Dele Alli Biography
Dele Alli is an English professional footballer playing for Premier League Club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team as a midfielder. He was born as Bamidele Jermaine “Dele” Alli in Milton Keynes where he began playing in the youth system at Milton Keynes Dons aged 11 and broke into the first team five years later, during the 2012–13 season..
At Milton Keynes Dons, Alli made 88 official appearances and scored 24 goals over the next two-and-a-half years. He then joined Tottenham Hotspur in February 2015 for an initial fee of £5 million and was loaned back to the Dons for the remainder of the season. He was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year and made the PFA Team of the Year in each of his first two campaigns at White Hart Lane.
For his home country England, He ha been member of the U17, U18 and U19 teams, before making his senior debut in 2015. He was part of the UEFA Euro 2016 England team as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup in which he helped England to the semi-finals of the latter.
Dele Alli Age | How Old Is Dele Alli
The player was born on 11 April 1996 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. He is 22 years old as of 2018.
Dele Alli Parents | Dele Alli Family
The Tottenham star was born to a Yoruba Nigerian father by the name Kehinde Alli and an English mother by the name Denise. His father moved to the United States a week after Alli’s birth leaving Alli’s mother to raise him. Denise had alcohol problems.
Dele Alli Nigerian
Alli moved with his father to Nigeria when he was nine where he spent two years in an international school before returning to Milton Keynes to live with his mother. He also went to Stantonbury Campus and The Radcliffe School in Wolverton.
Dele Alli Adopted
Alli joined the family home of Alan and Sally Hickford at the age of 13. Both were parents of another young footballer with MK Dons and whom he refers to as his “adoptive parents” although he was never legally adopted by them. He stopped wearing his surname on his match shirts in the summer of 2016 because he felt no connection with the Alli family name, instead opting for “Dele”.
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He is currently dating Ruby Mae, a lingerie model who can often be seen cheering him in matches. She has posed for Dolce & Gabbana and Rare London and is signed to Boss Model Management in Manchester.
Dele Alli Wife
There is no record of Dele being married at any point of his life. He however has a relationship with Ruby Mae.
Dele Alli Religion | Is Dele Alli A Muslim | Dele Alli Muslim
The player is a Catholic by religion. He has been linked to Islam with his goal celebration hand-gesture. An Indonesian conspiracy theory accuses the Tottenham star of promoting the Muslim version of the Antichrist as some people claim the Dele Alli challenge is a salutation to Dajjal or Al-Masih ad-Dajjal – the one-eyed ‘false messiah’ which some Muslims believe will appear on earth before Judgement Day.
It is performed by making a circle with index finger and thumb around one eye and placing the remaining three fingers on the forehead. The midfielder first performed the celebration after scoring a goal against Newcastle on August 11. It prompted countless football fans, and even other players, from all around the world to attempt the new Dele Alli celebration, often called the #DeleAlliChallenge online.
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Dele Alli Career
Dele Alli Mk Dons
Alli began his football career when he joined the youth system at Milton Keynes Dons at the age of 11. He made his debut for the first team as a sixteen-year-old on 2nd November 2012, coming on as a substitute for Jay O’Shea in a 0–0 draw with Cambridge City in the FA Cup first round at Milton Road. His first touch in professional football was a back-heeled pass. His first goal came in the replay against Cambridge eleven days later, where he scored in a 6–1 win at Stadium mk on his first start.
He made his league debut in the 2–3 defeat to Coventry City at home on 29 December, where he played 71 minutes before being replaced by Zeli Ismail. His only other league appearance in the 2012–13 Football League One season, came as a second-half substitute for Patrick Bamford in the last match of the season, a 2–0 win over Stevenage at Broadhall Way.
The 2013–14 season saw Alli break into the MK Dons first team on a regular basis. He started the Dons’ first league match of the season, a 0–0 draw away at Shrewsbury Town. In his first Football League Trophy appearance, Alli scored to help MK Dons beat Northampton Town 2–0 and thus progress to the second round of the tournament. On 28 September, he scored his first professional league goal in the 4–1 thrashing of Stevenage.
After being in and out of the first team picture in late 2013 due to injury setbacks, Alli would go on to establish himself as a first-choice player in 2014. He scored the opening goal in the 3–2 win over Shrewsbury Town at Stadium mk on 11 January, with a header from Stephen Gleeson’s pinpoint pass. On 11 March, against Notts County at Meadow Lane, aged 17 years and 11 months old, Alli scored a hat-trick to guide the ‘Dons to a 3–1 victory.
His next and final goal of the 2013–14 season, came on 5 April against Coventry City at the Sixfields Stadium; Alli struck a thunderous volley from 25 yards out as MK Dons defeated Coventry, 2–1. He made 37 appearances in all competitions during the 2013–14 season, scoring 7 times, with 33 appearances and 6 goals in the league.
Alli became the first-choice central midfield partner to Darren Potter, after the departure of Gleeson to Birmingham City in June 2014. He started the season brightly, playing the first league match of the season as the Dons overcame a 2–0 deficit to defeat Gillingham, 4–2. He then helped the team to a 3–1 win over arch-enemies, AFC Wimbledon, in the League Cup first round. His first goal of the 2014–15 season came in the first away league match, a 3–2 defeat to Peterborough United, where he scored a tap-in from Will Grigg’s deflected shot.
Alli played the full 90 minutes on 26 August, in the League Cup second round as MK Dons recorded a historic 4–0 win over Manchester United. It was reported that numerous scouts from top clubs across Europe attended the match to watch him play, including representatives from Bayern Munich and Liverpool. In the match after the 4–0 League Cup win over Manchester United, Alli continued his rich vein of form with a goal curled in from the edge of the box in a 2–0 win over Crawley Town.
After the international break, Alli played 77 minutes in the 5–3 win against Barnsley, assisting the Dons second goal and scoring their third goal himself with a chip over the Barnsley goalkeeper. He was chosen as Football League Young Player of the Month for August.
On 18 September, Alli extended his contract with MK Dons until June 2017. Two days later, in a match against Crewe Alexandra, he scored a hat-trick and achieved one assist in what turned out to be a 6–1 victory for the Dons. It was the second hat-trick of his career and the first he achieved at home, which also led to him winning the Man of the Match award.
Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur
He signed for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in February 2015 in the last hours of the mid-season transfer window on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an initial fee of £5 million and was loaned back to the Dons for the remainder of the 2014–15 season. He was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year on 19 April and made the PFA Team of the Year in each of his first two campaigns at White Hart Lane.
The season ended on 3 May with Milton Keynes Dons being promoted automatically to the Championship as runners-up behind Bristol City, after a 5–1 home win over relegated Yeovil Town.
He then made his Tottenham debut on 8 August 2015, when they played against Manchester United in the Premier League as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat away at Old Trafford, playing the last 13 minutes in place of Eric Dier. Two weeks later, he scored his first goal for the club after coming on for Christian Eriksen in the 1–1 draw against Leicester City.
On 13 September, Alli made his first start for Tottenham in a 1–0 win against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. On 2 November, he started and scored the second goal in an eventual 3–1 win over Aston Villa. Six days later he started his first North London Derby alongside fellow England youngster Dier in central midfield, and was awarded Man of the Match in the 1–1 draw between rivals Arsenal and Tottenham. On 5 December 2015, he scored his third goal for Tottenham in the 2015–16 campaign in a 1–1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
Following an impressive start to his Premier League career scoring five goals and making three assists in his first 18 league matches, he was rewarded with a new long-term contract until 2021 on 12th January. Eleven days later he scored a 25-yard volley in a 3–1 win at Crystal Palace. On 13th April, he was named on the six-man shortlist for 2015–16’s PFA Young Player of the Year.
He scored his first brace for Tottenham in a 0–4 away win at Stoke City on 18 April 2016, reaching ten goals in his debut Premier League season and was voted the season’s PFA Young Player of the Year. On 28 April, Alli was banned by the Football Association for three matches, effectively ending his Premier League season, for an off-the-ball incident against West Bromwich Albion in which he punched midfielder Claudio Yacob in the stomach. He later apologized for the incident on Twitter, stating, “Gutted that my season is over. Shouldn’t have reacted like I did. Will learn from this and come back stronger.”
Ahead of the 2016-17 season, Alli changed his kit name to his given name, saying that he had “no connection” to his legal surname due to his separation from his mother. His first goal of the season came in a 4–0 win against Stoke City on 10 September 2016. Four days later, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 1–2 loss to AS Monaco at Wembley Stadium. His first Champions League goal came against CSKA Moscow at the same stadium on 7 December 2016. Between 18 December 2016 and 21 January 2017, Alli scored eight goals in six league matches, earning the award of Premier League Player of the Month award for January 2017. This included three consecutive braces against Southampton, Watford and Chelsea.
Alli received his first red card on 23 February 2017, for a dangerous tackle on Brecht Dejaegere in Tottenham’s UEFA Europa League draw with K.A.A. Gent which saw Spurs eliminated at the Round of 32 stage of the competition. On the 20th of April 2017, Alli was again named in the PFA Team of the Year, having been included in the League One selection for 2015 and the Premier League selection in 2016. On 23 April, he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year, the day after scoring in Tottenham’s 4–2 FA Cup semi-final loss to rivals Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
Alli scored his first goal of the season in the opening game of the 2017–18 season away at Newcastle that finished in a 2–0 win. However, he was criticised for his inconsistency in that season, failing to perform as well as the previous season. On 1 April 2018, Alli scored twice in the away fixture against Chelsea, helping Tottenham win 3–1, which was their first win in 28 years at Stamford Bridge.
Dele Alli Kit Number | Boot
He plays with kit number 20. His favoured boot of choice is the Predator boot.
Dele Alli Height
The Tottenham star is of 1.88 m tall.
Dele Alli Salary
According to Spurs’ players salaries per week 2018-19, Alli earns a salary of £50,000 per week.
How Much Is Dele Alli Worth
He has several lucrative deals with a number of brands like Adidas, believed to be worth in excess of £8 million over the course of five years. Hence, his net worth is estimated to be £5.3m ($7m).
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Dele Alli Transfer History
May 31, 2015
5,00 Mill. €
End of loan
Feb 3, 2015
2,00 Mill. €
Feb 2, 2015
2,00 Mill. €
6,63 Mill. €
Jul 1, 2013
MK Dons U18
6,63 Mill. €
Dele Alli Statistics
Dele Alli FIFA 19
Dele Alli’s overall rating in FIFA 19 is 84 with a potential of 90. Alli has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Alli’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 80 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Dele Alli is playing with number 20. His best stats are: Stamina: 90, Att. Position: 86, Composure: 86, Ball Control: 85, Reactions: 85.
|Position RCM||Position CAM|
|Kit Number 20||Kit Number 20|
|Joined Club Feb. 2, 2015|
|Contract Length 2022|
Ball Control 85
GK Positioning 11
Slide Tackle 57
Short Pass 84
Shot Power 78
GK Diving 7
Stand Tackle 63
Att. Position 86
Long Pass 78
GK Handling 6
Long Shots 80
GK Kicking 9
Sprint Speed 76
GK Reflexes 8
FK Acc. 58
Dele Alli FIFA 17
|Kit Number 20|
|Joined Club Feb. 2, 2015|
|Contract Length 2022|
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Tottenham without Dele Alli, Dembele, Vertonghen, Aurier & Eriksen
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Tottenham were missing five key players as they trained on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Barcelona.
Christian Eriksen is the latest to pick up a problem. The Dane had a problem over the weekend but everything suggested he would be ready for Barça’s visit.
However, Tottenham have confirmed that he will not be available for the game and will not play again until after the international break.
The Premier League side also revealed that Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele, Serge Aurier and Vertonghen have also been ruled out of the Barça game.
In better news, coach Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is fit and will start the match.
Spurs lost their first game in the Champions League, beaten 2-1 at Inter Milan, while Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 4-0.
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