Fabian Delph is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester City and the English national team. Born on 21st November 1989, Delph was eligible to represent Guyana through his ancestry but chose England.
Born in Bradford, England, Delph started his career in football as a youngster at Bradford City. He was with the academy in the 2000 and 2001 before moving to Leeds United academy in 2001 for 6 years. On 6th May 2007, Leeds handed him his debut as a substitute in the final match of the 2006–07 season against Derby County. On 11th January 2008, Delph was awarded his first professional contract and made two appearances for Leeds in the 2007–08 season, both as a substitute. On 3rd August 2009, Villa agreed on an undisclosed fee with Leeds for the transfer of Delph to Villa Park. He made his debut on 15th August which was the opening day of the 2009-10 season.
On 17th July 2015, Delph signed Premier League club Manchester City for a reported fee of £10.35 million.
He made his debut for the Sky Blues in the 2015 International Champions Cup at the Melbourne Cricket ground against Real Madrid.
Internationally, he made his debut on 3rd September, 2014 in a friendly against Norway after coming on as a substitute.
Position and Playing Style
Delph originally made waves in the footballing circuit with his ability to play as a midfielder. The Englishman's robustness and range of passing allowed him to play the box to box role with aplomb. However, since moving to Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has utilised him as a left full-back. Delph played a crucial role playing the position in the 2017-18 season as his club romped to the league title.