Dedryck Boyata is a Belgian professional soccer player born on 28 November 1990 in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium. Besides playing for the Hertha BSC, he also represents his country Belgium as a defender. In addition, he is strong, devoted, aggressive, and always creates obstacles for his opponents. In 2010, he made his senior debut for Manchester City and was named the club’s Young Player of the Year.
He spent the 2011–12 season on loan at Bolton Wanderers and the first half of 2012–13 with FC Twente. He joined Celtic for around £1.5 million in 2015. Hertha BSC announced on May 19, 2019, that Boyata would join. Boyata has been capped by Belgium at youth and senior levels. He made his senior debut in 2010. The squad he was a part of came third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Boyata hails from Uccle, a suburb of Brussels, and is known to have a pleasant relationship with former Manchester City and Belgium teammate Vincent Kompany. Bienvenu Mandungu Boyata, his father, was a former Congolese footballer who played in Belgium for Union Saint-Gilloise and Stade Leuven in the 1990s.
Dedryck Boyata married on 17 June 2020 to her long-term girlfriend Manon, and the couple has a child.
Dedryck Boyata Net Worth
How much does he earn in 2023?
Dedryck Boyata has earned a net worth of $15 million throughout his professional football career. Dedryck Boyata earns a salary of $38,461 per week and $2.20 million per year as a player for Hertha BSC. He currently has a contract that expires on Jun 30, 2024.[table id=3174 /]
- Boyata was born in Uccle, Belgium, and began his career in the youth teams at Brussels before joining Manchester City in 2006.
- City won the 2008 FA Youth Cup with him starting in both legs of the final against Chelsea.
- In April 2009, he was named City’s Academy Player of the Month. From the start of the 2009–10 season, he was one of seven Academy players from his year to train with the senior players.
- On 2 January 2010, Boyata made his first-team debut against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third round, playing center-back and helping his side to a 1–0 win at the Riverside Stadium.
- Nine days later he made his league debut as a substitute, replacing Martin Petrov in the 86th minute of a 4–1 win at home against Blackburn Rovers.
- The first game he started in the Premier League was away against Hull City on 6 February. Due to his efforts during both legs of the League Cup semi-final against Manchester United, he was named young player of the 2009–10 season.
- He scored his first goal for the club in the Europa League play-off match against FC Timişoara on 26 August of the 2010–11 season.
- Despite his improvement in form, he was selected to start against Chelsea on 25 September, who were undefeated at the start of the season. Boyata played right-back for City and produced an excellent performance as City won the match 1–0.
- A red card was shown to him just five minutes into a 3–0 loss to Arsenal on 24 October for fouling Marouane Chamakh.
- At the end of the season, he made 17 appearances for Manchester City and was an unused substitute as the club won the 2010–11 FA Cup.
- Boyata spent much of the next two seasons on loan, first at Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League and then with FC Twente in the Netherlands.
- Boyata joined Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan on 26 August 2011. Bolton Wanderers lost 5–0 at home to Manchester United on 10 September, when he made his debut for the first team.
- Boyata scored his first goal for Bolton Wanderers against Chelsea on 2 October 2011.
- Boyata suffered an ankle injury in the 2–0 loss to Sunderland on 22 October, which kept him out for six weeks. As part of his loan agreement, he returned to Manchester City for treatment.
- Bolton’s match against Tottenham Hotspur on 3 December saw him get back to the starting lineup.
- Boyata joined Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente on a short-term loan from Manchester City on 31 August 2012. In January 2013, he returned to Manchester City after making 8 appearances for FC Twente.
Return To Manchester City
- In the third round of the League Cup against Wigan Athletic on 24 September 2013, Boyata made his first appearance for Manchester City in over two years.
- Keeping a clean sheet for his side in a 5–0 win, he came close to scoring himself in the first half. However, he was tipped over the bar by the Wigan goalkeeper.
- He was sent off for two bookings in the third round of the FA Cup, in a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers, on 4 January 2014. As City defeated Sunderland in the League Cup Final, he was not part of the matchday squad.
- Manchester City won the Premier League in 2013–14, but Boyata did not qualify for a medal since he made just one league appearance.
- A contract extension was signed by Boyata with Manchester City on 28 May, keeping him at the club until 2016.
- In the 2014 FA Community Shield on 10 August, Boyata played the full 90 minutes as City lost 3–0 to Arsenal. In his final season, he made six appearances and started one out of two games.
- On 2 June 2015, Boyata penned a four-year contract with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, worth about £1.5 million.
- Against Stjarnan at Celtic Park on 15 July, he scored the opening goal in a 2–0 victory. Two weeks later he headed Kris Commons’s cross to score the only goal against Qarabac FK in the third qualifying round.
- Celtic’s defense was generally weak in the first half of the season, during which the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.
- Boyata was criticized for his performances, including when he gave away a penalty with a “clumsy” foul during Celtic’s 2–1 loss to Aberdeen, and also for some of the goals conceded during Celtic’s run in the UEFA Europa League.
- In season 2016–17, Boyata found himself out of the team, but he worked hard in the gym to improve his fitness.
- On 18 November 2016, he made his first start (and appeared) of the season in a 1–0 Scottish Premiership victory at Kilmarnock.
- It wasn’t until 22 January 2017 that Boyata made his second appearance of the season, a 3–0 victory over Albion Rovers in the Scottish Cup.
- He scored two goals in his next three league appearances at Celtic Park, both headers from set-pieces, in 1–0 wins against St Johnstone and Aberdeen.
He joined Hertha BSC on a free transfer in May 2019. On 29 September 2019, Boyata scored his first goal for his new club, scoring in a 4–0 victory over 1. FC Köln.
- For the Belgium under-19s, he has played 12 matches and scored two goals. On 3rd March 2010, Boyata made his Belgium U21 debut in a 1–0 win over Malta.
- In December, he received his first senior international call-up when he was named to the squad for a friendly against Finland.
- As a full-time first-team player, he continued to show some impressive performances.
- Late in 2010, Belgium manager Georges Leekens selected Boyata for two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Austria.
- In the 4–4 draw against Austria on 10 October 2010, he came on as a half-time substitute for Toby Alderweireld. He did not play against Kazakhstan. Despite being called up for a friendly match against Slovenia in August 2011, he did not take part.
- In October 2015, he was recalled to the Belgium squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers against Israel and Andorra. Neither of these games featured him, but he was called up again for a friendly against Portugal on 29 March 2016.
- In that match, he earned his second cap when he replaced Jason Denayer after 86 minutes.
- He was named to Belgium’s preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia in May 2018. Boyata was named in the final 23-man squad for Belgium’s World Cup campaign on 4 June 2018.
- At the 2018 World Cup, he played every minute of Belgium’s group stage games, but he was out of the knockout stage as Belgium finished third.
- Boyata was selected for Belgium’s final 23-man squad for Euro 2020 in June 2021. He played two matches at the tournament.
Facts About Dedryck Boyata
- At the age of 13, Boyata began playing football for a local club in Brussels. He spent three years there before moving to Manchester City’s youth system.
- The team developed him into a solid center-back who integrated right into the system. During the early 1990s, his father played for the Congolese national football team.
- Boyata has played for the following teams: Brussels, Manchester City, FC Twente, Bolton Wanderers, Celtic, and the Belgium U19, U21, and senior sides.
- On 2 January 2010, Boyata made his Manchester City debut against Middlesborough in the FA Cup third round. With a 1-0 win, he helped his team keep a clean sheet.
- Boyata made his Belgium debut in a 4-4 draw with Austria on 10 October 2010. Substituting for Toby Alderweireld at halftime, he came on as a substitute.
- In the Manchester City youth system, Boyata gained some stability and was selected to appear for the Belgium U19 team.
- It was impressive for a center-back to play 12 matches and score two goals. Solid at the back, he made tackles and won duels to demonstrate his dominance.
- As a member of the U21 team, he played against Malta in a 1-0 win. In eleven matches, he helped his club to full first-team promotion.
- Belgium manager Georges Leekes called Boyata up to the squad for matches against Kazakhstan and Austria in late 2010. Against Austria, Boyata made his international debut as a substitute.
- During a friendly against Portugal, Boyata came on as a substitute for Jason Denayer in the 86th minute. Boyata played two more friendlies before retiring. Three of his four matches were as a substitute.
- Boyata became Manchester City’s youth product, and different clubs were looking for a capable center back. But his talent was recognized and he made his full-team debut soon after.
- Boyata struggled to find playing time because of his inconsistent play and the presence of better center-backs like Vincent Kompany. A total of 35 appearances in over six years led him to seek out more playing time.
- Bolton Wanderers loaned Boyata out to them for a season in 2011. Boyata appeared 17 times for the team, scoring one goal. Boyata also spent two years on loan with FC Twente in the Eredivisie. There he played just ten times.
- As soon as he returned to Manchester City, he started against Wigan Athletic in the League Cup. His final season consisted of only six games, one of which was a start. Celtic signed Boyata for around £1.5 million in June 2015.
- In Scotland, Boyata’s fortunes turned, and he became a regular starter for Brendan Rodgers’ side. So far, he has played 94 times in all competitions, scoring 13 goals and providing five assists.
- With them he won the Scottish League twice, the Scottish Cup once, and the Scottish League Cup once. His only other title was the FA Cup with Manchester City.
Dedryck Boyata’s preferred foot is right.
Dedryck Boyata’s transfer value is estimated to be around €3.6M.
Dedryck Boyata has received 0 red cards this season.
Dedryck Boyata has received 0 yellow cards this season.
Dedryck Boyata has scored 0 goals in the 1. Bundesliga.