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Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is a professional footballer from Ecuador who currently plays for Super Lig top football club, Fenerbahçe, and captains the Ecuador national team in the Qatar World Cup 2022.
|Name:||Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra|
|Date of Birth:||4 November 1989|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Enner Valencia Biography
Valencia hails from Esmeraldas Province and is of Afro-Ecuadorian descent. He came from a poor family and when he arrived at Emelec, he had to sleep in rudimentary lodgings at the club’s Estadio George Capwell, as he had no money to stay anywhere else and at times struggled to buy enough to eat.
Enner Valencia Age
Valencia Lastra was born on 4 November 1989. He was 33 years during the Qatar World Cup 2022. He was born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador.
Valencia Enner Height: 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Enner Valencia Career
Valencia came from Caribe Junior’s youth system, the same team where Ecuador star Antonio Valencia played in his early years to Guayaquil to trial for Emelec in 2008. He was then transferred to Emelec. He played for Emlec from 2008 to 2013.
During his time at Emelec, he played 171 games and scored 33 goals. Valencia scored his first career hat-trick against Peruvian side Sport Huancayo on 7 August 2013, during 2013 Copa Sudamericana first-round match which ended in a 4-0. He helped Emelec to finish the season as league champions with Emelec, the club’s first since 2002. He was awarded the Copa Sudamericana Golden Boot in 2013.
In 2014, after numerous rumors involving the interest of Liga MX side Pachuca for Valencia, both parties came to terms and agreed on a transfer. He finished as the top goal-scorer with 18 goals for the season. He was awarded the Liga MX Golden Boot in the 2014 Clausura tournament.
On 29 July 2014, Premier League club West Ham United completed the transfer of Valencia, on a five-year contract for a fee estimated at £12 million. He 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. Valencia’s first goal for West Ham came in his full league debut, against Hull City on 15 September 2014, in a 2–2 draw. The 25-yard (23 m; 75 ft) strike, timed at 61 miles per hour (98 km/h), was described as an “exceptional goal”. He played a total of 68 matches and scored 10 goals for West Ham from 2014 to 2016. He was then loaned to Everton FC.
Valencia signed for Everton on a season-long loan, with the option of a permanent £14.5 million move in the summer of 2017 on 31 August 2016. Valencia scored his first league goal for Everton when he fired home from close range in a 3–0 win against Southampton on 2 January 2017. He played a total of 23 matches and scored 3 goals for Everton FC.
On 13 July 2017, Valencia signed for Tigres UANL for a fee of 4.2 million. He played for 3 seasons, 118 caps where he scored 34 goals.
Valencia signed for Fenerbahçe on a free transfer during the beginning of the 2020 season on 28th August, 2020. He has scored 41 goals in 90 matches for Fenerbahçe.
After playing for the nation’s under-22 team at the 2011 Pan American Games, Valencia made his debut for Ecuador on 12 February 2012 in a friendly against Honduras.
He made 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 friendly four-pre-tournament.
In June 2014, Valencia was named in Ecuador’s squad for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. 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.
On 8 October 2021, in a 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Bolivia, Valencia scored his 32nd and 33rd international goals, becoming the Ecuador national team’s all time top goal scorer
Valencia captains Ecuador in the 2022 Qatar FIFA World cup, the first of its kind in the Middle East. He scored a brace in the first half of the opening game between Ecuador and the host nation Qatar.
He has capped his national team 75 times and scoring 38 goals as at 20th November, 2022.
Enner Valencia Stats
Valencia has played for 6 football clubs including Emelec, Pachuca, West Ham, Everton, Tiger UANL, and Fernabache. The following is his club’s stats in total;
When it comes to his International side, he is the leading scorer with 38 goals in 75 appearances.
Enner Valencia Wife
Valencia is married to Sharon Escobar, his long-time girlfriend. He was previously married to Sinthyia Pinargote Chumo. In October 2016, she filed a warrant against the player over unpaid child support, which was later revoked.
Enner Valencia Children
Valencia has 4 kids including Beira, Amelia, Annalia, and David. His eldest daughter, Beira, is from his former wife, whereas the rest are from Sharon.
Enner Valencia Religion
Enner Valencia is a Christian. However, the information is yet to be verified by an official source.
Following his brace in the first half of the opening game against Qatar, Enner and his teammates did a special celebration. They got down to their knees while pointing toward the sky.
While this gesture’s exact meaning is unknown, it likely has a religious significance.
According to Statista, Catholic Christianity (68.8%) is the major religion in Ecuador, followed by Evangelist (10.6%), Pentecostal Evangelist (3.7%), and others. All top religions in the country are different sects and branches of Christianity.
Enner Valencia Net Worth
Enner Valencia has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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