Chris Brunt left Wellington College in 2001 for Middlesbrough football Club after failing to break in to the first team he moved to Sheffield Wednesday in March 2004 on an initial short-term deal. A permanent free transfer followed soon after as Brunt signed a two-year contract at Wednesday. In 2004–05, his first full season at the club, Brunt helped Wednesday achieve promotion to the Championship by scoring five goals. In July 2005 he agreed a one-year extension to his existing contract.
He went on to hit seven goals the following season, finishing the campaign as the club’s top goal scorer. During the 2006–07 campaign Brunt passed the 100 appearance mark for Wednesday, making him the club’s most experienced player at the time.
West Bromwich Albion had a bid accepted for Brunt on 14 August 2007. They completed the signing the next day, in a £3 million four-year deal, which includes £500,000 of performance-related add-ons. Brunt was the clubs top scorer in the 2008–09 seasons, scoring eight goals. Following the club’s relegation, Brunt then signed a new three-year deal at the club. In the 2009/10 season, he once again helped the club reach the highest tier of English football, scoring the second goal in a 3–2 win over Doncaster, which sealed the club’s Premier League status.
Chris Brunt has to date appeared 344 times for West Brom and represented Northern Ireland 65 times.
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