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Nathan Dyer
Personal information
Full name Nathan Antone Jonah Dyer
Date of birth 29 November 1987 (1987-11-29) (age 22)
Place of birth    Trowbridge, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Swansea City
Number 12
Youth career
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Burnley (loan)
Sheffield United (loan)
Swansea City (loan)
Swansea City
56 (1)
05 (2)
07 (1)
17 (2)
14 (2)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 14:06, 7 November 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Nathan Antone Jonah Dyer (born 29 November 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Swansea City as a midfielder.


Football career

Dyer was born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, and joined the Southampton F.C. Academy as a teenager. He was a member of Southampton's youth team that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup in 2005, losing on aggregate to Ipswich Town.

In late 2005 he enjoyed a successful loan spell at Burnley, where he scored two goals in five appearances before being recalled. On 24 July 2008, after a long time of uncertainty, he signed a new three year deal at Southampton, keeping him there until 2011. He scored his first league goal for Southampton in a 3-2 defeat against Watford in September 2007.[1] This took his Southampton goal tally up to three, having already scored in League Cup games against Southend[2] and Yeovil.[3] In September 2008 he joined Sheffield United on loan until December, with the option of a permament deal in January 2009. The move was part of a loan swap deal, with Jordan Robertson joining Southampton for the same duration.[4]

Dyer made his first appearance for the Blades the next day, as a late substitute in a 2-1 victory over Watford.[5] He was unable to break into the team however and notched up less than thirty minutes in a Blades shirt over the next three months.[6] He did not make a first team start until 20 December, repaying his selection by scoring his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw with Palace.[7][8]

Dyer returned to Southampton following the end of his three month loan spell and was immediately loaned out again, this time to Swansea City until the end of the 2008–09 season.[9] On 24 January, he scored in the FA Cup against Southampton's arch rivals Portsmouth which saw the cup-holders crash out.[10]

On 5 April 2009, Dyer scored the opening goal for Swansea against their arch rivals Cardiff City.[11]

On 2 June 2009, Dyer joined Swansea City on a permanent basis after the Welsh side agreed a £400,000 fee with Southampton.[12] He made his debut in the opening game of the 2009-10 season against Leicester City, playing a full 90 minutes. He scored his first Swansea goal on 26 September 2009 which was the winning goal against Sheffield United. On 7 November 2009, Dyer scored his second goal in two games against his club's bitter rivals Cardiff City. His header from close range opened the scoring inside 10 minutes, which helped The Swans claim a 3–2 victory in a pulsating local derby.

Allegations of theft

On 9 March 2008, Dyer and team-mate Bradley Wright-Phillips were accused of stealing money mobile phones and other items from bar staff at Bar Bluu in Southsea in the early hours of 28 February 2008. CCTV footage taken at the time appeared to show a theft taking place.[13] The pair were arrested on 25 March over the theft and were questioned at a Portsmouth police station.[14]. They were formally charged with burglary on 17 June, to appear before Portsmouth magistrates on 8 July 2008.[15] Dyer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 60 hours community service. He was also ordered to pay compensation to his victims, along with costs.[16]


  1. ^ "Watford 3-2 Southampton". BBC. 16 September 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2010.  
  2. ^ "Southend 0-3 Southampton". BBC. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2010.  
  3. ^ "Southampton 5-2 Yeovil". BBC. 23 August 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2010.  
  4. ^ "Blades agree loan swap for Dyer". BBC Sport. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2008.  
  5. ^ "Match Report: Blades 2-1 Watford". 27 September 2008.,,10418~43965,00.html. Retrieved 21 December 2008.  
  6. ^ "Dy-ing for action ... but new boy ready to bide his time". 3 October 2008. Retrieved 21 December 2008.  
  7. ^ "Sheff Utd 2-2 Crystal Palace". 20 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-21.  
  8. ^ "Dyer start and a dire ending for Blades". 22 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008.  
  9. ^ "Dyer completes Swansea loan move". 2 January 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2009.  
  10. ^ "Portsmouth 0-2 Swansea". BBC. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010.  
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Dyer deal done". 2 June 2009.,,10280~1682495,00.html. Retrieved 2 June 2009.  
  13. ^ "Saints players filmed during alleged theft". 9 March 2008. Retrieved 10 October 2008.  
  14. ^ "Saints players arrested in theft probe". Retrieved 25 March 2008.  
  15. ^ "Footballers charged over burglary". 17 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008.  
  16. ^ "Southampton's Dyer given community service order for burglary". Retrieved 28 August 2008.  

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