Dean Ritchie

42. Dean Ritchie

  • App: 0
  • Goals: 0
  • Squad Number:42
  • Position:Midfielder
  • Nationality:Scotland
  • Date Of Birth:5th January 2001
  • Signed On:23rd March 2017

Dean has taken the road well-travelled to arrive at Tynecastle but the defensive midfielder is settled in at Gorgie, having joined Hearts at under-14 level.

The 18-year-old can also play as a centre-back as well as in midfield. He is comfortable and calm on the ball, keeping the play simple.

He captained John Rankin's under-18s in the SFA Youth Cup during the 18-19 season, and extended his contract earlier this year until June 2020.

Dean previously lived in Hong Kong, where he achieved a place in a Chelsea soccer school programme, but joined Hearts upon his return to his native Scotland.

In October 2019, Dean joined Lowland League side Cumbernauld Colts on loan until January.

He has also started coaching within the club's Academy structure, helping out with the under-9s and under-10s.

Player Sponsorship

Home Kit Sponsor

Colin Marshall and Steven Fraser

Away Kit Sponsor

Oban Hearts Supporters Club

Third Kit Sponsor

Not Available

Trainingwear Sponsor

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Boots Sponsor

Available to Sponsor

Hearts Direct