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Daniel Ayala

25-Year-Old Defender     Middlesbrough  Premier


Birthdate:  November 7, 1990    Birthplace:  Spain    Nationality:  Spain    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  179 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Joined Middlesbrough for undisclosed fee in January 2014.

October 23, 2016    Daniel Ayala News

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Ayala kept a clean sheet in Saturday's scoreless draw with Arsenal.

Selected in favor of the unavailable Calum Chambers—who was unable to play against Arsenal, his parent club—Ayala acquitted himself nicely against the high-flying Arsenal. Making his fourth start of the season, he's kept clean sheets in two of them as the long-time Boro rearguard has been inconsistent at times but can still be a Premier League defender.

Daniel Ayala – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Premier Middlesbrough 3211 1 1 29 8 1698 1 7 77 27
Daniel Ayala – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2016 Premier Middlesbrough 6 4 388 1 0 4 2 5 1 4 3 12 3 2 2 0

2016 Game Log   Daniel Ayala
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2016-10Oct 22 Premier @ARS * 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016-10Oct 16 Premier WAT   21 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-10Oct 1 Premier @WHU   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 24 Premier TOT   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 17 Premier @EVE * 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0

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Daniel Ayala: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 10, 2016

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Ayala scored with his only shot on goal and added six clearances and three interceptions in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Palace.

It was a world class header off a corner from nearly 12 yards out. Ayala has been spectacular in both of his starts this season. Middlesbrough will fight for survival all season, but Ayala has shown enough to garner consideration at center back. Everton and Romelu Lukaku will provide another good test next week.

August 28, 2016

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Ayala made his return to the starting XI, keeping a clean sheet and picking up a yellow card in Sunday's scoreless draw with West Brom.

Ayala's been sidelined with an ankle injury, playing seven minutes in relief last weekend and playing the full 120 of Wednesday's League Cup loss to Fulham before making his Premier League starting XI debut on Sunday. The 25-year-old brings a level of assured calm to the Boro defense, helping direct traffic and turned in a "man of the match" worthy performance. While discipline wasn't really a concern for him last season, he's picked up two yellow cards in FA play already this season.

August 28, 2016

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Ayala (ankle) is starting on Sunday against West Brom.

Ayala has yet to play this season due to the injury, but a full return to training this week cleared the way for his return. While a road match isn't the easiest for defensive purposes, West Brom haven't exactly been a dominant attack under manager Tony Pulis.

August 11, 2016

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Ayala (ankle) has been ruled out for Boro's Premier League opener against Stoke City on Saturday.

Ayala has returned to training, but it's still unclear when he will be able to return. Dael Fry could get the start in his absence.

August 1, 2016

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Ayala (ankle) is set to resume training Monday according to manager Aitor Karanka.

If healthy, Ayala should be a mainstay in the Middlesbrough back line, but is unlikely to compile much in terms of offensive stats. Fantasy owners in need of defensive numbers may want to consider giving the 25-year-old a look for next season, if they can afford to sacrifice his lack of production in the attacking third.

January 24, 2014

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Ayala has been on loan at the Riverside for the last three months, and Norwich have made the deal permanent after agreeing a deal with the Teessiders for an undisclosed fee.

Since joining from Liverpool in 2011, Ayala has never really benefitted from a solid run in the Canaries defence. He found himself on loan at Nottingham Forest last season, and at Middlesbrough for the majority of this. Ayala is now out of fantasy consideration for the remainder of the season.

October 24, 2013

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Spanish defender Daniel Ayala will head to the Riverside in a three month loan deal.

Ayala has not played a competitive fixture for the Canaries this season. He spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, but only managed 12 games in a spell blighted by injury. The former Liverpool youngster has still to find a regular run of games in the top flight, and now he should be firmly off everybody's Fantasy radar for the next three months at least.