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Grant Hanley

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

20/11/1991

Height

187cm

Signed

30/08/2017

Country

Scotland

GRANT Hanley signed for Norwich City early in the 2017-18 season after leaving Newcastle United, and has since become the Canaries club captain.

Hanley’s career began at Blackburn Rovers, and his leadership qualities were apparent back then, as he became captain of Rovers’ Under-18s team. He began playing in the Premier League with Blackburn, scored the winning goal against Manchester United in 2011, and became the first team captain following Scott Dann’s departure in January 2014.

During that time, Hanley was called up to play for the Scotland national team, eventually ending up at Newcastle United in time for their Championship-winning 2016-17 season.

The centre-back only lasted one season on Tyneside, but Newcastle’s loss was Norwich’s gain, as Hanley went on to play 32 Championship matches for City in the 2017-18 season, before winning the division a second time the following season.

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