David Dein

Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association

Biography

David Dein is a football entrepreneur and businessman

David joined the Arsenal Board in 1983 and was made Vice-Chairman in the same year. He also rose to Vice-Chairman of the Football Association, and has served on numerous UEFA and FIFA Committees.

David was President of the Arsenal Ladies Team, which has consistently been the best in the land.

He was the man who had the foresight to bring Arsene Wenger to Arsenal in 1996. During David’s reign, the Club won:

The League x 5
The FA Cup x 5
The UEFA Cup Winners Cup x 1
The League Cup x 2
The Community Shield x 5

A total of 18 trophies!

Additionally the Club now has the finest training facilities and the most magnificent stadium -The Emirates

David was one of the main architects in the creation of the Premier League in 1992 and has been at the forefront of many of the important changes in football including the introduction of Goal Line Technology.

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