Daniel Ayala

Born: November 7, 1990 (age 26)

Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Hometown: El Saucejo, Spain
Nationality: Spain Spanish

Position: Centre-back
Team: Middlesbrough (no. 4)
Daniel Ayala in action for Middlesbrough on August 28, 2016
Career History
Youth2000-2007Sevilla
2007-2009Liverpool
Senior2009-2011Liverpool
→ 2010Hull City (loan)
→ 2011Derby County (loan)
2011-2014Norwich City
→ 2012-2013Nottingham Forest (loan)
→ 2013-2014Middlesbrough (loan)
2014-Middlesbrough
Sports Mole has 164 articles about Daniel Ayala. Articles 1 to 40:
Patrick Bamford in action for Middlesbrough on April 25, 2015
Team News: Patrick Bamford starts for Middlesbrough
Patrick Bamford starts for Middlesbrough as they welcome Sheffield United.
Aug 12, 16:43
A general of view of Molineux during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014
Leo Bonatini "very happy" with dream debut
Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leo Bonatini says that he is "very happy" after grabbing the match winner against Middlesbrough at Molineux on Saturday.
Aug 7, 18:49
Leeds United manager Garry Monk on November 29, 2016
Garry Monk: 'Middlesbrough deserved more against Wolverhampton Wanderers'
Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk says that his side did not deserve to lose 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their Championship opener at Molineux.
Aug 5, 18:14
Valencia's new Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo speaks during a press conference at the Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna training ground near Valencia on July 4, 2014
Team News: Seven new faces start for Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers name seven new signings in their home encounter with Middlesbrough.
Aug 5, 14:03
Daniel Ayala in action for Middlesbrough on August 28, 2016
Sheffield Wednesday eyeing moves for Grant Hanley, Daniel Ayala?
Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly considering whether to lodge bids for Newcastle United defender Grant Hanley and Middlesbrough centre-back Daniel Ayala.
Jun 10, 11:27
A general view of a corner flag ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2015
Preview: Chelsea vs. Middlesbrough
Sports Mole previews Monday evening's Premier League meeting between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge.
May 5, 18:07
Gabriel Jesus in action for Manchester City on January 21, 2017
Team News: Gabriel Jesus starts as Manchester City make five changes for Middlesbrough
Manchester City make five changes ahead of their Premier League trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Apr 30, 13:21
General view at the Riverside Stadium ahead of the Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Sunday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium.
Apr 28, 15:54
Steve Agnew on the touchline during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Manchester United on March 19, 2017
Steve Agnew bemoans missed opportunity against Arsenal
Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew admits that his side missed a big chance to give their survival hopes a major boost during their 2-1 home defeat to Arsenal.
Apr 18, 13:29
Steve Agnew on the touchline during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Manchester United on March 19, 2017
Result: Middlesbrough, Burnley play out goalless draw
Middlesbrough are held to a goalless draw by Burnley as they miss out on a chance to make headway in their battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Apr 8, 17:17
Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente holds off the challenge of Georginio Wijnaldum during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on January 21, 2017
Team News: Injured Fernando Llorente absent for Swansea City
Swansea City are without leading striker Fernando Llorente for their key clash with Middlesbrough, as boss Paul Clement makes three changes to his side.
Apr 2, 12:33
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Europa League match against Saint-Etienne on February 16, 2017
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between managerless Middlesbrough and top-four hopefuls Manchester United at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 17, 22:13
Middlesbrough striker Alvaro Negredo fends off the challenge of compatriot and former teammate David Silva during the Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Team News: Middlesbrough, Manchester City shuffle packs ahead of FA Cup clash
Middlesbrough and Manchester City make four and five changes respectively ahead of Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 11, 11:31
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka on the touchline with Pep Guardiola during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Saturday lunchtime's FA Cup quarter-final tie between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at the Riverside Stadium.
Mar 9, 18:42
Glen Johnson of Stoke City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at Britannia Stadium on August 9, 2015
Team News: Glen Johnson, Geoff Cameron back for Stoke
Glen Johnson and Geoff Cameron return as Stoke City welcome Middlesbrough.
Mar 4, 14:05
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Team News: Patrick Bamford on bench for Middlesbrough
Patrick Bamford begins Middlesbrough's clash against West Ham United on the bench following his move from Chelsea.
Jan 21, 14:07
Daniel Ayala in action for Middlesbrough on August 28, 2016
Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala to serve three-match ban
Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala will serve a three-match ban after his red-card appeal fails.
Jan 10, 17:00
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka looks on prior to his side's Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2016
Result: Ten-man Middlesbrough brush aside Sheffield Wednesday to progress through
Middlesbrough score three second-half goals without reply against Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium to progress into round four of the FA Cup.
Jan 8, 16:56
Andrew Surman of Bournemouth in action during a Pre Season Friendly between AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City at Vitality Stadium on July 31, 2015 in Bournemouth, England.
Team News: Andrew Surman returns for Bournemouth
Bournemouth's Andrew Surman returns from illness to face Middlesbrough this afternoon.
Oct 29, 14:06
Harry Kane drops to his knees during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur on April 18, 2016
Team News: Vincent Janssen replaces Harry Kane for Tottenham Hotspur
Vincent Janssen comes in for the injured Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur travel to Middlesbrough.
Sep 24, 14:09
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Aitor Karanka: 'Middlesbrough must learn from mistakes'
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admits that his side must learn quickly from their mistakes following a 2-1 defeat to visitors Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Sep 10, 20:45
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Result: Christian Benteke on target as Crystal Palace end Middlesbrough's unbeaten start
Crystal Palace beat Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium to earn their first victory of the Premier League season.
Sep 10, 17:46
Saido Berahino sits on the bench prior to the game between West Brom and Stoke on January 2, 2016
Team News: Saido Berahino drops to West Bromwich Albion bench
Tony Pulis makes three alterations to his West Bromwich Albion starting lineup, while Aitor Karanka is forced into his solitary change for today's Premier League clash.
Aug 28, 12:34
A general view of The Riverside Stadium ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leicester City at the Riverside Stadium on August 3, 2013
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium.
Aug 11, 17:15
Boro player Grant Leadbitter in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Hull City at Riverside Stadium on October 23, 2012
Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter to miss start of Premier League season
Middlesbrough captain Grant Leadbitter will miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia problem.
Jul 14, 20:02
Manager of Middlesbrough Aitor Karanka looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 7, 2013
Result: Middlesbrough top the Championship after draw at Birmingham City
Middlesbrough move to the top of the Championship table courtesy of a 2-2 draw at Birmingham City on Friday night.
Apr 29, 21:46
Burnley's Michael Keane is clearly not keen as he tries to ward off the interest of Stephen Ward having scored the equaliser against Middlesbrough
Result: Burnley strike late to rescue draw against Middlesbrough
Michael Keane scores in the 93rd minute to rescue a 1-1 draw for Burnley in their top-of-the-table Championship clash with Middlesbrough at Turf Moor.
Apr 19, 21:43
Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough v Bristol City at Riverside Stadium on August 22, 2015
Middlesbrough plan Daniel Ayala contract talks?
A report claims that Middlesbrough are hoping to tie Daniel Ayala down to a new contract in a bid to warn off other interested parties.
Mar 6, 16:15
Charlie Austin of QPR scores his sides fourth goal from the penalty spot during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Rotherham United at Loftus Road on August 22, 2015
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Leeds United
Sports Mole previews the Championship clash between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road.
Nov 26, 21:15
Aitor Karanka, manager of Middlesborough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesborough at Molineux Stadium on October 24, 2015
Live Commentary: Middlesbrough 1-0 Queens Park Rangers - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of Middlesbrough's 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, as the hosts left it late to pick up maximum points.
Nov 20, 19:14
Boro player Grant Leadbitter in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Hull City at Riverside Stadium on October 23, 2012
Team News: Rotherham United make five changes for Middlesbrough clash
Rotherham United make five changes to their starting lineup for the Championship match against Middlesbrough.
Nov 3, 18:58
Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough v Bristol City at Riverside Stadium on August 22, 2015
Daniel Ayala: 'Championship sides scared of facing Middlesbrough'
Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala says that his side are finding life easier in the Championship this season due to the overall improved quality of the squad.
Nov 2, 11:18
Middlesbrough's Spanish manager Aitor Karanka gestures from the touchline during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka: 'I had faith in our attack'
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka states that he had full confidence in his team's ability to score against Charlton Athletic, despite a goalless first half.
Oct 31, 17:56
Middlesbrough's David Nugent celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at the Riverside on September 27, 2015
Result: Middlesbrough put three past Charlton Athletic
Middlesbrough score three times in the second half to record a comfortable victory over Charlton Athletic, who remain in the relegation zone.
Oct 31, 17:00
James Wilson of Manchester United takes on George Friend (L) and Daniel Ayala of Middlesbrough during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match between Manchester United and Middlesbrough at Old Trafford on October 28, 2015 in Manchester, England.
Result: Middlesbrough knock Manchester United out on penalties
Championship outfit Middlesbrough knock Manchester United out of the League Cup, winning 3-1 on penalties after drawing the match 0-0 following extra time.
Oct 28, 22:42
Sergio Romero of Manchester United gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on August 14, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Manchester United, Middlesbrough
Manchester United and Middlesbrough play out a goalless 45 minutes in their League Cup tie at Old Trafford, as Red Devils keeper Sergio Romero denies Stewart Downing.
Oct 28, 20:48
Manager of Middlesbrough Aitor Karanka looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 7, 2013
Half-Time Report: Middlesbrough, Fulham scoreless at the interval
Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough side fail to find a way past Kit Symons's Fulham outfit, with the scores level at half time at the Riverside Stadium.
Oct 17, 15:50
Emyr Huws of Huddersfield Town scores his team's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest at John Smiths Stadium on September 24, 2015 in Huddersfield, England.
Daniel Ayala, Nick Blackman, Emyr Huws, Jordan Rhodes up for Championship award
The four nominees for September's Championship Player of the Month are revealed as Daniel Ayala, Nick Blackman, Emyr Huws and Jordan Rhodes.
Oct 8, 06:00
Nick Blackman of Reading scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Reading at Ashton Gate on September 19, 2015
Result: Reading outclass Middlesborugh
Reading beat Middlesbrough 2-0 thanks to goals from Danny Williams and Nick Blackman.
Oct 3, 16:58
Danny Williams of Reading during the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Bolton Wanderers at the Madejski Stadium on December 6, 2014
Half-Time Report: Danny Williams header gives Reading the lead
A goal from Danny Williams after less than a minute gives Reading a 1-0 half-time lead over Middlesbrough.
Oct 3, 15:50



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4Preston North EndPreston944193616
5Middlesbrough9432116515
6Ipswich TownIpswich85031411315
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12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest94051215-312
13Norwich CityNorwich9333812-412
14Fulham925298111
15Derby CountyDerby83231212011
16Millwall9243119210
17Hull City92341516-19
18Reading823378-19
19Burton Albion9234615-99
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