Eric Dier

Soccer Player

Eric Dier was born in Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom on January 15th, 1994 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 30, Eric Dier biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Other Names / Nick Names
Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier, Eric
Date of Birth
January 15, 1994
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Age
30 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Association Football Player
Eric Dier Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 30 years old, Eric Dier has this physical status:

Height
188cm
Weight
85kg
Hair Color
Blonde
Eye Color
Blue
Build
Athletic
Measurements
Not Available
Eric Dier Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
Not Available
Hobbies
Not Available
Education
International Preparatory School, Sporting CP
Eric Dier Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Not Available
Children
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Maria Hansen
Parents
Jeremy Dier, Louise Dier
Siblings
He has 5 siblings.
Other Family
Ted Croker (Grandfather) (Former President of Cheltenham Town and secretary of The Football Association)
Eric Dier Life

Eric Jeremy Edgar Dier ( DIRE; born 15 January 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team.

A versatile defensive player, Dier has been deployed as a defensive midfielder, a centre back and a right back. Dier grew up in Portugal, where he came through the youth ranks at Sporting CP, making his reserve and senior debuts in 2012 after a loan to Everton.

In 2014, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year contract for a fee of £4 million.

He made over 200 appearances for Tottenham, including their defeats in the 2015 Football League Cup Final and the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. Despite interest from Portugal, Dier opted to represent England in international football.

He made his debut for the senior team in November 2015, and was chosen for UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.

Early and personal life

Dier was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire to Jeremy and Louise Dier. His father is a former professional tennis player. Dier is the grandson of Ted Croker, a former secretary of The Football Association (FA) and president of Cheltenham Town, and great-nephew of Peter Croker, who both played professionally for Charlton Athletic.

Dier moved to Portugal from England when he was seven years old, when his mother was offered a job running the hospitality programme at UEFA Euro 2004. With his parents and five siblings, Dier spent a year living in the Algarve region before moving to Lisbon. In 2010, his parents returned to England while Dier remained in Portugal, living at Sporting CP's academy.

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Eric Dier Career

Club career

Dier's football ability was discovered by his P.E. when playing football at the International Preparatory School in Lisbon. Miguel Silva, a teacher who referred him to Sporting Lisbon for a trial at the age of eight, was convicted. In April 2010, Dier signed a lifetime contract with Sporting. To his signature, the Portuguese club defeated Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur. Quality Football Ireland Limited, a third-party owner, also sold the player's 50% financial rights to Sporting.

Dier agreed to join Everton on loan until June 30th. The loan, according to Sporting CP's official website, was "a chance for the athlete to develop in a more competitive and demanding environment." Dier played for Everton U18s ten times during his loan period and won the 2010-11 U18 Premier League with the team. Dier had trouble settling back to English life in the summer of 2011, but the Everton academy's loan repayment term was extended for another 12 months.

Dier made his Sporting B debut against Atlético on August 26, 2012, beating Diego Rubio in the 77th minute, before replacing him with Diego Rubio. Dier scored his first senior goal in a 3–1 victory over Benfica B on November 4, 2012, with a direct free kick.

Dier was summoned to play for the first team in a Primeira Liga 1–0 home win over Braga on November 11, 2012, assisting Ricky van Wolfswinkel for the match's only goal. In a 2–2 league away draw against Moreirense, he scored his first goal for Sporting's first squad.

Dier agreed to a five-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur as a result of a £4 million transfer on August 2nd. On the first day of the 2014–15 Premier League season, he made his professional debut for the club against West Ham United on August 16th, scoring his first goal of the match in added time. In his second match and in his White Hart Lane debut, he led Erik Lamela to a win over Queens Park Rangers in an eventual 4–0 victory. Tottenham defeated Chelsea in the 2015 League Cup Finals at Wembley Stadium on March 1st, 2015.

On September 9, 2015, Dier signed a new deal that will continue until 2020. He was used as a defensive midfielder by Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino during the 2015–16 season, establishing himself as the regular partner to Mousa Dembélé as Tottenham defeated Leicester City for the Premier League title. Dier scored Tottenham's first goal of the Premier League season on August 15th in a 2–2 draw at home to Stoke City, and the team's equalizing goal was scored in a 4–1 home victory over Manchester City on September 26th.

Dier signed a new five-year deal on September 13, 2016. Dier returned to the center-back position during the 2016-17 season thanks to Tottenham's signing of defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama and injuries to defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. In Tottenham's first group match at Wembley Stadium, he made his UEFA Champions League debut in a 2–1 loss to AS Monaco FC. Dier captained Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in a 2–1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on October 25th. For the 3rd and 4th round FA Cup ties against Aston Villa and Wycombe Wanderers respectively, he was also given the captain's armband. In a 2–0 victory over Burnley in the Premier League on April 1, 2017, Dier scored his first goal of 2016-17.

Dier scored his first goal of the season in 18 months against Cardiff City, helping Tottenham get their best start in the Premier League after eight games. He underwent appendicitis surgery in mid-December 2018 and rejoined the team on January 20 as a backup in the game against Fulham. However, he continued to suffer the aftermath of the appendicitis virus treatment, becoming sick and missing games. Dier replaced Moussa Sissoko for the final 16 minutes of Tottenham's 2–0 loss to Liverpool in Madrid on June 1st in the Champions League finals.

Dier had to have another surgery before the 2019-2020 season, and he did not play his first game of the season until September 24. This game, an EFL Cup match against lower-league Colchester United, ended badly, as the players lost on a penalty shoot-out. He did a good job in the Champions League match against Red Star Belgrade, assisting the team in a 4–0 away victory.

Following Tottenham's FA Cup loss to Norwich City, Dier was involved in a brawl in the stands on March 4, 2020. Dier climbed to the lowest level at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the individual "insulted" Dier and became involved in a feud with Dier's brother Patrick, who was also on the stands. Dier, his brother, and the supporter who were supposed to be concerned in the incident are among the Metropolitan Police who wanted to interview him the next day. Dier was charged by the FA with contempt of FA Rule E3 on April 23rd due to his "improper and/or threatening" conduct. Dier was fined £40,000 and suspended for four games in July 2020.

Dier signed a new deal until June 2024 on July 21, 2020.

International career

Dier had been invited by the Portuguese Football Federation to play for Portugal in the future, but he could only do so after he turned 18. He had been involved in a high-profile England national team kit campaign for sportswear manufacturer Umbro. "Our intention will be to select him for the youth squad in the coming weeks," a FA spokesperson said of Everton's 2011 version of the international Algarve Tournament, which is under 17 years old.

When under-18 head coach Noel Blake picked him for a match against Slovakia, Dier received his first England call-up in November 2011. In the 1–1 draw on November 16, he played for the full 90 minutes.

He was selected in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup on May 28. In a warm-up match against Uruguay, he made his debut on June 16th in a 3–0 win.

In a 6–0 victory over Scotland on August 13, Dier made his England under-21 debut. He dropped out of the squad in 2014 and instead focused on the center-back role at his club, Tottenham Hotspur.

Dier was called by England chief Roy Hodgson for the first time by the team's senior team in November 5th, 2015, ahead of friendlies against Spain and France. He made his debut eight days later against Estadio Pérez as a 63rd-minute replacement and alongside Tottenham teammate Dele Alli in a 2–0 loss. Dier got off to a good start against France on November 17th, a 2–0 victory at Wembley. In a 3–2 victory over Germany in Berlin on March 26, he scored his first international goal, putting Jordan Henderson's corner for the winner.

Dier was selected for the UEFA Euro 2016 in France. He opened the scoring in England's 1–1 draw against Russia at the Stade Vélodrome by direct free-kick.

Dier captained the England team for the first time in a friendly match against Germany at Wembley on November 10, 2017.

He was named in the 23-man England national team squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and captained the team in the final group stage match against Belgium. In the second round match against Colombia, Dier scored the decisive penalty, giving England its first World Cup shootout victory and first competitive shootout victory since Euro 1996.

Dier's first England call-up in 18 months was in September 2022 for the UEFA Nations League matches against Italy and Germany. In the 1–0 loss to Italy at the San Siro, he got off to a rocky start.

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