Dedryck Boyata Biography
Dedryck Boyata is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back or right-back for Scottish club Celtic and the Belgium national team. He made his senior debut with Manchester City in 2010, and was their Young Player of the Year for 2009–10.
He was loaned to Bolton Wanderers for the 2011-12 season, and for the first half of 2012–13 he was at FC Twente. In 2015, he moved to Celtic for around £1.5 million. The player has been capped by Belgium at the youth and senior level, making his senior debut in 2010.
Dedryck Boyata Age
The Belgian international was born on November 28 1990 in Uccle, Belgium. He is 28 years old as of 2018.
Dedryck Boyata Family
He was as born Anga Dedryck Boyata to Bienvenu Mandungu Boyata (father), a former Congolese footballer and Brigitte (mother) also Congolese-born and a care worker in the city of Brussels. His father played during the 1990s in Belgium for Union Saint-Gilloise and Stade Leuven. Dedryck has four siblings: Melissa, Cedrick, Kevin and Gloriane who often attend their brother’s matches to show him support.
Dedryck Boyata Height & Weight
Dedryck is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall and weighs 83.45 kg (13st 2lb).
Dedryck Boyata Wife
The football player is married to Manon They wed in a colorful ceremony in June 2017. Not much is known about the couple’s life only that they seem pretty happy together.
Dedryck Boyata Manchester City
Boyata began his career in the youth team at Brussels before joining Manchester City in 2006. He was part of City’s 2008 FA Youth Cup winning side. He won City’s Academy Player of the Month award for April 2009. He was also one of seven Academy players from his year to be promoted to training with the senior players from the start of the 2009–10 season.
He made his first team debut against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round on 2 January 2010, playing centre-back and helping his side to a 1–0 win at the Riverside Stadium. He was named young player of the 2009–10 season for his efforts during both legs of the League Cup semi-final against rivals Manchester United.
On 26 August 2011, Boyata joined Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan. He made his starting debut on 10 September in Bolton’s 5–0 home defeat to Manchester United and on 2 October scored his first goal for Bolton against Chelsea. He sustained an injury which led to his return to Manchester City for treatment.
He left Manchester City on 31 August 2012, to join Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente on a short-term loan. He made 8 appearances for FC Twente before rejoining Manchester City on 8 January 2013.
Return to Manchester City
He made his first appearance in City in over two years when he started in a League Cup third round match versus Wigan Athletic on 24 September 2013. On 4 January 2014, he was sent off for two bookings in the third round of the FA Cup, in a 1–1 draw at Blackburn Rovers. On 28 May, Boyata signed a contract extension with Manchester City, which was due to keep him at the club until 2016.
Dedryck Boyata Celtic
Boyata signed for Scottish Premiership champions Celtic on a four-year contract in June 2015, for a fee of about £1.5 million. He made his competitive debut on 15 July 2015 in a Champions League qualifier at Celtic Park against Stjarnan, scoring the opening goal in a 2–0 win.
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Dedryck Boyata Belgium
He has played 12 matches for the Belgium under-19s, scoring two goals. He made his Belgium U21 debut in a 1–0 win over Malta on 3 March 2010 and received his first senior international call-up when he was named in the squad for a friendly against Finland.
The star was selected for two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Austria in late 2010. He however did not play against Kazakhstan, but made his debut against Austria on 10 October 2010 as a substitute for Toby Alderweireld in a 4–4 draw.
Boyata was named in Belgium’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May 2018. He got to play in the final group match against England that ended in a 1-0 win for Belgium. Belgian FA technical director Chris Van Puyvelde tipped Boyata to help Belgium win the UEFA Euro 2020 after his performances at the 2018 World Cup.
Dedryck Boyata Stats
The following statistics are correct as of 2nd December 2018.
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Dedryck Boyata FIFA 19
Boyata plays as a Centre Back for Celtic in Scotland. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 74 with a potential of 76. Boyata has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Boyata’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 86 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Dedryck Boyata is playing with number 20. His best stats are: Strength: 90, Jumping: 85, Aggression: 77, Stamina: 77, Heading: 76.
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Dedryck Boyata FIFA 18
He Centre Back for Celtic in Scotland. His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 73 with a potential of 75. Boyata has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Boyata’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 84 kg. Currently, Dedryck Boyata is playing with number 20. His best stats are: Strength: 85, Jumping: 84, Aggression: 77, Heading: 76, Stand Tackle: 72.
Dedryck Boyata FIFA 17
His overall rating in FIFA 17 is 69 with a potential of 70. Boyata has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Boyata’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 84 kg. Currently, Dedryck Boyata is playing with number 20. His best stats are: Jumping: 80, Strength: 77, Aggression: 76, Heading: 72, Sprint Speed: 70.
Dedryck Boyata FIFA 16
His overall rating in FIFA 16 is 72 with a potential of 76. Boyata has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Boyata’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 84. Currently, Dedryck Boyata is playing with number 20. His best stats are: Jumping: 82, Aggression: 78, Strength: 77, Stand Tackle: 75, Heading: 73.
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Brendan Rodgers hints at defender Dedryck Boyata’s possible exit from Celtic FC in January
The Belgian international will be out of contract by the end of the season and is not expected to sign a new contract.
Adopted from: thescottishsun.co.uk
Published: December 4th, 2018
Boyata, 28, was involved in a sickening collision with Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven at Hampden but battled through by having his head stitched.
For Rodgers that only underlines the Belgian’s commitment to the cause, having previously refused to pull on the jersey.
But the Celtic boss admits there are no guarantees the Belgium international will still be at Parkhead come the end of next month.
Rodgers added: “I was very proud of Dedryck.
“It was a tough summer for him in every way, but it is really satisfying to see how he has got over that, and how he has performed.
“Since he had that episode he has been absolutely brilliant for us. That partnership with Benkovic has been very good. Boyata gives everything to the cause and he is super professional.
“He has played a lot of games now for the No1 ranked team in international football, Belgium.
“That really shows where has come from to where he is at. It is a big credit to him.
“Boyata is in the last year of his deal, but I am quite relaxed on it. He has to look at every option possible.
“He has created a market for himself now because of how he has performed, which is great for him.
“Careers are short. There has been no lack of commitment from Boyata since last summer as you have seen.
“But as a professional player he has every right to wait and see what happens.
“I can assure everyone that doesn’t take away from his commitment to what we’re doing here.
“The next contract may be the last big one of his career as he is 28 now, and he just has to make sure it’s the right one.
“I am relaxed with it because there has been no drop off in mentality. There has never been with him.
“He has been absolutely first class for me. We will just assess the situation as time goes on.
“We know at some point we will lose some of these players. But at the minute we know where it’s at.”