This article will tell you about the career highlights of English footballer Dele Alli
Dele Alli, whose full name is Bamidele Jermaine Alli, is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team.
Alli was born on April 11, 1996, in Milton Keynes, England. He started his youth career at local club Milton Keynes Dons, where he quickly progressed through the ranks and made his first-team debut at the age of 16 in November 2012.
Alli’s impressive performances for the Dons quickly caught the attention of bigger clubs, and he signed for Tottenham Hotspur in February 2015 for an initial fee of £5 million.
Alli initially joined Tottenham’s youth team but quickly established himself as a first-team regular in the 2015/16 season. He made his Premier League debut in August 2015.
By the end of the season, he had scored 10 goals and provided nine assists in 33 league appearances, helping Spurs finish third in the league and earning himself the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Alli continued to impress in the 2016/17 season, scoring 18 goals and providing seven assists in all competitions as Tottenham finished second in the Premier League.
He was also named in the PFA Team of the Year for the second consecutive season and won the Premier League Goal of the Season award for his stunning volley against Crystal Palace.
Alli’s performances dipped slightly in the 2017/18 season, as he struggled with injuries and disciplinary issues. However, he still managed to score nine goals and provide 10 assists in all competitions.
In the 2018/19 season, Alli bounced back to form, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists in all competitions. He helped Tottenham reach the final of the Champions League, where they were beaten by Liverpool.
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Alli’s form dipped again in the 2019/20 season, as he struggled to find his best form under new Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho. He scored just nine goals and provided six assists in all competitions as Tottenham finished sixth in the league.
Alli’s struggles continued in the early part of the 2020/21 season, as he found himself out of favour with Mourinho and was linked with a move away from the club.
However, he worked hard to win back his place in the team and finished the season strongly. He scored six goals and providing seven assists in all competitions as Tottenham reached the final of the League Cup.
As of now, Ali doesn’t seem to have his form restored even after years of struggle. His international career has not been so fine at all.
He did play a key role in helping England reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia. He scored a crucial goal in their 2-0 win over Sweden in the quarter-finals.
As of the time of writing, Alli’s career is still on the rise. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented young midfielders in world football. With his vision, passing ability, and eye for goal, he has the potential to become one of the best attacking midfielders in the game.