Dedryck Boyata

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Dedryck Boyata
Dedryck Boyata - 1.jpg
Boyata playing for Manchester City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Anga Dedryck Boyata[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) [2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 38
Youth career
2003–2006 Brussels
2006–2009 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Manchester City 13 (0)
2011–2012 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013 Twente (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Belgium U19 12 (2)
2010–2012 Belgium U21 11 (0)
2010– Belgium 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 September 2012

Anga Dedryck Boyata (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ɡa dɛdʁik bwajata]; born 28 November 1990), known as Dedryck Boyata, is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a centre back or right back for English club Manchester City. He made his senior debut in 2010, and was Manchester City's Young Player of the Year for 2009–10. Since 2011 he has spent most of his time on loan to other clubs. For the 2011–12 season he was loaned to Bolton Wanderers, and for the first half of 2012–13 he was at FC Twente.

Boyata has been capped by Belgium at youth and senior level, making his senior debut in 2010.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Brussels, Belgium, Boyata started his career in the youth team at Brussels before joining Manchester City in 2006. He was part of City's 2008 FA Youth Cup winning side, starting in both legs of the final against Chelsea.[3][4] He won City's Academy Player of the Month award for April 2009.[5] He was one of seven Academy players from his year to be promoted to training with the senior players from the start of the 2009–10 season.[6]

Manchester City[edit]

He made his first team debut against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup in January 2010, playing centre-back and helping his side to a 1–0 win.[7] His league debut was as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers replacing Martin Petrov in the 86th minute.[8] His first start in the Premier League came away against Hull City on 6 February 2010. He was named young player of the 2009–10 season for his efforts during both legs of the League Cup semi-final.

Early in the 2010/11 season he scored the second goal in the Europa League play-off match against FC Timişoara on 26 August 2010, his first for the club. His form continued to improve and was chosen to start against Chelsea, who had been undefeated in the start of the season. Boyata played the match at right back and put in a good performance as City kept a clean sheet to win the match 1–0.[9] He was shown a red card just five minutes into a 3–0 home loss against Arsenal. He fouled Marouane Chamakh while being the last man before goal.[10] In total he clocked up 17 appearances during the season and was an unused substitute as Manchester City won the 2011 FA Cup.

Boyata made his first Manchester City appearance in over two years when he started in a League Cup third round match versus Wigan Athletic on September 24, 2013.[11] Manchester City won the Premier League in 2013-14 but Boyata was not eligible for a medal as he made just 1 league appearance all season.[12]

On 28 May 2014, Boyata signed a contract extension with Manchester City, which will keep him at the club until 2016.[13]

Bolton Wanderers (loan)[edit]

On 26 August 2011, Boyata joined Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan.[14] He made his starting debut on 10 September in Bolton's 5–0 home defeat to Manchester United and on 2 October scored his first goal for Bolton against Chelsea. Boyata sustained an ankle injury in the 2-0 loss to Sunderland on 22 October and the injury, which kept him out for six weeks, meant that Boyata, as part of his loan agreement, returned to Manchester City for treatment. He returned to the Bolton starting line up in the match at Tottenham Hotspur on 3 December.

FC Twente (loan)[edit]

On 31 August 2012, Boyata left Manchester City to join FC Twente on a short term loan.[15] Dedryck made 8 appearances for FC Twente before rejoining Manchester City on 8 January 2013.[16]

International career[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

He has played 12 matches for the Belgium under-19s, scoring two goals. Boyata made his Belgium U21 debut in a 1–0 win over Malta on 3 March 2010.[17] Five months later, he received his first senior international call-up when he was named in the squad for a friendly against Finland.[18] He continued to show some impressive performances as he was promoted to a full first team player for Manchester City.

Senior team[edit]

Belgium manager Georges Leekens selected Boyata for two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Austria in late 2010.[19] He made his debut against Austria, coming on as a half time substitute for Toby Alderweireld. He received a call up for a friendly match against Slovenia in August 2011, but did not play.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Boyata is from Uccle, a quarter of Brussels[21] and is known to have a good relationship with fellow Manchester City and Belgium teammate Vincent Kompany.[22] His father Bienvenu Mandungu Boyata is a former Congolese footballer, who played during the 1990s in Belgium for Union Saint-Gilloise and Stade Leuven.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 July 2014)[24]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 Manchester City Premier League 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2010–11 7 0 2 0 3 0 5 1 17 1
2013–14 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2011–12 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 14 1 3 0 0 0 - - 17 1
2012–13 FC Twente (loan) Eredivisie 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
Career Total 30 1 8 0 7 0 8 1 53 2


Manchester City


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  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Pickup, Oliver (4 April 2008). "FA Youth Cup Final: Man City have the edge". London: The Telegraph Online. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Ogden, Mark (17 April 2008). "FA Youth Cup: Manchester City beat Chelsea good and proper!!". London: The Telegraph Online. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Brazil ace collects April Thomas Cook acolade [sic]". Manchester City Football Club. 18 May 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "City's Likely Lads". Manchester Evening News. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jonge Belg Dedryck Boyata voor het eerst in basis Manchester City". Gazet Van Antwerpen (in Dutch) (Concentra Media). 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Man City 4 – 1 Blackburn
  9. ^ "City 1-0 Chelsea". 25 September 2010. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Man City 0-3 Arsenal". BBC News. 24 October 2010. 
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  12. ^ "Games played by Dedryck Boyata in 2013/2014". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Boyata signs new deal". Manchester City F.C. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Boyata loaned to Bolton for rest of the season". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Boyata completes FC Twente loan switch". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Manchester City recall Dedryck Boyata from loan spell at FC Twente". The Guardian. 8 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "EK-kwalificatiewedstrijd: België – Malta 1–0". Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  18. ^ "First senior call-up for Boyata". Manchester City FC. Retrieved 10 August 2010. 
  19. ^ "Belgian FA - Boyata caps". Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
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  21. ^ "Dedryk Boyata, la surprise belge de Roberto Mancini à Manchester City" (in French). actu24. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  22. ^ "Boyata : " Kompany m'aide beaucoup "". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  23. ^ "Dedryck Boyata, l'option back droit de Georges Leekens?". Sport Foot Magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
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