Brian Deane

Brian Christopher Deane (born 7 February 1968) is an English football coach and former player. He is currently the owner of Football Superleague of Kosovo side Ferizaj.[3] His most recent managerial position was as the manager of the Norwegian side Sarpsborg 08. During his playing career, he played as forward from 1985 until 2006. He was the scorer of the first ever goal in the FA Premier League in 1992, when he was a Sheffield United player. Deane also played in the Premier League for Leeds United and Middlesbrough as well as playing top-flight football in Portugal and Australia for Benfica and Perth Glory respectively. He also played in The Football League for Doncaster Rovers, Leicester City (scoring another first goal, this time the first competitive goal at the new Walkers Stadium), West Ham United and Sunderland before finishing his playing career in 2006 with a brief spell back at Sheffield United. Deane was capped three times by England.