Arthur Dixon (footballer, born 1887)

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Arthur Dixon
Personal information
Full name William Armour Dixon
Date of birth February 1887
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death 1964 (aged 76–77)
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Willington Athletic
Crawcrook Villa
Newcastle City
1908–1910 Fulham 1 (0)
1910–1921 Plymouth Argyle 186 (42)
1921–1922 Barrow 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Armour Dixon (February 1887 – 1964), known as Will Dixon or Arthur Dixon, was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Fulham, Plymouth Argyle and Barrow. He played as an outside left.[1][2]

Dixon was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and played local football in that area before joining Fulham. He made his Football League debut for that club during the 1908–09 season, but that was his only League appearance.[2] He moved to Plymouth Argyle, then a Southern League club, in 1910, and made nearly 200 appearances for the club either side of the First World War.[1] Dixon played in Argyle's first game in the Football League, as the Southern League Division One clubs were absorbed to form the Football League Third Division for the 1920–21 season, and was involved in the buildup to their first Football League goal, scored by Jimmy Heeps.[3] He finished his League career the following season with four games for Barrow in the newly formed Third Division North.[2]

Dixon's brothers Andrew and Joseph were also on Argyle's books, but never appeared for the first team.[1] Dixon died in 1964.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Will Dixon". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 75. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ "Controversy is to the fore as Pilgrims begin life in League". The Herald. Plymouth. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.