Fabian Delph is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Aston Villa and has represented his country at under-21 level. Delph started his career in football as a youngster at Bradford City. Delph left City in September 2001 to join Leeds United after he was recommended to their academy coach Greg Abbott. In March 2008, Delph started his international career, making his debut as a substitute for the England Under-19s. After a string of impressive performances and statistics in spring 2007, Delph was made captain of the Leeds Reserves. His performances during the 2008–09 season earned Delph a nomination for the League One player of the year, which was won by Leicester City's Matty Fryatt, and helped him to win the young player of the year in the end of season Football League Awards. On 3 August 2009, Villa agreed an undisclosed fee with Leeds United for the transfer of Delph to Villa Park. Delph's full Premier League debut came at home against Wigan Athletic on 15 August 2009, the first day of the 2009–10 Premier League season. On 20 January 2012, Delph re-signed for Leeds United on loan, initially until 25 February 2012.