Grant Hanley

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Grant Hanley
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Hanley playing for Blackburn Rovers in 2015
Personal information
Full name Grant Campbell Hanley[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-20) 20 November 1991 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Dumfries, Scotland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 5
Youth career
Queen of the South
2004–2006 Crewe Alexandra
2006–2008 Rangers
2008–2010 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2016 Blackburn Rovers 183 (8)
2016– Newcastle United 2 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Scotland U19 7 (0)
2010 Scotland U21 1 (0)
2011– Scotland 24 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:47, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Grant Campbell Hanley (born 20 November 1991) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Newcastle United and the Scotland national team.

Early years[edit]

Hanley was born in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.[1] 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.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

At Rovers, Hanley was captain of the under-18 team.[4] Hanley made his Premier League debut for Rovers in a 1–0 win at Aston Villa on 9 May 2010.[5][6] Hanley committed his future when he signed a new five-year deal with Blackburn on 21 July 2010.[7]

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.[citation needed] He made his FA Cup debut on 8 January 2011, against Queens Park Rangers in a 1–0 victory at Ewood Park.[8] On 5 March 2011, Hanley scored his first goal for Rovers in a 3–2 defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage.[9] 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.[citation needed] On 31 December 2011, Hanley started and scored the winning goal in a 3–2 win against local rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.[10][11] This win lifted Blackburn off the bottom of the table.[12] 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.[citation needed] On 14 April 2012, he started the Premier League fixture with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium and suffered ankle ligament damage.[citation needed] Hanley made 28 appearances and scored one goal in all competitions for Rovers but the club was relegated into the Championship.[citation needed]

In the 2012–13 season Hanley maintained his first team place and formed a partnership with Scott Dann.[citation needed] In a match against Leeds United on 1 September 2012, Hanley provided an assist for Ruben Rochina in a 3–3 draw.[citation needed] Two weeks later he scored his first goal of the season in a 2–1 loss against Middlesbrough.[citation needed] One month later, Hanley scored the only goal in a 1–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.[13] At the end of the 2012–13 season, Hanley signed a five-year contract with the club.[14]

After Dann left for Crystal Palace in January 2014, Hanley was appointed as the new captain of the club.[15]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 21 July 2016, Hanley signed for newly relegated Championship club Newcastle United on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[16] 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.[17]

International career[edit]

Hanley captained Scotland at under-19 level.[4] On 17 November 2010, he played for Scotland under-21s when aged 18 in a 3–1 win against Northern Ireland at Firhill.[18]

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.[19] 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.[20] Four days later his second full international was his first as a starter.[citation needed] He played against the Republic of Ireland in the final game of the 2011 Nations Cup, with the Republic of Ireland winning 1–0.[21]

His third full international cap was his debut at home.[citation needed] This was a late substitute appearance in the 2–1 win against Denmark on 10 August 2011.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Hanley playing for Blackburn Rovers in 2014
As of match played 13 September 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 2009–10[22] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[23] Premier League 7 1 2 0 0 0 9 1
2011–12[24] Premier League 23 1 1 0 4 0 28 1
2012–13[25] Championship 39 2 5 1 1 0 45 3
2013–14[26] Championship 38 1 2 0 0 0 40 1
2014–15[27] Championship 31 1 0 0 0 0 31 1
2015–16[28] Championship 44 2 2 0 0 0 46 2
Total 183 8 12 1 5 0 200 9
Newcastle United 2016–17[29] Championship 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1
Career total 185 89 12 1 6 0 203 10

International[edit]

As of match played 4 June 2016[30]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 2011 3 0
2012 1 0
2013 8 1
2014 5 0
2015 3 0
2016 3 0
Total 23 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played 29 May 2016. Scotland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Hanely goal.[30]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 22 March 2013 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland 5  Wales 1–0 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Grant Hanley". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 28 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile – Grant Hanley". Blackburn Rovers F.C. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Muirhead's career built on solid bricks Scottish Football League, 14 January 2011
  4. ^ a b c I can be the new Colin Hendry for Scotland & Blackburn, vows Scots under 19 skipper Grant Hanley Daily Record, 24 May 2010
  5. ^ "Grant Hanley first team profile". Rovers.co.uk. Blackburn Rovers FC. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Aston Villa 0 – 1 Blackburn". Sky Sports. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Blackburn Rovers defender Hanley pens five-year contract Lancashire Telegraph, 22 July 2010
  8. ^ Blackburn Rovers v QPR Match facts guardian.co.uk, 8 January 2011
  9. ^ Fulham 3 – 2 Blackburn BBC Sport, 5 March 2011
  10. ^ Match winner Grant Hanley hails Blackburn Rovers youth BBC Sport, 31 December 2011
  11. ^ Blackburn stun United, Spurs and Chelsea slip up Reuters, 31 December 2011
  12. ^ Man Utd 2 – 3 Blackburn BBC Sport, 31 December 2011
  13. ^ "Dave Jones cursed Sheffield Wednesday's wasteful finishing after 1–0 defeat by Blackburn". Sky Sports. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Transfer news: Blackburn give Grant Hanley long-term contract at Ewood Park". Sky Sports. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Delighted for the captain". Blackburn Rovers F.C. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Grant Hanley: Newcastle United sign Blackburn Rovers captain". BBC Sport. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  17. ^ "Queens Park Rangers 0-6 Newcastle United". BBC Sport. 14 September 2016. 
  18. ^ Under-21s defeat Northern Ireland Scottish FA, 17 November 2010
  19. ^ "Hanley nets first Scots call-up". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. 
  20. ^ Doonhamer internationalists Queen of the South FC, 25 May 2011
  21. ^ "Scotland miss out on Carling Nations Cup trophy" 29 May 2011 www.scottishfa.co.uk
  22. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Grant Hanley in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 
  30. ^ a b "Hanley, Grant". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  31. ^ Lamont, Alasdair (22 March 2013). "Scotland 1–2 Wales". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 

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