Enner Valencia has always been the star football player of Ecuador and his recent performance in 2022 FIFA World Cup has taken the world by sensation. In the opening match held between Qatar and Ecuador, Valencia scored two and both goals for Ecuador to secure their 2–0 win in the tournament. With this, he completed his five goals in FIFA and became Ecuador’s record goalscorer at World Cup final tournaments. The ace footballer has risen from immense poverty to become a top-earning football player of Ecuador. Enner Valencia net worth 2023 stands at about $5 million which he owes completely to the sport.
Enner Valencia Net Worth & Salary 2023
In 2023, Enner Valencia’s total net worth is estimated to be around 5 million dollars. He earns an annual salary of £2,704,000 and a weekly salary of £52,000. Let us check more about Enner Valencia salary 2023 and other details in the table below.
|Net worth (2023)||$5 million (est.)|
|Annual salary||£2,704,000 (est.)|
Enner Valencia Personal Biography
Enner Valencia was born on 4 November 1989 in Esmeraldas, Ecuador to Bolivia Lastra and Remberto Valencia. He belongs to the Afro-Ecuadorian descent and was very poor growing up. When he arrived in Emelec for his trial at Caribe Junior, he had to sleep in rudimentary lodgings at the club’s Estadio George Capwell. Not only that he hadn’t any money to afford lodging, he barely has enough to eat.
Valencia married his girlfriend Sharon Escobar and the couple has been blessed with three children Amelia, Annalia, and David. His eldest daughter Beira born is from his former wife Sinthyia Pinargote Chumo. In October 2016, Sinthyia filed a complaint and a warrant was issued for his arrest in Ecuador for unpaid child support.
|Full name||Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra|
|Years active (national career)||2012 – present|
|Date of birth||4 November 1989|
|Number of children||4|
|Parents||Bolivia Lastra (mother) Remberto Valencia (father)|
International Career of Enner Valencia
Valencia played for the under-22 team for Ecuador and played last at the 2011 Pan American Games before making his debut for the national team. He made his debut for Ecuador on 12 February 2012 in a friendly match against Honduras. Initially, he started as a winger but as a part of experiment by the Emelec coach Gustavo Quinteros, he was converted into a striker.
Valencia made his FIFA debut in 2014 when he played the team’s opening match against Switzerland. The match was held at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brazil. Valencia maintained his great form throughout the World Cup scoring two goals gainst Honduras and a third against Bolivia.
In 2022 World Cup, he scored two goals against the hosting team Qatar and completed a total of five goals in the tournament, the highest for any Ecuadorian player.
Enner Valencia in FIFA
Between a lot of excitement and certain controversy, the 2022 FIFA World Cup began in Qatar on November 20, 2022. in the first match of the tournament, the host team Qatar faced Ecuador in Group A. Ecuador got off to an amazing start owing to their skipper Enner Valencia. Valencia was leading the attacking line in the striker’s role.
The striker gave Ecuador the lead when he scored the first goal of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the 16th minute as a result of penalty. The lead was further extended by Valencia himself. He scored a goal second in the 31st minute with a precise header into the bottom corner.
With these two goals as his fourth and fifth FIFA World Cup goals, Valencia is the only Ecuador footballer to do so. Valencia has already scored one-third of the total goal tally that was required to win the Golden Boot award for the top scorer at the last two FIFA World Cups. Also check Enner Valencia Net Worth
Accolades & Honours of Enner Valencia
In a career spanning over almost a decade now, Emmer has been awarded with multiple awards and honors. Here have a look at some of the major honors Valencia has achievedover his career.
- Ecuadorian Serie A: 2013
- Liga MX: Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019
- Campeones Cup: 2018
- Copa Sudamericana top scorer: 2013
- Serie A Best Player: 2013
- Liga MX top scorer: Clausura 2014
- Liga MX Best XI: Apertura 2017
- CONCACAF Champions League Team of the Tournament: 2019
- CONCACAF Champions League Golden Boot: 2019