Mark Noble - Mr West Ham

A look back at the long-serving midfielder’s 15 years in Claret and Blue
A look back at Testimonial awardee Mark Noble's 15 memorable years in Claret and Blue...

2003 – Becomes the youngest player to appear for West Ham United's reserve team in February, before signing on as a full-time trainee in summer of the same year.

2004 – Makes his first-team debut in the 2-0 home League Cup second-round win over Southend United on 24 August.

2005 – Appeared as a substitute in the Championship Play-Off final victory over Preston North End. Named Young Hammer of the Year before making his Premier League debut by starting the 3-1 opening-day home victory over Blackburn Rovers on 13 August.

2007 – Scored his maiden first-team goal in a 4-3 Premier League defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground. Inspired the Hammers to a ‘Great Escape’ from relegation alongside Carlos Tevez, Bobby Zamora and others, before signing a new long-term contract.

2009 – Now an established first-team regular under Gianfranco Zola, Noble made his 100th West Ham appearance at Blackburn Rovers in March and was later rewarded with a new long-term deal until 2013.

2011 – Helped West Ham to reach the League Cup semi-finals, but also suffered the disappointment of relegation to the Championship. Named vice-captain by new manager Sam Allardyce.

2012 – Voted Hammer of the Year for the first time. Missed just one of 49 Championship and Play-Off fixtures as West Ham bounced back at the first attempt, defeating Blackpool in the Championship Play-Off final at Wembley. Signed another new long-term contract in the summer.

2014 – Voted Hammer of the Year for a second time, and also named Players’ Player of the Year by his fellow squad members.

2015 – Became the Hammers’ all-time leading Premier League appearance maker. Named Club captain by new manager Slaven Bilic. Scored as West Ham United won at Liverpool for the first time in 52 years.