Hanley playing for Blackburn Rovers in 2015
|Full name||Grant Campbell Hanley|
|Date of birth||20 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Dumfries, Scotland|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Queen of the South|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:28, 4 February 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Hanley was born in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway. He was involved at youth level with local club Queen of the South, Crewe Alexandra and with Rangers before he joined Blackburn Rovers as a 16-year-old in 2008.
At Rovers, Hanley was captain of the under-18 team. Hanley made his Premier League debut for Rovers in a 1–0 win at Aston Villa on 9 May 2010. Hanley committed his future when he signed a new five-year deal with Blackburn on 21 July 2010.
Hanley made his first Premier League appearance of season 2010–11 as a 67th-minute substitute in a 1–1 draw at home to West Ham United. He made his FA Cup debut on 8 January 2011, against Queens Park Rangers in a 1–0 victory at Ewood Park. On 5 March 2011, Hanley scored his first goal for Rovers in a 3–2 defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage. That was the last of his nine Blackburn first team appearances that season although he was to make his international debut at the end of the season. On 31 December 2011, Hanley started and scored the winning goal in a 3–2 win against local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. This win lifted Blackburn off the bottom of the table. On 14 January 2012, Hanley started and played the full 90 minutes alongside Gaël Givet in a 3–1 win over Fulham at Ewood Park. On 14 April 2012, he started the Premier League fixture with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium and suffered ankle ligament damage. Hanley made 28 appearances and scored one goal in all competitions for Rovers but the club was relegated into the Championship.
In the 2012–13 season Hanley maintained his first team place and formed a partnership with Scott Dann. In a match against Leeds United on 1 September 2012, Hanley provided an assist for Ruben Rochina in a 3–3 draw. Two weeks later he scored his first goal of the season in a 2–1 loss against Middlesbrough. One month later, Hanley scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Hanley signed a five-year contract with the club.
On 21 July 2016, Hanley signed for newly relegated Championship club Newcastle United on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee. He was handed the number 5 shirt, previously worn by Georginio Wijnaldum. He scored his first goal for the club in the 79th minute in a 6-0 away thrashing against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
On 1 February 2011, Hanley was called up to the senior Scotland squad for the first time ahead of the game against Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup. He made his full international debut as an 84th-minute substitute on 25 May 2011 coming on for Gary Caldwell against Wales in the Nations Cup in Dublin. Four days later his second full international was his first as a starter. He played against the Republic of Ireland in the final game of the 2011 Nations Cup, with the Republic of Ireland winning 1–0.
His third full international cap was his debut at home. This was a late substitute appearance in the 2–1 win against Denmark on 10 August 2011. His first Scotland goal was in his fifth full international when he opened the scoring in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at home against Wales on 22 March 2013 at Hampden Park.
- As of match played 4 February 2017
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Blackburn Rovers||2009–10||Premier League||1||0||0||0||0||0||—||1||0|
- As of match played 4 June 2016
- As of match played 29 May 2016. Scotland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Hanely goal.
|1||22 March 2013||Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland||5||Wales||1–0||1–2||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|||
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