Star Football Awards: Sheffield United legend Brian Deane inducted into Star Football Hall of Fame

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Brian Deane has been inducted into the Star Football Hall of Fame at tonight's Star Football awards.

Star striker Deane was presented with the award by Rajmul Islam and legendary Sheffield United manager, Dave Bassett.

Deane joins Chris Waddle, Tony Currie, Chris Morgan, Ronnie Moore and John Sheridan having been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Born in Leeds, he started his career with Doncaster Rovers, emerging as a young striker with a bright future over his 76 appearances.

In his first season United won promotion to the old Division Two but he was well on the way to becoming a club legend a year later as the Blades earned a place in the top flight with this striker scoring 21 goals and forging an incredibly instinctive partnership with Tony Agana.

He was United’s top scorer for four consecutive seasons before moving to Leeds United in 1993 for £2.9million, having made more than 220 appearances as well as earning three England caps.

Another spell at Bramall Lane came before he joined Portuguese giants Benfica while his career also took in Middlesbrough, Leicester, West Ham, Sunderland and Perth Glory in Australia.