Doha: Enner Valencia, 33, is now a joint record holder in FIFA World Cup history. The Fenerbahce forward is credited with the record for most consecutive goals for a single team at the World Cup.
Enner has scored the last six goals of the South American team. His first goal for La Tri at the World Cup happened in 2014. Playing in the group stage, Enner strikes the first goal against the Swiss. Five days later, he packed two goals in a single match against Honduras at the Arena de Baixada. The team did not feature in the 2018 World Cup after failing to qualify.
His antics at the opening match in Doha helped Ecuador ease past Qatar. He scored two goals in the match thus finishing with a tally of 5 goals in a row. The Ecuadorian joined the elite list on 25th November 2022 by scoring against the Dutch in their second group-stage match. However, the player making the record his and his alone is very low. The forward went down clutching his knee in the 89th minute against the Netherlands. Subsequently, A stretcher pulled him off the field.
Enner Valencia, a very much respected player who has mad footballing skills, debuted at Emelec, an Ecuadorian club. He joined Pachuca, a Mexican side in 2013 before moving to West Ham the next year. He played for Everton in 2017 on loan. Enner came back to Mexico in 2017 starting for Tigres LANL. He joined Turkish premiers Fenerbache in 2020.
He joins some very popular names in FIFA World Cup history in this unique feat. Eusebio became the first person to score 6 consecutive goals for a team in World Cup in 1966. Paolo Rossi recreated the feat in 1982 for Italy. 12 years, Oleg Salenko made the list with six consecutive goals for the Russians.
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