Having started his football career as a youngster at Bradford City, Fabian Delph has achieved so much for himself, enlisting himself as one of the most accomplished English professional footballers of his time.
Fabian Delph Biography
Generally playing as Midfielder and left-back, Delph successfully appeared in four matches for the English U21 team from 2008 to 2010, starting with Bradford City before he moved to Leeds United youth academy where he spent three years and played 45 matches. While at Leeds, he earned his first award as the young player of the year in the 2008-2009 Football League Awards. At the same time, Delph also earned such awards as the young player of the season, the goal of the season and player’s player of the season award.
From Leeds to Aston Villa, the November 21, 1989-born English Midfielder and left-back made more achievements for himself after signing a contract with the league for an undisclosed amount. Although he struggled to gain a place in the starting eleven due to high competition at Aston Villa, Delph proved his skills when he scored the first goal for the league in an FA Cup match against Brighton & Hove Albion on 23rd January 2010. This led to the extension of his contract with the league till 2015. Under his new contract, Delph played against such clubs as Everton, Liverpool and Chelsea, resulting in him being voted as Player of the Year by Aston Villa supporters.
Following his wild performances at the 2013-2014 season and the 2014-2015 season, Villa decided to sign another four-and-a-half-year contract with Delph on 25 January 2015, keeping him at the club until 2019. During his contract extension, he captained for the first time during the FA Cup Final against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on 30th May 2015 and signed a five-year contract with Premier League side Manchester City. He then debuted for Man City in a 2015 International Champions Cup match against Spanish Real Madrid and scored his first goal for Manchester City on 28 November 2015 against Southampton. His most notable moments, however, was when he made 14 consecutive starts for the club in season 2017-18. This led to him being named in the 23-man England national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Fabian Delph was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He was born to Donna Delph his mother who according to Delph has been his strongest supporter since the beginning of his football career. His childhood dream has always been to buy his mother a house which he was able to accomplish a couple of years ago. Although there is no information about his father and siblings, Abbott, current assistant manager at Notts County who knew Delph’s family clearly gave Donna Delph the credit for leading Fabian Delph in the right path despite living in one of the tough parts of Bradford where people can go astray through unhealthy relationships. Even when he had his hard times including the nasty injury that set him back quite, he mentioned that his mom, together with other family members were there for him and today, he is one of the notable footballers whose role in the field could not be overlooked.
Fabian Delph’s Wife, Kids
Fabian Delph is a successful married man. He is married to his sweetheart Natalie Delph who is a businesswoman, an entrepreneur and great investor. Natalie was born on March 31, 1990, in Manchester City, England. She met Fabian in 2013 and they both agreed to marry privately the same year. Two years after, the couple welcomed their first child, a boy. This was followed by the birth of his daughter Aleya in 2015. Natalie is pregnant with their third child and she is expected to deliver on June 30, 2018, which is two days after England’s final group game against Belgium in Kaliningrad.
Fabian is also expected to fly back to England during the World Cup to witness the birth of his child, as he usually does, he would be moving back to England before the delivery date.
Height, Weight, Measurements
The Manchester Midfielder is 174 cm or 5 ft 7 in tall. He has an athletic body, his body weight is 60kg (132 lbs) and his BMI (Body Mass Index) is 19.8 which is considered normal or healthy.