48 Facts About Fabian Delph

1. At the age of 16 Fabian Delph completed his studies at the partner school to Leeds, Boston Spa School.

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2. Fabian Delph started his career in football as a youngster at Bradford City.

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3. Fabian Delph was born on the 21st day of November 1989 to his mother, Donna Delph and a relatively unknown father in Bradford, United Kingdom.

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4. In 2015, Fabian Delph made his first TV show appearance in sports talk show, Football Focus.

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5. Fabian Delph has inked a personal endorsement deal with Nike.

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6. Fabian Delph went to the Tong Secondary School where he studied until 2006.

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7. Fabian Delph fears England's players will rue their failure to reach the World Cup final for the rest of their lives.

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8. Fabian Delph fears England will forever rue failure to reach World Cup final.

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9. Manchester City star Fabian Delph is captain 25 years after Paul Ince became the first black man to lead England—ironically in a game against the Americans.

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10. Fabian Delph will be skipper to start the Thursday friendly with the USA but then hand over the armband to Wayne Rooney when the nation's record scorer and most-capped outfield player controversially comes on to mark his Three Lions farewell.

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11. Fabian Delph will be skipper to start the Thursday friendly with the USA but then hand over the armband to Wayne Rooney when the nation's record scorer and.

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12. Fabian Delph joked he does not want to give up the England captaincy—because he will never get it back.

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13. New England captain Fabian Delph is dreading passing the armband to Wayne Rooney.

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14. Fabian Delph will captain England in their friendly against the United States on Thursday, manager Gareth Southgate has announced.

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15. Fabian Delph left Leeds for Aston Villa in August 2009 for around £6m with the midfielder then moving to City in July 2015 for around £8m.

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16. Fabian Delph revealed how having Wayne Rooney around the squad this week has had a positive impact on the younger players who would have grown up watching England's record goalscorer in action.

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17. Fabian Delph will captain England in the fixture and is predicting a big future for Sancho after displaying his ability at the team's St George's Park base.

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18. Fabian Delph added he would he happy to pass on formal leadership duties when former Everton and Manchester United star Rooney took the field for his 120th England appearance.

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19. Fabian Delph succeeds regular captain Harry Kane, with the Tottenham Hotspur forward likely to be rested from Thursday's match.

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20. Manchester City midfielder-cum-defender Fabian Delph has been hailed as an "outstanding leader" by Southgate.

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21. Fabian Delph will captain England in their international friendly against USA on Thursday night.

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22. Fabian Delph was not the only player to praise Sancho ahead of the clash with the United States, with US midfielder, and Dortmund team-mate, Christian Pulisic claiming that "the sky is the limit" for the 18-year-old.

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23. Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph confirmed that he would hand the armband over to Rooney when he makes his 120th and final international appearance.

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24. Gareth Southgate revealed that Fabian Delph will captain England in the friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday.

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25. Fabian Delph said the presence of England's all-time leading goalscorer had been a boost to the squad.

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26. Fabian Delph has 16 England caps, the first of which came back in 2014 against Norway.

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27. Fabian Delph joked that he wouldn't give Wayne Rooney the captain's armband when he comes on because it's his only chance to captain the Three Lions.

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28. Fabian Delph jokes he won't give Rooney captain's armband in farewell game.

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29. Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph paid tribute to Rooney ahead of the friendly and promised the players will give him a night to remember.

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30. Fabian Delph will captain England against the USA and hand the armband over to Wayne Rooney when he comes on, Gareth Southgate has confirmed.

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31. Fabian Delph came through the academy at Leeds United before securing a move to Villa in 2009.

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32. Fabian Delph will captain England against the USA, but will pass the armband to Wayne Rooney when the veteran England forward comes off the bench for his final international appearance on Thursday.

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33. Fabian Delph says the players will give Rooney a guard of honour and said he is likely to hand the armband back to England's former captain once he comes on.

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34. Fabian Delph said he was not surprised to see England beat Croatia despite going a goal down to the World Cup finalists in the second-half.

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35. Fabian Delph has three daughters, the youngest of whom was born during the 2018 World Cup.

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36. On 23 December 2008, Fabian Delph was arrested by police and charged for drink driving in Rothwell, Leeds, while driving home with four friends.

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37. Prior to his competitive debut for England, Fabian Delph was eligible to represent Guyana through his ancestry.

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38. On 16 May 2016, Fabian Delph was announced to have been selected for the provisional UEFA Euro 2016 England squad.

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39. On 28 August 2014, Fabian Delph was named in the senior England squad for the first time, ahead of a friendly against Norway and the first Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

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40. In March 2008, Fabian Delph started his international career, making his debut as a substitute for the England national under-19 team.

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41. Fabian Delph never showed up for his scheduled medical, and subsequently released a statement on the Aston Villa website confirming he would be staying at the club and would not be moving to Manchester City.

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42. On 20 January 2012, Fabian Delph re-signed for Leeds United on loan, initially until 25 February 2012.

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43. On 3 March 2011, Fabian Delph signed a new deal with Aston Villa keeping him at the club until 2015.

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44. Fabian Delph returned to action on 26 February 2011, in a Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers, when he came on as an impromptu left-back after Nathan Baker was injured in the first half.

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45. On 17 April 2010, Fabian Delph had to be carried away from training on a stretcher after picking up a "serious" knee injury.

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46. Fabian Delph represented England at under-19 and under-21 level and made his senior debut in a friendly against Norway on 3 September 2014.

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47. In July 2015, Fabian Delph joined Manchester City for £8 million.

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48. Fabian Delph is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or a left-back for Premier League club Manchester City and the English national team.

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