Generally plying as a defensive midfielder, a center back, and a right-back for the England national team and for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, Eric Dier is an English professional footballer best known by his nickname “Dier Wolf”.
Making his debut in the 2012-2013 football season, Eric has remained an important player in the world of football having played alongside talented players like Delli Alli, Adam Lallana, and many more. His versatility and skills have kept him on the top list as one of the most impressive players among his peers. Here are facts to know about the defensive midfielder.
Eric Dier Biography
The English footballer was born on January 15, 1994, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He, however, moved to Portugal alongside his parents and siblings at the age of seven after his mother got a job at UEFA Euro 2004. Dier’s football career could be traced back to his academic years at the Sporting Lisbon’s academy where his PE teacher, Miguel Silva, discovered his football skills. He was then referred to Portuguese club Sporting’s scouts after which he signed professional terms with Sporting in April 2010. This could be regarded as Eric’s successful professional venture into the world of football as great football clubs as Arsenal and Manchester United tried to sign him in as one of their young players.
Eric made his debut for the Sporting CP’s B team in a Segunda Liga match against Atlético Portugal on August 26, 2012, and his professional goal for the club was against Benfica B on November 4, 2012. The same month, he made his first appearance in the Primeira Liga against Braga and ended his two seasons with a total of 16 appearances and two goals.
Eric moved to Tottenham Hotspur on August 2, 2014, after signing a five-year contract worth £4 million with the club. He then made his debut in the English Premier League on 16 August 2014, scoring a single goal. He also played against Queens Park Rangers and was included in the starting-11 of Tottenham in the League Cup final against Chelsea on March 1, 2015. The former Sporting CP star played against teams like Stoke City and Manchester City and scored goals that helped his club win against the two. He then renewed his contract with Tottenham on 13 September 2016 which is expected to last until 2021.
Dier has performed in several tournaments. He began his international career for England on November 12, 2015, in a match against Spain, and thus far, he has earned 23 caps and managed 3 goals for the England team. He was named in the 23-man England national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
His net worth stands at $2.3 million including his assets and incomes, while his annual earning stands at $1.3 million. He made his earnings from Club deals, contracts
sponsorship, and endorsements with top brands like Nike. His collection of cars include Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Range Rover, and Ferarri.
Eric Dier’s Family, Girlfriend
Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier was born in Cheltenham, England, to a former professional tennis player Jeremy Dier and his wife Louise Dier. He is the grandson of Edgar Alfred “Ted” Croker, a former English football administrator and Secretary of the Football Association from 1973 to 1989. Croker was also a well-established businessman who played a major role as an official at the times when the English games were passing through difficult times. He died a year before Eric was born.
Eric is also related to Peter Crocker, a former English football player who played as a full-back in the Football League for Charlton Athletic. He holds an English nationality and falls under white ethnic background. Although there is no information concerning Eric’s five siblings, they remain a major part of his life even while growing up in Portugal before work and study took them back to England.
Dier is not yet married nor is he engaged but he is in a relationship with Maria Hansen. The two have been in a romantic relationship since 2016. Recently, the couple was caught on camera at the Maddox Gallery in Westbourne Grove while visiting David Yarrow’s collection. Although they are yet to have children together, their relationship seems to be running smoothly without any rumors attached.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
Born with the zodiac sign Capricorn, Eric Dier is 1.88 meters or 6ft 2in tall and his body weight is 90kg. His football shirt number is 15 and his eyes and hair color is brown. His other body measurements like chest, biceps, and waist have not been made known.