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Enner Valencia

Enner Valencia

Valencia with West Ham, August 2014
Personal information
Full name Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra
Date of birth (1989-11-04) 4 November 1989
Place of birth San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 31
Youth career
2005–2008 Caribe Junior
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Emelec 130 (27)
2014 Pachuca 23 (18)
2014– West Ham United 11 (3)
National team
2012– Ecuador 17 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:46, 3 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:01, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra (born 4 November 1989) is an Ecuadorian footballer who plays as a forward for West Ham United and for the Ecuador national team. He has previously played for Emelec in Ecuador, winning Serie A and for Pachuca in Mexico winning the Copa Sudamericana Golden Boot, the 2013 Copa Sudamericana, the Liga MX Golden Boot and the 2014 Clausura. He is nicknamed "Superman".[1]


  • Club career 1
    • Emelec 1.1
      • 2010 1.1.1
      • 2011 1.1.2
      • 2012 1.1.3
      • 2013 1.1.4
    • Pachuca 1.2
      • 2014 Clausura 1.2.1
    • West Ham United 1.3
  • International career 2
    • International goals 2.1
  • Career statistics 3
  • Honours 4
    • Club 4.1
  • Personal life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Club career



Valencia came to

  • Enner Valencia career stats at Soccerbase
  • Enner Valencia at

External links

  1. ^ 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ – Enner VALENCIA – Player Profile –
  2. ^ "World Cup 2014: Other Valencia — Enner Valencia — looks to make breakthrough moment for Ecuador in Brazil". Daily Telegraph. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Enner Valencia announced his arrival in the Premier League with a 70mph screamer for West Ham at Hull... but who is the jet-heeled Ecuadorian with a rocket of a shot?". Daily Mail. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Ya hay acuerdo del Pachuca por Enner Valencia –
  5. ^ Pachuca 2–1 Xolos: Tijuana Xolos give away the win – Noticias – SanDiegoRed
  6. ^ Liga MX Clausura 2014: Pachuca derrota 3–1 a León y liga dos triunfos – Terra Colombia
  7. ^ Ecuagol
  8. ^ "West Ham sign Ecuador striker Enner Valencia in £12m deal".  
  9. ^ "West Ham’s Enner Valencia: ‘I’m trying to enjoy every minute of being here’". the Guardian. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  10. ^ BBC Sport – West Ham United 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur
  11. ^ "West Ham 1–1 Sheff Utd".  
  12. ^ By Neil Johnston. "BBC Sport — Hull City 2–2 West Ham United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hull City 2 West Ham United 2: Enner Valencia lights up KC Stadium in lively Premier League stalemate — Telegraph". 15 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Timothy Abraham. "BBC Sport Burnley 1–3 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Chris Bevan. "BBC Sport – Stoke 2–2 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Enner VALENCIA". FIFA. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ecuador 2–2 England". BBC. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "World Cup 2014: Antonio Valencia is named in Ecuador squad". BBC. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Switzerland 2–1 Ecuador".  
  20. ^ "Honduras 1–2 Ecuador". BBC. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  21. ^ "This Amazing Goal Defied Physics And U.S. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan". The Huffington Post. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "Ecuador — E. Valencia — Profile with news, career statistics and history — Soccerway". Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  23. ^ a b c d e f "Enner Valencia". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Enner Valencia". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  25. ^ Campeonato 2013 – Club Sport Emelec – Sitio Oficial del Club Sport Emelec de Ecuador
  26. ^ Campeonato 2013 – Tabla de Posiciones | Club Sport Emelec – Sitio Oficial del Club Sport Emelec de Ecuador
  27. ^ Tim Vickery (25 June 2014). "The surprise success of Enner Valencia".  


[27] Valencia hails from

Personal life

CS Emelec



A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Emelec 2010[23] Ecuadorian Serie A 25 1 11 1 36 2
2011[23] Ecuadorian Serie A 30 9 5 0 35 9
2012[23] Ecuadorian Serie A 40 13 14 0 54 13
2013[23] Ecuadorian Serie A 35 4 11 5 46 9
Total 130 27 41 6 171 33
Pachuca 2013–14[23] Liga MX 23 18 2 0 25 18
Total 23 18 2 0 25 18
West Ham United 2014–15[24] Premier League 11 3 0 0 1 0 12 3
Total 11 3 0 0 1 0 12 3
Career total 164 48 2 0 1 0 41 6 208 54
As of match played 2 December 2014[23][24]

Career statistics

# Date Venue Opponent Score Final Competition
1. 19 November 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas, United States  Honduras
2. 5 March 2014 The Den, London, England  Australia
3. 31 May 2014 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, United States  Mexico
4. 4 June 2014 Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida, United States  England
5. 15 June 2014 Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia, Brazil  Switzerland
2014 FIFA World Cup
6. 20 June 2014 Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil  Honduras
2014 FIFA World Cup
8. 6 September 2014 Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States  Bolivia
9. 10 October 2014 Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut, United States  United States
10. 14 October 2014 Red Bull Arena, New Jersey, United States  El Salvador

International goals

In June 2014, Valencia was named in Ecuador's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[18] On 15 June, he made his FIFA World Cup debut in the team's opening match against Switzerland at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasília, opening the scoring with a header in a 2–1 defeat.[19] In Ecuador's second match, Valencia scored both goals to defeat Honduras 2–1 in Curitiba.[20] He continued his good form after the FIFA World Cup, scoring the third goal of a 4–0 victory against Bolivia. On 10 October Valencia again scored for Ecuador, in the 88th minute against United States, in a 1–1 draw . His swerving, right footed shot took a right turn on its way towards the goal making it impossible for goalkeeper Brad Guzan to stop.[21]

After making three appearances in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, he scored his first international goal in a 2–2 draw against Honduras on 19 November 2013. He continued his good form in 2014, scoring in three of Ecuador's four pre-tournament friendlies. On 5 March, he scored, assisted a goal and won a penalty kick as La Tri came from 3–0 down to defeat Australia 4–3.[16] He then scored the team's only goal in a 3–1 loss against Mexico, and gave them an early lead in a 2–2 draw with England in Miami.[17]

Valencia initially began his career as a winger, but was converted to play as a striker by Emelec coach Gustavo Quinteros. Reinaldo Rueda started experimenting with Valencia as a striker after the untimely death of Christian Benítez.

After playing for the nation's under-22 team at the 2011 Pan American Games, Valencia made his debut for the Ecuador national football team on 12 February 2012 in a friendly match against Honduras.[16]

International career

On 29 July 2014, English Premier League club West Ham United completed the transfer of Valencia, on a five-year contract for a fee estimated at £12 million.[8] He later confirmed that he knew little about West Ham before signing and that he mainly knew of them having watched hooligan films such as the 2005 release of Green Street starring Elijah Wood.[9] Valencia made his West Ham debut on 16 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur coming on as an 81st minute substitute for Carlton Cole.[10] On 27 August, he had his penalty saved by Mark Howard as West Ham were knocked out at home in the second round of the Football League Cup by Sheffield United.[11] Valencia's debut goal for West Ham came in his full league debut, against Hull City on 15 September 2014, in a 2–2 draw.[12] The 25 yards (23 m) strike, timed at 61 miles per hour (98 km/h), was described by journalist Henry Winter of The Daily Telegraph as an "exceptional goal".[13] Valencia went on to score two more goals for West Ham in the following weeks, including a header in a 3–1 away win at Burnley,[14] and a goal in a 2–2 draw with Stoke City.[15]

West Ham United

On 18 January 2014, Valencia scored his first goal in a 2–1 victory against Tijuana.[5] The following week he scored two goals to in Pachuca's first away win league match against league champions Club León.[6] He finished the regular season as the top goal-scorer with 12 goals, scoring various braces for Pachuca. Valencia scored his first hatrick against UNAM in a 2–4 away win to advance in the Liga MX Apertura 2014 Playoffs.[7] On 15 May, Valencia scored a brace on the first leg of the Liga MX Finals, winning the away match 3–2.

After numerous rumors involving the interest of Pachuca for Valencia, both parties came to terms and agreed on a transfer.[4]

2014 Clausura


Valencia began his 2013 season in a 3–0 home win over Macara. He scored his first goal of the season on 13 July, in a 4–1 win over Manta. On 7 August, Valencia scored his first career hat-trick against Peruvian side Sport Huancayo, in a 4–0 2013 Copa Sudamericana First Round match. On 24 August, Valencia scored against Deportivo Cuenca in a 2–0 home win. On 28 August, Valencia scored for Emelec against Chilean club Universidad Católica in a 2–3 home loss. Valencia scored in a 2–0 away win against El Nacional on 22 September. In an emphatic 7–0 home win on 20 October against U Catolica of Quito, Valencia scored once. He finished the season as league champions with Emelec, the club's first since 2002.


Valencia's first two goals of the 2012 season would be on 12 February, in a 3–2 home win over Macara. On 24 March, his third goal would come in a 3–0 away win against Deportivo Cuenca. His next goal came on April 18, in Ecuador's Super-Clasico against Emelec's city rivals Barcelona SC, in a 1–1 away draw. A week later against El Nacional, he scored in an emphatic 5–0 home win. A month later against LDU Quito, his next goal came in a 3–0 home win on 23 May. On 5 August, Valencia scored in a 2–1 win over Independiente. Valencia would then score on 28 October, in a 3–0 home win against Macara. In the month of November of the 2012 Serie A season, Valencia would go on to score five goals in five separate matches against El Nacional, LDU Loja, Tecnico Universitario, and twice against Manta in both home and away matches, winning four of the five matches, only drawing against LDU Loja. This brought Valencia's goal tally to 13 goals scored in 40 league matches played, his best season yet. However, once again for a third season in a row, he would become runner-up to league champions and club rivals Barcelona SC.


Valencia's first goal of the season was on 26 February, scoring the only goal at home to defeat Imbabura. On 20 March, he scored his second, in a 3–1 home win over Independiente Jose Teran. On 18 May, he scored Emelec's only goal in a 2–1 away loss to Olmedo. Valencia scored two goals in an emphatic 4–1 away win against LDU Loja on 11 June. A week later on 19 June, he scored in a 2–0 home win against ESPOLI. Once again on 28 August, Valencia would score against LDU Loja in a 2–0 away win. On 1 October, Valencia scored against Independiente Jose Teran in a 2–0 away win. His final goal of the 2011 season was on 23 November, in a 1–1 home draw against El Nacional. Once again Valencia became runner-up champion, this time against Deportivo Quito, losing 1–0 on both home and away matches. Valencia scored nine league goals in 30 league matches played.


Emelec were runners-up to champions LDU Quito, losing 2–1 on aggregate score. [3].LDU Quito Valencia's first professional career goal was on March 10, scoring the only goal to gain an important away win against Ecuadorian giants [2]

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