Premier League winner Marc Albrighton joins Albion with a wealth of top-level experience to his name.
The 33-year-old was born in Tamworth and came through at Aston Villa, making his competitive debut during a UEFA Cup match at CSKA Moscow in February 2009.
A maiden Premier League appearance came five months later at the beginning of the 2009/10 campaign, and he went on to play a total of 101 matches across all competitions for Villa – scoring nine goals.
- Did you know? Marc scored the Premier League’s 20,000th goal while at Villa Park, winning a £20,000 cheque from then-league sponsors Barclays and donating it to local charity Acorns Children’s Hospice.
But it was with his next club, Leicester City, where Albrighton’s career reached new heights. Joining at the start of the 2014/15 term, Marc was key in the Foxes’ memorable ‘great escape’ under Nigel Pearson before they went on to complete their famous Premier League triumph.
Marc featured in every single league game on the way to Leicester lifting the title, and was singled out by manager Claudio Ranieri for his work-rate, defensive ability and quality going forward, particularly through crosses and set-pieces.
- Did you know? Albrighton cited England legend David Beckham as one of his idols growing up.
Capable of playing in a number of positions, the former England-U21 international netted Leicester’s first ever Champions League goal during a 3-0 victory over Club Brugge in September 2016.
He was an important part of the Foxes team that reached the last-eight in Europe, which was then backed up by consecutive ninth-place finishes in the Premier League in 2017/18 and 2018/19.
Further European experience, in the form of Europa League football, soon came after a top-five finish the following year.
And he came off the bench at Wembley in May 2021 when Leicester won the FA Cup, as well as the FA Community Shield a few months later, adding further medals to his impressive individual collection.
Albrighton hasn’t been short of minutes this season, either, playing a total of 11 times – including five appearances in the last month across the league and both domestic cup competitions.