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Oliver Norwood

Midfielder

  • Oliver's Profile

  • Age: 26 years old
  • Date of Birth: 12 April 1991
  • Place of Birth: Burnley, England
  • Nationality: Northern Irish
  • Height: 175.3cm
  • Weight: 69kg
  • Debut: 5 August 2017: Fulham 1-1 Norwich City (Sky Bet Championship)
  • Previous Club(s): Manchester United, Carlisle United (loan), Scunthorpe United (loan), Coventry City (loan), Huddersfield Town, Reading, Brighton & Hove Albion.

Biography

On Tuesday 25th July 2017, the Club announced the season-long loan signing of Oliver Norwood from Brighton & Hove Albion.

A central midfielder who can operate in both attacking and more defensive capacities, he played 37 times last season as the Seagulls secured automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Born in Burnley, he joined Manchester United at a young age and went on to progress through their academy.

During his time at Old Trafford he sampled first team football on loan at Carlisle United, Scunthorpe United and Coventry City, before joining Huddersfield Town on a permanent deal in the summer of 2012.

In his two seasons with the Terriers, Norwood made 80 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship, scoring eight times, before joining on to join Reading.

While at the Madejski Stadium, he was a regular in the Royals’ midfield, starting 85 times in two years, prompting Brighton to bid for his services a year ago.

An England youth international up to Under-17 level, Norwood was eligible to represent Northern Ireland and made his senior debut as a 19-year-old in 2010.

He is now closing in on a half century of caps for his country, and started every game as they reached the knock-out stages of the 2016 European Championship.

Overall
Minutes played 1,166
Appearances 18
Substitutions (On / Off) 6 / 5
Offence
Goals 3
Minutes per goal 388.7
 »  Right Foot 3
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 1 / 2
Penalty Success  (Taken) 1 / 1
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 8 / 16
Free Kicks 4
Corners (Successful) 4
Crosses (Successful) 3
Chances Created 18
Dribbles (Successful) 1
Corners Won 6
Movement
Touches 1,228
Passes (Successful) 886
 »  Short (Successful) 803
 »  Long (Successful) 83
Throw-ins (Successful) 4
Through Balls 5
Defence
Goals Conceded 17
 »  Inside Box 17
Tackles (Won) 15
Interceptions 20
Blocks 5
Clearances 24
Duels (Won) 52
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 37
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 15
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 21 / 10
Bookings 3
Sent Off -