Meet the referee: West Brom v Boro

Last updated : 25 February 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Mike Dean (Merseyside)
b. 2-6-1968

Mr Dean takes charge of his fourth Boro game this season, the first two being league games against Charlton (lost 3-0) and Aston Villa (won 3-2), the third being the FA Cup 3rd round game at Nuneaton (drew 1-1).

In total this season he has officiated in 26 games season flashing the yellow card on 74 occasions and the red card 6 times. Last season he officiated in 24 games dishing out 66 yellow and 7 red cards.

He is now a regular referee in the Premiership having started on the Football League list in 1997. He was appointed to the Premier League list in 2000 and has refereed over 80 Premier League matches to date.

He was appointed to the UEFA list in 2003 and has officiated in a number of European and international matches.

He was the referee for the Community Shield between Arsenal and Manchester United in 2004 and also refereed the FA Trophy Final in the same year.