Harlee Dean

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Harlee Dean
Personal information
Full name Harlee James Dean[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Basingstoke, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Centre back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brentford
Number 6
Youth career
000?–2008 Dagenham & Redbridge
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (0)
2008 Redbridge (loan) 15 (4)
2008–2009 Bishop's Stortford (loan) 13 (3)
2009 Thurrock (loan) 10 (0)
2009 Braintree Town (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2010 Grays Athletic (loan) 23 (1)
2010–2012 Southampton 0 (0)
2011 Bishop's Stortford (loan) 9 (1)
2011–2012 Brentford (loan) 26 (1)
2012– Brentford 111 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:10, 21 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Harlee James Dean (born 26 July 1991) is an English professional football defender who plays for Brentford. He began his career at Dagenham & Redbridge, before moving to Southampton in 2010.

Career[edit]

Dagenham & Redbridge[edit]

A centre back, Dean captained the Hall Mead School team for five years and forwent his A-levels in order to join the youth team at Dagenham & Redbridge.[2] Dean received his maiden call into the first team for a League Two match against Morecambe on 7 March 2009.[3] He was assigned the number 35 shirt and was an unused substitute for the 2–0 defeat.[3] Dean received his first call into the senior squad of the 2009–10 season for the Daggers' League Cup first round match versus Cardiff City on 11 August 2009.[4] He was an unused substitute for the 3–1 defeat.[4] Dean made his professional debut on 31 October 2009, coming on as an 82nd minute substitute for Scott Doe in a 1–1 home league draw with Port Vale. He set up Josh Scott for the equaliser.[5] It proved to be the only appearance of Dean's Dagenham career and he departed the club on 27 August 2010.[6][7]

Redbridge (loan)[edit]

Early in the 2008–09 season, Dean had a three-month loan spell at Isthmian League Division One North side Redbridge, where he made 15 appearances and scored four goals.[8] Two of those goals came in a 6–1 thrashing of Witham Town on 9 September 2008.[9]

Bishop's Stortford (loan)[edit]

Dean joined Conference South side Bishop's Stortford on loan, which was later extended in January 2009.[10] He made 13 appearances and scored three goals during his spell.[8]

Thurrock (loan)[edit]

Dean signed for Conference South strugglers Thurrock on loan in March 2009.[11] He made 10 appearances and scored no goals.[8]

Braintree Town (loan)[edit]

Dean joined Conference South side Braintree Town on loan early in the 2009–10 season. He made eight appearances for the club without scoring.[12]

Grays Athletic[edit]

Dean signed on loan for Conference Premier side Grays Athletic in November 2009,[13] a deal which was later extended until the end of the 2009–10 season.[14] Dean made 23 appearances and scored one goal during his time with the club.[15]

Southampton[edit]

Dean signed for League One side Southampton on a two-year contract on 27 August 2010.[7] Allotted the number 31 shirt, Dean's only involvement in the first team during the 2010–11 season was as an unused substitute for a 2–0 defeat to Brentford on 11 December 2010.[16] After the Saints' promotion to the Championship and now wearing the number 39 shirt, Dean's only involvement with the first team during the 2011–12 season was as an unused substitute for League Cup matches versus Swindon Town[17] and Crystal Palace[18] early in the campaign. He was released by the club at the end of the season, having failed to make an appearance.[19][20][6]

Return to Bishop's Stortford (loan)[edit]

Along with Tony Garrod, Dean returned to Bishop's Stortford on a one-month loan in February 2011.[21] On 31 March, manager Ian Walker extended Dean's loan until the end of the 2010–11 season.[22] He made ten appearances during his spell,[23] scoring a consolation goal in a 3–1 defeat to Weston-super-Mare on 19 February.[24]

Brentford (loan and permanent transfer)[edit]

2011–2013[edit]

On 24 November 2011, Dean joined League One side Brentford on loan until 8 January 2012.[25][26] Awarded the number 25 shirt, he made his debut two days later in a 2–1 win at Rochdale, coming on as a late substitute for match-winner and former Dagenham & Redbridge teammate Sam Saunders.[27] Dean made his first start for the club in the following game, partnering Leon Legge in defence in a 1–0 FA Cup second round defeat.[28] On 5 January 2012, Dean's loan was extended until the end of the 2011–12 season.[29] By the end of January, Dean was consistently one of manager Uwe Rösler's first choice centre backs and scored the first professional goal of his career with the opener in a 4–0 demolition of Carlisle United on 20 February.[30] Dean made 28 appearances during the 2011–12 season and scored one goal.[31]

On 21 May 2012, Dean signed a two-year permanent deal with the club.[32] Dean got his 2012–13 season off to a good start, scoring on his third appearance in a 5–1 rout of Crewe Alexandra on 25 August 2012.[33] Dean scored his second goal of the season with the third in a 3–1 away victory over Colchester United on Boxing Day[34] and bagged his third goal of the season with an equaliser in a 2–1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers on 19 January 2013, making amends after bringing down David Amoo to concede a penalty for Tranmere's opening goal.[35] A highlight of Dean's season were two starting appearances in the FA Cup fourth round against Premier League side Chelsea, with a 2–2 draw at Griffin Park taking the Bees to a replay at Stamford Bridge,[36] which was lost 4–0.[37] A third-place finish in the league and success against Swindon Town in the end-of-season playoffs saw Brentford face Yeovil Town in the 2013 League One play-off Final at Wembley Stadium. After going 2–0 behind, Dean powered home a header in the 51st minute, but wave after wave of subsequent attacks proved fruitless and it was the Glovers who were promoted to the Championship.[38] Dean amassed 56 appearances during the 2012/13 season and scored four goals.[39] Amidst transfer interest from Championship side Burnley,[40] Dean signed a three-year contract extension in the summer of 2013.[41]

2013–present[edit]

Dean began the 2013–14 season as an ever-present in the league and was rested for Brentford's unsuccessful League Cup and Football League Trophy campaigns.[42] He made his 100th Brentford appearance in a 5–0 thrashing of Crewe Alexandra on 16 November 2013.[43][44] Dean suffered the first injury of his Bees career in the Christmas period, picking up a knock which saw him miss four games in January.[45] A broken metatarsal and an abdominal strain saw Dean miss three games in March, which allowed new centre back signing James Tarkowski to break into the team. A red card for Tarkowski in a crunch match versus Leyton Orient on 15 March saw Dean make his first appearance since 22 February, when he came on as a 51st minute substitute for goalscorer Marcello Trotta in the 1–0 win.[46] Dean's season ended early on 28 April, when he underwent an operation to fix his abdominal injury.[47] He made 33 appearances during a successful season for the Bees,[48] which saw the club automatically promoted to the Championship with a runners-up finish.

Having fallen behind James Tarkowski and Tony Craig in the pecking order, Dean stated ahead of the 2014–15 season that "I'm 100% now, working hard in training. I haven’t missed a session and feel like I’m getting back to my normal self. I feel I deserve to play, but it’s the manager’s choice. I hadn’t felt fit since November last year".[49] Dean made his first start since 29 March 2014 when he lined up alongside Tony Craig for a League Cup first round match versus former side Dagenham & Redbridge on 12 August.[42] Deep into extra time, Dean converted a header to level the score at an incredible 6–6, which sent the game to a penalty shootout, which Brentford won.[50] He made his first league appearance of the season in a 1–1 draw with Birmingham City on 23 August, coming on as a 17th minute substitute for the sacrificed Jota, after Tony Craig received a straight red card.[51] Two days later, Dean revealed that he would quit the club if subjected to long periods on the bench.[52] After five starts, Dean's returned to the bench on 27 September,[53] when Craig was selected for the visit of Leeds United to Griffin Park.[54] The final two games of Dean's run ended in defeats by three and four goals to Norwich City and Middlesbrough respectively and he later told the Hounslow Chronicle that he felt he had been made the scapegoat for the defeats.[55] Dean returned to the starting lineup in place of the suspended James Tarkowski for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday on 21 October, but despite his "excellent" performance in the 0–0 draw, manager Mark Warburton commented the following day that his players should keep their frustrations private.[56] Dean claimed his second goal of the season with the winner in a 3–2 victory over Millwall on 8 November, but the finish was credited as a Danny Shittu own goal.[57] Dean scored his second goal of the season to tie the score at 1–1 in front of the Sky Sports cameras in the West London derby with Fulham on 21 November, a game which the Bees won through an injury time winner from Jota.[58] He went on to keep hold of his starting place for much of the season alongside James Tarkowski, save for three matches in February and March, when he was benched in favour of loanee Liam Moore.[53] Dean finished the 2014–15 season with 40 appearances and two goals, after the Bees were knocked out in the playoff semi-finals by Middlesbrough.[59]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Brentford

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 May 2015.[6]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dagenham & Redbridge 2008–09[60] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[61] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Redbridge (loan) 2008–09[8] Isthmian Division One North 15 4 0 0 0 0 15 4
Bishop's Stortford (loan) 2008–09[8] Conference South 13 3 0 0 0 0 13 3
Thurrock (loan) 2008–09[8] 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Braintree Town (loan) 2009–10[12] 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Grays Athletic (loan) 2009–10[15] Conference Premier 23 1 0 0 1[a] 0 24 1
Southampton 2010–11[62] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12[31] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bishop's Stortford (loan) 2010–11[23] Conference South 9 1 0 0 1[b] 0 10 1
Brentford (loan) 2011–12[31] League One 26 1 1 0 0 0 1[c] 0 28 1
Brentford 2012–13[39] 44 3 6 0 1 0 5[d] 1 56 4
2013–14[48] 32 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 2
2014–15[59] Championship 35 1 1 0 2 0 2[e] 0 40 1
Total 137 5 10 0 13 0 9 1 158 8
Career total 216 14 10 0 3 0 10 1 239 17
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Herts Charity Cup
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ 2 appearances in Football League Trophy, 3 appearances and 1 goal in Football League play-offs
  5. ^ Appearances in Football League play-offs.

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