Christian Dean

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Christian Dean
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-03-14) March 14, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth East Palo Alto, California, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 22
Youth career
Palo Alto FC
Santa Clara Sporting FC
De Anza Force
2009–2010 National Academy Select 93 - West
2011–2013 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 9 (0)
2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan) 3 (0)
2015 Whitecaps FC 2 (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2014– United States U23 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 1, 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 23, 2015

Christian Dean (born March 14, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a centre back for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.



Born in East Palo Alto, California, Dean began his youth soccer career at the youth teams of Palo Alto Football Club, Santa Clara Sporting FC and U.S. Soccer Development Academy club De Anza Force.[1] He was also selected into the National Academy Select 93 teams in 2009 and 2010 for the West and won the 2010 New York Red Bulls National High School Cup.[2] He then went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley where he played college soccer for the California Golden Bears.[1] During the 2013 season Dean was awarded All-Pac-12 and NSCAA Far West Region first-team honours as he led his team to the elite eight in the NCAA.[1]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC[edit]

On January 16, 2014 Dean was selected as the third overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on a Generation Adidas contract.[1] He made his professional debut in Major League Soccer on March 16, 2014 against Chivas USA when he came on as a 77th minute for Andy O'Brien as Vancouver drew 1–1.[3]


Dean trained with the United States U20 side in 2012.[1] Dean scored his first international goal for the U-23 team in a 3-0 friendly win over Mexico on April 22, 2015.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of March 17, 2014[4]
Club Season League MLS Cup Canadian Cup CONCACAF Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2014 MLS 4 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0


  1. ^ a b c d e "Vancouver Whitecaps FC select defender Christian Dean in first round of 2014 MLS SuperDraft". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved March 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "#2 Christian Dean". California Golden Bears. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chivas USA 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Christian Dean at Soccerway

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