Belgian professional footballer Anga Dedryck Boyata is best known as Dedryck Boyata who currently plays for Scottish club Celtic and the Belgium national team as a center-back or right-back.
He made his senior debut with Manchester City in 2010, and was their Young Player of the Year for 2009–10. His current salary is around $1 million in a year.
Early Life of Dedryck Boyata
Dedryck Boyata was born on 28th November 1990 in Uccle, Brussels, Belgium. His birth sign is Sagittarius. Regarding his nationality, Boyata is a Belgian and he is of African ethnicity.
His father Bienvenu Mandungu Boyata is a retired Congolese football player, who played during the 1990s in Belgium for Stade Leuven and Union Saint-Gilloise. At the age of 13, Boyata started his football career in the youth team at Brussels in 2003. Three years later, he moved to Machester United.
He was a part of club’s 2008 “FA Youth Cup” winning side. He is the recipient of City’s Academy “Player of the Month” award for April 2009.
From the starter of the 2009-10 season, Dedryck Boyata was one of the 7 Academy players to be promoted to training with the senior players like David Silva and Kompany.
On 2nd January 2010, he made his professional debut against Middlesbrough in the 3rd round of “FA Cup” which ended in a 1-0 victory. 9 days later, he made his league debut against Black Rover in a 4-1 home victory.
His first goal for the club came in early in the 2010-11 season, in the Europa League play-off match against FC Timisoara on 26th August. He played overall 17 games during the season and was an unused as City’s victory over the “2010-11 FA Cup”.
On 26th August 2011, Boyata signed with Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan deal. On 10th September, he made his debut in Bolton’s 5-0 home loss to Manchester United. His first goal for the club came on 2nd October against Chelsea.
Boyata made overall 14 appearances and scored a goal for Bolton Wanderers.
On 31st August 2012, Boyata was again loaned out to Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente, signing a short-term loan deal. He made 8 appearances without scoring a single goal.
Return to Manchester City
On 8th January 2013, Boyata returned to his parent club, Manchester City. After his comeback, he debuted in a League Cup 3rd round match against Wigan Athletic on 24th September 2013.
In June 2015, Boyata arrived in Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, signing a 4-year contract for a fee of around $2.02 million. He was given the shirt no.20 in the club. On 15th July, he made his competitive debut against Stjatnan, scoring the opening goal in a 2-0 victory in a Championship League qualifier at Celtic Park.
So far, he has made total 57 appearances and scored 9 goals for the club.
Dedryck has represented his national side in both senior and junior level playing in various tournaments. He made total 12 appearances for the Belgium U-19, scoring 2 goals.
On 3rd March 2010, he made his Belgium U-21 debut in a 1-0 victory against Malta. In August, he received his first international call-up and was named to the team for a friendly against Finland.
In late 2010, Boyata was named for two Euro 2012 qualifier against Kazakhstan and Austria. Though he didn’t play against Kazakhstan, he made his international debut against Austria coming in asa subsitute for Vertonghen in a 4-4 draw on 10th October.
So far, he has won 3 caps his national side without scoring a single goal.
Dedryck Boyata's Personal Life
Alike as all celebrity, Boyata too prefers to maintain his personal life private. It seems that he doesn’t want any emotional attachment to his career. Though he actively surfs social networking sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, he has not posted any photos of the lady who could be his possible girlfriend or wife.
Hence as per our record, currently 27, Dedryck Boyata is possibly single and unmarried.
Net Worth and Endorsement of Dedryck Boyata
The significant source of Boyata’s earning is his football career as he has not revealed information regarding his endorsing deals. As of 2017, Boyata gets paid $18,814 as his weekly salary i.e, $978,328 per annum from his present club, Celtic. He has an estimated net worth around $1.5 million including his assets and all incomes.
His current market value is $1.50 million whereas back in 2011, his market value was $2.99 million.