Player #899

Appearances:

14

Starts:

9

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Ritchie De Laet
Ritchie De Laet

Source: AVFC.co.uk/news/2018/01/23/de-laet-departs-on-loan/

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Ritchie De Laet
Ritchie De Laet

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Ritchie De Laet

Position

Right Back

From

2016-17

To

2018-19

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Ritchie De Laet

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

27
28
29

Division

CH
CH
CH

Appearances

14
3
9
2

Starts

9
3
4
2

Substitute

5
0
5
0

Unused

7
0
7
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Ritchie Ria Alfons De Laet

Birth Date

Monday, 28 November 1988

Birth Place

Antwerp

Birth Country

Belgium

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Leicester City

From

For

£2,070,000

On

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Previous Clubs

2006-07 Royal Antwerp FC |
2007-09 Stoke City, £135k |
2008 Wrexham (L) |
2009-12 Manchester United, £225k |
2010 Sheffield United (L) |
2010 Preston North End (L) |
2011 Portsmouth (L) |
2011 Norwich City (L) |
2012-16 Leicester City, £1.13m |
2016 Middlesbrough (L) |

Loans Out

2018 Royal Antwerp FC, 23 Jan 2018 to 30 Jun 2018, 5 (0) |
2018-19 Melbourne City, 24 Sep 2018 to 30 Jun 2019, 25 (7) |

Transfer Out

To

Royal Antwerp FC

For

Free

On

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Subsequent Clubs

2019- Royal Antwerp FC, Free |

Ritchie De Laet
Ritchie De Laet

Source: AVFC.co.uk/news/2018/01/23/de-laet-departs-on-loan/

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Ritchie De Laet
Ritchie De Laet

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2016-19 £2.07m, 14 | 9 (5) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Roberto Di Matteo |
Steve Bruce |
Dean Smith |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Bristol City (a), Championship

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Burton Albion (a), EFL Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Honours

2017-18 Play Off Finalists |

Height

(6 ft 1 in) 1.86 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Belgium

Ritchie De Laet

Player #899 for Aston Villa, Ritchie Ria Alfons De Laet known as Ritchie De Laet played as a right back for the club between 2016-17 and 2018-19 making 14 appearances.

Ritchie was born in Antwerp on 28 November 1988

Roberto Di Matteo had signed Ritchie from Leicester City for £2,070,000 on 23 August 2016 as part of a raft of signings following Villa’s relegation from the Premier League the previous season.

The arrival of De Laet was welcome given his provenance of having arrived from surprise reigning Premier League champions Leicester City however injuries throughout his time with Villa meant that De Laet couldn’t ever get an extended run in the side.

De Laet made his debut appearance for Villa under Di Matteo in the 1-3 defeat to Bristol City on Saturday, 27 August 2016 aged 27 and he would start the next 2 games before succumbing to his first season ravaging injury.

By the time De Laet returned from injury, Di Matteo had gone and new Villa boss Steve Bruce had been in post for almost a year. De Laet’s appearances were sporadic - making just 4 starts in 2017-18 - and he was sent out on loan by Bruce to his boyhood club Royal Antwerp FC to the end of the campaign with Ahmed Elmohamady being Villa’s first choice right back.

For 2018-19 Bruce gave De Laet two starts in the EFL Cup before sending him out on loan to Melbourne City from 14 September 2018 to the end of the season.

De Laet was released in July 2019 aged 30.

De Laet had made his final appearance for Villa on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 aged 29 under Steve Bruce and failed too make any squad under Bruce’s replacement Dean Smith.