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Kieron Dyer

Kieron Courtney Dyer (born 29 December 1978) is an English Association football who plays for Queens Park Rangers F.C.. Born in Ipswich, Kieron Dyer went to Westbourne sports college. Kieron Dyer is also an midfielder who played youth football for Kieron Dyer home club before going on to make nearly 100 league appearances for the club's first team. Kieron Dyer was sold to Newcastle United F.C. for £6m which at the time was the highest fee paid for a Ipswich player, this record stood until the £12m transfer of Connor Wickham to Sunderland FC in 2011, and made nearly 200 appearances for Newcastle between 1999 and 2007. A £6m move to West Ham United followed, but Dyer suffered from a variety of injuries, restricting Kieron Dyer to only thirty league appearances in four seasons. In March 2011, Kieron Dyer was sent out on month-long loan to Ipswich Town.

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Kieron Dyer biography


Kieron Courtney Dyer (born 29 December 1978) is an English Association football who plays for Queens Park Rangers F.C.. Born in Ipswich, Kieron Dyer went to Westbourne sports college. Kieron Dyer is also an midfielder who played youth football for Kieron Dyer home club before going on to make nearly 100 league appearances for the club's first team. Kieron Dyer was sold to Newcastle United F.C. for £6m which at the time was the highest fee paid for a Ipswich player, this record stood until the £12m transfer of Connor Wickham to Sunderland FC in 2011, and made nearly 200 appearances for Newcastle between 1999 and 2007. A £6m move to West Ham United followed, but Dyer suffered from a variety of injuries, restricting Kieron Dyer to only thirty league appearances in four seasons. In March 2011, Kieron Dyer was sent out on month-long loan to Ipswich Town.

Kieron Dyer has represented England national football team on 33 occasions and was a member of the England squads at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004, but has not been capped since 2007. Kieron Dyer has yet to score at international level.

Club career

Ipswich Town

Born in Ipswich, Dyer's career began with Kieron Dyer hometown team, Ipswich Town F.C., whom Kieron Dyer signed for as a 17-year-old trainee in 1996. Kieron Dyer broke into the Ipswich first team during Kieron Dyer first season at the club, and quickly established a reputation as one of the top youngsters in English football outside of the FA Premier League. Kieron Dyer had spent three years at Portman Road when Kieron Dyer requested a transfer in order to further Kieron Dyer international prospects following Ipswich's failure to gain promotion through the playoffs into the Premier League in 1999.

Newcastle United

Dyer was sold to Newcastle United F.C. in July 1999 for a fee of £6m, which was the record transfer fee received by Ipswich Town until Connor Wickham was sold to Sunderland AFC. Kieron Dyer was the only English player signed by Ruud Gullit during Kieron Dyer spell as Newcastle's manager. Dyer opened Kieron Dyer Newcastle goalscoring account at home to local rivals Sunderland A.F.C., but the game ended in a 2–1 defeat, which saw Gullit resign shortly afterwards. Dyer's insolence came to the public eye in the Tyne-Tees derby, when Kieron Dyer reluctantly came on as a substitute (association football) on the right-wing. Newcastle ended up drawing the game after twice being in a winning position. A few weeks later Bobby Robson was sacked by Newcastle.

On 2 April 2005, Dyer was involved in an on-pitch brawl with teammate Lee Bowyer in Newcastle United's Premiership match with Aston Villa F.C. and both had to be pulled apart and separated by their teammates and other Villa players. This resulted in Dyer and Bowyer receiving Misconduct (football)s, leaving Newcastle with eight men as Steven Taylor (footballer) had already been sent-off for a deliberate handball.

At the start of the 2005–06 season Dyer was once again on the injured list, this time with a hamstring injury, preventing Kieron Dyer selection for club or country. This followed a close-season in which Newcastle manager Graeme Souness signed a number of other midfield players, including Emre Belözoğlu, Scott Parker (footballer), Albert Luque and Nolberto Solano.

Dyer returned to first-team action on 4 February 2006 against Portsmouth F.C., Newcastle's first game following the departure of Souness. Dyer marked Kieron Dyer first start of the season since the opening day against Arsenal F.C. with a goal in the FA Cup fifth round match against Southampton F.C. on 18 February 2006.

Dyer became the first Newcastle United player to score at the Emirates Stadium in the 1–1 draw with Arsenal F.C. on 18 November 2006. In what was Kieron Dyer first start in seven months, (since the 4–1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light), Dyer opened the scoring in the game after 30 minutes, with Kieron Dyer first league goal for Newcastle in over 20 months. Kieron Dyer continued Kieron Dyer rich vein of form, also netting against Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Aston Villa F.C., AZ Alkmaar and Watford F.C.. Following Kieron Dyer return from injury, Dyer showed Kieron Dyer versatility by playing in central midfield, right midfield and as an attacking midfielder, supporting Obafemi Martins.

Dyer was given permission to speak to West Ham United F.C. in August 2007 after both clubs agreed an undisclosed transfer fee. On 4 August, West Ham United confirmed that the deal had fallen through due to Newcastle's pulling out of the deal.

West Ham United

Dyer completed a move to West Ham on 16 August 2007 for £6m, signing a four year deal. However, this has been one of the few positives in Dyer's time at West Ham as Kieron Dyer has since been blighted by injury. Just ten days after Kieron Dyer debut, Kieron Dyer was stretchered off after a tackle by Joe Jacobson in a Football League Cup match against Bristol Rovers F.C. that resulted in Kieron Dyer right leg being broken in two places. Dyer subsequently missed the rest of the 2007–08 season.

During this time, Dyer's slow recovery from Kieron Dyer injury sparked widespread speculation that Kieron Dyer career may be over.

On 3 January 2009, Dyer made Kieron Dyer comeback for West Ham after 17 months out, coming on as a second half substitute against Barnsley F.C. in the FA Cup third round tie at Boleyn Ground. Dyer's injuries continued in May 2009 when Kieron Dyer was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Kieron Dyer played in West Ham's first game of the 2009–10 Premier League season against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. but had problems with injuries after this game. Kieron Dyer managed only one more game, away to Blackburn Rovers F.C., before hamstring problems hit again. Kieron Dyer returned for two further games before another injury in September kept Kieron Dyer out until returning in a reserve game against Stoke City F.C. in November when Kieron Dyer scored two goals.

After taking over West Ham in January 2010, David Sullivan (publisher) revealed the full extent of the club's debts—which totalled £110 million. Shortly afterwards, in addition to the swingeing cuts being made by vice-chairman Karren Brady, Sullivan suggested that Dyer should follow Dean Ashton into retirement; Sullivan expressed the club's frustration that Dyer, who earns £60,000 per week, had only played 18 games in three years. Dyer was released by West Ham at the end of the 2010–11 season, after costing the club around £450,000 per match for every game Kieron Dyer played in.

Ipswich Town

On 11 March 2011, Dyer returned to Kieron Dyer first club Ipswich Town F.C. on a month-long loan. Kieron Dyer was handed the number 30 shirt. Kieron Dyer made Kieron Dyer second debut for Ipswich at Elland Road against Leeds United on 12 March, before being substituted in the 2nd half in a 0–0 draw.
In April 2011 West Ham manager Avram Grant refused a request by Ipswich Town to retain Dyer until the end of the 2010–11 season and Kieron Dyer returned to West Ham having made four appearances for Ipswich.

Queens Park Rangers

In July 2011 Dyer signed a one-year contract with Queens Park Rangers F.C.. Kieron Dyer made Kieron Dyer debut on 13 August 2011, the opening day of the 2011-12 Premier League season, against Bolton Wanderers F.C., but after just three minutes Kieron Dyer was stretched off with an injured foot. During Kieron Dyer recovery, Kieron Dyer sustained ligament damage to Kieron Dyer foot in a reserve game. This injury required surgery and Kieron Dyer was ruled out for the remainder of the season. Because of Kieron Dyer injury, Dyer was omitted from QPR's 25-man squad for the second half of the 2011–12 Premier League season.

International career

After representing England at Youth, Under 21 and 'B' level, Dyer's debut for the England national football team came on 4 September 1999, when Kieron Dyer started in England's 6–0 win against Luxembourg national football team. Kieron Dyer was deployed out of position at Defender (association football) Full back, and was replaced by Gary Neville at half time after injuring himself while setting-up Alan Shearer's third goal of the game. England qualified for the Euro 2000 competition but Dyer was not selected for the squad for the tournament, though Kieron Dyer had recovered from injury and taken part in pre-tournament friendlies against Argentina national football team and Ukraine national football team. Along with a number of other young players who failed to make the squad – including Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Michael Duberry, Jody Morris and Jonathan Woodgate – Dyer took a drunken holiday to the Cyprus resort of Ayia Napa. The holiday hit the headlines when a video of Dyer, Ferdinand and Lampard having sex with a number of women was leaked to The News of the World. Shortly after the story broke it was revealed that Dyer had spent a night in hospital after being glassed in the face during a fight in an Ipswich night club.

Dyer returned to the England squad for the first game after Euro 2000 for the first 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, against Germany national football team; the last ever football match at Wembley Stadium (1923). England lost 1–0, and manager Kevin Keegan resigned afterwards. Two days after the squad was announced, Dyer suffered knee ligament damage after being tackled by Tahar El Khalej in a league game against Southampton F.C., but Kieron Dyer recovered just in time to remain in the squad. Kieron Dyer made three appearances, all as substitute, in the tournament, until England were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Brazil national football team.

Dyer played in several of UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying but only had 7 minutes on the pitch at UEFA Euro 2004, coming on as a late replacement for Wayne Rooney in England's second group game against Switzerland national football team. Dyer's run in the England squad was ended by the recurrence of a hamstring injury while playing against .

After almost two years without making an appearance for England, Dyer's form for Newcastle earned Kieron Dyer a call up to Steve McClaren's England starting line-up for a friendly against Spain in February 2007. Kieron Dyer most recent appearance for England came in a 2–1 friendly defeat to Germany national football team in August 2007, Dyer replacing Alan Smith (footballer born 1980) in the second half.

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(- ) Includes 2 Play-Off Appearances each season
(- - ) Includes 2 Play-Off Goals

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieron_Dyer

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