Eric Dier Biography
Eric Dier, born Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier, is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. He plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team. He has been deployed as a defensive midfielder, a centre back and a right back.
At the age of seven, Dier moved to Portugal from England when his mother was offered a job running the hospitality programme at UEFA Euro 2004. He spent a year living in the Algarve region before moving to Lisbon. In 2010, his parents returned to England while Dier remained in Portugal, living at Sporting CP’s academy.
Eric Dier Age
The player was born on 15th January 1994 in Cheltenham, United Kingdom. He is 24 years old as at 2018.
Eric Dier Parents | Eric Dier Family
Dier’s parents are Jeremy Dier and Louise Dier. His father, Jeremy, is a former professional tennis player. He has five siblings and they lived in Portugal together as a family. His parents had relocated to the Iberian Peninsula in Portugal from Sussex, England when Eric was 7 years old. The move was as a result of his dad’s job as an executive on Dunlop’s sports manufacturing business on the tennis side.
He is the grandson of Ted Croker, a former secretary of The Football Association (FA) and president of Cheltenham Town, and great-nephew of Peter Croker, who both played professionally for Charlton Athletic.
Eric Dier Wife | Eric Dier Girlfriend
Dier is not married and has done quite well in keeping his love-life out of the public eye. He is however believed to be in a relationship with Maria Hansen although he hasn’t confirmed it yet. They were spotted together in February 2018 as they attended the opening of the Aston Martin Showroom at London’s Park Lane. They had also been spotted in public before, back in September 2017, as they left an art event in Mayfair, London.
Eric Dier Career
Dier began his career in football at a young age as he played at the International Preparatory School in Lisbon. His ability was spotted by his P.E. teacher Miguel Silva, who referred him to Sporting’s scouts at the age of eight.
Eric Dier Sporting
In April 2010, Dier signed professional terms with Sporting. The club also sold 50% economic rights of the player to a third-party owner, Quality Football Ireland Limited. On February 2012, Sporting bought him back by selling 50% rights of Filipe Chaby.
Eric Dier Everton
He was loaned to Everton in January 2011 until 30th June. Sporting CP’s official website stated that the loan was “an opportunity for the athlete to grow in a more competitive and demanding environment”. Dier represented Everton U18s ten times during his loan spell and won the 2010–11 U18 Premier League with the team. His loan in the Everton academy was extended for an additional 12 months.
He made his debut with Sporting B in a 2012–13 Segunda Liga 1–3 away win against Atlético, replacing Diego Rubio in the 77th minute on 26 August 2012. His first senior goal was with a free kick on 4th November 2012, against Benfica B in a 3–1 away win in the Segunda Liga.
He was called to play for the first team in a Primeira Liga on 11 November 2012, with a 1–0 home win against Braga, assisting Ricky van Wolfswinkel for the match’s only goal. Fifteen days later, he scored his first goal for Sporting’s first squad in a 2–2 league away draw against Moreirense.
Eric Dier Tottenham Hotspur
Dier signed a five year contract with Tottenham Hotspur on 2 August 2014, in a £4 million transfer. On 16th August, Dier made his competitive debut for the club on the first day of the 2014–15 Premier League season in a match against West Ham United during which he scored the only goal of the match in added time.
On 24th August, he played his second match and in his White Hart Lane debut. He headed in a corner from Érik Lamela in an eventual 4–0 win over newly promoted Queens Park Rangers. He started for Tottenham on 1 March 2015 as they lost the 2015 League Cup Final to Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
On 9th September 2015, he signed a new contract to keep him in the club til 2020. During the 2015–16 season, he was utilised as a defensive midfielder by Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham’s head coach, establishing himself as the regular partner to Mousa Dembélé as Tottenham challenged eventual champions Leicester City for the Premier League title.
On 15 August, he scored Tottenham’s first goal of the Premier League season in a 2–2 draw at home against Stoke City, and on 26 September, he scored the team’s equalising goal in a 4–1 home victory over Manchester City. He again signed a new five-year contract on 13th September 2016 to last until 2021.
During the 2016–17 season, Dier returned to the centre-back position due to Tottenham’s acquisition of defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama and injuries to defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. He made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 2–1 loss to AS Monaco FC in Tottenham’s opening group match at Wembley Stadium.
Dier captained Tottenham for the first time on 25th October 2016, in a 2–1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. He was also given the captain’s armband for the 3rd and 4th round FA Cup ties against Aston Villa and Wycombe Wanderers respectively. He scored his first goal of 2016–17 on 1 April, 2017 in a 2–0 win over Burnley in the Premier League.
Eric Dier England | Eric Dier International Career
In November 2011, the English footballer earned his first England call-up when under-18 head coach Noel Blake picked him for a match against Slovakia. He played for the full 90 minutes in the team’s 1–1 draw on 16 November 2011. On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor’s 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup and made his debut on 16th June in a 3–0 win in a warm-up match against Uruguay.
On 13th August 2013, he made his debut for the England under-21s in a 6–0 win against Scotland. In 2014, he pulled out of the squad, informing manager Gareth Southgate that he did not want to be deployed as a right back anymore and would rather work on the centre-back position at his club, Tottenham.
On 5th November 2015, he was selected for the first time to the England senior team ahead of friendlies against Spain and France and on 13th November he made his debut against Spain at Alicante’s Estadio José Rico Pérez as a 63rd-minute substitute alongside his Tottenham teammate Dele Alli in a 2–0 loss.
On 17th November, he made his first start against France in a 2–0 win at Wembley, and his performance was highlighted by former international midfielder Jamie Redknapp. On 26 March 2016, he scored his first international goal, heading Jordan Henderson’s corner for the winner in a 3–2 victory against Germany in Berlin.
During the UEFA Euro 2016 in France he was chosen to play and during the England’s opening match against Russia at the Stade Vélodrome, he opened the scoring in the 1–1 draw through a direct free-kick.
On 10 November 2017, he captained the England team for the first time in a friendly match against Germany at Wembley that ended in a goalless draw. He was named in the 23-man England national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He captained the team again against Belgium and scored the decisive penalty in the second round match against Colombia, giving England its first ever World Cup shootout victory and first competitive shootout victory since Euro 1996.
Eric Dier Height and Weight
Eric Dier is 1.88 meters (6 ft 2 in) tall and his body weight is 90 kg.
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Eric Dier FIFA 19
His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 80 with a potential of 84. Dier has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / High. Dier’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 90 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Eric Dier is playing with numbers 4 and 15. His best stats are: Aggression: 91, Strength: 89, Slide Tackle: 83, Marking: 82, Heading: 82.
|Position Sub||Position RDM|
|Kit Number 4||Kit Number 15|
|Joined Club Aug. 2, 2014|
|Contract Length 2021|
Eric Dier FIFA 17
His overall rating in FIFA 17 is 79 with a potential of 85. Dier has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / High. Dier’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 90 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Eric Dier is playing with numbers 4 and 15. His best stats are: Strength: 84, Heading: 83, Shot Power: 83, Slide Tackle: 81, Stamina: 81.
|Position LDM||Position Sub|
|Kit Number 4||Kit Number 15|
|Joined Club Aug. 2, 2014|
|Contract Length 2021|
Eric Dier FIFA 16
His overall rating in FIFA 16 is 76 with a potential of 85. Dier has got a 2-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / High. Dier’s height is 188 cm and his weight is estimated at 83 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Eric Dier is playing with numbers 4 and 15. His best stats are: Strength: 84, Heading: 83, Shot Power: 83, Stamina: 81, Stand Tackle: 80.
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Eric Dier sends social media into meltdown with snap of huge ‘bulge’
Adopted from: mirror.co.uk
Published: 8 November 2018
England and Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier has sent social media into meltdown after posing with Sporting Lisbon players.
The Portuguese side are in London for their Europa League clash with Arsenal on Thursday night.
Ahead of the match, Dier – who came through the ranks at Sporting – posted a photo alongside Nani, Carlos Mane, Leicester’s Adrien Silva and Sporting president Frederico Varandas.
Dier was wearing a Nike tracksuit and fans spotted a rather rude-shaped protrusion in his bottoms.
It is unclear if the photo was simply an illusion caused by the tracksuit – or if Dier had given away a bit too much.
Dier was not involved in Tottenham’s comeback victory over PSV in the Champions League earlier this week.
Spurs looked to be on the brink of elimination before Harry Kane’s dramatic double secured the victory.
Dier was back in training on Thursday though as he stepped up his recovery from a knee injury.
Spurs confirmed the midfielder and Victor Wanyama were in contention to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
The midfielder was also named in England’s squad for their upcoming matches with USA and Croatia.
Dier is one of five Spurs players included, alongside Kane, Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier and Harry Winks.
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