Andrew Surman has been a constant presence in the Cherries line-up and was made vice captain of the club last season.
Born in South Africa, Surman came over to England as a nine-year-old and grew up in the south coast city of Southampton. After drawing attention from the Saints whilst playing for local side Hedge End Rangers, the midfielder opted to join their academy and later became the then youngest ever player to turn out for the reserves.
In 2005, the midfielder was sent out on loan to gain first-team experience, starting at Walsall before coming to Bournemouth. His six-month spell with the Cherries saw him play in every league game and net six times before returning to the Saints in 2006.
Surman then became a vital part of Southampton’s first-team during the 2006/07 season and was a key part of the side which reached the play-offs that year. Unfortunately for the former England under-21 international, his strike against Derby in the semi-finals was not enough to take the side to Wembley.
After 13 years with the Saints, Surman’s time at the club finally came to an end in 2009 after opting to join newly promoted Premier League side Wolves. However, he found starts hard to come by and left the following year for Norwich City.
At Carrow Road, success would soon come Surman’s way as he played 22 times in the Canaries’ Championship winning season of 2010/11. After Norwich ensured Premier League survival in 2012, though having had a season hampered by injuries, he was rewarded with a new contract.
Yet, in the summer of 2013, and after having played just seven times for Norwich in the previous campaign, Surman signed back on loan for the Cherries. After making 35 appearances as Eddie Howe guided the side to promotion, the switch was made permanent ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
After a solid first season for the Cherries in the English football’s top flight, it took until October 2016 for Surman to miss his first Premier League match for the club, playing in every minute until he was forced to miss the fixture with Tottenham in October 2016 due to illness.