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Top facts about Fabian Delph, the Talented Midfielder

Wed 24 November 2021 | 11:30

Fabian Delph is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. Sportmob brings you all the top facts about Fabian Delph in this article.

Fabian Delph started his professional career at Leeds United and established himself as a professional player there. Over the years he came a long way and managed to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a well-known footballer. His unique style of play has turned him into a tough opponent to go up against. We will fill you in with all the details about

Fabian Delph transfer market stats

in this article.

 Aside from his professional career we will also walk you in the notable events of Fabian Delph personal life. The footballer is a married man. Fabian Delph wife is the stunning Natalie who always supports her man in every up and down. Natalie gave birth to

Fabian Delph children

which we will give you all the information about. Stay tuned and find out all the top facts about Fabian Delph in this article.

Top Facts About Fabian Delph You Probably Didn’t Know 

Rafa Benitez the Spanish football manager heaped praise upon the English player and stated: “He has the right mentality, the right attitude. I have to stop him in the training sessions because he’s pushing very hard,” said Benitez, as quoted by Liverpool Echo. What I saw from him at the beginning, I think he knows we were thinking about replacing him.” Let’s start with Fabian Delph childhood.

Fabian Delph Childhood and Early Life 

Fabian Delph was born on 21 November 1989 to his mother Donna Delph and an unknown father.

Fabian Delph childhood

was at Bradford, United Kingdom. The city is located in the northern English country of West Yorkshire. As a child Fabian Delph parents were always fighting and had a lot of differences. As a result, they decided to split and live separately. However, Fabian preferred to live with his mother. This was very devastating for the footballer as a child. He told the press that his father abandoned him.

As his father left them, the family had to move into an underprivileged property and get along with the hard circumstances. Despite all the hardship just like any other boy Fabian dreamed of becoming a professional footballer. But this wasn’t just a passing fantasy. He worked hard for his dream and fully dedicated himself to the task. Fabian Delph parents were very proud and encouraged him to make a name for himself. Stay tuned for more top facts about Fabian Delph.

Fabian Delph Road to Fame 

Fabian first set foot on the road to fame at Bradford. In September 2001, the footballer went on and joined Leeds United. He was recommended to the club by former Bradford manager Paul Jewell to the club’s coach Greg Abbott. Later he enrolled at Tong Secondary School. While

Fabian Delph age

was sixteen, he left to sign a two-year scholarship with Leeds United. The footballer showcased his great talent and as a result, he was assigned as the captain for Leeds Reserves. He debuted for the side as a substitute in the final game of the 2006-07 season over Derby County on 6 May 2007.

On 11 January 2008, Fabian earned his first professional contract. During the 2008-09 pre-season friendly game over

Barnet

, he impressed football pundits and then manager Gary McAllister along with former Leeds player Eddie Gray praised him for his performance. The footballer made his first League Cup debut in a 5-2 victory away at Chester City. Fabian’s great performance on the pitch earned him more appearances for the first team. On 5 September 2008, he signed a new four-year contract with the side. Stay tuned for more top facts about Fabian Delph.

Premier League Clubs Eager to Sign with Fabian Delph

Fabian celebrated his new contract aiming the net for his first senior goal in a 5-2 thrashing of Crewe Alexandra. Later he grabbed a brace in a 3-0 victory over Walsall.

Fabian Delph parents

were very proud of their son. His great performance drew the attention of Premier League managers like Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager who made a £6 million bid for the midfielder.

Later Newcastle United showed interest too. However, their offer was rejected by Leeds chairman Ken Bates. During the January 2009 transfer window once again Leeds rejected two other

Premier League

offers for the midfielder. Bates stated: “We explained to both clubs that we don't deal in petty cash.” Later Fabian aimed the net for a "goal of genuine quality" over Brighton & Hove Albion. Manager Simon Grayson stated: “If he scores goals like that, his value is going to go up. It certainly won't go down.”

Fabian Delph Awards and Titles at Leeds United 

Although several offers were made Fabian decided to remain at Leeds United. His efforts and great talent on the pitch earned him a nomination for the League One player of the year. However, the prize was eventually given to Leicester City's Matty Fryatt. For the 2008-09 season, Fabian won the young player of the season, the goal of the season, for his strike over

Brighton

and player's player of the season at the club awards.

Following the loss of Leeds United during the playoff semi-finals over Millwall there were speculations that the midfielder was going to leave Leeds. But Fabian remained at the club for the early pre-season games. Eventually, the footballer parted ways with Leeds and joined Aston Villa. Based on

Fabian Delph stats

overall he made 54 appearances for the side while aiming the net for six goals. Stay tuned for more top facts about Fabian Delph.

Fabian Delph Joined Aston Villa 

 

According to Fabian Delph transfer market stats, the footballer completed his move to Aston Villa following a medical. Villa bought the player for an unknown fee from Leeds United.

Fabian Delph net worth

grew with his career as well. He debuted for the side on 15 August 2009, at home over Wigan Athletic. In the next game, the side lost 2-0 and Fabian was substituted in the 61st minute by Steve Sidwell following a yellow card. On 23 January 2010, the footballer found the back of the net in the FA Cup victory at home over Brighton & Hove Albion.

 On 17 April 2010, sustained a serious injury on a stretcher while damaging his knee ligament. He immediately was hospitalized and later it was revealed that he suffered from a cruciate ligament injury which prevented him from featuring in any game for the next eight months. He got back on his feet on 26 February 2011, in a Premier League win against

Blackburn Rovers

. On 3 March 2011, he extended his contract with the side until 2015. Fabian aimed the net for his second goal in a game over Tranmere Rovers on 28 August 2012.

The Aston Villa Player of the Month 

In the 2012-13 season, the footballer managed to be a regular player in Paul Lambert's squad. According to Fabian Delph stats he finished the season with 24 games. In the second half of the season, he formed a good partnership with Ashley Westwood and Yacouba Sylla on the midfield and the trio showed great teamwork. The footballer started the 2013-14 season with great power and showcased his talent on the pitch. In the 3-1 away victory over

Arsenal

on the opening day of the season he made some of his best performances as well as completing a large number of passes with a high accuracy percentage for Villa.

He continued his great form on the field and showed great control and strength in a controversial 2–1 loss against Chelsea and later in a 1-0 defeat by Liverpool. His first goal of the season took place in a 3-0 victory against Rotherham United in the League Cup third round. His appearances in the opening months of the season saw him the Aston Villa Player of the Month Award for August, September, and October 2013. Learn more

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in the following.

Fabian Delph Showcasing His Great Talent

The footballer continued his great form and made a lot of wonders. While Fabian Delph age was 25, he aimed the net for his first Premier League goal which was labeled as "a goal of brutal brilliance" in a 3-2 victory on 4 December. His amazing talent on the pitch in the season including stand-out performances over Everton,

Liverpool

and Chelsea, resulted in him being voted Player of the Year by Aston Villa supporters. Due to his great performance, Fabian extended his contract. On 7 March the footballer aimed the net for his first goal while Villa managed to defeat local rivals West Bromwich Albion 2-0.

 He helped the side reach their first FA Cup semi-final since 2010. On April 19

Aston Villa

defeated Liverpool 2-1 and won their first FA Cup final since 2000. During the 2015 FA Cup Final, Fabian was handed the captain’s armband. However, the side lost the game 4-0 to Arsenal. Later there were speculations that Fabian was planning on leaving the club for Man City but he denied it. A week later he changed his mind and made a move to his new club. Based on Fabian Delph stats overall he made 134 appearances for Villa while scoring eight goals.

 The Controversial Move of Fabian Delph to Man City 

As the news of Fabian’s move to Man City dropped off, Aston Villa supporters were frustrated and got mad. Richards stated in his interview with The Sportsman: “I spoke to Fabian Delph, he told me he was staying. A week after I’ve signed, Benteke’s gone. Two weeks after I signed, Delph’s gone. They’ve taken the spine out of the team! So I’m thinking, hold on a minute.”

He added: “I’ve come in and they’ve sold their two best players.

Ron Vlaar

as well. We had Benteke, Delph, myself in there with my experience, build round that. But for some reason they wanted to sell these players. I don’t like going into finances but if Villa had paid Fabian Delph whatever it was, just a little bit more because he did not want to leave, he just wanted to be paid for his value at the time. He told me that in the conversation we had.”

Later Fabian himself commented upon the subject: “Leaving Aston Villa Football Club is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Delph said. “I’ve had some amazing times and made some great friends during my time at the club and I’ll always be thankful to them for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League.” Find out more

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in the following.

Delph Completing His Move to Manchester City 

According to Fabian Delph transfer market stats, on 17 July 2017, he completed his move to

Manchester City

and signed a five-year contract for £8 million. He debuted for the side during the 2015 International Champions Cup at the Melbourne Cricket ground, over Real Madrid. However, he was replaced due to injury as Man City was defeated 1-4. Fabian aimed the net for his first goal on 28 November 2015 over Southampton which was an eventual 3-1 victory. He scored his third goal for the side in a 1-0 victory against Steaua Bucharest in a Champions League qualifier in August 2016.

Due to Benjamin Mendy’s injury, Fabian had the chance to make a name for himself as the starting left-back in the first half of the team's record-breaking start to the 2017–18 season. He featured in 14 Premier League games in a row while aiming the net over Crystal Palace and City set a new record of 18 consecutive league victories. In February 2018, he was sent off during the FA Cup loss to Wigan Athletic. Later Fabian sustained an injury and didn’t make any appearances until April. Learn more

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in the following.

Fabian Delph Joining Everton

On 15 July 2019, while Fabian Delph age was 30 he reached an agreement with Everton. He signed a three-year contract with the side for an initial fee of £8.5 million, rising to £10 million in add-ons. Upon joining Everton, Fabian stated: “The club that I’ve been at has had success, especially in the last two seasons, but over the last four years we managed to win trophies. I wanted to be playing more regularly and the opportunity to come and play for Everton Football Club was too good of an opportunity to turn down.” Find out the details about

Fabian Delph personal life

in the following.

Fabian Delph wife and kids 

Let’s get into the details of Fabian Delph personal life. As they say behind every successful man there is a woman. The same goes for the footballer as well. At the time Fabian was part of the Aston Villa squad he met his future bride Natalie Delph in 2013.  The couple instantly fell in love and decided to take things to the next level by walking down the aisle. They got married in a simple wedding ceremony among their family and friends. The couple are married since 2013.

Fabian Delph wife

is very supportive of her husband.

During every game Fabian is on the pitch, Natalie is siting on the front row while cheering for him. As for Fabian Delph children, the couple is blessed with three daughters, Sophia, Aleya and their latest addition. Their first child was born the same year they met and got married. Their second child, Aleya came to the world two years later before her father Fabian flew home from 2018 World Cup duty to be with his partner for their third child. There are no details about Fabian Delph children as their father prefers to keep everything private. Learn the details about Fabian Delph net worth in the following.

Fabian Delph Salary and Net Worth 

Now let’s get into the details of Fabian Delph salary. Over the years the footballer came a long way and managed to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a professional player. At the time the footballer served at Man City, the Spanish football manager

Guardiola

was full of praise for how dedicated he is on the pitch and stated: “Some guys, they only want to play in one position, 'in the other one I am not comfortable', so he's a guy who always tries to help.”

He added: “Last season we didn't play always with his voice in our locker room, so I am so satisfied, so happy for him. Especially for him.” Fabian Delph net worth is estimated to be 13 million pounds.” Over the years the footballer managed to establish a name for himself as a well-known midfielder. Fabian also makes a lot of contributions for the children’s hospital. 

He constantly shares pictures of himself while visiting children who has been hospitalized. Recently he posted a photo and captioned: “Had such a great afternoon with these beautiful amazing strong children, being able to bring a smile to everyone’s face is incredible, and a huge shout out to the staff who dedicate their love and care to these beautiful kids you.”

Fabian Delph salary

is estimated to be more than 4 million Pounds per year.

 Fabian Delph Social Media Accounts

Now let’s get into the details of

Fabian Delph social media accounts

. The footballer is widely followed on Instagram. More than 300k people follow him and keep up with his posts. So far, he has posted 147 post mostly on the pitch. Fabian is an outdoor person who loves to hang out with his friends. He posted a photo along with Vincent Kompany and captioned: “One of the best to ever do it. Happy retirement Vincent Kompany.” The footballer is available by the username of

@Fabian_Delph

on Instagram.

As for other Fabian Delph social media accounts look like the footballer doesn’t have an account on Twitter. However, there are several fan pages under his name. For example, there is an account signed up by the username of

@OfficialDelph

with 367 followers. On Facebook, there is an account signed up by the username of

@FabianDelph

with 103k followers but there is no sign of the blue checkmark so we can’t say for sure that the account belongs to the footballer. 

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