|Full name||Dean Mark Wilkins|
|Date of birth||12 July 1962|
|Place of birth||Hillingdon, England|
|1980–1983||Queens Park Rangers||2||(0)|
|1983–1984||Brighton & Hove Albion||3||(0)|
|1987–1996||Brighton & Hove Albion||335||(31)|
|2006–2008||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|2010||Southampton (caretaker manager)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Dean Mark Wilkins (born 12 July 1962) is an English football coach and former professional player.
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