Johnny Dixon


Johnny Dixon

Football player infobox
playername = "Johnny Dixon"


fullname = Johnny Dixon
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dateofbirth = birth date and age|1923|12|10
cityofbirth = Newcastle upon Tyne
countryofbirth = England
currentclub = Retired
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position = Striker
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1945-1961
clubs = Aston Villa
caps(goals) = 430 (144)
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Johnny Dixon (born December 10, 1923) was an English footballer.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, he played for Aston Villa from 1945 until his retirement in 1961, making 430 appearances and scoring 144 goals. He was Villa's last FA Cup-winning captain, in 1957.

Dixon signed as a professional for Villa shortly after the Second World War, after playing a number of wartime matches for the club. He was voted supporters' 'Terrace Trophy' winner in 1959; and in 1960 helped Villa win promotion back to the top-flight. He played his last game for Villa in April 1961, scoring in a 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday. On retiring, Dixon remained at the club for six years coaching the youth team. One of the most popular Villa players of all time, he continued to turn out for the Villa Old Stars into his 60s.

External links

* [http://www.nobok.co.uk/page/FootballBio/0,,10301~792569,00.html "Johnny Dixon"] at Nobok.co.uk


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