PUBLISHED: 16:38 28 June 2011 | UPDATED: 16:28 18 December 2012

Wes Hoolahan

Wes Hoolahan

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The Republic of Ireland international midfielder was Glenn Roeder's second summer signing of 2008, joining from Championship side Blackpool.

Position: Attacking midfielder

Age: 30

Born: Dublin (20 May, 1982)

Height: 5ft, 7in.

Weight: 10st, 3lbs.

Date signed: 26 June, 2008

Signed from: Blackpool, 250k plus Matthew Gilks

Contract: June 2015

City debut: v Coventry A (9 August, 2008)

Former clubs: Livingston, Blackpool.

International honours: Ireland (1 cap)

Season 2011/12 apps: 37 Goals: 5

Norwich City apps: 158 (88th on all-time list) Goals: 31 (57th on all-time list)


Blackpool (06-08): 88 starts, plus 11 as sub, 16 goals.
Livingston (06-07): 15 starts, plus 4 as sub, 0 goals.

Total: 103 starts, plus 15 as sub, 16 goals.

Wes started his career with Shelbourne, winning three League of Ireland championships and was named PFAI Young Player of the Year in 2002/03.

The playmaker formed an impressive trio with strikers Grant Holt and Chris Martin, who combined scored 67 goals in 2009/10 as City gained promotion back to the Championship.

Wes proved just as impressive back in England's second tier, scoring 10 goals in 41 appearances for the Canaries in City's push for promotion back to the Premier League in 2010/11.

It was a season that saw Wes voted third in the battle for City's Player of the Season.

Hoolahan scored City's first Barclay's Premier League goal of the season as the Canaries made a return to the top flight after an absence of six years - an equalising strike at Wigan on the opening day of the 2011/12 campaign.

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