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West Bromwich Albion FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 07:05 17th July 2012

CHRIS Brunt has become one of Albion's most important figures during his eight-year stint at the club.

* The Northern Ireland international, who has been a mainstay of Albion sides under seven different managers/head coaches, is under contract until summer 2017.

* Brunt joined Albion in a £3million deal from Sheffield Wednesday in August 2007, having started his career at Middlesbrough.

* Signed as a left-winger, Brunt has occupied every position in midfield, also featuring as a left-back for large periods of Tony Pulis' stint in charge.

* Brunt was an integral part of Tony Mowbray's midfield in 2008, also featuring in the FA Cup semi-final that year - his goal in the 2-0 title-clinching win at QPR coming just days after the birth of his first child Charlie. 

* In 2008/09, he was named Albion's official Player-of-the-Year, as voted for by the management staff and his team-mates - beating off competition from Scotland international James Morrison and Slovenia skipper Robert Koren, who finished as runners-up.

* In 2011, Brunt was named as Albion's captain by Roy Hodgson following the departure of Scott Carson. 

* Brunt is Albion's most-capped player, with 39 appearances for Northern Ireland.

* By the end of 2014/15, Brunt had featured in 288 games, claiming 43 goals.