Kieron Courtney Dyer
(born 29 December 1978) is an English footballer
who plays for Queens Park Rangers
. Born in Ipswich
, he is an attacking midfielder
who played youth football for his home club before going on to make nearly 100 league appearances for the club's first team. He was sold to Newcastle United
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 him to only thirty league appearances in four seasons. In March 2011, he was sent out on month-long loan to Ipswich Town.
He has represented England
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. He has yet to score at international level.
Born in Ipswich
, Dyer's career began with his hometown team, Ipswich Town
, whom he signed for as a 17-year-old trainee in 1996. He broke into the Ipswich first team during his first season at the club, and quickly established a reputation as one of the top youngsters in English football outside of the Premier League
. He had spent three years at Portman Road
when he requested a transfer in order to... Read More