Dean Ashton

Date of birth24 November 1983
Place of birthCrewe
NationalityEnglish
Weight88 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

Already the subject of interest from both Manchester United and Arsenal, Dean broke into the first team whilst still a trainee.

He signed a new three-year contract with Crewe Alexandra in August 2003.

Dean joined Norwich City in January 2005 with a contract to June 2008.

This was extended to June 2009 in August 2005.

Dean joined West Ham United in January 2006 with a contract to June 2010 that was extended to June 2013 in June 2008.

He retired in December 2009 due to an ankle injury.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crewe Alexandra 06 Feb 2001 10 Jan 2005
Norwich City 10 Jan 2005 23 Jan 2006
West Ham United 23 Jan 2006 11 Dec 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 12
9
8
1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 3
1
3
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra League Cup
1
2001-02 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 29
2
7
3
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
1
2
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra LDV Vans Trophy 3
5
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 1
2002-03 Crewe Alexandra League Division 2 24
15
9
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 43
1
19
2
2004-05 Crewe Alexandra League Championship 23
1
17
2004-05 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 3
2
2004-05 Norwich City Premier League 16
7
2005-06 Norwich City League Championship 28
10
2
2005-06 Norwich City League Cup 1
1
1
2005-06 West Ham United FA Cup 5
3
2
2005-06 West Ham United Premier League 9
2
3
2007-08 West Ham United FA Cup 2
2007-08 West Ham United League Cup 2
1
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 20
11
10
2008-09 West Ham United League Cup 1
2008-09 West Ham United Premier League 4
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Oct 2000 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
13 Jan 2001 Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 1
16 Jan 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
27 Jan 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Stockport County L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley W 4-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers W 3-1 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United W 1-0 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Birmingham City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 2001 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra D 3-3 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 1-3 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town L 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2001 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
24 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Stockport County D 0-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Oct 2001 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest L 0-3 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Crewe Alexandra W 2-4 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Crewe Alexandra v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Millwall v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Jan 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra W 2-4 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City L 1-6 League Division 1
17 Feb 2002 Everton v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-4 League Division 1
23 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Everton L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
02 Mar 2002 Watford v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division 1
12 Mar 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester City L 1-3 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Mar 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Division 1
04 Apr 2002 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
07 Apr 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2002 Birmingham City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Nottingham Forest v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United W 2-0 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Northampton Town v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 2
13 Aug 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Notts County L 0-3 League Division 2
17 Aug 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Colchester United W 2-0 League Division 2
24 Aug 2002 Huddersfield Town v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 2
27 Aug 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town W 1-0 League Division 2
07 Sep 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Sep 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
21 Sep 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers W 2-0 League Division 2
28 Sep 2002 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 2
01 Oct 2002 Manchester City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division 2
12 Oct 2002 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra W 1-4 League Division 2
19 Oct 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Plymouth Argyle L 0-1 League Division 2
26 Oct 2002 Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
29 Oct 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Luton Town L 0-1 League Division 2
02 Nov 2002 Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 2
09 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Brentford W 2-1 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool W 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
16 Nov 2002 Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool W 3-0 League Division 2
30 Nov 2002 Bristol City v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 2
07 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Mansfield Town W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
10 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers W 8-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
14 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division 2
21 Dec 2002 Swindon Town v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 2
26 Dec 2002 Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra W 0-4 League Division 2
29 Dec 2002 Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic L 1-2 League Division 2
25 Jan 2003 Oldham Athletic v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 2
29 Jan 2003 Shrewsbury Town v Crewe Alexandra L 4-2 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - northern section
01 Feb 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Northampton Town D 3-3 League Division 2
08 Feb 2003 Brentford v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
22 Feb 2003 Chesterfield v Crewe Alexandra W 0-2 League Division 2
25 Feb 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
01 Mar 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Peterborough United L 0-1 League Division 2
04 Mar 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wycombe Wanderers W 4-2 League Division 2
08 Mar 2003 Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 2
15 Mar 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
18 Mar 2003 Plymouth Argyle v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 2
22 Mar 2003 Luton Town v Crewe Alexandra W 0-4 League Division 2
29 Mar 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Stockport County W 1-0 League Division 2
12 Apr 2003 Blackpool v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Division 2
15 Apr 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Bristol City D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Apr 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town L 0-1 League Division 2
21 Apr 2003 Barnsley v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Division 2
03 May 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 2
12 Aug 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wrexham W 2-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Millwall v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Walsall W 1-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra W 0-2 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Crewe Alexandra v West Ham United L 0-3 League Division 1
20 Sep 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest W 3-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Leicester City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
01 Oct 2003 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
04 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Watford L 0-1 League Division 1
14 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
18 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Derby County W 3-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Stoke City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Reading W 1-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2003 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2003 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic L 2-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley W 3-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Telford United L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra L 6-4 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Feb 2004 Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Division 1
03 Mar 2004 Derby County v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra W 2-3 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Crewe Alexandra v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Division 1
17 Mar 2004 West Ham United v Crewe Alexandra L 4-2 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City L 0-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Nottingham Forest v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Watford v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City W 3-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Reading v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Crystal Palace L 2-3 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Sunderland v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
10 Aug 2004 Sunderland v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Championship
14 Aug 2004 Nottingham Forest v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Championship
21 Aug 2004 Crewe Alexandra v West Ham United L 2-3 League Championship
24 Aug 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool W 4-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Aug 2004 Derby County v Crewe Alexandra W 2-4 League Championship
11 Sep 2004 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Championship
14 Sep 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Leeds United D 2-2 League Championship
21 Sep 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland W 3-3 (4-2) League Cup 2nd round
25 Sep 2004 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Championship
28 Sep 2004 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra W 2-3 League Championship
02 Oct 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Watford W 3-0 League Championship
23 Oct 2004 Reading v Crewe Alexandra L 4-0 League Championship
26 Oct 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester United L 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Leicester City D 2-2 League Championship
06 Nov 2004 Brighton and Hove Albion v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Championship
13 Nov 2004 Stoke City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Championship
20 Nov 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham W 4-1 League Championship
27 Nov 2004 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League Championship
30 Nov 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Millwall W 2-1 League Championship
04 Dec 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Championship
11 Dec 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Plymouth Argyle W 3-0 League Championship
18 Dec 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Queens Park Rangers v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Leeds United v Crewe Alexandra W 0-2 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 1-2 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 England UEFA Under-19 2
2
2001-02 England Under-19 1
2002-03 England UEFA Under-19 2
1
3
2002-03 England Under-16 Montaigu Tournament 1
2002-03 England Under-20 2
2003-04 England Under-21 2
2
2004-05 England UEFA Under-21 2
2
2004-05 England Under-21 1
1
2005-06 England UEFA Under-21
2
2005-06 England Under-21 1
2007-08 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Nov 2001 England v Georgia W 4-1 UEFA U19 Group 4
11 Nov 2001 England v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA Under-19 Group 4
14 Feb 2002 England v Germany W 3-1 Under-19
22 Jul 2002 England v Germany D 3-3 UEFA U19 Final group B
24 Jul 2002 England v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA U19 Final group B
26 Jul 2002 Republic of Ireland v England L 3-2 UEFA U19 Final group B
23 Oct 2002 Germany v England W 1-2 Under-20
27 Nov 2002 England v Italy L 3-5 Under-20
19 Apr 2003 France v England L 3-1 Under 16 Montaigu Tournament
17 Feb 2004 England v Netherlands W 3-2 Under-21
30 Mar 2004 Sweden v England D 2-2 Under-21
17 Aug 2004 England v Ukraine W 3-1 Under-21
08 Feb 2005 England v Netherlands L 1-2 Under-21
25 Mar 2005 England v Germany D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
29 Mar 2005 England v Azerbaijan W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
16 Aug 2005 Denmark v England W 0-1 Under-21
11 Nov 2005 England v France D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
15 Nov 2005 France v England L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
01 Jun 2008 Trinidad and Tobago v England W 0-3 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.