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Oliver Norwood

BURNLEY-born Oliver Norwood decided while still in his teens to switch his allegiances to the country of his Grandfathers birth.

The Manchester United youngster went on to parade his undoubted skills for his adopted country at youth level carving out quite a name for himself as a set-piece specialist following two superbly executed free kicks in under-21 outings against both Germany and the Czech Republic.

It was no surprise then that his chance of a full international cap came along in August 2010 with Nigel Worthington giving him his full debut as a substitute in the 2-0 friendly defeat to Montenegro.

Like a number of the current squad, Norwood is a product of the Manchester United academy but he found first-team opportunities at the Theatre of Dreams hard to come by and despite being offered a new contract by Alex Ferguson he decided to move to Huddersfield Town in 2012 in search of regular football.

After two seasons with the Yorkshire club, Championship outfit Reading secured his signature for a fee in the region of £1.2 million just prior to the start of the 2014/15 campaign.

Along with Gareth McAuley, Norwood was an ever present in the Northern Ireland that secured their place in the Finals in France this summer

On the eve of the 2016/17 season Brighton boss Chris Hughton signed Norwood for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal from Reading.

Prior to the start of the 2017/18 season Norwood signed a season-long loan deal with Championship side Fulham.

In August 2018 Norwood moved from the Amex Stadium to Championship side Sheffield United on four month loan deal which would turn into a £2 million move in January 2019.

Club Sheffield United (on-loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)
Position Centre Midfield
DOB 12th April 1991
Place of Birth Burnley
Height 5’11 / 1.80m
Weight 12.00 / 76kg
Debut 11th Aug 2010 v Montenegro (a) (lost 0-2)                     
Caps 57
Goals 0

 

Senior International Stats

57

Games

4427

Mins Played

0

Goals

20

Won

12

Drawn

25

Lost

7

Yellows

0

Reds

UEFA Nations League Stats

3

Games

238

Mins Played

0

Goals

0

Won

0

Drawn

3

Lost

2

Yellows

0

Reds