Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney
Quick Facts About Troy Deeney
Celebrated Name Troy Deeney
Age 35 years old
Nick Name Troy
Birth Name Troy Matthew Deeney
Birth Date 1988-06-29
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Birth Nation England
Place of Birth Birmingham
Nationality British
Ethnicity Mixed
Father Paul Anthony Burke
Mother Emma Deeney
Brother Ellis
Net Worth £15 million +
Salary £3 million
Source of Wealth Football Career
Marital Status In a relationship
Girlfriend Alisha Hosannah
Wife Stacy (Ex)
Children Amelia, Myles
Current Team Forest Green Rovers
Shirt Number 14
Position Striker

Troy Deeney is an accomplished English professional footballer. He is famous for serving as a striker and head coach for EFL League Two club Forest Green Rovers. Beginning his professional career with Walsall, he had a short loan stint with Halesowen Town in the 2006–07 season. He made a significant move to Championship club Watford in 2010, eventually captaining the team to promotion to the Premier League during the 2014–15 season.

With over 400 matches and 11 years of dedication to Watford, he departed the club as a free agent in August 2021. Subsequently, Deeney spent two years with Birmingham City before continuing his football journey with Forest Green Rovers. Upon the departure of manager David Horseman from the club by mutual agreement, Deeney assumed the role of head coach on a permanent basis on December 20, 2023. 

Who is Troy Deeney?

Troy Deeney has excelled as both a striker and head coach for EFL League Two's Forest Green Rovers. Beginning with Walsall, he had a brief loan spell with Halesowen Town in 2006–07. Joining Watford in 2010, he captained them to Premier League promotion in 2014–15 after over 400 matches in 11 years. He left Watford in August 2021, spending two years with Birmingham City before returning to Forest Green Rovers. 

Troy Deeney, born on June 29, 1988, is from Birmingham, England. Troy Matthew Deeney is his birth name. He holds British nationality and belongs to a Mixed ethnicity. Raised in Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, he is the middle child among three siblings born to his father, Paul Anthony Burke, and mother, Emma Deeney. One of his brothers, Ellis is also a footballer. His upbringing was marked by challenges, as his father was involved in drug dealing, and at the age of 10, Troy and his mother faced assault from him. The family underwent further struggles, leading to his parents' divorce when he was 11, and Troy was subsequently raised by his mother. 

Academic pursuits were not a priority for him, as he was expelled from school at the age of 14 without obtaining any GCSEs. However, in 2012, he later achieved GCSEs in English, Science, and Maths, marking a significant turning point in his educational journey. After he left school in 2004, he began training as a bricklayer and earned £120 per week. 

British Footballer, Troy Deeney is currently playing for Forest Green Rovers

Troy Deeney Football Career

  • Troy Deeney, at the age of 15, missed most of a four-day summer trial with Aston Villa's academy, crucially absenting himself for the first three days due to awareness of a game on the last day, resulting in a missed opportunity for a youth contract. Post-school in 2004, while training as a bricklayer and earning £120 weekly, he joined Chelmsley Town and debuted on October 9, 2004, in a 2–1 victory. 
  • Securing a regular spot, Deeney was named Chelmsley Town's Player of the Year for the 2005–06 season. His journey at Walsall began unexpectedly when Mick Halsall, the Head of Youth, spotted him playing drunk, scoring seven goals in an impressive match. After signing for Walsall on 18 December 2006, Deeney was instantly sent out to Halesowen Town on loan for the rest of the 2006–07 season.
  • He secured his first professional goal for Walsall against Millwall in a 2–1 victory in September 2007. Although he had only one goal in the 2007–08 season and a slow start in 2008–09, the arrival of manager Chris Hutchings saw a change.
  • Playing in his preferred striking position, Deeney scored nine goals in Hutchings' initial 12 matches. He signed a new two-year deal until 2011 in September 2009. In the 2009–10 season, he became Walsall's top scorer with 14 goals, earning him the Player of the Year award.
  • On August 4, 2010, he submitted a transfer request due to interest from several Championship clubs. He had been informed of his departure from Walsall earlier that summer and had reduced his pre-season training in protest of the club's tough stance on selling him.
  • Two days later, he joined Watford for an initial fee of £250,000, rising to £500,000, on a two-year contract with a significant salary increase. Walsall secured a 20% sell-on fee for any future profit if Watford were to sell him. He made an immediate impact, contributing to Watford's 3–2 win against Norwich City on the opening day of the season. 
  • Although his poor pre-season affected his fitness, he scored his first Watford goal in the League Cup against Notts County on August 24. In the 2011–12 season, Deeney initially struggled to secure a starting spot but eventually became Watford's top goalscorer with 12 goals, earning him the Goal of the Season Award. 
  • His tenure at Watford continued successfully in the following seasons, including a crucial goal in the dramatic Championship Play-off semi-final in May 2013, leading to Watford's promotion to the Premier League in the 2014–15 season, with Deeney becoming the first player in Watford history to score 20 or more goals in three consecutive seasons (2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15).
  • On August 8, 2015, he made his Premier League debut, captaining Watford in a 2–2 draw with Everton. He scored his first Premier League goal on October 24, helping Watford defeat Stoke City 2–0. In a dramatic turn of events on November 21, Deeney equalized with a penalty against Manchester United in the 87th minute, only to score an own goal in the 90th minute, resulting in a 2–1 victory for Manchester United. 
  • Deeney continued his goal-scoring streak, contributing to a 2–0 win against Norwich City on December 5, 2015. In the 2016–17 season, he signed a new five-year deal with Watford, reaching his 100th goal in all competitions on December 26, 2016.
  • Deeney faced challenges, including racist comments on social media in April 2019 and a refusal to return to training in May 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Despite speculation about his departure, he remained with Watford, helping secure immediate promotion to the Premier League in April 2021. 
  • He made his final appearance for Watford on August 21, 2021, leaving the club as their all-time top scorer in the Premier League with 47 goals and having made 419 appearances over eleven years. On August 30, 2021, Troy Deeney departed Watford as a free agent.
  • On August 30, 2021, he signed a two-year contract with Birmingham City, fulfilling a lifelong dream of playing for the team he had supported since childhood. Making his debut as a 67th-minute substitute in a 2–0 home victory over Derby County on September 10, he scored his first Birmingham goal five days later with a late penalty in a 4–1 loss at home to Fulham. 
  • During his two-year stint with Birmingham, Deeney scored 11 goals from 56 appearances across all competitions and assumed the role of club captain in January 2022. However, he was among the six senior professionals released at the conclusion of the 2022–23 season.
  • Subsequently, on August 17, 2023, Deeney joined League Two club Forest Green Rovers as a player-coach. After the departure of manager David Horseman, he was appointed head coach on a permanent basis on December 20, 2023, taking charge when the team was 23rd in League Two, five points from safety.

Awards and Achievements


  • Championship runner-up: 2014–15, 2020–21 
  • FA Cup runner-up: 2018–19 


  • PFA Team of the Year: 2014–15 Championship 

Troy Deeney Net Worth 2023

Troy Deeney, a highly accomplished footballer, is currently serving as a striker and head coach for EFL League Two club Forest Green Rovers. He has an impressive net worth estimated at over £15 million as of 2023. Presently earning an annual salary exceeding £3 million, Deeney's financial success is attributed to his lucrative football career, encompassing contracts, salaries, endorsements, and sponsorship deals. In his previous tenure with Birmingham, he earned an annual salary of £364,000. Notably leading a lavish lifestyle, Deeney's market value stands at €400k as of June 1, 2023, according to Transfermarkt. 

Troy Deeney Wife: Who is he dating?

Troy Deeney, formerly married to his ex-wife, Stacy, has been dating his girlfriend, Alisha Hosannah, a model, since July 2018. As of September 19, 2023, Troy and Alisha were seen leaving The Sun's "Who Cares Wins" Awards 2023 at The Roundhouse in London, England. The couple seems to be happily enjoying their life together. 

Troy Deeney and his wife, ex-Stacy

Troy and Stacy, his ex-wife, were once married and share the joy of parenthood with a son named Myles and a daughter named Amelia. Despite his previous marriage ending in divorce, Troy is now focused on his present relationship with Alisha, and the two are evidently content in each other's company.

On June 25, 2012, Deeney was sentenced to a ten-month prison term after admitting to an affray charge for assaulting a group of students outside a nightclub. The Guardian reported that a 30-second video, presented multiple times in court, clearly depicted both Troy Deeney and Brennan (Deeney's friend) kicking at the "defenceless" students, with one of them enduring repeated blows to the head while lying injured. Deeney, serving nearly three months of the sentence, was subsequently released. He attributed the behavior leading to his arrest to the grief surrounding his father's death from cancer in May 2012.

How tall is Troy Deeney?

Troy Deeney, the dashing footballer, possesses an athletic physique, standing tall at 6 feet (1.83 meters) with a robust weight of 90 kilograms. With a dark complexion, bald hair, and captivating brown eyes, he exudes a distinctive charm. Adorned with several tattoos, Deeney adds a personal touch to his unique style. Committed to fitness, he is a regular visitor to the gym, diligently maintaining his impressive physique, making him not only a skilled athlete on the field but also a symbol of physical dedication off the pitch. In March 2020, he was hospitalized with COVID-19 and spent five days in hospital with a high temperature and kidney and intestine issues. He was on a ventilator for four days and admitted that he "struggled for breath" in Watford's last match before lockdown.  

Facts About Troy Deeney 

Here are some key facts about Troy Deeney

Troy is a lifelong supporter of the club, Birmingham City

Troy Deeney, a devoted lifelong supporter of Birmingham City, proudly bears the club crest tattooed on his calf, a testament to his deep connection with the team. On August 30, 2021, he fulfilled a cherished dream by signing a two-year contract with Birmingham City, the club he had passionately supported since his childhood. Making his debut as a 67th-minute substitute for Lukas Jutkiewicz in a triumphant 2–0 home victory over Derby County on September 10, Deeney wasted no time in leaving his mark. Just five days later, he scored his inaugural goal for Birmingham, converting a late penalty in a spirited 4–1 match at home against Fulham. 

His brother is also a footballer

Troy Deeney's sibling, Ellis, is also involved in the world of football as a semi-professional player specializing in the central midfielder position. Ellis initiated his football journey with Aston Villa, where he held the captaincy for their academy team. Despite his early involvement, Ellis experienced a change in his trajectory when he was released from Aston Villa. This twist in his career path highlights the challenges and transitions that footballers often face on their professional journeys.

He is also a guest writer for "The Sun"

Troy Deeney, starting in October 2020, ventured into the world of sports journalism, joining The Sun as a guest writer. He took on the role of a columnist, contributing a column every two weeks to the paper's sports section. Embracing this new avenue alongside his football career, Deeney offered insights, opinions, and perspectives on various sporting events and topics, showcasing his versatility beyond the pitch as a noteworthy voice in sports journalism.

Troy has launched a podcast

Troy Deeney, in April 2021, expanded his presence in the media landscape by launching a podcast titled "Deeney Talks." Stepping into the world of digital content creation, the podcast provided a platform for Deeney to engage with his audience on a diverse range of topics. Through "Deeney Talks," he offered listeners a personal and conversational insight into his experiences, perspectives, and discussions, further showcasing his ability to connect with fans beyond the confines of football.