David Dickson (footballer)

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David Dickson
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-05-12) 12 May 1952 (age 64)
Original team(s) Preston
Debut Round 3, 1972, Carlton
vs. South Melbourne, at Lake Oval
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1972–1976 Carlton 66 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1976.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Dickson (born 12 May 1952) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton in the VFL during the 1970s.

Dickson, who went to school in Coburg, played his early football in the VFA with Preston. He made his Carlton debut in 1972, the same game that Alex Jesaulenko celebrated his 100th, and finished the year playing on the wing in their premiership side. Another Grand Final appearance followed in 1973 and Dickson, again playing as a wingman, finished on the losing team. In 1977 he was part of the trade which saw Peter McKenna come to Carlton but Dickson couldn't make it into the Collingwood seniors and played reserves football for the club instead.

After retiring as a player, Dickson moved into coaching and from 1998 was in charge of the Victorian Metropolitan Under 18s at the National Championships.