Referee Michael Leslie Dean bio

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Born
1968-07-07
Intl. since
2003-01-01
Hometown
Heswall
Country
England
Speaks
English
Occupation
Hobbies
 
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15 years

2012-05-10

Mike Dean started refereeing in 1985 to keep fit after he finished a job and had nothing to do. It took him 15 years to become a referee in the Premier League. He went from junior football on Sunday mornings, to a local league, to entering the Football Leaugue as a linesman in 1997. A year later he resumed refereeing and was promoted to the Premier league in 2000. He earned his FIFA badge in 2003.

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Dean has refereed many major games in his career including the FA Trophy in 2004 and the Community Shield in the same year. He was also Fourth Official at the 2003 FA Cup Final.

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Since 2003 Dean has reached the knock-out stage of the UEFA Cup / Europa League.
In 2009 he moved up a step to the UEFA Premier List, at the start of season 2011-2012, the premier list seems to have disappeared and he was sent back to the 1st category.

2009 Iceland - Netherlands

From our reporter: James Ng