Dele Alli is an English footballer who currently plays for Premier League club, Tottenham and the England football team. Born on 11th April 1996 in Milton Keynes, the young Englishman is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation. An attacker inside the box and a midfielder outside it, Dele has won PFA Young Player of the Year twice in a row while only 21.
Dele is a product of the youth system of Milton Keynes Dons, whom he joined at the age of 11. Dele quickly rose through the ranks of the club and was soon given a chance with the first team.
Dele emerged on the international platform when he was called to represent the Under-17 team in 2012. From there he went on to represent England in every age group before making his debut with the senior team.
Dele made his professional debut for Milton Keynes in the 2012-2013 season in a 0-0 draw against Cambridge City in the FA Cup at the age of 16. He scored his first goal eleven days later, against the same opposition. However, the season saw him playing only one match after that as he could not break into to first team.
Dele made his debut for the senior England Team in 2015, where he scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win against France.
Rise to glory
In his second season with Milton Keynes, Dele managed to cement his spot in the first team and was regularly starting games. In 2014, in a match against Notts Country, the then 17 year old hammered his first hat trick to win the match 3-1 for his team. Dele appeared on 33 occasions in the League while netting the ball 6 times
2015 saw him being scouted by Tottenham, where he made his debut in a 1-0 loss against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Dele announced his arrival at the club with 5 goals and 3 assists in 18 matches. He continued his form throughout the season and was named PFA player of the year for the 2015-2016 season.
The next season was no different for the Prodigy who had a brilliant start when he scored 8 times in the 6 matches played in January 2017. The season also saw him making his Champions League debut in a 1-2 loss against AS Monaco. He was named as the PFA Player of the year again for his consistency.
Following his debut with the senior England team in 2015, Dele has played 22 games while managing to score twice.