Arthur Dixon (footballer, born 1892)

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Arthur Dixon
Personal information
Full name Arthur Dixon
Date of birth (1892-01-01)1 January 1892
Place of birth Chadderton, Lancashire, England
Date of death 25 December 1965(1965-12-25) (aged 73)
Place of death England
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Oldham Athletic
St Mirren (loan)
1917–1926 Rangers 326 (6)
St Mirren (loan)
1926– Cowdenbeath
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Dixon (1 January 1892 – 25 December 1965) was a footballer who played as a central defender for Rangers between 1917 and 1926. He later became trainer at the club and assistant to manager Bill Struth after his retirement from playing.

Playing career[edit]

Chadderton-born Dixon joined Rangers on 11 July 1917 after being signed by the then manager William Wilton.[1] He made his league debut in a 1–0 win away to Kilmarnock on 18 August 1917. Dixon was soon to establish himself as an influential player for the club. He scored his first goal for the club on 8 March 1919 in a 3–0 league win against Hamilton Academical.

He enjoyed a benefit match at Ibrox Park on 10 September 1923. A crowd of 10,000 watched Rangers draw 1–1 with Liverpool. The Rangers side was: Hamilton (goalkeeper), Manderson, Meiklejohn, Dixon, McCandless, Archibald, Muirhead, Morton, Hansen, Cairns. The goalscorer for Rangers was Hansen.

In total he made 361 appearances (326 league and 35 Scottish Cup) for the club. He scored eight goals (six times in the league and twice in the cup). He won 6 league championships, six Glasgow Cups and four Charity Cups.

At the end of the 1925–26 season, Dixon retired from playing.

Coaching career[edit]

Dixon and became a coach at the club. He was responsible for the signing of Alex Stevenson, an Irish international footballer from Dublin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arthur Dixon". Rangers FC History.co.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bob Ferrier, Robert McElroy (1998). Glasgow Rangers: Player by Player. The Crowood Press. ISBN 0-600-59495-5.