Dorrans in 2009
|Full name||Graham Dorrans|
|Date of birth||5 May 1987|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)|
|2005||→ Partick Thistle (loan)||15||(5)|
|2008–2015||West Bromwich Albion||166||(21)|
|2015||→ Norwich City (loan)||15||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:42, 20 September 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2015
He began his football career at Scottish club Livingston, before joining English club West Bromwich Albion in 2008. In the 2009–10 season, he helped West Bromwich Albion gain promotion to the Premier League and was named in the Championship Team of the Year in the process. He signed for Norwich City in 2015, and then moved to Rangers in 2017.
Dorrans has represented Scotland at under-20, under-21, and senior levels. He was a member of the Scotland squad at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his full international debut for Scotland in October 2009, and has made 12 international appearances in total.
Dorrans came from the Barlanark area of Glasgow and spent a period of his youth training with Scottish Premier League club Rangers. He began his career at Livingston, emerging through the ranks alongside future international teammate Robert Snodgrass. He spent the first half of the 2005–06 season on loan at Partick Thistle. He made 15 league appearances, scoring five goals for the Glasgow side. Dorrans won the Scottish First Division Player's Player of the Year award at the end of the 2007–08 season.
West Bromwich AlbionEdit
After some good performances for Livingston during the 2007–08 season, Dorrans was approached by West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray. In January 2008, Dorrans agreed to join West Brom at the end of the season for £200,000. At the end of the 2007–08 season, Dorrans won the Scottish First Division Players' Player of the Year award. In July his move to Albion was completed, but for an initial £100,000, which could possibly rise to £150,000 depending on appearances.
He made his debut in the English Premier League for West Bromwich Albion on 21 December 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute against Manchester City. He was involved in Albion's first goal and won praise from Tony Mowbray after the game. Towards the end of the 2008–09 season, Dorrans signed an extended contract with West Brom. On 15 May, West Brom confirmed that Dorrans would be out for the rest of the season with a broken metatarsal bone.
He scored his first goal for West Brom in a League Cup tie at Bury on 11 August 2009. The 2009–10 season saw Dorrans break into the West Brom team and his performances led to reported interest from several Premier League clubs. On 4 January 2010, Dorrans signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal at the Baggies. On 11 February the same year it was rumoured that Manchester City were ready to make a bid for Dorrans believed to be around £6 million. He scored a 30-yard free kick against Preston North End on 21 March. Dorrans was then named PFA fans' Championship player of the month for March 2010, following his impressive performances.
In The Guardian on 20 March 2010, he was described as, "Composed, creative, combative, and consistent, Dorrans is easily the best all-round midfielder seen at West Brom since Bryan Robson." In April 2010 West Brom rejected an offer of £4 million from West Ham United for Dorrans, and a further £5 million bid on 8 July 2010. It was during this period that it was disclosed that former Livingston owner Angelo Massone had waived the financially stricken club's right to 20% of Dorrans' next transfer fee in return for £50,000. It was speculated that the windfall from Dorrans' potential transfer could have solved their financial problems. On 19 July 2010, Dorrans signed a new four-year deal with West Brom.
Dorrans was made available for transfer by West Brom in January 2013, after he was left out of a matchday squad. He had a "difficult start" to the 2013–14 season, during which he made 16 appearances. Despite this, he played more under new Head Coach Pepe Mel, leading to Dorrans signing a three-year contract with West Brom in July 2014.
In February 2015, Dorrans joined Norwich City on loan for a month, which was later extended until the end of the 2014–15 season. The move was made permanent on 27 May 2015, just a few days after Dorrans helped the side win promotion to the Premier League, via the Playoff Final.
On 6 July 2017, Dorrans moved from Norwich City to Rangers on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £1.3 million. He made his league debut for Rangers on 6 August 2017 and scored both goals in a 2–1 win over Motherwell. Dorrans injured an ankle in a match against Kilmarnock on 25 October, and the injury subsequently required surgery. On 2 September 2019, Dorrans was released from Rangers after an injury-plagued stint with the club.
Dorrans represented Scotland at under-20 level and was selected for the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada. As of May 2009, he had been selected five times for the Scotland national under-21 football team. Dorrans was also selected for the Scotland B national football team in 2009, but withdrew due to injury.
On 7 September 2009, Dorrans was called up for the first time for the senior squad to play the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier. On 10 October 2009, he made his full Scotland debut in a friendly against Japan.
Dorrans made his home debut for Scotland on 3 March 2010 in a 1–0 victory over the Czech Republic, earning the sponsor's Man of the Match award.
Dorrans was not often been picked for Scotland squads under the management of Gordon Strachan because they agreed he would not be selected if he was unlikely to play. They reached this arrangement due to Dorrans suffering from personal problems, as his son died at birth and his daughter contracted meningitis. Dorrans was recalled to the squad in October 2015, when other midfielders were unavailable.
- As of match played 26 September 2018
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Livingston||2004–05||Scottish Premier League||1||0||0||0||0||0||–||–||1||0|
|2005–06||Scottish Premier League||8||0||2||0||0||0||–||–||10||0|
|2006–07||Scottish First Division||34||5||2||2||2||1||–||1[a]||0||39||8|
|2007–08||Scottish First Division||34||11||4||1||2||0||–||1[a]||0||41||12|
|Partick Thistle (loan)||2005–06||Scottish Second Division||15||5||0||0||0||0||–||0||0||15||5|
|West Bromwich Albion||2008–09||Premier League||8||0||3||0||0||0||–||–||11||0|
|Norwich City (loan)||2014–15||Championship||15||3||0||0||0||0||–||3[b]||0||18||3|
|Norwich City||2015–16||Premier League||21||0||1||0||3||0||–||–||25||0|
- As of 12:17, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
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