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Brian Deane

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Position Centre forward
Born 07 Feb 1968, Leeds (England)
Height 190 cm
Weight 79 kg
International Caps England: 3 full, 3 B

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Doncaster Rovers 14 Dec 1985 19 Jul 1988 76 13 £30000
Sheffield United 19 Jul 1988 14 Jul 1993 239 106 £2900000
Leeds United 14 Jul 1993 29 Jul 1997 168 38 £1500000
Sheffield United 29 Jul 1997 15 Jan 1998 29 13 £1000000
Benfica 15 Jan 1998 16 Oct 1998 18 7 £3000000
Middlesbrough 16 Oct 1998 29 Nov 2001 95 19 £150000
Leicester City 29 Nov 2001 31 Oct 2003 49 19 £0
West Ham United 31 Oct 2003 30 Jun 2004 32 7 £0
Leeds United 21 Jul 2004 24 Mar 2005 33 7 £0
Sunderland 24 Mar 2005        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1993 - 1994 4111 31 2  0  0 
1994 - 1995 33(2)9 31 1(1)  0  0 
1995 - 1996 30(4)7 3(3)1 5(2)2 3  0 
1996 - 1997 27(1)5 41 0  0  0 
2004 - 2005 23(8)6 0  1(1)1 0  0 
Total 154(15)38 13(3)4 9(4)3 3  0 

Jabba's Comments

Brian Deane is a Leeds-born lad who somehow slipped through the net and didn't get picked up to play for United as a youngster. He started out at Doncaster Rovers and joined Sheffield United a couple of years later. He made his reputation here, scoring over 100 goals in 5 years and becoming known for his strength and finishing.

It should have been a dream move as his hometown club smashed their transfer record to pick him up in 1993, but things never quite worked out. In successive years he scored against Manchester United at Elland Road, which needless to say made him quite popular, but the goals never came in the same quantity as they had at Sheffield and he returned to Bramall Lane after 4 years. He spent half a season there before moving to Portugal: it was a surprise to many that this traditional English centre-forward was wanted by Benfica, but he didn't do too badly in his 9 months out there.

He returned to Middlesbrough where he was in and out of favour with the manager over the last two years. A move to Leicester suited him - and he even managed a goal against Leeds at Elland Road in one of those games that Leeds just threw away when 2-0 up. He's doing pretty well down in Division 1 and has done much to help the Foxes into a promotion spot, although he picked up an injury at the turn of the year that has kept him out of the team for a couple of months.

Wirral Blade says: Deano is a very under estimated centre forward. Had a fantastic partnership with Tony Agana at Bramall Lane before transfering to Elland Road where they again poached and ruined a Blade player, Keith Edwards, Gary Hamsom, Alex Sabella, Paul Beesley, John Pemberton all spring to mind. Will always be remembered for scoring from 45 yards again Liverpool at the Lane. Thank God he never signed for the Wednesday.

Paul Vulch Foster says: I've always loved Deano - right from the day I started watching him as a lad. I'm actually a blades fan and was gutted when he went to Leeds but knew he was too good for us to stay. Sadly, Brian didn't do as well as he could have done at Elland Road but he's still special. He has his critics but I just love'im! Hopefully, one day he'll come back to the blades where he'll always be welcome and be a hero. I love you, Brian

Trevor says: You may not have far to travel if you still want to see Deano play --- acording to sources he's about to be unveiled as Halifax Town new player coach latr on this morning !!

Jim Fieldsend Snr says: Deano was always a joy to watch. With Tony Agana, He also advanced the cause of black players in an era of soccer racism. Leeds stole him as they have too often done. Come back Deano. We need you. Dont worry about the loss of wages. With you leading the line all the team will earn more in win bonuses.....

Ste says: you never knew if he was tring to score or trying to clear it - F***IN LEGEND!!

DeeDee says: I met Brian while on vacation in St. Croix seven years ago. I have followed his career closely and know that any team would be lucky to have such an outstanding and dedicated player, but even luckier to have such a wonderful man as a part of their club.

Sheridan says: leeds qpr 6-1 deano 4 england :-)

nuno "deane" couto says: brian is the best brian 4 president he is the most outstanding forward he love him in benfica please come back home brian

Brooky the Blade says: Brian Deane is the most gifted and natural football player ever to have donned the red and white stripes of SUFC. He made an imortal impression on the team and Blade fans. Come back to the lane Brian. Deanoo!!!


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