Ken Dean (rugby league)

Kenneth Dean
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Dean
Nickname Ken
Born Halifax, England
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1948–60 Halifax 393 89 67 0 401
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Yorkshire 11
1951–52 England 2 0 2 0 4

Kenneth "Ken" Dean is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s, '50s and '60s playing at representative level for England, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Halifax, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6.

Playing career

International honours

Ken Dean won caps for England while at Halifax in 1951 against Other Nationalities, and in 1952 against Other Nationalities.[1]

County Honours

Ken Dean won caps for Yorkshire while at Halifax.

Challenge Cup final appearances

Ken Dean played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Halifax's 4-4 draw with Warrington in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1 May 1954, and the 4-18 defeat in the 1953–54 Challenge Cup final replay at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Wednesday 5 May 1954 in front of a 102,569+ crowd.

Testimonial match

Ken Dean's Testimonial match at Halifax took place in 1958.

Honoured at Halifax

Ken Dean is a Halifax Hall Of Fame Inductee.[2]


External links

  • International Statistics at
  • Statistics at
  • The 1954 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final replay
  • Dean's tribute to 'a great pal' Stan Kielty

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