Mark Noble Biography
Mark Noble (Mark James Noble) is an English professional footballer born on 8th May 1987 in Canning Town, East London. He plays as a central midfielder and is the captain of West Ham United. He is West Ham’s first-choice taker for penalty kicks and has won the club’s Hammer of the Year trophy twice. In 2014, he was ranked in the top five penalty takers in the top European leagues and was in the top 10 in the world based on the percentage of penalties successfully converted since 2009.
Mark Noble attended Royal Docks School as a youngster, where he excelled for the football team. He spent a period training with Arsenal as a child before joining West Ham United.
Noble played for Barking Colts and moved to Arsenal’s academy at age 11. His father used to drive him to training but he could not always arrange the time to get Noble to training sessions due to the distance
from their home in Beckton.
Mark Noble West Ham
West Ham United showed an interest and Noble signed as a youth player. At the age of 15 he became the youngest player to ever appear in West Ham United reserve team. In July 2003 he became a trainee and in August 2004, at the age of 17, he made his senior team debut in the League Cup in a 2–0 win against Southend United.
In January 2005 he made his league debut in the Championship in a 4–2 defeat away at Wolverhampton Wanderers. On 30 May 2005, Noble played in the 2005 Football League Championship play-off Final which saw West Ham beat Preston North End 1–0 to secure a return to the Premier League. He had entered the game as an 82nd-minute substitute for Shaun Newton.
Noble won the Young Hammer of the Year and the runner-up to the Hammer of the Year awards despite making his debut only four months previously.
Mark Noble’s 2004/05 Season
Mark Noble was named as a first-team substitute for the first time for the Championship visit to Crewe Alexandra on 21 August 2004. He made his first-team debut in the 2-0 home League Cup second-round win over Southend United on 24 August 2004. He totalled 13 Championship appearances, ten of them starts. He appeared as a substitute in all three Championship play-off matches, including the final victory over Preston North End at the Millennium Stadium on 30 May 2005. Noble made two League Cup and three FA Cup starts, ten FA Premier Reserve League South appearances, scoring once. He Scored a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup victory at Gillingham on 7 December 2004. He made a total of five youth-team appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals.
Mark Noble’s 2005/06 Season
Mark Noble made his Premier League debut by starting the 3-1 opening-day home victory over Blackburn Rovers on 13 August 2005. He totalled five Premier League appearances, four of them starts. He started the 4-2 League Cup second-round victory at Sheffield Wednesday on 20 September 2005. Mark Noble joined Hull City on loan for three months on 6 February 2006, making five Championship appearance and totalled five FA Premier Reserve League starts.
Mark Noble’s 2006/07 Season
Mark Noble joined Championship club Ipswich Town on loan for three months on 18 August 2006. He made 13 Championship appearances for Ipswich Town, scoring in the 2-1 home win over Coventry City on 12 September 2006. He returned to West Ham United on 16 November 2006 and made first West Ham United start of the season by scoring the opening goal in the 3-0 home FA Cup third-round victory over Brighton; Hove Albion on 3 January 2007. Mark made his first Premier League start of the season in the 4-3 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on 4 March 2010. He made ten Premier League starts, scoring two goals, netted in the 4-3 home defeat by Tottenham Hotspur and 3-1 home victory over Bolton Wanderers. Mark Noble was in the starting XI for the final-day 1-0 victory at Manchester United on 13 May 2007.
Mark Noble’s 2007/08 Season
Mark Noble signed a new four-year contract in the summer of 2007. He totalled 36 appearances in all competitions. He made 25 Premier League starts and scored three Premier League goals in total. Mark Noble netted a penalty in the 1-0 Premier League win at Birmingham City on 18 August 2007. He scored a last-minute penalty in the 1-0 home Premier League win over Liverpool on 30 January 2008. He made three Carling Cup and two FA Cup appearances.
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Mark Noble’s 2008/09 Season
Mark Noble made 29 Premier League appearances, 28 of them starts. He scored one Premier League goal on his 100th appearance for the club in the 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers on 21 March 2009. He signed a new contract until the summer of 2013 in April 2009. He made one League Cup appearance in third-round defeat at Watford. Mark Scored twice in four FA Cup appearances, netting penalties in the 3-0 home third-round win over Barnsley and 2-0 fourth-round victory at Hartlepool United.
Mark Noble’s 2009/10 Season
Mark Noble made 27 Premier League appearances, 25 of them starts. He scored two Premier League goals, netting in the opening-day win at Wolverhampton Wanderers and a penalty in the 2-1 home win over Aston Villa. Noble was sent off in the 1-0 Premier League defeat at Birmingham City on 12 December 2009. He started the 3-1 League Cup third-round defeat at Bolton Wanderers. Mark ended the season having made 132 appearances and scored eleven goals for West Ham United in all competitions.
Mark Noble’s 2010/11 Season
Mark Noble made 26 Barclays Premier League appearances, 25 of them starts. He scored four Barclays Premier League goals, all of them from the penalty spot. He netted from the penalty spot in the 3-1 home defeat by Bolton Wanderers on 21 August 2010. Noble fired in the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on 16 October 2010. He scored a brace of penalties in the 4-2 home defeat by Manchester United on 2 April 2011. He made five Carling Cup appearances, scoring the opening goal in the 2-1 semi-final first leg win over Birmingham City at the Boleyn Ground on 11 January 2011. Mark Noble made his 150th appearance for West Ham United in the goalless home Barclays Premier League draw with Blackpool on 13 November 2010. Mark Noble was shown seven yellow cards, all in the Barclays Premier League. Mark Noble made 39 appearances in all competitions, taking his total for West Ham United to 171 appearances.
Mark Noble’s 2011/12 Season
Mark Noble scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 4-3 home npower Championship win against Portsmouth on 10 September 2011. He netted from the penalty spot in the 1-0 npower Championship win over Peterborough United at the Boleyn Ground on 24 September 2011. He scored his third penalty of the season in the 3-1 home npower Championship win over Derby County on 26 November 2011. He netted his fourth goal of the season and fourth penalty in the 1-0 npower Championship win at Portsmouth on 14 January 2012. He netted two penalties in a game for the second time in his career as West Ham United beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 in the npower Championship at the Boleyn Ground on 21 January 2012. He scored a penalty in the 1-1 home npower Championship draw with Southampton on 14 February 2012. He scored the third goal in the 4-0 npower Championship win at Barnsley on 6 April 2012 – his first goal from open play after eight successful penalties. He totalled 45 npower Championship appearances, 43 of them starts, and nine goals. He won his first Hammer of the Year award and the Individual Performance of the Season award for his two-goal display against Nottingham Forest on 21 January 2012. Mark Noble started both legs of the npower Championship Play-Off semi-final victory over Cardiff City.
Mark Noble’s 2012/13 Season
Mark Noble signed a new long-term contract on 25 September 2012, making his 200th start for West Ham United in the 4-1 home Capital One Cup third-round defeat by Wigan Athletic the same day. He scored his first two goals of the season in the 4-1 home Barclays Premier League victory over Southampton on 20 October 2012 – the first from a direct free-kick and the second from the penalty spot. Mark Noble converted penalties against Liverpool and Norwich City during the winter and continued to feature regularly in the Hammers’ midfield, before a trapped nerve required an operation and left him on the sidelines for two months. He returned to the fold as a substitute in West Ham’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United on 17 April 2013.
Mark Noble’s 2013/14 Season
Mark Noble scored a penalty in the 3-2 Barclays Premier League defeat at home to Everton on 21 September 2013. He notched his second goal of the season to seal a 2-0 victory at Cardiff City on 11 January. He scored from the spot to get the Hammers on the way to a 2-1 win over Hull City on 26 March. He picked up an awards double at the end of season Player Awards, being named Hammer of the Year for a second time, and also winning the Players’ Player of the Year prize.
Mark Noble’s 2014/15 Season
Mark Noble suffered a rare penalty miss in the opening day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. He bounced back by scoring in the 3-1 defeat to Southampton on 30 August 2014. Mark Noble missed the games against Manchester United and QPR in late September/early October with a calf injury. He returned to captain the team in Kevin Nolan’s absence but suffered an Achilles injury in December. He returned to the team the following month.
Mark Noble’s 2015/16 Season
Mark Noble scored from the spot as West Ham lost 4-3 to Bournemouth on 22 August. He scored the following week as the Hammers won 3-0 at Liverpool. Mark also saw red in that game for two yellow cards but had the sending off rescinded. He was confirmed as the Club’s new captain following Kevin Nolan’s departure towards the end of the summer transfer window. He led the side as new skipper to third in the Premier League by the end of October. He was booked against Spurs, leading to a one-match suspension due to accumulation of yellow cards. Noble was intrumental as the Hammers went unbeaten in eight games, picking up four clean sheets in the process. He was back on the scoresheet at Carrow Road in February as he smashed home a late leveller to draw 2-2 with Norwich. He led the Club’s charge for a European spot as the season neared its end, scoring consecutive braces against Watford and West Brom. Mark Noble provided inspiration in an emotional performance to beat Manchester United 3-2 in the last game at the Boleyn Ground.
Mark Noble’s 2016/17 Season
Mark Noble scored the Hammers’ opening goal of the season – a penalty in the 2-1 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg defeat by NK Domzale in Slovenia on 28 July 2016. He captained West Ham United in their first-ever fixture at London Stadium – a 3-0 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round second leg win over Domzale on 4 August 2016. He scored again from the penalty spot in the 1-1 UEFA Europa League Play-Off round first leg draw with Astra Giurgiu in Romania on 18 August 2016. He captained West Ham United in their first-ever Premier League fixture at London Stadium – a 1-0 win over AFC Bournemouth on 21 August 2016. He scored in back-to-back 1-0 home Premier League wins over Burnley and Hull City in December 2016. Mark Noble added a third and final Premier League goal in the 3-1 Premier League win at Southampton on 4 February 2017. Mark Noble season ended two games early as he underwent abdominal surgery in May 2017. He totaled 35 first team appearances in all competitions, including three UEFA Europa League qualifying ties and one each in the EFL and FA Cups.
Mark Noble’s 2017/18 Season
Mark Noble captained West Ham United in eleven of their opening 18 Premier League fixtures. He registered an assist in the 2-0 Carabao Cup second-round win at Cheltenham Town on 23 August 2017. He scored his maiden goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 3-0 victory at Stoke City on 16 December 2017 – his 300th Premier League appearance for the Club. He missed two Premier League games and the League Cup quarter-final defeat by Arsenal in late December 2017 with a hamstring injury. He scored the opener in the 4-1 Premier League win at Huddersfield Town on 13 January 2018. He netted his 50th goal for West Ham United in the 1-1 home Premier League draw with Crystal Palace on 30 January 2018 – becoming the 34th Hammer to reach that milestone. He reached 450 career club appearances in West Ham United’s 4-1 home Premier League defeat by Manchester City on 29 April 2018. Mark Noble scored his fourth goal of the season with a volley in the 2-0 Premier League win at Leicester City on 5 May 2018 which clinched West Ham’s safety. He made his 300th Premier League start in the goalless draw with Manchester United at London Stadium on 10 May 2018. He totaled 33 first-ream appearances, including 29 in the Premier League, scoring four goals and registering one assist.
Mark Noble Age
He was born 8 May 1987 in Canning Town, East London (31 years as of 2018)
Mark Noble Net Worth
This information will be updated.
Mark Noble Height
Mark Noble stands at 5’11”.
Mark Noble Wife
In 2012 Mark married Carly Noble
Mark Noble Son
Mark Noble has a son, Lenny, who he says is a huge fan of Pogba
“The funny thing is that my son Lenny asked me if he could walk out with me before the game as he really wanted to see Pogba. Then when I came out of the dressing room after the game, Lenny was having a photo with him, so I know where his loyalties lie! I am one of Pogba’s biggest fans. He gets more criticism than he deserves.”
Mark Noble Twitter
Mark Noble Statement
Dear fellow Hammer,
I am writing to you as a proud captain and lifelong supporter of our great football club, West Ham United.
We have eight Premier League matches left to play and, if we win three or four of them, we should achieve what every one of us wants to achieve and that is stay in this division.
Five of those eight games are at London Stadium and, with your energy and support from the stands, we will have a much better chance of getting the wins we need. As I’ve said many times, results are all that matter, and that is true now, more than ever.
Our last home game against Burnley was one of my toughest days in nearly 20 years at West Ham, and I never want to see scenes like that again. None of us do. I desperately want us to do well and for everyone to be happy, players and fans, but that day was one which none of us can look back on with any pride.
We need everyone to be together and to be behind the team, because positive vibes really do inspire the players on the pitch. On the flip side, negativity can undoubtedly affect players’ concentration and confidence, as I believe it did in the second half against Burnley.
We need you all, full-stop, and we cannot perform to our best and win the matches we need to win without you. When you are on song, there really are no supporters better at inspiring their team than West Ham supporters.
I can understand the frustrations some of you are feeling. This season has not gone how we’d all hoped it would, but I would ask you to channel your passion to get behind the team, help us get through the season with our Premier League status intact, and we can sit down and reassess things in the summer.
We need the London Stadium to be buzzing for our five remaining home games, so please unite behind the lads and give us the best possible chance to deliver the results we need to stay up.
Come on you Irons!
Mark Noble Stats
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|2017-18||FA Cup||West Ham||1||0||0||0||0||0||51|
|2016-17||Lg Cup||West Ham||1||1||0||0||1||0||90|
|2016-17||FA Cup||West Ham||1||0||0||0||0||0||32|
|2015-16||Lg Cup||West Ham||1||1||0||0||1||0||120|
|2015-16||FA Cup||West Ham||5||5||0||0||0||0||439|
|2014-15||Lg Cup||West Ham||1||0||0||0||0||0||22|
|2014-15||FA Cup||West Ham||4||4||0||0||1||0||390|
Mark Noble Interview
Redknapp: That was your 49th goal for West Ham in the 4-1 win at Huddersfield, but what was that celebration about and will you have something special for your 50th?
Mark Noble: No! I’m not into all that. I just scored and, because I was the furthest up the pitch and because the crowd are quite close at Huddersfield, I got there quickly and there was nobody with me. So I just folded my arms. I didn’t know what else to do!
Redknapp: It was good to see you smiling, but it hasn’t always been that way. It’s almost like you’ve had a whole career in one season. It started badly and the new signings didn’t settle quickly, either.
Mark Noble: You have to hit the ground running at West Ham. If you don’t, suddenly from the fans it’s, ‘You’re not good enough to play for our football club’. Even Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano had that when they were here.
That’s what it is like. You can win them over, though. When you do, the West Ham fans can make you feel like you are the best player in the world. But they will not give that to you. You have to earn it.
Redknapp: Like Marko Arnautovic. Did you speak to him?
Mark Noble: Yes, of course. I’m the captain. It’s my job. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Marko. I’m not taking any credit for his turn-around because he has done that. He’s a top player. He’s won them over.
His work-rate is incredible. If you know Marko, he talks a lot, he has his swagger, but he’s such a nice fella. I used to row with him when we played Stoke.
We were losing and he was rolling his foot across the ball, doing the rabonas, the lot. I wiped him out on purpose and then I pulled him up by his hair. He stood up… he looked about 6ft 5in! I was like a 12-year-old next to him.
We joke about it now. Like Manuel Lanzini, these are the players who make a difference. They are such good players. They are on the same wavelength, like Silva and De Bruyne at Man City, Ozil and Sanchez at Arsenal.
Redknapp: You lost Payet last season. That left a hangover.
Mark Noble: Technically incredible, the moments he gave us all in that last season at the Boleyn, incredible. He made everyone a better player. When you don’t have that player, of course it leaves a hole.
Redknapp: You had a lot of respect for Slaven Bilic, but sometimes you need a change, a different voice.
Mark Noble: We had two and a half unbelievable seasons together and he is a proper gentleman. I wanted it to work for him so much.
I was trying so much, I was getting myself out of position because I wanted to make things happen. I was over-trying. But we all know what happens if you don’t win games.
Redknapp: David Moyes has come in and done a good job. What was the feeling when he got the job?
Mark Noble: Sorry if this sounds like a cliche, but we really needed to get back to basics. We needed to defend. To stop conceding and be organised.
We had a meeting, we talked it through. He said: ‘Don’t moan at me in two months’ time if we spend time working on shape, on being organised’. I think you can see the benefits of that.
Redknapp: I hate it when new managers say a team isn’t fit. But you looked off the pace.
Mark Noble: We were fit. Unless you are a terrible professional, you are fit. But there is a next level of Premier League fitness.
I watch a lot of football and you hardly ever see Premier League players go down with cramp. The fitness, the intensity of Premier League football is phenomenal.
If eight of you are on it, you lose. You need all of you, every one of you, on it. If you are not, this manager will tell you.
His communication is excellent, consistent. The players know. His attention to detail is first class. And he has a good squad to work with here. Professionals, players with skill, athletes…
Redknapp: The team look in good shape. There was a period of time when that wasn’t the case.
Mark Noble: That all comes because of confidence within the team. You’re right. We were all over the place. You know the feeling when you come off and you think, ‘I couldn’t even get close enough today to make a tackle’.
The ball moves so quick in this league. When it comes naturally, it works, but when you have to take a touch and then think, it’s gone.
I use the example of Fernando Torres. At Liverpool, unplayable. He goes to Chelsea, it’s the same geezer, same athlete, same person, but the confidence is gone and it’s different.
When you’ve played well, it’s like auto-pilot. When you are not doing that, your head feels like it will explode.
Redknapp: Do you feel it more because you are the local boy?
Mark Noble: I hate for people to think that I have only played for West Ham because I am the local lad and people make allowances for me.
So every day, I work hard. I was 12, I think, when I used to watch Frank Lampard putting his spikes on and doing sprints at the training ground.
And then me and my mate, we’d take a bus from East London to Essex, take our own ball, play for five or six hours, just messing around with the ball.
I remember seeing Paolo Di Canio coming in on a day off with his own fitness coach… those memories stay with me. The hunger of those players to be the best.
I still get nervous before every single training session. Even now. No word of a lie. It will never change. It’s inside me. I want to be the best player in training every day.
When we get to the 5-a-side, I want to be the best player there. I’m honest enough to know that might not always happen!
When you have players like Manuel, Marko, Dimitri Payet, Carlos Tevez, that is not going to happen because they are the best.
Redknapp: It’s not easier for you, it’s harder for you. You carry the weight of expectation of the fans. You are one of them.
Mark Noble: I have an inner desire. You’ve got to have the ability, but 90 per cent of the game now at the top level is the mental side. Coping with being booed, dealing with not winning every week and the impact it has on you.
Jamie, I was thinking about this the other day. In my career, adding up the days I have actually enjoyed it between the ages of 17 and 30, they total about six months. I’ll be honest and say that. Out of 13 years.
I’ve had some unbelievable times, but the week-to-week games, if we don’t win… it ruins me. If we do win, I spend the next week worrying about how we can win again. I’ve never been able to relax and enjoy it. I have a fear of failure.
My wife, Carley, will say that I have to relax a bit. It has changed a little since we’ve had the kids, but you worry about the results, you care about how you play. You feel it because it’s your club.
The thing I will never do here is hide from that. I am doing what I always wanted to do. I am captain of West Ham. It means everything to me.
Redknapp: Who are the best you have played with in your time here?
Mark Noble: Teddy Sheringham was amazing. You would give him the ball and his pass back was so good, it didn’t just come to feet, it hit the middle stripe of your adidas boot!
Carlos Tevez came in and I scored six goals — he set up all six! And then there was Payet. On the field, in training, he was so good.
Redknapp: West Ham could be busy in this transfer window… does that bother you?
Mark Noble: I want West Ham to buy the best players. I want them to spend £50million on a central midfielder. Yeah. bring it on.
I want West Ham to do well. For the fans, the chef, for Shirley in the kitchen, who was here when your dad was manager, for Jimmy Frith who comes in to help the coaches every day, keeps things ticking over and has been doing so since John Lyall brought him in.
I’ve known these people since I first came to the club. I want the very best for this club. I make sure, out of the players’ bonus, every staff member shares in that bonus. We can’t do it without them.
Redknapp: When I hear you talking about what the club means to you, it sounds like you might want to be the manager here one day.
Mark Noble: I’m really not convinced I want to be a manager at all. Managers are just wide open to abuse.
I was managed by Gianfranco Zola, who played at the highest level. No matter how good he was as a player, lose three games and it’s ‘get him out’. Do I need that? You don’t!
Alan Shearer had one go at Newcastle, got relegated and thought he’d sit and comment on the TV, like you. When the Nottingham Forest job came up they had 75 applicants.
Teddy Sheringham gets one go at Stevenage and now he’s managing in India. That’s Teddy, one of the top players.
Redknapp: Finally, the pie and mash… it’s good. My dad loves it. The full works. Jellied eels. But you can’t have too much of it, us athletes!
Mark Noble: I have the pie, the liquor, but no mash. My dad has it once a week, I have to keep it to the occasional treat.
We’ve beaten Huddersfield 4-1, we’re through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, but we have to be at it every game — three of the bottom 11 can still go down. We have to make sure we are not in that group.