* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:46, 18 September 2016 (UTC).

On 2 May 2015, Surman was part of the Bournemouth team which won the Football League Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.[13]

Surman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, where his parents had moved to from Britain, whilst his father worked for an insurance company. His parents returned to Southampton in 1995, and he joined Tyro League club Hedge End Rangers, where he was spotted by Southampton scouts and invited to join the Saints academy. He attended St. Mary's College in Bitterne and captained the football team.

In September 2012, Surman said that he had been "approached" to see if he was interested to play for South Africa. Though he declined, he said it was a "great honour to be approached". He went on to say that he has put any international ambitions "on the back burner" as he needs to concentrate fully on club matters and his family. He explained that "it would be a lot, especially with the African Nations Cup, to be travelling around the world."[16]

In April 2015 Surman's wife gave birth to the couple's third child.[17]

On 31 July 2013, Bournemouth confirmed that they had completed the signing of Surman on a one-year loan deal. Surman played a vital role in Bournemouth's first team in the 2013–14 season, making 35 appearances for the club.[11] On 1 September 2014, Surman completed a permanent move to the club.[12]

Andrew Ronald Edward "Drew" Surman (born 20 August 1986) is a South African-born English footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Bournemouth. He spent the first five years of his career with Southampton where he played more than 100 games and has also played for Wolverhampton Wanderers and had a spell on loan at Walsall.

He made his debut on 18 August 2009 against Wigan Athletic, coming on for Greg Halford.[5] Surman made his first Premier League start on 21 November 2009 against Chelsea, but struggled to hold down a first team place, making just nine appearances in total for the club.

He made his full team debut for Southampton on 25 January 2006 under new manager George Burley at home to Crystal Palace, and in the next league game scored his first Southampton goal in a 2–1 defeat against Plymouth Argyle. On 17 February 2007, he scored a hat-trick (two strikes from outside the penalty box and a penalty) in the 5–2 victory over Barnsley.

Surman joined newly promoted Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers in a three-year deal, plus another year's option, for a fee worth around £1.2m on 1 July 2009.[2][3] Following his move to Wolves, Surman expressed his sadness of leaving Southampton and described the club's plight as 'unbelievable'.[4]

He became a vital part of the Southampton first team over the 2006–07 Season, and was a part of their unsuccessful play-off bid, losing on penalties to Derby County after a 4–4 aggregate draw, where his great strike wasn't enough to take Saints to Wembley.

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Although qualified to play for South Africa,[14] he was selected for the England U21 team for the European Championship qualifiers away to Montenegro on 7 September and Bulgaria on 11 September. In the match against Montenegro he came on as a second-half substitute and scored the final goal in a 3–0 victory, tapping the ball home in stoppage time from a knock-down by former Saints' trainee Dexter Blackstock.[15]