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Dean Marney

Midfielder


Biography

Date of birth

31/01/1984

Height

183 cm

Signed

01/07/2010

Country

England

Dean Marney was the Clarets' first signing of the 2010/11 close season after joining from Hull City for an undisclosed fee following Burnley’s relegation back to the Championship.

The former England under-21 international previously came through the White Hart Lane Academy before signing his first professional contract with Tottenham Hotspur in July 2002.

The midfielder made his senior debut in a nine-game loan stint at Swindon Town before loan spells with QPR and Gillingham during his time with Spurs.

Marney went on to make 11 appearances for Tottenham, scoring twice on New Year's Day 2005 in a 5-2 win over Everton.

In search of regular first-team football, he joined Hull in the summer of 2006 missing just five league games as the Tigers gained promotion to the Premier League.

Marney was a key player as the Tigers survived their first season in the Premier League.

He was in and out of the side as Hull suffered relegation alongside the Clarets in 2010, spelling the end of his time by the Humber as Brian Laws was responsible for one of Burnley’s best signings of recent years.

Marney has since chalked up over 200 league games for the Clarets, performing consistently under three different managers.

His first season back in the Premier League with Burnley was cruelly cut short when he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in February 2015 - a setback that ruled him out until the end of the year and dealt the Clarets’ survival hopes a major blow.

On the verge of returning injury, Marney signed a new two-year deal at the club to keep him at Turf Moor until 2017 and subsequently signed a further extension to stay for a further 12 months.

Marney played 12 games in the 2015/16 campaign and made his 200th appearance for the Clarets as Sean Dyche’s side were promoted back to the top flight as champions.

He was again a mainstay of the side that set about staying in the Premier League in 2016/17 - scoring a thunderous volley against Manchester City at Turf Moor - until misfortune struck again in the shape of a further serious knee injury in January 2017.

The fans’ favourite spent the summer working on his rehabilitation with a view to another comeback at some point in the 2017/18 season.