49 Facts About Dele Alli

1. Dele Alli enjoyed staying in Nigeria for almost a year before again moving to a mansion in Houston, Texas with his dad Kehinde.

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2. At the age of eight, Young Dele Alli made up his mind to visit Nigeria for the first time.

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3. Dele Alli said how he smashed a picture in his home through rage-quitting the game.

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4. Dele Alli was again named in the starting line-up for England's friendly match against world champions Germany on 26 March 2016.

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5. Dele Alli is a high-profile name, but nobody batted an eyelid when he was left on the bench against Croatia.

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6. On the field, Dele Alli was part of the England side which avenged their World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia to reach the Nations League finals.

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7. Dele Alli believes former England captain Beckham is the standard-bearer for his generation.

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8. Dele Alli is of Nigerian descent and is eligible to represent the African nation.

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9. Dele Alli is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and the England national team.

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10. In 2016, Dele Alli made his first TV show appearance on the sports talk show, Final Score.

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11. Dele Alli started his soccer journey at the age of 11 by joining the youth academy of his hometown club Milton Keynes Dons.

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12. Dele Alli is a professional footballer from England who plays as a midfielder for his national side England.

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13. Dele Alli has lucrative deals with Adidas and BT Sport to help him rake in the extra few million per year.

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14. Dele Alli is getting ready to play in his first World Cup Quarter Final.

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15. Dele Alli has been suffering from injuries in the lead up to the World Cup.

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16. Dele Alli has transformed his tough childhood memories into the talent he is today.

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17. Liverpool Echo reported that Dele Alli turned to the red side of Merseyside to find his football team and in an interview with Complex, he spoke of his fandom for Kop icon Steven Gerrard growing up, revealing he used to buy his boots based on what the Liverpool captain was wearing at the time.

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18. Dele Alli was actually a Liverpool fan growing up, and cites Steven Gerrard as his childhood hero.

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19. Dele Alli made his Premier League move to Tottenham in February 2015 for an initial fee of £5 million on a five-and-a-half-year deal.

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20. Dele Alli might be playing for Tottenham Hotspur but he is a die hard Liverpool fan.

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21. Dele Alli has had a dream debut season for Tottenham Hotspur.

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22. Dele Alli has only recently returned from injury, but was fit to play an hour of the victory over the USA on Thursday.

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23. Dele Alli set to start on bench for England's Nations League match against Croatia.

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24. Dele Alli believes new boy Jadon Sancho, the Borussia Dortmund winger, is further proof of the young talent Southgate has at his disposal.

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25. Dele Alli has high hopes for England: 'Our aim is to be recognised as the No 1 team in the world'.

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26. Dele Alli was a Liverpool fan growing up with Steven Gerrard his childhood idol, and saw Gerrard and Frank Lampard as good role models on how they act as professionals.

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27. Dele Alli was initially brought up by his mother, who suffered from alcohol problems.

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28. Dele Alli is considered the world's most expensive midfielder from a transfer value perspective by the CIES.

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29. Dele Alli watches the best players to try to learn from their style of play, including Lionel Messi, Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta and Xavi as well as his idol Steven Gerrard.

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30. Dele Alli is widely considered one of the best young midfielders of his generation, and has won PFA Young Player of the Year twice in a row while only 21.

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31. Dele Alli has made several appearances at U17 and U18 levels for England.

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32. In October 2018, Dele Alli signed a new six-year deal at Tottenham, which would keep him at the club until 2024.

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33. On 11 August 2018, Dele Alli scored his first goal of the season, scoring the winning goal in the opening league match against Newcastle United.

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34. On 20 April 2017, Dele Alli was again named in the PFA Team of the Year, having been included in the League One selection for 2015 and the Premier League selection in 2016.

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35. Ahead of the season, Dele Alli changed his kit name to Dele, saying that he had "no connection" to his legal surname due to his separation from his mother.

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36. Dele Alli joined the youth system at Milton Keynes Dons when he was 11 years old.

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37. Dele Alli played for the England U17, U18 and U19 teams, before making his senior debut in 2015.

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38. Dele Alli agrees terms to sign new Tottenham Hotspur contract.

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39. Dele Alli joined Spurs in a £5 million deal from MK Dons in 2015.

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40. Dele Alli will have an increase in salary as part of the deal.

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41. Dele Alli explained why he signed a new six-year contract extension with Tottenham Hotspur.

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42. Dele Alli proves his importance to Tottenham in win over West Ham.

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43. Dele Alli has credited manager Mauricio Pochettino as one one his main reasons for signing a new Tottenham contract.

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44. Dele Alli put pen to paper on a new six-year contract on Monday, becoming the latest Spurs player to do so.

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45. Dele Alli says Mauricio Pochettino played a key role in him signing a contract extension with Tottenham.

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46. Dele Alli insists 'it's not all about winning trophies for me yet' as he signs on for six more years at Tottenham.

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47. Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has said manager Mauricio Pochettino was crucial to his decision to sign a new six-year contract and he believes he is in "a great place" to improve.

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48. Dele Alli signed Spurs deal because team on journey to 'something great'.

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49. Dele Alli admits he did not extend his Tottenham contract to win trophies.

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