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Dean Whitehead

Dean Whitehead
Personal information
Full nameDean Whitehead
Date of birth12 January 1982(age 34)
Place of birthAbingdon, England
Height1.83 m
Playing positionCentre midfield, Right back
Club information
Current clubStoke City

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Dean Whitehead (born 12 January 1982) is a professional English footballer. He began his career with Oxford United before moving to Sunderland in 2004. Since 2009 he has played for Stoke City as a midfielder, but has also played at right-back.

Whitehead joined his local non-league club Abingdon Town before he signed for Football League side Oxford United in 1999. He impressed in the lower divisions and was signed by Championship side Sunderland in 2004. He won promotion in his first season with the Black Cats; however, Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League with a record low points tally of 15.

He was made captain by Roy Keane as Sunderland claimed an instant return to the top flight. After two more seasons in the north east Whitehead joined Stoke City for a fee of £5 million in August 2009.

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