Dele Alli's match worn Adidas Predator 18+
Dele Alli's modified Adidas Predator 18+
Player name: Bamidele Jermaine Alli
Clubs: MK Dons, Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Attacking midfielder
Height: 6 ft 2 in
This pair of Adidas Predator 18+ were worn by Dele Alli during the 2018-19 season for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team. During this campaign Dele made 38 appearances scoring 7 goals and made 3 assists in all club competitions, and overall has made 185 appearances for Spurs scoring 53 goals and making 49 assists. On 26 September 2018, Alli was named as captain for Tottenham's EFL Cup third round tie with Watford and in October 2018, Alli signed a new six-year deal at Tottenham, which would keep him at the club until 2024.
This pair have been personalised for Alli with the England flag being applied to each boot. This exact pair were worn in multiple matches and training sessions throughout the 2018-19 season, the condition of the boots reflects this.
Custom made by Adidas' Athlete Services to Dele's exact specifications, they feature a number of modifications in comparison to the retail versions which are sold in stores. Alli has odd sized feet, with his left being UK10.5 and his right being UK10.
Alli can be seen wearing this exact pair vs Manchester United at Old Trafford during the Premier League tie on the 27th of August 2018, in which he helped Tottenham secure a 3-0 win.
Dele favoured the SG-Pro stud configuration with this pair, which feature Adidas' "BOOST" technology. The chrome finish has partially worn off due to the amount Alli has used this pair.
Each boot has been modified with additional heel cushioning underneath the innersoles. Many of Adidas' top athletes choose to have this modification, which is unavailable to the public.
An up close view of Dele wearing this pair at Wembley stadium during the Premier League match vs Fulham on the 18th of August 2018, which Tottenham won 3-1.
This pair feature the "ControlSkin" upper technology, which seems oddly shaped as they are made to measure for Alli. Marks to the SprintFrame and upper are still visible from match use.
The Predator 18+ model feature the laceless technology. Alli has become a poster boy for Adidas with their laceless Predator model, along with the likes of Paul Pogba and Ivan Rakitic.
Dele scored in Tottenham's opening game of the 2018-19 Premier League season in this pair, against Newcastle United at St. James' Park and celebrated with his trademark hand trick, which went viral on social media.
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