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Premier League icons: Alex Tettey

4 June 2021

In this feature we are counting down Norwich City's top 15 Premier League appearance makers. At number nine is a player who only recently left the club following three promotions to the Premier League and more than 250 games.

Alex Tettey

Premier League stats

Norwich
Games: 101
Goals: 4
Assists: 1

Bio: Norwich City said a sad goodbye to Alex Tettey at the end of last season, with the midfielder having played 262 games for the club across a nine-year spell.

In that time, Alex has won three promotions to the Premier League and played 101 games for the club in the top division.

He signed for the club in August 2012 and scored on his debut in a 1-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup. He continued to play regularly for Norwich over the next couple of seasons and scored his first Premier League goal with an outstanding, swerving, 30-yard volley against Sunderland.

He was also an integral part of the team that bounced back from relegation, at the first time of asking, in the 2014/15 season. The 2015/16 Premier League campaign would end in relegation once more, but Alex did net a crucial winning goal away at Old Trafford that season.

When Daniel Farke arrived as manager of Norwich City, in the summer of 2017, Alex continued to be focal player in the team – both on and off the pitch. His leadership and quality helped the club to two Championship titles in 2019 and 2021 and he will be rightly remembered as a Norwich City legend.

Memorable moment

While his strike against Sunderland has to be one of the best Norwich City goals scored in the Premier League, Alex Tettey's goal at Old Trafford in terms of importance and the fact that he grew up supporting Manchester United is probably the one he is most remebered for. He started the move in midfield and then took the finish on early to fire into the bottom corner past David de Gea. 
 

Where is he now?

Alex joined Rosenborg, where he started his career, in the summer. However, it is hoped at some point in the near future he will return to Carrow Road as a guest, as his goodbye to the Norwich City fans was hampered by the Covid-19 restrictions and the fact that fans were not allowed inside the stadium for his final home game.





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