Midfielder Dean Stowe was born and raised in Burnley and was discovered playing county level schoolboy football by legendary City youth scout Freddie Cowell. Dean joined the Tigers’ youth training scheme in 1991 alongside future City stalwarts Neil Allison, Adam Lowthorpe and Steve Wilson and shared digs with Dean Windass when he returned to the professional game.
Stowe made his only first team appearance in March 1993, coming off the bench in a league match against his hometown club. He signed professional terms for the Tigers in the summer of 1993 after a tug of war between Burnley and Hull City for his signature, but the 1993/94 season did not work out as planned and Dean left the club in the 1994 close season. After an unsuccessful trial with Bury he stepped away from the professional game at the age of 19.
Returning to live in Burnley, Dean played non-league football for over a decade with two North West Counties League sides, Clitheroe and Padiham, rebuffing offers from higher placed clubs who were impressed with his capabilities. Stowe worked at a Michelin tyre factory, then at the turn of the millennium he became a gas engineer and married his wife Angela, having two children Ella and Luke. In July 2021 Luke Stowe signed his first professional football contract with Accrington Stanley, following his proud father’s footsteps.
Date/Place of Birth: 27 March 1975, Burnley
Hull City First Game: 13 March 1993, Burnley A (League Division 2), 17 years, 351 days old
Hull City Final Game: 13 March 1993, Burnley A (League Division 2), 17 years, 351 days old
Hull City (1991-1994), Clitheroe, Padiham
Hull City Record
Career: 1 apps, 0 goalsDean Stowe