Dean Crombie

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Dean Crombie
Personal information
Full name Dean Crombie
Date of birth (1957-08-09) 9 August 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic (scout)
Youth career
Lincoln Utd, Adelaide Park, Lincoln City Juniors, Ruston Bucyrus
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Lincoln City 33 (1)
1978–1987 Grimsby Town 320 (4)
1987 Reading (loan) 4 (0)
1987–1991 Bolton Wanderers 95 (1)
1991 Lincoln City 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dean Crombie (born 9 August 1957) is an English former professional footballer and currently workIng at Wigan Athletic as their opposition analysis report (OAR) assessment scout.

Playing career[edit]

Crombie came through the youth ranks of local side Lincoln Utd and played Sunday football for Adelaide Park also playing for LIncoln City juniors and Ruston Bucyrus 1st team before joining Lincoln City in 1977 as a professional player. A year later he transferred to Grimsby Town where he spent nine years as a regular player in the first team.[1] He finished his career with Bolton Wanderers, retiring in 1991.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Since the mid-nineties Crombie has worked at Bolton Wanderers in several positions within the club, initially as youth coach but moved into a senior coaching position and also as chief scout before leaving to become a football agent before returning to Bolton after two years to recruit players for the Academy. Then moving to Wigan Athletic as the Centre of Excellence Manager. Crombie returned to Bolton after 3 seasons at Wigan to take up the role of Head of Academy Recruitment before rejoining Wigan Athletic as their 1st team opposition analysis report (OAR) assessment scout in August 2014.


Grimsby Town[edit]

  • Supporters Player of the Season: 1980

3rd Division Champions

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

Scoring the third goal in a 4-1 victory. Player of the year 1989


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