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Craig Dawson - Career in Pictures

Craig Dawson joined hometown club Rochdale in 2009 after starting his career with non-league Radcliffe Borough
Craig Dawson joined hometown club Rochdale in 2009 after starting his career with non-league Radcliffe Borough
The defender won promotion from League Two at the end of his first season as a full-time professional
The defender won promotion from League Two at the end of his first season as a full-time professional
Dawson celebrated his 20th birthday by being named League Two Player of the Year for 2009/10
Dawson celebrated his 20th birthday by being named League Two Player of the Year for 2009/10
The highly defender-coveted defender moved to Premier League West Bromwich Albion in summer 2011
The highly defender-coveted defender moved to Premier League West Bromwich Albion in summer 2011
A week after joining the Baggies, Dawson scored twice on his England U21 debut against Azerbaijan
A week after joining the Baggies, Dawson scored twice on his England U21 debut against Azerbaijan
At the age of 22, Dawson was part of the Team GB squad at the 2012 Olympic Games
At the age of 22, Dawson was part of the Team GB squad at the 2012 Olympic Games
Dawson was part of Stuart Pearce's England squad for the 2013 UEFA European U21 Championship finals
Dawson was part of Stuart Pearce's England squad for the 2013 UEFA European U21 Championship finals
Dawson spent eight seasons with West Bromwich Albion, making 225 appearances and scoring 15 goals
Dawson spent eight seasons with West Bromwich Albion, making 225 appearances and scoring 15 goals
The 30-year-old has faced West Ham United on eleven occasions during his career
The 30-year-old has faced West Ham United on eleven occasions during his career
The versatile defender spent the 2019/20 season in the Premier League with Watford
The versatile defender spent the 2019/20 season in the Premier League with Watford
Craig Dawson joined hometown club Rochdale in 2009 after starting his career with non-league Radcliffe Borough 1
The defender won promotion from League Two at the end of his first season as a full-time professional 2
Dawson celebrated his 20th birthday by being named League Two Player of the Year for 2009/10 3
The highly defender-coveted defender moved to Premier League West Bromwich Albion in summer 2011 4
A week after joining the Baggies, Dawson scored twice on his England U21 debut against Azerbaijan 5
At the age of 22, Dawson was part of the Team GB squad at the 2012 Olympic Games 6
Dawson was part of Stuart Pearce's England squad for the 2013 UEFA European U21 Championship finals 7
Dawson spent eight seasons with West Bromwich Albion, making 225 appearances and scoring 15 goals 8
The 30-year-old has faced West Ham United on eleven occasions during his career 9
The versatile defender spent the 2019/20 season in the Premier League with Watford 10

 

West Ham United's newest signing Craig Dawson has completed a dream journey from non-league to Premier League.

The versatile, experienced defender kicked-off his career with Radcliffe Borough in the Northern Premier League before working his way up through the divisions with hometown club Rochdale and arriving in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion in 2011.

While with the Baggies, Dawson was capped by England U21s and Team GB by current West Ham first-team coach Stuart Pearce and made 184 Premier League appearances.

After a season with Watford, the 30-year-old has joined the Hammers on a season-long loan and will continue his Premier League journey in Claret and Blue. Here, we look back on that career in ten pictures.

 

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