18 October 2009

Oliver Norwood


Name: Oliver James Norwood
Born: 12 April 1991, Burnley (England)
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full (2010-date), 1 B Cap (2009), Under-21 (2009-date), Youth; England: Youth.
Club Honours: (with Brighton) EFL Championship Runner-up 2016/17 (promoted).
 


Club Career:
Teams.........--Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Other
Manchester U. ............. 2007 Youth .0(0)/ 0
Carlisle U... 10/11 ..... Sep-10 .Loan .4(2)/ 0 ............. 1(0)/0
Scunthorpe U. 11/12 ..... Aug-11 .Loan 14(1)/ 1 0(1)/0 1(0)/0 1(0)/0
Coventry City 11/12 ..... Jan-12 .Loan 17(1)/ 2
Huddersfield. 12/13-13/14 Jun-12 ..... 75(5)/ 8 4(2)/1 4(0)/0
Reading ..... 14/15-15/16 Aug-14 £1.2m 75(6)/ 4 8(1)/1 2(0)/0
Brighton & HA 16/17- date Aug-16 Undis 
Fulham ...... 17/18 ..... Jul-17 .Loan


Biography:
A product of the same Manchester United youth set-up that has produced the likes of the Evans brothers and Craig Cathcart in recent seasons, Ollie Norwood signed his first professional contract in July 2009.

Already capped at Youth level by England, Norwood switched allegiances to Northern Ireland. He initially played for Northern Ireland in friendlies and minor tournaments, including an Elite success in the 2009 Milk Cup, while awaiting clearance. He made his competitive début in a 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier against Germany in November 2009, scoring the equaliser with a stoppage time free kick. In May 2010 he starred for Northern Ireland in the Elite Round of the UEFA Under-19 Championship, scoring twice (including another free-kick) in a 2-2 draw with Russia and a penalty to give the Irish a 1-0 lead against Italy prior to an eventual 3-2 defeat.

Norwood received his first senior call-up for the August 2010 friendly against Montenegro. He made his debut as a 64th minute substitute for Sammy Clingan, though by then Northern Ireland were already trailing 2-0 which turned out to be the final score.

Yet to make his United début, Norwood had a loan spell at Carlisle cut short by injury early in the 2010/11 season. In August 2011 he joined Scunthorpe on loan through to the following January. It was during his time at the Iron that Norwood scored his first senior goal, a trademark "belter" in a 2-2 draw with Huddersfield. Another loan spell that season with Coventry saw him play alongside Sammy Clingan but suffer relegation from the Championship.

In the summer of 2012 Norwood announced that he would be seeking a move away from Manchester United, despite the offer of a new contract, as he sought regular firstteam football. He drew interest from several clubs before eventually signing for Huddersfield.

In 2014 he moved to Reading in a reported £1.2 million deal.

More to follow.

ManU Profile

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
11-08-2010 Montenegro.... A L 0-1 FR. sub
09-02-2011 Scotland...... N L 0-3 CNC sub
24-05-2011 Rep. Ireland.. A L 0-5 CNC sub
27-05-2011 Wales......... N L 0-2 CNC
still active

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
06-05-2009 Scotland...... A L 0-3 FR sub

Summary: 0(1)/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
12-08-2009 Portugal...... A L 1-2 FR. sub
13-11-2009 Germany....... H D 1-1 ECQ 1 goal
17-11-2009 Czech Republic H L 1-2 ECQ 1 goal
02-03-2010 San Marino.... A W 3-0 ECQ 2 goals
03-09-2010 San Marino.... H W 4-0 ECQ
07-09-2010 Germany....... A L 0-3 ECQ
31-05-2011 Faroe Islands. A D 0-0 ECQ
10-08-2011 Faroe Islands. H W 4-0 ECQ
still active

Pictures kindly supplied by Roy Cathcart.

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