Dean Saunders
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Personal information
Full name Dean Nicholas Saunders
Date of birth 21 June 1964 (1964-06-21) (age 56)
Place of birth    Swansea, Flag of Wales Wales
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth clubs
1980–1982 Flag of Wales Swansea City
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1982–1985
1985
1985–1987
1987–1988
1988–1991
1991–1992
1992–1995
1995–1996
1996–1997
1997–1998
1998–1999
1999–2001
Total
Flag of Wales Swansea City
Flag of WalesCardiff City (loan)
Flag of England Brighton & Hove Albion
Flag of England Oxford United
Flag of England Derby County
Flag of England Liverpool
Flag of England Aston Villa
Flag of Turkey Galatasaray
Flag of England Nottingham Forest
Flag of England Sheffield United
Flag of Portugal Benfica
Flag of England Bradford City
049 0(12)
0000(0)
072 0(21)
059 022)
106 0(42)
042 0(11)
112 0(37)
027 0(15)
043 00(5)
043 0(17)
017 00(5)
044 00(3)
618 (190)   
National team
1986–2001 Flag of Wales Wales 075 0(22)
Teams managed
2008–2011
2011–2013
2013
2014–2015
2015
Flag of Wales Wrexham
Flag of England Doncaster Rovers
Flag of England Wolverhampton Wanderers
Flag of England Crawley Town
Flag of England Chesterfield

Dean Nicholas Saunders (born 21 June 1964) is a Welsh football manager and former professional footballer who played as a striker in a career which lasted from 1982 until 2001. He was most recently the manager of Chesterfield.

He was a high-profile Premier League player in the 1990s for both Liverpool and Aston Villa, 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 abroad at both Galatasaray and Benfica.

He was capped 75 times at senior level for Wales between 1986 and 2001, scoring 22 times, making him one of the nation's highest-scoring and most-capped players of all time, although Wales never qualified for any major international competitions while Saunders was playing for them.

Following his retirement from playing in 2001, he entered football coaching and then management, firstly of non-league Wrexham (2008–2011) and since then of Doncaster Rovers (2011–2013), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2013), Crawley Town (2014–2015), and Chesterfield (2015).

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Doncaster Rovers Football Club - Managers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club - Managers

Worrall (1877–85) · Addenbrooke (1885–1922) · Jobey (1922–24) · Hoskins (1924–26) · Scotchbrook (1926–27) · Buckley (1927–44) · Vizard (1944–48) · Cullis (1948–64) · Beattie (1964–65) · Allen (1965–68) · McGarry (1968–76) · Chung (1976–78) · Barnwell (1978–82) · Greaves (1982) · Hawkins (1982–84) · Docherty (1984–85) · McGarry (1985) · Chapman (1985–86) · Turner (1986–94) · Taylor (1994–95) · McGhee (1995–98) · Lee (1998–2000) · Jones (2001–04) · Hoddle (2004–06) · McCarthy (2006–12) · Connor (2012) · Solbakken (2012–13) · Saunders (2013) · Jackett (2013–16) · Zenga (2016–)

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