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Scott Arfield

Midfielder


Biography

Date of birth

01/11/1988

Height

178 cm

Signed

19/07/2013

Country

Canada

Former Huddersfield Town midfielder Scott Arfield joined the Clarets on an initial two-year deal in July 2013 following a brief trial.

The former Scottish U21 international began his career in his homeland with Falkirk, where he progressed through the Academy and went on to make 124 appearances.

He starred in the Bairns’ 2008/09 campaign, scoring 10 goals and finishing with a Scottish Cup runners-up medal following defeat to a Glasgow Rangers side spearheaded by ex-Claret Kyle Lafferty.

Following a six-figure move to Huddersfield in 2010, Arfield played a major part in Town’s up-turn in fortunes and subsequent promotion to the Championship two years later.

During his three year-spell at the Galpharm Stadium, he made a total of 119 appearances for the Terriers, scoring nine goals, before joining the Clarets as a free agent.

Arfield became a key member of Burnley’s promotion-winning team of 2014 and started all bar one of the Clarets’ Premier League games the following season, scoring the club's first goal back in the top flight since 2010 with a stunning strike against Chelsea at Turf Moor.

His consistency earned the wide man an improved three-year deal in the summer of 2015.

Back in the Championship during the 2015/16 season, Arfield was an ever-present in Sean Dyche’s side, starting all 46 Championship games on the way to the title, scoring eight times, including the winning goal away to derby rivals Blackburn Rovers.

Having also registered six assists, he capped a fine season by earning an international call up for Canada in March.

The winger qualified through his Toronto-born father and having opted to gain citizenship to play for Benito Floro's men, Arfield made his debut against Mexico.

His first starts for Canada came against Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan as part of a 10-day training camp in Austria, where he dominated midfield and was twice named man of the match.

On his return to the Premier League, Arfield made a further 31 starts in the 2016/17 season, scoring one goal - a memorable late winner against Everton at Turf Moor – as the Clarets stayed in the top tier.