Dean Saunders

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Full Name Dean Saunders
Age 56 Years Old
Nick Name Dean Saunders
Gender Male
Famous As Former Rules Footballer
Birth Date June 24th, 1964
Birth Place Swansea, Wales

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Dean Nicholas Saunders is a Welsh football manager and former professional footballer who played as a striker in a career which lasted from 1982 until 2001. He played for Liverpool and Aston Villa in the 1990s and set a new British transfer record when he joined the former from Derby County. He began at his hometown club Swansea City before also playing for Brighton, Oxford United, Bradford City, Nottingham Forest, and Sheffield United as well as spells at Galatasaray and Benfica.

Ex-Liverpool star Dean Saunders jailed for refusing the breath test

The BT Sport pundit, 55, was stopped by police on suspicion of drink-driving in Boughton, Chester, on 10 May. Saunders, who was capped by Wales 75 times, was slurring and had to prop himself up against his Audi A8 car when he was asked to get out of the vehicle, Chester Magistrates' Court heard.

Jailing Saunders, District Judge Nicholas Sanders called him "arrogant". Outside court, Conor Johnstone, defending Saunders, said his client would be appealing against the sentence as he believed it was excessive.

Saunders was refused bail and his application to appeal will be heard at the crown court at a later date to be fixed, Mersey Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed. Saunders, who was sent straight to prison, was "in shock" and "disappointed" with the sentence, his lawyer said.

He was also banned from driving for 30 months and ordered to pay court costs of £620.

Famous for

Welsh Football manager and former Footballer for clubs like Liverpool, Aston villa and more.

Early life of Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders was born on 21 June 1964 in Swansea, Wales. He holds Welsh nationality. His birth name is Dean Nicholas Saunders with the birth sign of cancer. He was born to his father Roy Saunders who had been a player and coach and mother(name not disclosed). Further updates about his family will be added soon. Regarding his education, Saunders attended the University of Warwick Business School on June 2007 for the Football Management course and holds the UEFA Pro Licence coaching badge. Further updates will be added soon.

Body Measurements of Dean Saunders

How tall is Dean Saunders?

Former Footballer Dean Saunders stands the height of 5ft 8in tall with a weight of 66 kg. Furthermore, his personality and his passion for his work make him look perfect. Regarding his further body measurements, it will be added soon.

Career of Dean Saunders

  • Saunders began his career with Swansea City in 1982. Saunders made his debut in the 1983–84 season.
  • He signed for Second Division club Brighton & Hove Albion on a free transfer on 7 August 1985.
  • His performance took him to the First Division with Oxford United.
  • He was sold to Derby County for £1 million on 28 October 1988.
  • Saunders made his Derby County debut on 29 October 1988 against Wimbledon in a First Division fixture at the Baseball Ground in which he scored twice.
  • Saunders signed with Liverpool on a fee of £2.9 million on 19 July 1991.
  • He became the first Liverpool player to score four goals in a European fixture when he did so during a 6–1 home win over Kuusysi Lahti in the UEFA Cup first round first leg on 18 September 1991.
  • He also scored twice against FC Tirol in the third round first leg and a hat-trick in the return game.
  • Saunders finished as the club's top scorer for the 1991-1992 season.
  • On 1 September 1992, Saunders became Aston Villa's record signing in a £2.5 million deal.
  • He managed six goals in his first four league games including two on his home debut against the club who had sold him.
  • He was named the Supporters' Player of the Year 1994-1995 season.
  • Saunders moved to Turkish club Galatasaray on 1 July 1995 for £2.35 million. 
  • Saunders spent one season at Galatasaray before he returned to the Premier League with Nottingham Forest in 1996 for £1.5m.
  • Saunders later joined Sheffield United in Division One.
  • Saunders remained at Sheffield United for two years before another spell abroad with Benfica and moving back to the Premier League with newly-promoted Bradford City.

International career

  • Saunders was one of the Wales national team.
  • He scored on his international debut, aged 21 in a 1–0 friendly win against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on 26 March 1986.
  • He scored 22 international goals, putting him fourth on all-time Wales.

Coaching career

  • After his playing retirement Saunders initially became a coach at Blackburn Rovers.
  • He moved with Souness to Newcastle United in 2004, as a striker coach, and then later becoming the first-team coach.
  • Saunders started the Certificate in Football Management course at the University of Warwick Business School in June 2007 and holds the UEFA Pro Licence coaching badge.
  • In June 2007, he was appointed an assistant manager to John Toshack for the Wales national football team.

Managerial career

  • On 2 October 2008, Saunders was appointed as manager of Conference Premier club Wrexham.
  • On 23 September 2011, Saunders became manager of Doncaster Rovers.
  • On 7 January 2013 Saunders was confirmed as the new Wolves manager on a one-year rolling contract.
  • On 27 December 2014, Saunders was named as interim manager of Crawley Town.
  • On 13 May 2015, Saunders was appointed the manager of Chesterfield on a two-year contract.
Personal life of Dean Saunders

Is Dean Saunders married?

Dean Saunders was married to his wife Helen. They moved to turkey when Saunders was off-loaded to Turkish club Galatasaray. There is not much information but will be updated soon. Dean Saunders is good at keeping secrets and he is probably single in the present time and not engaged or in a relationship with anyone. 

Birthday of Dean Saunders

Former Liverpool star Dean Saunders celebrates his birthday on the 21st of June. Currently, he is 55 years old.

Net worth of Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders is earning a considerable amount of money from his career as a former footballer, coach and now as a football manager. His net worth must be in millions but as of 2019, his net worth is still under evaluation.