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Mauro Zarate

Squad Number: 10
Position: Striker
Born: 18th Mar 1987 (Haedo, Argentina)
Signed: 28th May 2014 (0)
Contract: 3 year contract + 1 year option
Previous Club: Velez Sarsfield

KUMB Awards: Worst Signing 2014/15, Most Missed (runner up) 015/16.

The former Lazio and Inter striker returned to English shores after six years away, having first played in this country for Birmingham City in 2008, when the club was owned by West Ham's current owners David Gold and David Sullivan.

Zarate's stock had fallen in recent years after a loan spell at Milan failed to bear fruit. That followed an initially successful spell with Lazio, for whom he made more than 100 appearances.

In July 2013 he returned to Sarsfield, the Argentinian club with whom he started his professional career back in 2004.

Zarate's goals helped Velez to a third place finish in this season's Tourneo Inicial and sixth spot in the Torneo Final. He ended the season as the Primera A's top goalscorer with 18 goals to his name from just 28 appearances.


Zarate speaks to whufc.com upon becoming a Hammer

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

Mauro Zarate is yet to play this season.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

1-2 v Stoke City (a) 15th May 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

1-4 v Swansea City (h) 7th May 2016
by Staff Writer

This was the Argentine at his frustrating worst, holding on for the ball too long and failing to make an impact.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 30th April 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

3-1 v Watford (h) 20th April 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Moses, 45) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

2-2 v Leicester City (a) 17th April 2016
by Staff Writer

Usual blind alley stuff first half. Looked better coming in from wide in the second half.

3-3 v Arsenal (h) 9th April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Still infuriating on occasion but worked hard the way he won the ball back to score his goal was testimony to that.

3-2 v Everton (a) 5th March 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Valencia 69) Apparently he apologised to the fans for this performance. Believe me Ive seen much, much worse in my time.

1-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 2nd March 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Moses, 62) About as effeective as the man he replaced.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 27th February 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

5-1 v Blackburn Rovers (a) 21st February 2016
by Staff Writer #2

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

2-2 v Norwich City (a) 13th February 2016
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

1-0 v Wolves (h) 9th January 2016
by Staff Writer


2-0 v Liverpool (h) 2nd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower


2-1 v Southampton (h) 27th December 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Seemed to be over-aware that his presence represented our main creative source in the first half and he was consequently guilty of trying to do too much a dangerous combination in a player whose decision-making skills are not always at their best.

1-1 v Aston Villa (a) 26th December 2015
by Staff Writer

The kind of greedy, self-indulgent display that proves so frustrating and for which he has often been criticised over the years.

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 20th December 2015
by Staff Writer

This was the Argentine at his frustrating worst, holding on for the ball too long and failing to make an impact.

0-0 v Stoke City (h) 12th December 2015
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

0-0 v Manchester United (a) 5th December 2015
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 29th November 2015
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

1-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd November 2015
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Moses, 62) About as effeective as the man he replaced.

1-1 v Everton (h) 7th November 2015
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Valencia 69) Apparently he apologised to the fans for this performance. Believe me Ive seen much, much worse in my time.

0-2 v Watford (a) 31st October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Moses, 45) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

2-1 v Chelsea (h) 24th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Looks good when he starts especially when, as this week, he resists the urge to do it all on his own and channels his talents towards the team effort. Fine goal as well and Moses may have a job to get back in next week...

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 17th October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced) A few of the usual blind alleys but his cross that led up to the goal was superb.

2-2 v Sunderland (a) 3rd October 2015
by Staff Writer

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

2-2 v Norwich City (h) 26th September 2015
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

1-2 v Leicester City (h) 15th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Usual blind alley stuff first half. Looked better coming in from wide in the second half.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Still infuriating on occasion but worked hard the way he won the ball back to score his goal was testimony to that.

2-0 v Arsenal (a) 9th August 2015
by Staff Writer

Scored a belter, capitalising on a defensive error. Still needs to work a little harder around the pitch to be considered as a first team player and was replaced as a result.

1-2 v Astra Giurgiu (a) 6th August 2015
by Staff Writer

Infuriating. Continues to disappear down blind alleys with alarming regularity. Which is a shame because there is undoubted skill in there, just waiting for a football brain to develop to use it.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

0-2 v Chelsea (a) 26th December 2014
by Raedwulf


2-0 v Leicester City (h) 20th December 2014
by Staff Writer


1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Raedwulf


1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Staff Writer


3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Raedwulf


3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Gordon Thrower


2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Raedwulf

Went flat after the hour and unsurprisingly subbed on 77, but fizzed around up to the 60 minute mark. Worked hard, but had to to get into the game.

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Staff Writer

Tough away games at places like The Hawthorns probably aren't the best to judge the Argentine's overall contribution to the team by.

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Raedwulf

(replaced Jarvis) Only on for 25 minutes, despite being first sub, but fizzed, as he did against Everton. The formation would have to change a little but, if the injury status remains the same, should he start in place of Amalfitano?

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

(replaced Jarvis) A bit of a cameo really but provided game's the rare glimpses of creativity.

1-2 v Everton (a) 22nd November 2014
by Raedwulf

(replaced Cole) From the moment he came on, was causing trouble for the Everton defence, winning corners, making space. Goal was fortuitous, but if you don't shoot, you don't score!

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Raedwulf

The counterpoint to Song, in being industrious mostly at the top end of the pitch. I wonder, has he done enough to convince Sam that Nolan shouldn't walk back into the starting line up when fit enough?

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Again, some good touches but faded as the game wore on.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Gordon Thrower


3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Raedwulf


2-2 v Hull City (a) 15th September 2014
by Raedwulf

Energetic and enthusiastic in the first half, if not terribly effective. Couldn't get into the game at all in the second and replaced by Song on the hour.

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Raedwulf

Lively again, and created our goal, but couldn't inspire a poor team.

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Spent far too much time trying to back into his marker. Good bit of chasing back to set up the goal but that was about it from him.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Splendid first half but faded in the second. Excellent finish for the goal but I'd rather not see a repeat of the awful challenge on O'Keefe.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Raedwulf

Man of the Match. Markedly our liveliest player and scored too, with a lovely volley. I'd have made it 8, except far that careless (rather than malicious) challenge on O'Keefe early on.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower


0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Trevor Twohig


0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Raedwulf


 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

Mauro Zarate is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Mauro Zarate is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Mauro Zarate is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Mauro Zarate is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Mauro Zarate is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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