Dean Crombie

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Dean Crombie
Personal information
Full name Dean Crombie
Date of birth (1957-08-09) 9 August 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth Lincoln, England
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic (scout)
Youth career
Lincoln United
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 working for Graham Taylor. A year later he transferred to Grimsby Town where he spent nine years as a regular player in the first team winning a promotion and a championship with Grimsby. [1] After leaving Grimsby he was signed by Phil Neal Boltons manager in 1987 and finished his career with Bolton Wanderers, retiring in 1991.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After a long playing career Crombie continued to work at Bolton Wanderers taking up several positions within the club, initially as youth coach, moving into a senior coaching position before taking on the role of chief scout. He then left Bolton to become a football agent for 2 years before returning to Bolton Wanderers F.C. to recruit players for the Academy. He then moved 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 where he spent a further 6 years before rejoining Wigan Athletic as their 1st team opposition analysis report (OAR) assessment scout in August 2014 working for managers Uwe Rosler, Malky Mackay and Gary Caldwell.


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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