Mark Noble has confirmed that this season would be his final season before retirement.
Noble, a one club man nicknamed ‘Mr West Ham’ has played 463 games for the Hammers and scored 54 goals for them in a career spanning 17 years. He joined West Ham in 2000 as a youth player and has never left them ever since. He did however serve two short term loans at Hull CIty appearing 5 times and Ipswich Town appearing 13 times and netting once.
He made his West Ham debut at 17 years old in a League club tie to Southend United in 2004. He made his league debut in 2005 against Wolves. He always played in the middle of the pitch helping out more defensively with West Ham so used to absorb pressure. He is known online casinos for playing box to box and leaving everything out on the field. He is on penalty duty and set pieces.
He has been with the Hammers through the lows and highs. He has seen them in relegation, he has helped them out of relegation and into the Premier League. He has played his part in making West Ham a Premier League side. In 2015 he was named as the clubs’ new captain a role he has taken seriously. He embodies West Ham. He leads his team with so much honour which is returned with respect. Mark Noble told David Moyes that he would take care of the locker room so he can focus on his part.
Noble was included in the PFA Team of the Year 2011-2012 championship. He was awarded Hammer of the Year for the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 seasons. His most honourable award was being named the Hammer of the Decade.
Despite a long career, unfortunately, he was not called up for his country’s first team. He did however represent England at lower levels. The closet he got was being on the standby list for Roy Hodgson for the Euros 2016. Noble is eligible to play for Ireland.
After retirement Noble has made his plans clear in an interview with Premier League TV, that he would go into coaching at West Ham starting at the lower levels but hopes to end up with the first team. He is currently working on his coaching badges. He was set to retire at the end of last season but chose to stick around for one more season to observe how the club is run and learn more about the tactical side of the game from David Moyes and his current staff. He signed a one-year contract extension at the end of last season.
Mark went to West Ham as a youngster and will be leaving a club legend, it’s fair to say he fulfilled so many aspiring footballers’ dream of not only playing for the club he loves so dearly but also having a long career and becoming a fan favourite. He would go down as a true professional of the game.