Age 27 (25 October, 1990) Height 5ft 11in (1.81M)
Previous Club: Maidenhead Utd Born: Isleworth
Dean joined BTFC in October 2017 in a club record £27,600 deal. An arrival from newly promoted National League side, Maidenhead Utd, he has extensive experience of playing at National South level with several clubs.
Strong in the challenge, exhibiting excellent positional sense, and comfortable on the ball, Dean is an all-round defender. He is most comfortable as a centre-back within a back four but has adapted to play in a three when required. Remains a potent aerial threat regularly winning the first ball on attacking set plays.
Dean started his career in the youth set-up at Brentford, spending four years at Griffin Park, before his release, aged 16, in 2006. He subsequently joined the academy system at National South side, Hampton & Richmond, where he enjoyed a six year association. By the age of 21, he had clocked up over 80 appearances for the Beavers and was a virtual ever-present in 2010-11. However, Hampton & Richmond were relegated in 2011-12 and, after a loan spell at Farnborough Town, he departed in summer 2013 to Hayes & Yeading. He stayed two seasons at the club, winning supporters ‘Player of the Season’ both years. Despite his impressive performances at the back, the team struggled and needed a late reprieve to avoid relegation in 2013-14 and just survived the drop in 2014-15.
In May 2015, Dean joined National South rivals, Maidenhead Utd. The choice was unsurprising as he took the opportunity to renew acquaintance with his former manager at Hampton & Richmond, ex- West Ham Utd midfielder, Alan Devonshire. Dean spent just over two years at Maidenhead making exactly 100 appearances and was an integral part of the 2016-17 title winning squad. With promotion to the National League, Dean remained ever-present but, in a record deal, dropped down two tiers to sign for ambitious BTFC in October 2017.
2017-18: League 29 (1) – 1 Goal; Cup 12 – 3 Goals
31 October, 2017, 1-1 v Needham Market (A)
7 November, 2017: 0-3 v Maldon and Tiptree (A)