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Dixie Dean

(1906—1980)


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1906–1980)

British Association footballer who played for Tranmere Rovers, Everton, and England.

In the 1927–28 season Dixie Dean scored a record 60 league goals in 39 matches, a goal-scoring record that is unlikely ever to be beaten. They included five goals in one match and four in another. During his prolific career Dean scored no fewer than 37 hat-tricks. Tall and well-built, he was a brilliant header of the ball (many of his goals were headed). He also made 16 international appearances between 1927 and 1932. After the end of his playing career he ran a public house for some years at Chester.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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