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Dean joined the youth academy programme at the age of eight and made his professional debut for Aberdeen in a league match against Celtic on 12 May 2017, aged just 16 years, 1 month, 23 days. In doing so he became the youngest ever Aberdeen player, breaking a record previously held by Jack Grimmer. Earlier the same day he sat an English exam at Hazlehead Academy. After signing a professional contract with the club, Paul Sheerin instantly handed him the captain’s armband for the Aberdeen U20s, highlighting his maturity and leadership skills.
Dean’s second league appearance came almost exactly one year after his first, again against Celtic. After coming on as a substitute the central midfielder put in a really composed performance and played his part in a 1–0 win for the Dons, which was a first league victory at Celtic Park since 2004. It secured runners-up spot on the last day of the season. He went onto score his first goal for his boyhood club when he netted what turned out to be the winner against Livingston on the final game of 2018.
A massive Aberdeen fan, the centre midfielder has a great career ahead of him.
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