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Birthdate:  May 11, 1989    Birthplace:  San Lorenzo, Ecuador    Nationality:  Ecuador    Height:  5' 9"    Weight:  159 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a five-year contract with West Ham in July 2014 after transferring from Pachuca.

December 3, 2014    Enner Valencia News

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Valencia was substituted into Tuesday's match against West Brom in the 65th minute to mark his return to action after missing last weekend's match against Newcastle.

The striker did not start, but his return to play about 25 minutes is good news after he failed to recover quickly enough from international duty to play last weekend.

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Enner Valencia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

November 27, 2014

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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce gave his weekly injury update Thursday and did not list Valencia (knock) as being close to playing Saturday against Newcastle. Big Sam specifically noted that Stewart Downing (knee) and Cheik Kouyate (knee) trained Thursday, but that the rest of the injured players, including Valencia, "have got a chance but it's a slimmer chance than we expected," to face Newcastle.

The specifics of Valencia's injury is still cloudy, but what we do know is that he's been unable to play sine coming off in the 74th minute of West Ham's Premier League match against Aston Villa on Nov. 8. If he is unable to play against Newcastle, Andy Carroll will start up front again, with Diafra Sakho also a big injury doubt. Valencia is in danger of missing a number of matches, as West Ham will play in three times by next Sunday.

October 19, 2014

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Valencia scored West Ham's second goal in a 3-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday.

Valencia has taken a backseat to Diafra Sakho in terms of goalscoring, but he's still arguably the most talented attacking player on the team. With two goals through seven fixtures, Valencia will try to get another one in the back of the net against the Citizens next Saturday.

September 16, 2014

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Valencia scored his first Premier League goal in West Ham's 2-2 draw against Hull City on Monday.

Valencia scored on a fine individual effort to tie the game at 1-1. Now that he's match fit, the striker is expected to be a regular in the starting XI for the Hammers going forward.

August 17, 2014

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Valencia came on in the 81st minute of West Ham's 1-0 loss to Tottenham on Saturday.

Valencia was kept out of the starting XI due to a lack of match fitness following the World Cup, but it's only a matter of time before he takes on the central striker role.

August 15, 2014

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Valencia isn't fit enough for match play and will consequently be absent from Saturday's lineup against Tottenham, the Daily Star reports.

Valencia recently signed a five-year contract with West Ham, but he'll have to wait until Aug. 23 against Crystal Palace to make his debut.

July 29, 2014

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Valencia has been granted a work permit, meaning his transfer to West Ham is now official, Sky Sports reports.

Valencia had agreed to join the London-based club earlier in July, but the move was delayed due to the work permit request. With Andy Carroll (ankle) out long-term, the speedy Ecuadorian forward will battle Carlton Cole, Modibo Maiga and Mauro Zarate for playing time up front.

July 18, 2014

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Valencia signed a five-year contract with West Ham on Thursday after transferring from Pachuca, West Ham's official web site reports.

Valencia impressed at the World Cup by scoring three times for his native Ecuador, garnering interest from a number of clubs. He should be able to get plenty of playing time for the Hammers this season, making him a worthy fantasy option in most leagues.