Fabian Delph, a former midfielder for both England and Manchester City, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Delph played for City, Everton, Aston Villa, and Leeds while making 204 Premier League appearances. Between 2015 and 2019, the 32-year-old spent four years with City, where he won two Premier League championships. Additionally, he represented Villa in the FA Cup and League Cup finals, where they both came in second place. Delph, who represented England 20 times, departed City three years ago to join Everton, but injuries limited him to just 21 appearances in all competitions in the past two seasons.
After failing to find a new club after his contract with Everton expired at the end of the previous campaign, he decided to hang up his boots.
Fabian Delph, a former central midfielder for the English national team, was born on November 21, 1989. He was a junior player for Bradford City before transferring to Leeds United at the age of 11. Delph played 45 League One games and one Championship game for Leeds before moving for £6 million to Premier League team Aston Villa in August 2009. He went back to Leeds in 2012 for a brief loan period. Delph’s 2012–13 Premier League season got off to a good start. It prompted Villa manager Paul Lambert to argue for his inclusion in the England side.
Delph signed an £8 million contract to join Manchester City in July 2015. He relocated to Everton in 2019. Fabian played there for three seasons before declaring his retirement from football in September of that year.
Delph earned his senior debut against Norway on September 3, 2014, while playing for England’s under-19 and under-21 teams.