The English Premier League is a football competition hosted in England for all English football teams. A lot more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) goals have been scored in the English Premier League.
However, the first goal to be scored in the English Premier League was by Brian Deane for Sheffield United, in a match against Manchester United.
Within five minutes of play at Bramall Lane, a long throw-in from the field’s right side was given an over-head flick by Peter Schmeichel. Brian Deane was available to intercept the ball and then plant a free header into the opposition’s empty net from within the six-yard box. Sheffield United played at home during that match, and Deane had the privilege of adding a second goal, which he converted from a penalty kick before the closure of the first half.
However, the lead was almost cut short when Mark Hughes of Manchester United scored an unexpected goal. Still, the leading team -Sheffield United, held unto their lead to gain an added advantage over the eventual league champions. At the end of the league, Sheffield United finished at the 14th position; they even got to the semi-finals that season.
Deane, the top goal scorer of that match, enjoyed his football career, which included a few years at clubs Benfica and Perth Glory. From the old third division to the English Premier League, while playing for Sheffield United, Deane scored 119 goals for his club. He also enjoyed some productive spells at Leeds United, Middlesbrough, and finally, Leicester City. Brian went on to become the manager of the Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 after he retired in 2006.
BRIAN DEANE’S BIOGRAPHY
Brian Christopher Deane, 52, was born on the 7th of February, 1968. He was an English Football player and currently an English football coach. After his retirement in 2006, he went on to manage and coach several football teams. He is the current owner of the Superleague of Kosovo side Ferizaj.
Deane grew up in Leeds, England, and played a forward and striker role throughout his football playing career from 1985 to 2006. Deane is the scorer of the first goal in an FA Premier League game while playing for Sheffield United in 1992. He has 286 appearances in all premier league games and was capped three (3) times by England.
Deane has a total of one-hundred and ninety-four (194) goals to his name while still a football player. Dean has scored in every English Premier League club he has played for, but nor for his national team. He appeared three (3) times twice for his national team and failed to turn in any goal.
As mentioned earlier, he is the current owner and manager of the club Ferizaj, but his managerial career didn’t start there. On the 21st of November 2012, Deane was introduced as the head coach of Sarpsborg 08 FF. He did his best to bring the team to the top three (3) positions, and in his first season, he finished third after displacing to avoid relegation.
In April 2019, he was appointed as the coach for Leeds United Development Hub for the Elite player development scholarship. Brian Deane has had his share of English Premier League games and has enjoyed every bit of it; his only regret is not getting a chance to score more goals when he played at Boro.