As West Bromwich Albion move towards the start of their first season back in the Premier League, we look at WBA’s top ten appearance holders in the top flight and where they are now.
Although Albion have had Gareth Barry on their books, who holds the record for most appearances of any player, this list looks at only appearances in Blue and White for the Baggies.
There have been many players who have donned the famous stripes since 1992, when the Premier League began, and there are some surprise inclusions on the list of West Brom’s top ten appearance holders.
#10 Salomon Rondon – 108 appearancesEmbed from Getty Images
In 2015, Salomon Rondon joined West Brom from Zenit on a four-year contract for a club record transfer fee of £12 million.
He made his debut for the Albion when he came off the bench replacing Craig Gardner against Watford in a 0-0 draw and made his first start against Chelsea in a 3-2 defeat, in which he provided an assist.
He made his last appearance against Crystal Palace on the final day of the 2017/18 season.
This was the season he and his team mates were relegated from the division and months later he joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan, with Dwight Gayle joining the Baggies on loan in exchange.
He scored 11 goals in all competitions in the 2018/19 season, which caused Dalian Yifang to sign him for £16.5 million which was, and remains to this day, a record transfer fee received for the Albion.
#9 Graham Dorrans – 121 appearancesEmbed from Getty Images
Graham Dorrans signed for West Brom under Tony Mowbray in January 2008; however, he didn’t arrive until the summer of 2008, and he cost £200,000.
The Scottish midfielder came off the bench in a 2-1 victory against Manchester City in December, playing 27 minutes in his first Premier League game for the club.
His final appearance was against Tottenham Hotspur in January 2015 when he was subbed on for a two-minute cameo prior to a loan switch to Carrow Road with Championship side Norwich.
This move became permanent and Dorrans also made appearances for the Canaries in the top flight, before a switch back to Scotland with Rangers and later Dundee, who he plays for to this day.