Dean Furman born June 22, 1988.
Born in Cape Town, Dean’s family moved to England when he was five. After starting his career at Chelsea and Rangers, Dean signed for Oldham Athletic in July 2009 and spent four seasons at Boundary Park.
In March 2013 he joined Rovers on loan and played in the final game of the season at Brentford when Rovers sealed the League One title in the most dramatic fashion. He made the move permanent in July 2013, linking up with his former manager at Oldham, Paul Dickov. Dean remained at Rovers until June 2015, although he missed a month of his final season when he captained South Africa in the African Cup of Nations.
Dean’s record for Rovers was 82 appearances and four goals. He then moved to South Africa to play for Supersport United, but recently announced plans to return to the UK.
Dean has won 56 caps for his native country, seventeen of them with Rovers, making him our most capped full international.