good game.

Fulham

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

Quiet in recent weeks, Vaz reacted to losing his place last week in the best possible way. He tormented Fulham throughout the game and some of his wide play was a joy to behold today.

Fulham

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

Maybe the prospect of new signings had concentrated his mind but this was his best performance in an age. You always got the impression that something was going to happen whenever the ball came his way.

Swansea City

0-3: Saturday, 25th August

(Replaced Tomkins, 46)
Had limited success in wide areas, and he gave us width down both sides when he come on. Won the odd free kick, and caused the defense a few problems, but couldn't use his direct runs to any real effect against a solid Swansea defence.

Aston Villa

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Apart from his role in the goal and one or two touches I thought this was a disappointing run out. Was a bit in and out of the game though there were some nice bits of link up play with Demel from time to time.

Austria Wien

1-3: Saturday, 7th July

(Replaced Baldock, 46)
Match notes to follow.

Blackpool

2-1: Saturday, 19th May

Not his greatest of games – had a frustrating afternoon for 87 minutes. Most of his mark is awarded for his contribution in the 88th minute.

Cardiff City

3-0: Monday, 7th May

A better performance than he’s shown over the last couple of weeks. Cracking goal – though I still reckon he’d have been better off pulling it back ;-).

Cardiff City

2-0: Thursday, 3rd May

Some way from his best, although we have been spoiled in recent weeks with a string of high-class performances. Despite notching a fourth successive blank it was his persistance that led to Collison's opener.

Hull City

2-1: Saturday, 28th April

Seemed very out of sorts and, by the time he was withdrawn, totally knackered. Needs a bit of a rest before Thursday.

Brighton & Hove Albion

6-0: Saturday, 14th April

Has rapidly become a vital part of the side and, when he’s on this sort of form he’s unplayable. His third goal was worth the price of admission alone. If we do get out of this division (by whatever route) he’ll have played a major part. MOTM? Daft question.

Reading

2-4: Saturday, 31st March

Came into the game more and more as the game wore on. Splendid header for the goal that gave us some brief hope. MOTM – just.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

It was all going so well until he disappeared. Hamstring? That’ll be at least 3 weeks then.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

One of the bright sparks in the game until he was robbed of injury.

Watford

1-1: Wednesday, 7th March

(Replaced Taylor, 74)
Much better than at Cardiff last weekend. His introduction changed the course of the game and he was the only player in claret and blue likely to make something happen.

Cardiff City

2-0: Sunday, 4th March

Like Collison he was heavily involved but it was a bit hit and miss as to whether anything he tried would come off.

Crystal Palace

0-0: Saturday, 25th February

Needs the ball played out to him to give him the chance to run at players. We either didn’t give him the ball or, if we did, we delayed it long enough to have defenders double up on him.

Blackpool

4-1: Wednesday, 22nd February

Put in a fantastic shift and was rewarded with a fine solo effort late on. Perhaps gives the ball away too often but tries to make things happen and puts himself about.

Southampton

1-1: Tuesday, 14th February

Impressive first start given the situation. Looked lively on the ball and tries to make things happen. Direct and pacey. Unfortunately had to defend more than we all would have liked after the red card.
Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ricardo Vaz Te did not play for West Ham during this season.