Meshach Dean

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Meshach Dean
Personal information
Full name Meshach Dean[1]
Date of birth March 1870[1]
Place of birth Burslem, England
Date of death 1916 (aged 45–46)
Place of death Wolstanton, England
Playing position Inside-right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1896 Burslem Port Vale 102 (28)
Total 102 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Meshach Dean (probably born March 1870 – 1916) was an English footballer who played for Burslem Port Vale in the 1890s.

Playing career[edit]

Dean joined Burslem Port Vale in 1890; he soon became a regular and helped the team win numerous cups, becoming the top scorer for the 1892–93 Football League season with six competitive goals.[1] He scored one of Vale's four goals in the 4–1 victory over Crewe Alexandra on 24 September 1892 – the first Football League game to be played at the Athletic Ground.[1] He also scored once against Bootle and three times in two games against Northwich Victoria.[1] He was an ever-present during the 1893–94 season, and claimed eight goals in his 28 Second Division appearances.[1] He scored eight league and FA Cup goals in 29 games in the 1894–95 campaign to finish as the club's top-scorer for a second time.[1] However, after three games he lost his first team place in September 1895 and was probably released at the close of the 1895–96 season having played 151 games (75 in the Football League) and scored 42 goals (21 in the Football League) for the club.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Meshach Dean profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1890–91 Midland League 8 1 0 0 17 4 25 5
1891–92 Midland League 19 6 1 0 22 6 42 12
1892–93 Second Division 16 5 1 0 2 1 19 6
1893–94 Second Division 28 8 1 1 3 1 32 10
1894–95 Second Division 28 7 1 1 1 0 30 8
1895–96 Second Division 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 102 28 4 2 45 12 151 42

Honours[edit]

with Burslem Port Vale
  • North Staffordshire Charity Challenge Cup winner: 1891
  • Staffordshire Charity Cup winner: 1892

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 82. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.