Andrew Surman

Andrew Ronald Edward Surman (born 20 August 1986) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth. He spent the first five years of his career with Southampton where he made more than 100 appearances. He also played for Wolverhampton Wanderers and had a spell on loan at Walsall.

Andrew Surman
Andrew Surman 2015
Surman playing for AFC Bournemouth in 2015
Personal information
Full name Andrew Ronald Edward Surman[1]
Date of birth 20 August 1986 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AFC Bournemouth
Number 6
Youth career
1996–2004 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Southampton 133 (15)
2005Walsall (loan) 14 (2)
2005–2006AFC Bournemouth (loan) 24 (6)
2009–2010 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 (0)
2010–2014 Norwich City 52 (7)
2013–2014AFC Bournemouth (loan) 35 (0)
2014– AFC Bournemouth 144 (5)
National team
2007–2008 England U21 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:48, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Club career

Early career

Surman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa,[2] where his parents had moved to from Britain, whilst his father worked for an insurance company. His parents returned to the city of Southampton in 1995, and he joined Tyro League club Hedge End Rangers, where he was spotted by Southampton club scouts and invited to join the Saints academy. He attended St. Mary's College in Bitterne and captained the football team.

Southampton

Surman was the youngest player ever to play for the Saints Reserves until Theo Walcott took his record. He scored on his league debut when on loan to Walsall during the 2004–05 season, and, when he rejoined the Saints at the beginning of the 2005–06 season, he performed well on their pre-season tour of Scotland. He then enjoyed a successful loan spell with AFC Bournemouth between August 2005 and January 2006, playing in every league match for the team, and scoring six goals. He might have figured in Southampton's FA Cup tie against Milton Keynes Dons, but was cup-tied, having played earlier in the season for Bournemouth against Tamworth.

Surman made his full team debut for Southampton on 25 January 2006 under new manager George Burley at home to Crystal Palace, and in the next league match scored his first Southampton goal in a 2–1 defeat against Plymouth Argyle. On 17 February 2007, he scored a hat-trick (two strikes from outside the penalty box and a penalty) in the 5–2 victory over Barnsley.

He became a vital part of the Southampton first team over the 2006–07 season, and was a part of their unsuccessful play-off bid, losing on penalties to Derby County after a 4–4 aggregate draw, where his great strike was not enough to take Saints to Wembley.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Surman joined newly promoted Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in a three-year deal, plus another year's option, for a fee worth around £1.2 million on 1 July 2009.[3][4] Following his move to Wolves, Surman expressed his sadness of leaving Southampton and described the club's plight as "unbelievable".[5]

Surman made his debut on 18 August 2009 against Wigan Athletic, coming on for Greg Halford.[6] He made his first Premier League start on 21 November 2009 against Chelsea, but struggled to hold down a first team place, making just nine appearances in total for the club.

Norwich City

Surman signed for newly promoted Championship side Norwich City on 22 June 2010 in a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his debut on 6 August 2010 in the 3–2 defeat to Watford at Carrow Road. After an impressive start to his Norwich City career, he sustained a knee injury in training, two days before the 2–1 victory over Barnsley on 11 September 2010. He returned to action against Leeds United on 20 November in a 1–1 draw. He was subbed on 60 minutes. He suffered a re-occurrence of the injury in the 4–1 victory over Ipswich Town which sidelined him until February 2011. To improve his fitness, Surman played 65 minutes in the Norfolk Senior Cup match against Dereham. He made three appearances off the bench for the first team before making his first start in the 2–0 victory over Barnsley, playing the full 90 minutes. He scored his first goal for Norwich in a 3–1 win against Bristol City. On 15 April 2011, Surman scored the winning goal in a 2–1 win over Nottingham Forest. The following week, Surman scored the opener in the 5–1 win over Ipswich at Portman Road on 21 April 2011. At the end of the season, Norwich City was promoted to the Premier League after a six-year absent.

Surman played in three out of the opening four Premier League fixtures before losing his place, with manager Paul Lambert choosing to play a 4–2–3–1 formation, with Surman as an unused substitute, before returning to the starting line-up at the end of November. On 20 December 2011, he scored the opening goal against Wolves with a header in a 2–2 draw. On 14 January 2012, he scored the opening goal against West Bromwich Albion with a left-footed shot in a 2–1 win. On 4 February, he scored the opening goal against Bolton Wanderers with a right-footed shot in a 2–0 win. Surman believes that making more appearances in the Premier League is making him produce the best performances of his career.[8] On 14 April 2012, he scored the only goal in the match for Norwich in a 6–1 defeat by Manchester City.[9] After the match, Surman said that the defeat to Manchester City would turn things around to winning ways for Norwich by the end of the season.[10]

After Norwich survived in the Premier League, Surman signed a new three-year deal which will keep him at the club until 2015, saying, "It feels great. It's an honour for me to sign another contract at Norwich City. I've really enjoyed my time here and I'm looking forward to another three years at the club, It has been amazing. Everyone keeps talking about these last three years at the club, winning two promotions and then staying in the Premier League."[11] After starting the new season in the team, Surman was ruled out of first team action from October until the New Year after suffering a knee injury in training.

AFC Bournemouth

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Surman playing for AFC Bournemouth in 2016

On 31 July 2013, Bournemouth completed the signing of Surman on a one-year loan deal. Surman played a vital role in Bournemouth's first team in the 2013–14 season, making 35 appearances for the club.[12] On 1 September 2014, he completed a permanent move to the club.[13]

On 2 May 2015, Surman was part of the Bournemouth team which won the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.[14]

On 4 March 2017, Surman was sent off for two bookable offences in a 1–1 draw against Manchester United, the second being for a push on Zlatan Ibrahimović after the latter had elbowed Tyrone Mings.[15]

On 15 September 2017, he scored his first Premier League goal for Bournemouth in 64 Premier League appearances, in a 2–1 victory against Brighton.[16]

International career

Although qualified to play for South Africa,[17] he was selected for the England under-21 national team for the European Championship qualifiers away to Montenegro on 7 September and Bulgaria on 11 September. In the match against Montenegro, he came on as a second-half substitute and scored the final goal in a 3–0 victory, tapping the ball home in stoppage time from a knock-down by former Saints' trainee Dexter Blackstock.[18]

In September 2012, Surman said that he had been "approached" to see if he was interested to play for South Africa. Though he declined, he said it was a "great honour to be approached". He went on to say that he has put any international ambitions "on the back burner" as he needs to concentrate fully on club matters and his family. He explained that "it would be a lot, especially with the African Nations Cup, to be travelling around the world".[19]

In July 2017, he told the Daily Echo: "I have never ruled out playing for South Africa but my priority has always been my club football. The past two or three years have been hugely important for me. If I had gone to play international football things might not have worked out the same way. I was really honoured to be called up and it certainly was not something I turned up my nose at. I really, seriously, considered it. But I have a young family and international football is a big commitment."[20]

Personal life

In April 2015, Surman's wife gave birth to the couple's third child.[21]

Career statistics

As of 9 March 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton 2004–05[22] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[23] Championship 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2
2006–07[24] Championship 37 4 0 0 3 0 2 1 42 5
2007–08[25] Championship 40 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 44 3
2008–09[26] Championship 44 7 1 0 3 0 0 0 48 7
Total 133 15 4 1 7 0 2 1 146 17
Walsall (loan) 2004–05[22] League One 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
AFC Bournemouth (loan) 2005–06[23] League One 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2009–10[27] Premier League 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
Norwich City 2010–11[28] Championship 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 3
2011–12[29] Premier League 25 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 27 5
2012–13[30] Premier League 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2013–14[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[32] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 52 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 58 8
AFC Bournemouth (loan) 2013–14[31] Championship 35 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 39 0
AFC Bournemouth 2014–15[32] Championship 41 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 3
2015–16[33] Premier League 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
2016–17[34] Premier League 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2017–18[35] Premier League 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
2018–19[36] Premier League 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
Total 179 5 4 0 3 0 0 0 190 5
Career total 397 29 10 2 15 0 2 1 429 32

Honours

Norwich City

AFC Bournemouth

References

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  2. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 395. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  3. ^ "Surman swoop secured for Wolvs". Express & Star. Wolverhampton. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Midfielder Surman moves to Wolves". BBC Sport. 1 July 2009. Archived from the original on 2 July 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Saints struggles sadden Surman". Sky Sports. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Wigan Athletic 0–1 Wolves". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 18 August 2009. Archived from the original on 24 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  7. ^ "Norwich City swoop for Wolves' Andrew Surman". BBC Sport. 22 June 2010.
  8. ^ "Surman delights in form". Sky Sports. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Norwich 1–6 Manchester". BBC Sport. 14 April 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Surman – Loss will motivate us". Sky Sports. 18 April 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
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  13. ^ "Norwich's Andrew Surman to Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  14. ^ "Charlton 0 Bournemouth 3". BBC Sport. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
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  18. ^ "Montenegro U21 0–3 England U21". BBC. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2007.
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  20. ^ "Ex-Saint Andrew Surman not ruling out playing for South Africa". Daily Echo. Southampton. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Andrew Surman: Bournemouth star 'proud' after whirlwind week". BBC Sport. 13 April 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
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  29. ^ "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  33. ^ "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  34. ^ "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
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  36. ^ "Games played by Andrew Surman in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
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Surman

Surman is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Andrew Surman (born 1986), South African-born English footballer

Frank Surman, (1865/1866–1925), New Zealand rugby player

Godfrey Surman (1914–1987), English cricketer.

John Surman (born 1944), English jazz musician and composer

John Surman (architect) (born 1923), architect (Kelly and Surman) and painter

John Surman Carden (1771–1858), officer of the British Royal Navy in the early nineteenth century

Les Surman, English professional footballer

Mark Surman (born 1969), executive director of the Mozilla Foundation

Roman Surman (active since 2006), American guitarist

Thomas Surman, professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s

Tonya Surman, Canadian social entrepreneur, CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation

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