Bamidele Jermaine “Dele” Alli was born on the 11th of April 1996, and he is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the England national team.
Dele Alli, who was born and raised in Milton Keynes, joined the youth system at Milton Keynes Dons aged 11 and broke into the first team five years later, during the 2012–13 season. BBC report has it that over the next two-and-a-half years he made 88 official appearances for the team, scoring 24 goals. He signed for Tottenham Hotspur in February 2015 for an initial fee of £5 million, being loaned back to the Dons for the remainder of the season. Alli was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year and made the PFA Team of the Year. He joined Everton in January 2022
Milton Keynes Dons
Bamidele Alli joined the youth system at Milton Keynes Dons when he was 11 years old after playing for City Colts. The young star made his debut for the first team as a sixteen-year-old on 2 November 2012, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute for Jay O’Shea in a 0–0 draw with Southern Football League club Cambridge City in the FA Cup first round at Milton Road. Dele’s first touch in professional football was a back-heeled pass. Dele Alli’s first goal came in the replay against Cambridge eleven days later, where he scored in a 6–1 win at Stadium MK on his first start. The young talent made his league debut in a 2–3 defeat to Coventry City at home on 29 December, where he played 71 minutes before being replaced by Zeli Ismail. Alli’s only other league appearance in the 2012–13 Football League One season, came as a second-half substitute for Patrick Bamford in the last match of the season, a 2–0 win over Stevenage at Broadhall Way.
With Dele Alli’s departure from Gleeson to Birmingham City in June 2014, Alli became the first-choice central midfield partner to Darren Potter. The young star started the season brightly, playing the first league match of the season as the Dons overcame a 2–0 deficit to defeat Gillingham, 4–2. Dele then helped the team to a 3–1 win over arch-enemies, AFC Wimbledon, in the League Cup first round.
Dele Alli signed for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in the last hours of the mid-season transfer window on a five-and-a-half-year deal for an initial fee of £5 million on the 2nd of February 2015.
Loan to Milton Keynes Dons
After his transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, he was immediately loaned back to MK Dons for the remainder of the 2014–15 season. And on the 19th of April, he was chosen as the Young Player of the Year at the Football League Awards. That particular season ended on 3 May with Milton Keynes Dons promoted automatically to the Championship as runners-up behind Bristol City, after a 5–1 home win over relegated Yeovil Town.
On the 8th of August 2015, Dele Alli made his Tottenham debut against Manchester United in the Premier League as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat away at Old Trafford, playing the last 13 minutes in place of Eric Dier. After a frame of two weeks, he scored his first goal for the club after coming on for Christian Eriksen in the 1–1 draw against Leicester City.
Dele Alli scored his first goal of the season, scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on the 22nd of August 2021. It is recorded that this was Alli’s first Premier League goal since March 2020.
As per statistics, after starting only eight league games in the 2021–22 campaign, and just seven in the 2020–21 season, Alli was made available for transfer by Tottenham in the January 2022 window. The English international moved to fellow Premier League side Everton on 31 January 2022 on an initial free transfer, which could potentially rise to £40 million provided certain performance bonuses are met. However, the first £10 million would be due after 20 appearances for Everton. The 26-year-old signed a two-and-a-half-year contract, running until the end of the 2023–24 season. Upon signing for the club, The former Hotspur player cited the opportunity to work under new manager Frank Lampard as a major reason for joining Everton. As a matter of fact, he made his debut on 8 February as a late substitute in a 3–1 loss against Newcastle United.
Alli’s career statistics has it that he has made several appearances at U17 and U18 levels for England. On the 27th of August 2014, the young star was called up to the England U19 squad following an impressive start to the campaign. The young star made his debut for England U19 in the 1–1 draw against Germany U19. And in the match, Alli assisted the opening goal by feeding a through ball to Bradley Fewster who gave England a 1–0 lead.
On the 17th of November 2015, Dele Alli made his first start for the England senior team, scoring the opening goal from a long-range shot to beat Spurs teammate, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in a 2–0 win against France at Wembley Stadium.
Due to his tremendous form, Dele Alli was selected for the 23-man England squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. And in the month of October 2019, he was left out of the England squad for forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifying matches.
Dele Alli Salary
In 2022 the attacking midfielder signed a contract with Everton that nets him a whopping salary of 8.2 Million Euro (7.2 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €22,404 (£19,476) per day and €934 (£812) per hour!
Per year €8,200,000 £7,130,435
Per month €683,333 £594,203
Per week €157,692 £137,124
Per day €22,466 £19,535
Per hour €936 £814
Per minute €16 £14
Dele Alli’s Net Worth
As per the Forbes update, Dele Alli’s current net worth is 15 Million Euro (13.2 Million Pound).
Milton Keynes Dons
Football League One runner-up: 2014–15
EFL Cup runner-up: 2020–21
UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2018–19
UEFA Nations League third place: 2018–19
Milton Keynes Dons Young Player of the Year: 2013–14
Football League Young Player of the Month: August 2014
Football League One Player of the Month: January 2015
Football League Young Player of the Year: 2014–15
Milton Keynes Dons Player’s Player of the Year: 2014–15
BBC Goal of the Season: 2015–16
PFA Young Player of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17
Premier League Player of the Month: January 2017
PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15 League One, 2015–16 Premier League, 2016–17 Premier League