|Full name Dean Michael Brill|
1995–2003 Luton Town
Weight 79 kg
Height 1.88 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Luton, England
Name Dean Brill
|Date of birth (1985-12-02) 2 December 1985 (age 30)|
Current team Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C. (#12 / Goalkeeper)
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Dean Michael Brill (born 2 December 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper and is the goalkeeping coach at National League club Leyton Orient.
- Dean brill pre season interview 2013 14
- Dean brill save of the season
- Luton Town
- Oldham Athletic
- Return to Luton Town
- Inverness Caledonian Thistle
- Colchester United
- Coaching career
- Career statistics
Dean brill save of the season
Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, Brill joined Luton at the age of nine, progressing through the Centre of Excellence and representing Luton Schools and Bedfordshire County Schools at various age groups. His abilities alerted the attention of bigger clubs, including Liverpool, but Luton fought off the competition to secure his signature.
Beginning 2003–04 as understudy to Rob Beckwith, Brill made his league debut as a substitute in a 3–0 defeat away to Oldham Athletic, after Beckwith had been sent off. His full league debut came three weeks later in a 3–1 win at home to Wycombe Wanderers and retained his place for the following two matches, a 1–0 win away to Stevenage Borough in the Football League Trophy and a 4–2 defeat away to Brentford.
With regular goalkeeper Marlon Beresford unavailable, Brill began 2005–06 as the number one goalkeeper, impressing against newly relegated Crystal Palace during a 2–1 victory at Selhurst Park on the opening day of the season.
Brill made his first appearance of 2006–07 as a substitute in a 3–0 defeat away to Preston North End. His first starting appearance of the season came in a 3–2 defeat at home to Queens Park Rangers, where he deputised for the suspended Beresford. However, following the loan signing of Dean Kiely from Portsmouth, Brill was pushed down to third-choice goalkeeper and in December 2006, he was loaned to League One club Gillingham. He made eight appearances during a month-long stay. Having made 12 first-team appearances for Luton, Brill was named Young Player of the Season at Luton's end of season awards.
At the beginning of the 2007–08, Brill found himself out of favour after the loan signings of David Forde and Ben Alnwick. However, after Luton went into administration in November 2007, manager Kevin Blackwell was unable to sign a new goalkeeper on loan, and Brill was recalled to the first-team. He finished the season with 47 appearances, culminating in relegation to League Two.
Brill started the first four matches of 2008–09, with Luton facing an almost impossible task to overcome a 30-point deduction. Brill finished the season with 25 appearances and started in Luton's 2009 Football League Trophy Final victory over Scunthorpe United at Wembley Stadium. The points deduction proved too much to overcome and Luton were relegated for the third successive season, dropping into the Conference Premier. Brill was released by the club on 27 May 2009 following the expiration of his contract.
On 1 July 2009, Brill signed a two-year contract with League One club Oldham Athletic. He was released by the club in May 2011.
After trials at Yeovil Town and Barnet, Brill signed for the latter on a one-year contract. He kept a clean sheet on his debut in a 1–0 win away to Morecambe. Brill made a crucial save in the dying seconds of Barnet's 2–1 win away to Burton Albion on the final day of 2011–12, a result which kept the club in Football League at the expense of Hereford United. He was released by the club in May 2012.
Return to Luton Town
After spending three weeks on trial during pre-season with former club Luton Town, who were in the Conference Premier, Brill signed a two-year contract with them on 31 July 2012. He made 12 appearances in 2012–13, but was transfer-listed by the club in April 2013.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
In July 2013, Brill signed on loan for Inverness Caledonian Thistle until January 2014. He debuted on the opening day of 2013–14 in a 3–0 win at home to St Mirren, keeping his first of three consecutive clean sheets. After a successful spell on loan, Brill signed a permanent deal with Inverness in November 2013, after Luton agreed to release him from the remainder of his contract.
Between May and September 2014, Brill kept a series of clean sheets, enabling Inverness to achieve a club record of 616 minutes without conceding. Later in the season, Brill suffered an injury which kept him out for a few matches. Worse was to follow, as he sustained a dislocated knee only minutes into his comeback game. This prevented him making any first-team appearances in 2015–16 and he was released by the club in May 2016.
Brill signed for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell on 27 June 2016 on a one-year contract. He left the club on 27 January 2017, having failed to make an appearance.
On 31 January 2017, Brill signed for Colchester United on a contract until the end of 2016–17. He left the club at the end of his contract after failing to make a first-team appearance.
On 3 August 2017, Brill was appointed goalkeeping coach at newly relegated National League club Leyton Orient.
Career statisticsAs of match played 11 April 2015
Inverness Caledonian Thistle