Mike Dean

Birth Day June 2nd, 1968
Birth Place Wirral, England
Age 54 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

About Mike Dean Referee

The sports persona, Mike Dean is a British referee who began her career as a referee in 1985. Since then he has refereed 912 games until his retirement in 2022. He served as a referee in several domestic leagues like the Northern Premier League (1985-97), The Football League (1997-2000), and Premier League (2000-22). He also severed as assistant referee for The Football League (1995-97). Besides domestic leagues, he also served as a referee in FIFA (2003-13).

During the journey in his sports career, he shows 187 red cards and 3102 yellow cards. Also, he became the first referee in Premier League history to reach the 100 red cards milestone in 2019. Further, he also got death threats during his career. To know more about him, you can read the below article.

Early Life of Mike Dean

Mike Dean was born to her parents in the year 1968 and later named him Michael Dean. Currently, he is aged 54 years old. He is from Wirral, England but his current residence is in Merseyside, North East England with his family. He holds British nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. His birth sign is Gemini and follows Christianity.

Further, his parents and academic details are yet to be disclosed. It is said that he dropped out the school at the age of 18 and he used to play football as a goalkeeper while in school. 

Mike Dean Referee's Career - Domestic

  • Mike Dean began his refereeing career in 1985 at the Northern Premier League.
  • He was then appointed as Football League assistant referee in 1995 and later promoted to the full referees' list in 1997.
  • In 2000, he began his professional career upon the appointed to the Select Group of referees for the Premier League.
  • In 2003, he was promoted to the FIFA international referees' list.
  • The same year, he was the fourth official to Graham Barber at the FA Cup final held at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
  • After a year, he become a referee of the 2004 FA Community Shield match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium.
  • The same year, he also refereed the FA Trophy final.
  • In 2006, he was appointed to referee the FA Cup final at the Millennium Stadium but the Football Association later replaced him with Alan Wiley due to his hometown in Wirral.
  • In 2008, he refereed the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City.
  • In 2011, he was appointed to referee the League Cup final between Arsenal and Birmingham City. He issued five yellow cards during the final.
  • In 2015, Arsenal supporters launched a petition to prevent him from refereeing their team following a Premier League fixture against Chelsea with 100,000 signatures.
  • In 2017, he was criticized after giving a straight red card to West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli for coming together with Manchester United defender Phil Jones.
  • In 2019, he issued the 100th red card of his career as a Premier League referee to Manchester United's Ashley Young during a game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux which make him the first referee in Premier League history to reach the 100 red cards milestone.
  • In 2021, he and his family received bomb threats following two controversial decisions, giving a red card to Southampton’s Jan Bednarek and West Ham’s Tomáš Souček in successive games. Later, both red cards were rescinded by the FA.
  • In 2022, he refereed his final game on Matchday 38 of the 2021–22 Premier League season and took retirement from sports as a referee.

Mike Dean Referee's Career - International

  • Mike Dean refereed international matches during his career.
  • In 2004, he was appointed to a friendly between the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland at the Amsterdam Arena.
  • In 2007, he was appointed to the Euro 2008 group F qualifier between Iceland and Latvia.
  • In 2010, he oversaw a group A qualifier for Euro 2012 between Belgium and Austria in Brussels.
  • The same year, he refereed a Europa League group stage match between Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla where he showed a second yellow card to Dortmund player Marcel Schmelzer for diving.
  • In 2013, he retired from the FIFA international list at the mandatory retirement age of 45.

Mike Dean TV Appearances

  • Mike Dean made a cameo appearance as himself in Season 2, Episode 8 of the American television series Ted Lasso.

Personal Life of Mike Dean

Mike Dean is a married man. He married his wife, Karam a long time ago. However, their exact marriage date is yet to be disclosed. Together, the couple blessed two daughters. They are Zara and Britanny. Currently, he lives a blissful life with his family in Merseyside, North East England. He also has a grandson named Harvey from his elder daughter Zara. 

Further, It is said to be that his family got death threats because of his two controversial decision in February 2021.

Net Worth of Mike Dean

Mike Dean has been engaged in the sports industry since 1985. Since then, he gave his contributed to sports as a referee for many games. So, he probably earned the sum of a good amount of money and fame throughout his career. Based on some online sites, his current net worth is said to be £200K. However, his salary and other financial details are yet to be disclosed.

Body Measurement of Mike Dean

Mike Dean has an athletic body with a height of 5 feet 7 inches and she weighs somewhere around 74 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of hazel eyes, and his hair color is dark brown. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. Overall, he maintained his body quite well.

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