Enner Valencia is married to his wife Sharon Escobar and is the happy Father to four kids: three daughters and one son.
The professional footballer currently plays as the #13 forward for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe. He has previously played for teams like Emelec, West Ham United, Everton (loan), and UANL.
While at Emelec, he won the 2013 Ecuadorian Serie A with the club and the Copa Sudamericana Golden Boot of that year.
Enner also plays for and captains the Ecuador national team, representing them since 2012. He has been cited as one of the star players for his team in the upcoming 2022 World Cup Campaign in Qatar.
With 35 goals, Enner is his nation’s all-time top goal scorer and shares the record for most goals at World Cup finals (three) for the country with Agustín Delgado.
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Meet Enner Valencia Wife: Sharon Escobar, And Kids
Enner Valencia married his longtime girlfriend, Sharon Escobar. She is a philanthropist.
He was previously married to Sinthyia Pinargote Chumo. In October 2016, she filed a warrant against the player over unpaid child support, which was later revoked.
Enner also retaliated by saying his former partner wanted to tarnish his image and stop him from seeing his daughter. He also mentioned that she wanted to use the alimony to purchase luxury cars and other material items.
His kids include Beira, Amelia, Annalia, and David. His eldest daughter, Beira, is from his former wife, whereas the rest are from Sharon.
Amelia is currently 8, Annalia is 5, whereas David is 3.
Enner and Sharon are happy that their kids share a close bond. Also, his daughters have something in common: their pretty, thick hair.
Learn About Enner Valencia Family Background And Ethnicity
Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra was born in San Lorenzo, Ecuador. His parents are Bolivia Lastra and Remberto Valencia.
Enner is of Afro-Ecuadorian descent. He has two sisters named Erci and Ericka Valencia.
Erci once faced a horrific incident in August 2020 when an armed gang kidnapped her in San Lorenzo and held her for ten days before being released unharmed.
As confirmed during a press conference by Lieutenant Colonel Henry Herrera, the alleged motive of the kidnappers was to ask for a ransom of $2 million (£1.5 million). More than five people were arrested.
“I don’t have words to express everything that I feel today,” Valencia wrote and thanked everyone, including authorities, for their help in rescuing his sister.
Due to their same surname and nationality, people often think that he is the brother of former Manchester United player Antonio Valencia. Antonio once dispelled the rumors, saying his brother’s name was Éder instead.
Enner’s family was poor, so he struggled from an early age. He helped his dad to make money to feed his siblings by selling cow milk on the street. Even after he started his football career, he lacked the money to rent his accommodation.
Enner was always passionate about football and used a ball of rags as he trained daily to improve and develop as a player.
Talking about the experience, he said, “I was always with a ball, or a bottle, or whatever we come across, always trying to get a game going.”
Enner also used to bunk school to play, lying to his parents that he would study.
His extended family includes Peter Valencia (uncle), José Mina Quiñones (brother-in-law), and Juan Guerrero (nephew).
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