Currently playing for Fenerbahçe of the Super Lig, Ecuador’s national side is captained by professional footballer Enner Valencia at the Qatar World Cup in 2022.

Ecuador defeated Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khol thanks to two goals from Valencia in the first half.

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Valencia previously played for Emelec in Ecuador, when he won both the Copa Sudamericana Golden Boot and the 2013 Ecuadorian Serie A. Valencia competed for Pachuca in Mexico as well, where he took home the 2014 Clausura title as well as the Liga MX Golden Boot. He spent an estimated £12 million to join West Ham United in July 2014.

Valencia has four children—three daughters and a son. Beira, Amelia, Annalia, and David are some of their names. Beira, his oldest daughter, he had with his ex-wife Sinthyia Pinargote Chumo; the other children he has with Sharon Escobar.

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Who is Sharon Escobar?

Valencia is currently married to Sharon Escobar, his longtime girlfriend. She is a philanthropist. Escobar’s family is an Ecuadorian native, like her husband.

Currently, Sharon Escobar has amassed more than 50,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts some images of her day-to-day activities.

It’s reported that Enner and Escobar met around 2009. Soon after they met, they began dating.

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In 2010, after one year of dating, the pair got married. They have been together for more than 12 years now. The couple resides presently in Istanbul, Turkey with their children.

Valencia’s first wife was Sinthyia Pinargote Chumo, who issued a warrant for the player’s arrest in October 2016 for failing to pay child support; the warrant was subsequently withdrawn. 

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Additionally, Valencia replied by claiming that his ex-partner attempted to damage his reputation and prevent him from visiting his daughter. He further said that she intended to buy expensive cars and other material possessions with the alimony.