First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Valon Behrami (Midfielder)

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Valon Behrami

Kosovka Mitrovika
Squad Number: 21
Position: Midfielder
Born: 19th Apr 1985 (Kosovka Mitrovika)
Signed: 23rd Jul 2008 (£5,000,000)
Contract: 5 years
Previous Club: Lazio

KUMB Awards: Best Signing 2008/09; Most Missed (runner up) 2010/11.

Alan Curbishley's signings had been mostly experienced players in the 2007/08 season and Behrami's arrival in July 2008 indicated a (welcome) sea-change in transfer policy.

Just 23 when moving to London, Behrami was already a veteran of Serie A, Champions League and international finals (Euro 08).

Highly rated and with the ability to play on either wing or at right-back, the pacy and oft-flamboyant Swiss international promises much.

 

Valon Behrami is yet play any matches this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Newcastle United

0-5: Wednesday, 5th January

(Replaced Kovac, 46 mins) Comments to follow.

Blackburn Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 18th December

Did not play.

Wigan Athletic

3-1: Saturday, 27th November

Lots of running box to box. Took his goal nicely.

Birmingham City

2-2: Saturday, 6th November

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-1: Saturday, 30th October

Another who worked hard but his energy levels seemed to drop in the second half.

Stoke City

3-1: Wednesday, 27th October

(Replaced Barrera, 69 mins) Not afraid to run at players – something that had been lacking in the period prior to his introduction.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-1: Saturday, 16th October

Did not play.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 18th September

Put himself about without causing too much aggro to Stoke. Took a few knocks and gave a bit back, just never looked capable of doing anything to hurt the Stoke backline. Hopefully we'll see him back to his best as he regains match fitness.

Chelsea

1-3: Saturday, 11th September

Busy enough but could have picked up a caution for a number of niggly fouls on Cole.

Fulham

2-3: Monday, 3rd May

Lots of running. None of it, as far as I can recall, dressed as a nun.

Wigan Athletic

3-2: Saturday, 24th April

Clocked up a few more miles on his quest to circumnavigate the planet in a single season.

Liverpool

0-3: Monday, 19th April

Comments to follow.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 10th April

Ran and ran and ran. Sponsors' MOTM and, whilst I can see why, I'll stick with Noble for ours. I'm sure Behrami will cope with the disappointment.

Stoke City

0-1: Saturday, 27th March

Another disappointing display, and another who appears to have lost the ability to consistently pass accurately.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-3: Tuesday, 23rd March

Worked his socks off and although he didn’t create all that much, his break-up play was utterly essential to save the result being even more embarrassing.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-3: Tuesday, 23rd March

Lots of running for absolutely zero end product - as has been the case too often in recent weeks.

Arsenal

0-2: Saturday, 20th March

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-4: Saturday, 13th March

Comments to follow.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 6th March

Pressed into service as emergency right-back which put the brakes on his running.

Manchester United

0-3: Tuesday, 23rd February

Worked his socks off as usual but ultimately left frustrated.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Took the goal well and put in a decent shift in midfield – unlucky not to have got a first-half hat-trick.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Great goal, could have had two if not for an amazing save from Myhill.

Hull City

3-0: Sunday, 21st February

Took the goal well and put in a decent shift in midfield – unlucky not to have got a first-half hat-trick.

Birmingham City

2-0: Wednesday, 10th February

Put another few miles on the milometer and played his part in the second goal.

Burnley

1-2: Saturday, 6th February

Covered every inch of grass in his normal small yappy dog style, but with marginally less effect than normal. Faultless effort as usual mind.

Blackburn Rovers

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

Not one of his better afternoons but still put in a fair bit of running.

Portsmouth

1-1: Tuesday, 26th January

Comments to follow.

Aston Villa

0-0: Sunday, 17th January

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-2: Sunday, 3rd January

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2: Monday, 28th December

Comments to follow.

Portsmouth

2-0: Saturday, 26th December

(Replaced Diamanti, 72 minutes) Comments to follow.

Hull City

3-3: Saturday, 21st November

Comments to follow.

Everton

1-2: Sunday, 8th November

Comments to follow.

Aston Villa

2-1: Wednesday, 4th November

Got through another seven miles or so tonight. Looks nearer full fitness.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 31st October

Got through a few more miles but was having to do a lot of chasing in the second half.

Arsenal

2-2: Sunday, 25th October

Did some useful harrying round but still looks about a yard off the pace.

Stoke City

1-2: Saturday, 17th October

Comments to follow.

Fulham

2-2: Sunday, 4th October

(Replaced Parker, 72 mins) Decent 25 minutes or so. Hope his injury problems are behind him.

Liverpool

2-3: Saturday, 19th September

Was just beginning to show what we missed for much of last season when ping out went his back.

Wigan Athletic

0-1: Saturday, 12th September

(Replaced Kovac, 63 mins) Good to see him back. Too early to tell maybe but hopefully the long layoff won’t have affected him too much.

Bolton Wanderers

1-2: Saturday, 21st February

Spector did not need the kind of protection usually provided for Neill. Fairly quiet game and did not look like he had fully recovered from his injury.

Manchester City

1-0: Saturday, 21st February

Will be missed. Get well soon sir.

Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 8th February

Another all-action performance who provided excellent cover for Neill. The danger of Ronaldo meant he could make few forages upfield.

Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 8th February

A master class in how to deal with Ronaldo, who was reduced to petulantly moaning at anyone within 20 yards. Neill owes him a pint.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

Another excellent 90 minutes from Pep – he never once let the home midfield settle. On the receiving end of some early “treatment” from the opposition, each foul met with the same phlegmatic and laid-back response as he simply picked himself up and got on with it. Did a fine job helping the skipper out on the right as well.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

Another excellent 90 minutes from Pep – he never once let the home midfield settle. On the receiving end of some early “treatment” from the opposition, each foul met with the same phlegmatic and laid-back response as he simply picked himself up and got on with it. Did a fine job helping the skipper out on the right as well.

Arsenal

0-0: Saturday, 31st January

Spent most of the match covering for Neill and therefore made very few offensive breaks. One of the most important players in the side at the moment.

Hull City

2-0: Wednesday, 28th January

Hunted down the Hull midfielders whenever they had the ball. Another very impressive performance by this workaholic.

Hartlepool United

2-0: Saturday, 24th January

Another all action performance from this extremely hard-working player. Was always a threat going forward and still found the time to protect Faubert.

Fulham

3-1: Sunday, 18th January

Another all action performance from a highly valued member of the team. He only just failed to close-down Konchesky for Fulham's goal.

Newcastle United

2-2: Saturday, 10th January

Not quite as effective as of late and he went to sleep for their first goal.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Tireless. Didn’t stop running all day.

Stoke City

2-1: Sunday, 28th December

Tireless. Didn’t stop running all day.

Portsmouth

0-0: Saturday, 15th November

Got some good bursts in and his runs often ended up with us gaining free-kicks in decent positions. If only we could make more of them count.

Portsmouth

0-0: Saturday, 15th November

Got some good bursts in and his runs often ended up with us gaining free-kicks in decent positions. If only we could make more of them count.

Bolton Wanderers

1-3: Sunday, 5th October

Must have had a frustrating day – got through loads of work but came away with nothing to show from it.

Fulham

2-1: Sunday, 28th September

With both he and Faubert now seemingly in the right positions he is now beginning to show more influence.

Newcastle United

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Put some decent crosses in, but didn't really seem involved.

Newcastle United

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

A lot of hard work – much of it un-noticed by most.

West Bromwich Albion

2-3: Saturday, 13th September

Fairly anonymous, which wasdisappointing given that he wouldhave been uot to impress having been restored to his preferred wide midfield role.

Blackburn Rovers

4-1: Saturday, 30th August

Worked hard throughout and his perseverance deservedly paid off with the assist for the final goal of the day.

Blackburn Rovers

4-1: Saturday, 30th August

Much better in midfield, he found time and space to get round the bak a lot, something that contributed to the last goal.

Macclesfield Town

4-1: Wednesday, 27th August

Tenacious - but Faubert looked much better at right back.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

Not a right back for me. Given a rough time by Petrov.

Manchester City

0-3: Sunday, 24th August

Both he and Neill were taunted by the City wingers. Time after time crosses flew into the box unhindered.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Looked good going forward but our defending deep policy curtailed his forages forward.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Looked good going forward but our defending deep policy curtailed his forages forward.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Looked good going forward but our defending deep policy curtailed his forages forward.

Wigan Athletic

2-1: Saturday, 16th August

Impressive debut. Linked up well with Faubert down the right hand side. A few mistakes in second half, but generally played well.
Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.

Valon Behrami did not play for West Ham during this season.