Bamidele Jermaine Alli, born April 11, 1996, professionally known as Dele Alli, is a talented English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Everton the England National team. He was born and raised in Milton Keynes, entered the Milton Keynes Dons development system at age 11, and made his debut for the main squad in 2012–13, five years later. He made 88 official appearances for the squad during the following two and a half years, scoring 24 goals.
Dele Alli Bio:
|Bamidele Jermaine Alli
|Date of Birth:
|April 11, 1996
|Place of Birth:
|Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
|State of Origin:
Early Life and Education
Born as Bamidele Jermaine Alli on April 11, 1996, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, the talented footballer is widely known as Dele Alli. His parents, Kenny (Nigerian) and Denise (English), separated shortly after his birth, with his father relocating to the United States. Consequently, Dele was primarily raised by his mother, who had three other children from different fathers.
Dele received his education at the Stantonbury Campus in north Milton Keynes and later attended The Radcliffe School in Wolverton. Unfortunately, his mother battled alcoholism, which led to Dele moving in with Alan and Sally Hickford when he was 13 years old. Although not officially adopted, he regards them as his “adoptive parents” and grew up alongside their son, who also played football for MK Dons.
Dele Alli’s football journey began when he joined the youth team of MK Dons at the age of 11. Remarkably, he made his debut with the senior team at just 16 years old. He netted his first goal against Cambridge and made his league debut in a match against Coventry City in December 2012.
Throughout his career, Dele has represented various national teams, including England’s Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, and Under-21 squads. He showcased his skills in his first appearance for England’s Under-19 team, contributing an assist for Bradley Fewster in a draw against Germany.
In the 2013-2014 season, Dele Alli cemented his place as a regular player for MK Dons. He made an impact by scoring in his first Football League Trophy appearance against Northampton Town, helping his team secure a 2-0 victory. In a match against Stevenage, he scored his first professional league goal.
Although an injury setback hampered him in the latter half of 2013, Alli made a strong comeback by netting the opening goal for MK Dons in 2014 against Shrewsbury Town.
At the age of 17, he achieved a remarkable feat by scoring a hat-trick, leading MK Dons to a 3-1 triumph over Notts County at Meadow Lane Stadium.
Throughout the season, he made 37 appearances and found the back of the net seven times, establishing himself as a valuable player for the team.
Dele Alli’s impressive form continued in the 2014-2015 season with MK Dons. Playing in the center midfield position, he scored goals against Gillingham, AFC Wimbledon, Peterborough United, and Crawley Town.
He secured his second hat-trick in a match against Crewe Alexandra and received the Man of the Match award for his stellar performance.
In February 2015, Alli signed a five-and-a-half-year contract worth £5 million with Tottenham Hotspur. However, he remained on loan at MK Dons for the remainder of the season. MK Dons finished as the runners-up in the league.
In August 2015, Alli made his Premier League debut for Tottenham, coming on as a substitute in the final 13 minutes of a match against Manchester United.
He scored his first goal for the team against Leicester City and quickly became a regular starter. His exceptional performances, including a brace against Stoke City, earned him the prestigious PFA Young Player of the Year award for the season.
The 2016-2017 season saw Alli continue his goal-scoring prowess, starting with a goal against Stoke City and subsequently finding the net eight times in six league matches.
In February 2017, he received his first red card for a dangerous challenge during a match against KAA Gent. Nevertheless, his exceptional form earned him a spot in the PFA Team of the Year.
On the international stage, Alli made his debut as a substitute for the English national team in a UEFA Euro qualifying match against Estonia in October 2015.
Just a month later, he earned his first start for the senior national team and scored an opening goal against France at Wembley Stadium. He was also named the Man of the Match in a remarkable 3-2 victory against the world champions, Germany, in March 2016.
Dele Alli Net Worth
Dele Alli is a professionally English football player who has accumulated a net worth of about $10 million. Dele Alli currently plays for Everton Football Club in England.
Dele Alli is not yet married but he is in a relationship with Cindy Kimberly, a famous Dutch Instagram influencer.
Following his parents’ divorce, Dele’s father remarried while residing in the United States. However, Dele did not have a harmonious relationship with his stepmother.
In 2016, he made the decision to drop his surname “Alli,” as he desired to sever ties with his family. It has been suggested that his girlfriend at the time, Ruby Mae, may have influenced his choice.