David Dein

David Dein

David Dein

  • Date of Birth: 7 September 1943

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'There was violence and the game was going down the drain': Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein reveals how secret plotting and civil war rescued English football and made the Premier League a global phenomenon

31/07 01:44


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