Now becoming one of the most sought after speakers on the circuit, Dean Saunders is a former footballer; with a wealth of stories about his vast career which has taken him too many places.
Saunders Football Career
In his football career Dean started at Swansea City, joined Cardiff City on loan before moving on to Brighton, Oxford United, Derby County, Liverpool, Galatasary, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Benfica and Bradford City.
Dean Saunders On TV
Dean Saunders appears regularly on BBC TV and SKY as a summariser and is constantly in demand as an After Dinner Speaker. Saunders played in over 700 games and scored 254 goals; capped by Wales on 75 occasions, scoring 22 goals for his country.
Dean Saunders Coach
After retiring from football in 2001 he became a coach and then moved on to Newcastle United in 2004 initially as strikers coach, and then first team coach under old boss Graeme Souness. He left Newcastle in 2006 and took his coaching badges and was appointed assistant manger of Wales in June 2007.
Dean Saunders Manager
Dean became manager of Conference side Wrexham and took them to the play offs; before joining League one side Doncaster Rovers. Where once again he took them in to the promotion places, before leaving to join Championship side Wolves. A short spell at Molineux, to say the least, departing at the end of the same season.
Cardiff v Brazil
He was one of the Welsh national side’s most prolific scorers. Dean made his debut as a 21 year old against Ireland in 1986; no Welsh fan will ever forget his goal which secured a famous 1-0 win over Brazil in Cardiff in 1991. He won the last of his caps against Ukraine in 2001 just a few months short of his 37th birthday.