Legacy Number
15 January 1994 (28YRS)
6FT 2" (188cm)
Preferred foot
Place of birth:
Cheltenham, England
Current club
Tottenham Hotspur FC
England debut
Senior caps
Senior Goals


"It’s the best thing you can do in football, to play for your country."

A strong and steadying influence on any team in which he plays, the versatile Dier is just as comfortable playing as a centre-half as he is in the engine room and has become a key player in the England squad.

Dier, grandson of former FA secretary Ted Croker, moved to Portugal as a youngster with his parents involved in the organisation of UEFA EURO 2004 and after showing his ability in the local school leagues in the Algarve, he was picked up by Sporting Lisbon.

Moving to the Portuguese capital, he quickly climbed through the club's academy ranks following on from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and many more, and into the club's senior set-up.

By this stage, he was also representing England in the development teams, following his debut for the U18s in 2011. He went on to become a regular, featuring at MU19 and MU20 level, when he was part of a squad which competed at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey in 2013 alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Ross Barkley and John Stones.

A switch from Lisbon to Spurs brought him back to his homeland in 2014 and under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, he became one of the Premier League’s top midfielders and has captained both club and country on numerous occasions.

Video Highlights

22 Jan 2021 5:36

Questions: Dier and Maguire

England's Eric Dier and Harry Maguire tackle some of the big questions of the day