Midfielder Andrew Surman joined Noriwch on 22nd June 2010 from
Wolves on a three year deal for an undisclosed fee
Born in Johannesburg to English parents, Andrew moved to Southampton
in 1995 where he was spotted by scouts from Southampton F.C. and
invited to join their academy.
He was loaned to Walsall during the 2004/05 season where he made
his debut, scoring twice in 14 appearances. He was loaned to Bournemouth
from August 2005 to January 2006, during which he made 24 appearances
scoring six goals.
He made his full team debut for Southampton on 25th January 2006
under new manager George Burley at home to Crystal Palace, and
in the next league game scored his first Southampton goal in a
21 defeat against Plymouth Argyle. On 17th February 2007,
he scored a hat-trick (two strikes from outside the penalty box
and a penalty) in the 52 victory over Barnsley.
He became a vital part of the Southampton first team over the
200607 Season, and was a part of their unsuccessful play-off
bid, losing to Derby.
Whilst at Southampton, he was capped by England at Under-21 level.
On 1st July 2009, he joined Premiership side Wolves on a three
year deal for a sum of £1.2million. He made his debut on
18th August 2009 against Wigan Athletic, coming on for Greg Halford.
Surman made his first Premier League start on 21st November 2009
against Chelsea, but struggled to hold down a first team place,
making just nine appearances in total for the club.
Surman made his City debut in the 3-2 home defeat to Watford
on 6th August 2010.
Norwich won promotion to the Premiership, on 2nd May 2011 with
a 1-0 win at Portsmouth with Surman playing a key role (22
appearances, 3 goals) in the Canaries' promotion challenge.
Surman finished the following 2011/12 season with 27 appearances
and five goals as Norwich finished 12th in the Premier League.
He signed a new three year deal with City in June 2012
Missing most of the 2012/13 season through injury, Surman was
allowed to join Championship side Bournemouth on a season-long
loan on 1st August 2013. He made 35 appearances for Bournemouth
and manager Eddie Howe indicated at the end of the season that
he wanted Surman to stay at Deans Court. Andrew Surman
did very, very well for us. He is Norwichs player now so
it is out of our hands what happens with his future, said
Howe. It is very much in the hands of his club and we respect
that. We were very grateful to Norwich for giving him to us for
a year and in the first place so we will certainly see what happens
with him. We value him very highly."
Although Neil Adams was keen to keep
him, Surman made just two appearances for Norwich at the start
of the 2014/15 season before joining Bournemouth on a three year
deal for a fee alleged to be around £1m. It was a worthwhile
investment for Bournemouth as Surman played a key role in helping
them win promotion to the Premier League at the end of April 2015.