There are far fewer players left like Mark Noble who give everything for a single club. That breed of players is dying and Mark Noble is one of the last that is left of it.
Mark Noble has decided to call it a quits to his time at the London stadium. He is set to leave the club by the end of this season. Let’s look at his journey!
Mark, who was born in Canning Town, East London, began his career with Barking Colts before joining Arsenal’s youth system at the age of 11. The distance between his home and the arsenal academy was far, and since his father could not arrange a car every time Mark Noble discontinued the gunner’s academy.
However, Mark was a fan of their local club West Ham and since Upton Park (former stadium of West Ham) was just in the area, Mark was interested to join them. West Ham responded by showing interest in the kid and signed him as a youth player in 2000.
At the age of 15, he became the club’s youngest reserve team player. Later, he joined the club as a trainee in July 2003 and made his senior team debut in August 2004 at the age of 17 in a 2–0 win over Southend United in the League Cup. So, the career started of one Mark Noble.
He was loaned out twice in his Hammers career, once to Hull City and second to Ipswich Town. Both loan deals were in the year 2006. He then came back to West Ham and never looked back.
After spending 22 years at the club since he signed for them in 2000 as a boy, no wonder the folks who support the club have given him the name of ‘Mr. West Ham’.
Mark became the club captain in 2015 when he took over from Kevin Nolan.
He is set to leave the club at the end of the season. Mark Noble will play his final home game at the London Stadium on May 15th against Manchester City. It surely will be an emotional affair for West Ham fans.
Mark decided to leave the club because he felt the decision should always be in his hands. He did not want the coach or the club to tell him that his time is up. Mark always wanted to end his tenure at West Ham on his terms.
He has fought many relegation battles with West Ham throughout his career. Being the club captain and icon, he has been keeping West Ham up. Now, that West Ham is challenging at the top of the table and is also playing in Europe, Mark Noble must be a happy man.
David Moyes and his boys are looking strong this season, a top 4 finish for them would only materialize their sensational form.
Mark Noble, who has had limited playing time this season, will relish the final stretch with the London club.
After 539 appearances and scoring 62 goals for the club, it’s near farewell time for Mr. West Ham. Mark Noble a Legend for the club!