Dier does it

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martin
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Dier does it

Post by martin » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:38 pm

raised in Portugal Eric Dier has scored a penalty that took England through


his background...
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Dier moved to Portugal from England when he was seven years old, when his mother was offered a job running the hospitality programme at UEFA Euro 2004. With his parents and five siblings, Dier spent a year living in the Algarve region before moving to Lisbon. In 2010, his parents returned to England while Dier remained in Portugal, living at Sporting CP's academy.

While playing football at the International Preparatory School in Lisbon, Dier's footballing ability was spotted by his P.E. teacher Miguel Silva, who referred him to Sporting's scouts at the age of eight. Dier signed professional terms with Sporting in April 2010.

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Re: Dier does it

Post by bruce » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:05 am

He has done well!

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Re: Dier does it

Post by djprescott » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:26 pm

That's really interesting Martin, didn't know any of that.

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Re: Dier does it

Post by martin » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:40 am

also interesting is what happened just across the border , the Heulva club was from the RTZ mining company who had (have?) mines just over the border

info as follows

"Modern football was introduced to Spain in the late 19th century by a combination of mostly British immigrant workers, visiting sailors and Spanish students coming from Britain.

The oldest football clubs in Spain are Recreativo de Huelva and Sevilla FC. Although Gimnàstic de Tarragona was formed in 1886, the club did not form an actual football team until 1914. The first official football game played in Spain took place in Seville on 8 March 1890 at the Tablada Hippodrome. Sevilla FC played against Recreativo de Huelva. With the exception of two Spanish players on the Huelva team and another two players on the Seville team, all the players on both sides were British. Sevilla FC won 2–0.

In the Basque Country during the early 1890s, British shipyard workers and miners formed the Bilbao Football Club and Basque students returning from Britain founded the Athletic Club in 1898. This early British influence was reflected in the use of English names such as Recreation Club, Athletic Club and Football Club.

In Catalonia, which had the most developed industry in Spain, there was an important British colony. The first games played by British men and Catalan people who had studied in the United Kingdom were documented in 1882 in Barcelona"

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