Date of birth
A look at the Albion striker's career.
Sam Baldock arrived at Brighton & Hove Albion in August 2014 from Bristol City on a four-year deal.
He began his career as a trainee at Wimbledon FC, and remained with the club when they relocated to Milton Keynes in 2003 before making his full MK Dons debut in 2005.
Baldock's breakthrough season came in 2008/09, when he scored 13 goals in 44 appearances, and he went on to score 43 goals in 124 appearances for the Dons, before joining West Ham United in 2011.
Following the Hammers’ promotion to the Premier League, Baldock joined Bristol City the following year in a £1.1m move.
He scored ten goals in the Championship as Bristol City were relegated but in the 2013/14 season the striker hit 24 league goals to finish as League One’s leading scorer.
Baldock found the net four times during his first campaign with the Seagulls, including a fine finish against Ipswich Town, before a knee injury ended his season early.
The striker added another four goals to his tally in the 2015/16 season, as the Seagulls came close to reaching the Premier League.
Baldock found his form in front of goal during Albion's promotion-winning campaign, hitting double figures for the first time since joining the club, with the forward being a vital component in Chris Hughton's favourable 4-4-2 formation.