Dael Fry

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Dael Fry
Personal information
Full name Dael Jonathan Fry[1]
Date of birth (1997-08-30) 30 August 1997 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 20
Youth career
2006–2015 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Middlesbrough 29 (0)
2016–2017Rotherham United (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2014 England U17 8 (0)
2014–2015 England U18 5 (0)
2015–2016 England U19 10 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 10 (0)
2017– England U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:00, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:12, 9 June 2018 (UTC)[4]

Dael Jonathan Fry (born 30 August 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for EFL Championship club Middlesbrough.

Club career[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. Fry was scouted by Middlesbrough Football Club after being spotted playing for his local side Cleveland Juniors at the age of 7.[2] Throughout the ranks of the Middlesbrough youth team, Fry made an impression with his progress at the academy.[5] In October 2014, Fry signed his first professional contract with the club.[6]

He made his first-team debut on 9 August 2015 at the age of 17, on the opening day of the 2015–16 Football League Championship season – playing from the start and he claimed the Man of the Match award in a 0–0 draw against Preston North End.[7] On 14 September 2015, Fry signed a new five-year contract with Middlesbrough.[8] Fry captained Middlesbrough U19 in the 2015-16 UEFA Youth League.[9] Following an injury of Daniel Ayala, Manager Aitor Karanka gave him a first chance to cover Ayala's absent[10] and played his first Middlesbrough match in months, in a 0–0 draw against Leeds United on 15 February 2016.[11] After the match, Manager Karanka praised Fry's performance.[12] Fry had a handful of first team appearances between 15 February 2016 and 13 March 2016.[13] Although he returned to the reserve later in the 2015–16 season, Fry went on to make eight appearances in all competitions.

After his loan spell at Rotherham United came to an end, Fry only made two appearances in the 2016–17 season, which both came in the FA Cup against Accrington Stanley[14] and Manchester City.[15] Earlier in the 2016–17 season, Fry signed a long-term contract with the club, keeping him until 2021.[16]

Loan spell at Rotherham United[edit]

On 31 August 2016, Fry joined Rotherham United on loan until the end of the 2016–17 Championship season.[17]

Fry made his Rotherham United debut on 10 September 2016, starting the whole game, in a 2–2 draw against Bristol City.[18] Fry made 10 starts for the club before the loan was terminated early on 1 January 2017, having not featured for the club since November.[19]

International career[edit]

Fry has represented England at under-17 under-18 under-19 under-20 and England national under-21 football team levels.

Having previously been on standby in October 2013 for the England under-17,[20] Fry finally made England under-17 debut on 28 January 2014, coming on as a second-half substitute, in a 2–1 win over Belgium under-17.[21] Fry was a member of the England under-17 squad that won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship against Netherlands under-17 4–1 in the penalty-shootout.[4][22]

Then, Fry was called up to the under-18 and made his debut on 3 September 2014, in a 4–1 win over Netherlands national under-18 football team.[23]

After a year with the under-19,[24] Fry was called up by the under-20 in August 2016[25] and made his England U20 debut on 1 September 2016, in a 1–1 draw against Brazil U20.[26] Fry was also a member of the England under-20 squad that won the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.[27]

In 2018 Fry was part of the Under 21 team that won the Toulon tournament adding to his Under 17 and Under 20 medals [28]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 January 2017.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2015–16[29] Championship 7 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
2016–17[30] Premier League 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2017–18[31] Championship 9 0 0 0 3 0 12 0
Total 16 0 2 0 4 0 22 0
Rotherham United 2016–17[30] Championship 10 0 10 0
Total 26 0 2 0 4 0 32 0

Honours[edit]

Middlesbrough[edit]

Championship

  • MOTD September Young Lion of the Month 2017-18
  • MDSA Middlesbrough Young Player of the Year 2016-17
  • Football League Championship: Promotion 2015–16
  • MDSA Middlesbrough Young Player of the Year 2015–16
  • MOSC Middlesbrough Young Player of the Year 2015–16
  • Ramsdens February Player of the Month 2015–16

International[edit]

England U-17

England U20

  • Tournoi Under-20 Four Nations: Winner 2017
  • FIFA Under-20 World Cup: Winner 2017

England U21

  • Toulon Tournament: Winner 2018
  • Toulon Tournament: Best XI 2018

Middlesbrough Reserves[edit]

  • Barclays U18 Premier League Regional Winner 2014–15
  • Barclays U18 Premier League National Winner 2014–15
  • Barclays U21 Premier League Division 2 Winner 2014–15
  • LFE 'The 11' Football Excellence May 2014–15
  • North Riding Senior Cup Winner 2014-15

Cleveland Juniors

  • TJFA Under-9 Division 1 League Winner 2005
  • Teesside GALA tournament Under-9 Player of the Tournament 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/10/2014 and 31/10/2014" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 2. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Academy player profiles". mfc.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Dael Fry". 11v11. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Dael Fry profile". thefa.com. The FA. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "How Dael Fry impressed his Middlesbrough FC Academy coaches from a very early age". Gazette Live. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Duo Join Academy Graduates In Signing Pro Contracts". Middlesbrough F.C. 14 October 2014. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Preston 0 – 0 Middlesbrough". bbc.co.uk. BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Defender Dael Fry Signs New Five-Year Contract At Boro". Middlesbrough F.C. 14 September 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Stade De Reims 5 Boro 3". Middlesbrough F.C. 30 September 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Aitor Karanka Confident In Defensive Options After Ayala Injury Blow". Middlesbrough F.C. 8 February 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "Match Report: Leeds United 0 Middlesbrough 0". Middlesbrough F.C. 15 February 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "Aitor Karanka: Dael Fry Has Everything But We Must Be Patient". Middlesbrough F.C. 18 February 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Boro Under-21 boss takes great pride in Dael Fry's first team emergence this season". Gazette Live. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "Middlesbrough 1 – 0 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Middlesbrough 0 – 2 Manchester City". BBC Sport. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  16. ^ "Deadline Day: Dael Fry Signs New Long Term Contract And Joins Rotherham On Loan". Middlesbrough F.C. 31 August 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  17. ^ "Millers sign Boro youngster Fry". Rotherham United Official Site. 31 August 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  18. ^ "Rotherham United 2 – 2 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Fry returns to Middlesbrough". Rotherham United F.C. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Busy Night for Internationals". Middlesbrough F.C. 16 October 2013. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  21. ^ "SOLANKE'S LATE STRIKE SECURES DESERVED WIN FOR YOUNG LIONS". The FA Official Website. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  22. ^ "England win European Under-17 Championship on penalties". BBC Sport. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Boro Duo Play Part In England Success". Middlesbrough F.C. 4 September 2014. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "Tomas Kalas Gets Full International Call For Czech Republic". Middlesbrough F.C. 27 August 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  25. ^ "Dael Fry Set For International Action With England Next Month". Middlesbrough F.C. 25 August 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  26. ^ "International Duty: A Roundup Of Boro's Men In Action Around The World". Middlesbrough F.C. 1 September 2016. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  27. ^ "Dael Fry And Harry Chapman World Cup Winners – How It Happened". Middlesbrough F.C. 12 June 2017. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  28. ^ https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/middlesbroughs-dael-fry-completes-amazing-14764824
  29. ^ "Games played by Dael Fry in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Dael Fry in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Dael Fry in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 November 2017. 
  32. ^ Dael Fry at Soccerway

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