|Date of birth||March 14, 1993|
|Place of birth||East Palo Alto, California, United States|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|Palo Alto FC|
|Santa Clara Sporting FC|
|De Anza Force|
|2009–2010||National Academy Select 93 - West|
|2011–2013||California Golden Bears|
|2014–||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||9||(0)|
|2014||→ Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 (loan)||3||(0)|
|2015||→ Whitecaps FC 2 (loan)||9||(1)|
|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
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. 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. He then went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley where he played college soccer for the California Golden Bears. 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.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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. 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.
- As of March 17, 2014
|Club||Season||League||MLS Cup||Canadian Cup||CONCACAF||Total|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||2014||MLS||4||0||—||—||0||0||—||—||4||0|
- "Vancouver Whitecaps FC select defender Christian Dean in first round of 2014 MLS SuperDraft". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
- "#2 Christian Dean". California Golden Bears. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- "Chivas USA 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- Christian Dean at Soccerway