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Mike Dean (referee)

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Mike Dean
Dean in 2016
Full name Michael Dean
Born (1968-06-02) 2 June 1968 (age 56)
Wirral, England
Years League Role
?–1997 England Northern Premier League Referee
1995–1997 England The Football League Referee
2000—2022 England Premier League Referee
2022— England Premier League VAR
Years League Role
2003–2013 FIFA listed Referee

Michael "Mike" Dean is a English former professional referee who is currently a video assistant referee primarily in the Premier League. He is based in Heswall, Wirral, and is a member of the Cheshire County Football Association.

Since his appointment as a Select Group referee in 2000, Dean has officiated a number of notable matches, including the FA Community Shield and the finals of the FA Cup, Football League Cup and FA Trophy.