Dael Fry

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Dael Fry


January 2017

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June 2021






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The England Under-21 international was born on 30 August 1997 in Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough. 

At the age of seven, he joined Boro’s Academy from local team Cleveland Juniors. However, on October 1, 2014, he signed his first professional contract with Middlesbrough. 

Fry, who was part of England’s 2014 UEFA U17 and 2017 FIFA U20 winning teams, made his debut for Boro on 9 August 2015 at the age of 17. Incidentally, it was the first game of the season and his excellent performance in that game, which was against Preston North End, earned him the “Man of the Match” award. Consequently, he signed a new five year deal with Boro, barely a month after making his senior debut at the club (14 September 2015).

Although Fry featured in a few games for the senior team between February and March, he spent the latter part of the season with the reserves. At the start of the 2016/2017 season, he moved to Rotherham United on loan before returning to Boro in January 2017.

In the 2017/2018 season, he played 13 games for the senior side in a season where he was injured for two months. Nevertheless, he continued to develop, and the 2018/2019 revealed how good a prospect he is as a defender.

Club history


January 2017 - June 2021

Middlesbrough U23

January 2017 - April 2018

Rotherham United

August 2016 - December 2016


July 2015 - August 2016

Middlesbrough U23

September 2014 - August 2016

Middlesbrough Youth

July 2014 - June 2016

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Stick or twist for Woodgate?

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Middlesbrough v Millwall Preview

Middlesbrough go into today’s match against Millwall expecting a reaction from the opposition, who suffered a 4-0 loss against Fulham in midweek.
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It is only August, but Jonathan Woodgate bemoans thin squad

Jonathan Woodgate has admitted his deep worries about the squad size especially if Boro pick up a couple of injuries along the way.
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Ryan Shotton on verge of £1.6 million Boro exit

Ryan Shotton is on the verge of joining Boro's Championship rivals on Transfer Deadline Day.
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Wigan keen to bring back Ryan Shotton on Transfer Deadline Day

Middlesbrough and Wigan are reportedly locked in talks over the transfer of defender Ryan Shotton, as the transfer deadline approaches.
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Boro reject £8 million bid from Premier League side for defender

Middlesbrough have rejected an £8 million bid for their England U21 defender.
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Middlesbrough FC - Season Preview

So far, signings have been few and far between for Boro this summer for several reasons, mostly financial.
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Woodgate provides injury update on Boro defender

Jonathan Woodgate has provided an injury update on the England Under-21 defender.
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'Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers - Match Preview'

Boro defender Dael Fry has been ruled out from his team’s home game against Blackburn at the weekend, manager Tony Pulis has confirmed.
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'Tony Pulis tones down expectations ahead of January transfer window'

The Middlesbrough manager has claimed that while he will be looking to add more names to his squad, he won’t be spending money just for the sake of it.
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Tony Pulis issues warning to Dael Fry

The Middlesbrough manager was responding to the reported interest of several Premier League clubs in Boro defender Dael Fry.
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Pulis thrilled to see his confidence in Tavernier justified

The Middlesbrough manager had surprised Boro fans by giving teenage winger Marcus Tavernier a start in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 victory at Brentford.
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Fair to compare? Unnecessary but understandable, Dael Fry's Boro journey draws the inevitable

If you believe the reports in the press this week, then you’ll be aware that Dael Fry is apparently a wanted man.
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'Liverpool interested in signing Boro defender'

If rumours are to be believed, Liverpool are interested in acquiring the services of 21-year-old Dael Fry from Middlesbrough.
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Pulis admits that he doesn’t see Dael Fry playing in the right-back position for long

Though the Middlesbrough manager has claimed that the England U-21 defender would benefit from a run of games in the same position.
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'Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic: Match Preview'

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis faces the dilemma of whether or not to include the returning Daniel Ayala in his starting lineup.
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