del deanus - fact file

1990 - 1994        defender/midfielder

Born on 28th December 1973 in Park Royal North West London, England.

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Del Deanus was a youth team midfielder who played alongside the likes of Nick Barmby, Darren Caskey and Paul Mahorn, but failed to break into the senior set-up.

As a boy, Deanus attended Brentfield Primary School and Sladebrook High School in Neasden, where as a talented player, he gained representative honours for Brent District Schools and Middlesex Schools.  Del had been playing football since the age of eight for local side Larkspur Rovers, based in Northolt.

Playing 93 youth team games for the club scoring eight times and winning a few medals along the way, Del made the reserves on one occasion.  He was an England Schoolboy international, playing alongside Ryan Giggs against Germany in 1989, before the Manchester United winger chose to play for Wales at senior level.

Tottenham decided to release Del in June 1992 and on leaving Spurs, he went on to play for Fulham reserves, Enfield and Greensboro Dynamos in North Carolina.  On returning to the UK, he tried his luck on trial at Wycombe Wanderers and Barnet before he moved into non-league football, moving around a number of clubs in the Home Counties area (including Hythe Town, Tring Town, Windsor & Eton, Egham Town and Southall), until a back injury caused him to retire in 2000.

Struck down by Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 34 in 2008, Del fought the disease with courage and wrote a book about his experiences, before he went on to coach at Southall Town and Northwood, then jointly manage Leyton, Welwyn Garden City, Edgware Town and Enfield Town with Steve Newing.

As well as managing football clubs, Del worked part time in security, as a delivery driver and driving for Mercedes.

Due to the advancing effects of his illness, Del had to step down as joint manager at Enfield Town for the 2010-11 season.

Del was married to Emma and they had two children, a daughter Megan and son Edward.

Del Deanus died on 14th November 2012.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (associated schoolboy) September 1988 ?? ??  0 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (trainee) July 1990 ?? ??  0 0
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Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
England international
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Debut - 25th February 1998 v Northern Ireland (Craigavon)
- Cup winners medal 19---
South East Counties League Division 1 Championship winners medal 1990-91
Rymans Division One League North Manager of the Month (with Steve Newing) December 2009

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         Books about Del Deanus

         Memories Never Die by Del Deanus  (2010)
         (available by sending a cheque for 12.99 made payable to Emma Luscombe, 22 Lockleys Drive, Welwyn, Hertfordshire AL6   9LU.  Price includes postage and packing.  Please allow ten working days for delivery.
The book can also be downloaded for 5.99 by clicking here : 
http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/memories-never-die/6222281)

       

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