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Chris Brunt

Midfielder


Biography

Date of birth

14/12/1984

Height

185 cm

Signed

15/08/2007

Country

Northern Ireland

CHRIS Brunt has become one of Albion's most important figures as he celebrates 10 years at the Club in the summer of 2017.

Feature

Chris Brunt Q&A

23 May 2017

The Northern Ireland international, who has been a mainstay of Albion teams under seven different managers / head coaches, signed a new deal in which keeps him at the club until 2018 with the potential for another year based on appearances.

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.

Club News

New contract for Brunt

9 February 2017

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. 

Cruelly denied an appearance with Northern Ireland at the 2016 Euros because of injury, Brunt made an impressive return to action and helped spark Albion's best form of the 2016/17 campaign - as well as registering the supporters' Goal of the Season for a memorable strike against Sunderland at The Hawthorns.