|Full name||Dean West|
|Date of birth||5 December 1972|
|Place of birth||Morley, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|Lincoln City (Youth Team coach)|
|1993–1994||→ Boston United (loan)||6||(5)|
|2011–2012||Lincoln Moorlands Railway||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:52, 20 June 2010 (UTC).
Dean West (born 5 December 1972) is an English ex professional football player football . He is now a coach for Lincoln City youth team and centre of excellence. He is best known as a right sided full-back, but can also play in midfield if needed. Throughout his career, West has been known as a committed and dedicated full back who loves to overlap with the winger in front of him and get forward at every opportunity.
West began his career as a trainee at Lincoln City where he graduated to the first team after undergoing his youth training. West would play for The Imps between 1991 and 1995, making 119 league appearances and scoring an impressive 20 goals.
The young right-back began to put in some excellent displays and was spotted by Stan Ternent the manager of Bury who would sign him in exchange for Kevin Hulme in September 1995. West became very popular with the fans at Gigg Lane and made the right-back slot his own, helping Bury to rapid promotion up to the First Division and making over 100 appearances for the club.
It was at the end of the 1997/98 season when Ternent left Bury to become manager of Burnley, a club he had played for and had deep emotional ties to. In 1999, West followed Ternent, signing for Burnley on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling. West was initially very impressive and won over the Clarets' faithful with a series of excellent performances, culminating in his winning 11 of the 15 player of the season awards, handed out by Burnley supporters' clubs across the country, at the end of the 2001–2002 season.
Lincoln City (second spell)
He moved back to the club he had begun his footballing career at – Lincoln City, but failed to make any impression, starting just four games before being used in a player exchange deal.
West made the move to local rivals Boston United. He played for Boston up until the end of the 2004–2005 season after which he was released.
He subsequently joined King's Lynn where he spent three seasons making a total of 143 appearances (119 in the league), scoring three times.
In May 2007, West made a return to Turf Moor to play in the testimonial of his former team-mate Graham Branch.
Lincoln Moorlands Railway
Dean relinquished his duties as Lincoln Moorlands Railway manager during the summer of 2012, joining Stamford as a player & coach reforming his partnership with Graham Drury following recent seasons as player & coach at Corby Town.
A few months before his Boston United contract ended, West made the bold decision of venturing into business buying a children's nursery.
In an interview with www.football-league.co.uk, Dean said: "We needed something sustainable that was going to work. We looked at a nursing home but a nursery came up about six or seven miles from our house and it was a reasonable price. It wasn't doing too well, but we took it.
"We had never run a business before, and had never owned a nursery, but we gave it a good go and we had it for seven years – we have just sold it."
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). ex professional football player' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 447. ISBN 1-85291-651-6.
- "Quick debut for West?". Bolton Evening News. 29 September 1995. Archived from the original on 15 February 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
- "I want to play at a higher level – West". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 2 July 1999. Retrieved 16 July 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "West is best, say fans". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 23 April 2002. Retrieved 16 July 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "Two more new Steelmen". NonLeagueDaily.com. 16 July 2008. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2008.
- "Where are they now: Dean West". Football League. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.