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Dedryck Boyata

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Sporting Kansas City 1-4 City
Friendly
23 July 2014
Minutes played 90
Successful tackles 2/2
Interceptions 2
Clearances 6
Passes completed 25/30
Goals 1

2014/15

League Cup
Apps (sub) n/a n/a
Goals n/a n/a
Tackles n/a n/a
Passes n/a n/a
Yellow cards n/a n/a
Red cards n/a n/a

Position

Defender

Height (ft)

6'02"

Date of birth

28 November 1990

Weight (st)

Place of birth

Uccle, Belgium

International caps / goals
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1 /

Born in Belgium, Dedryck arrived at the Academy from FC Brussels in the summer of 2007. He gradually established himself as a central defensive linchpin in the side that went on to win the FA Youth Cup a year later, and he has since continued to hone his game alongside the senior squad at Carrington.

Often featuring for City reserves, Dedryck represented his country at Under 21 level before being called to the bench for City's first team at the start of Roberto Mancini's reign as Blues manager.

He looked perfectly at home in his debut at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round, and made his Premier League bow as a substitute in the home win over Blackburn Rovers on January 11, 2010. His five starts in 2009-10 included the Carling Cup semi-final derby, and he won the Young Player of the Year award at the end of the campaign.

The following season saw Dedryck make a handful of appearances but his undoubted quality kept him in the frame, and he made his full international debut.

He joined Bolton on a season long-loan on 26 August 2011 and returned to the Blues in the summer of 2012, taking part in the club's pre-season tour of Asia.

On 31 August 2012 he was loaned to FC Twente until Janurary 2013.

Since returning, Boyata has made an appearance in the first-team in the 5-0 Capital One cup win over Wigan in September 2013.

Dedryck Boyata's Gallery

Dedryck Boyata - Supporters' Club Visit

Dedryck joined teammate Vincent Kompany in a visit to Cheadle Supporters Club. During the visit Dedryck answered questions from the fans and took part in a signing session.

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Dedryck Boyata - Signs a new deal

Dedryck shares his delight after signing a new deal at the Club.

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Dedryck Boyata - Post Match Interview after Debut

Dedryck is interviewed after a win at Middlesbrough, in which he made his first team debut.

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