Dickie Deacon

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Dickie Deacon
Personal information
Full name Richard Deacon
Date of birth (1911-06-26)26 June 1911
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1986 (aged 74–75)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Alliance Juniors
Albert Hill United
Darlington Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Cockfield - (-)
1929–1931 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 (1)
1932–1934 West Ham United 3 (0)
1934 Chelsea - (-)
1934–1935 Glenavon - (-)
1935–1936 Northampton Town - (-)
1936–1939 Lincoln City - (-)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard "Dickie" Deacon (26 June 1911 - 1986) was a Scottish-born footballer who played as an inside left for a number of clubs in the Football League during the 1930s.[1]


Deacon joined Second Division Wolverhampton Wanderers from Cockfield in 1929, along with his older brother Jimmy.

While his brother made over 150 appearances for Wolves, Dickie struggled to make any impact and managed just three first team games. He made his league debut on 7 March 1931 in a 0-1 defeat at Bury and played the following game, at home to Port Vale, where he scored in a 3-0 victory. His only other appearance for the club came the following month, a 1-1 draw with Bradford Park Avenue.

He joined West Ham United, but again only played three times for their first team, during the 1932-33 season. He soon moved to fellow London side Chelsea, where he also served as trainer after retiring from playing.

He finished his playing career with spells at Glenavon, Northampton Town and Lincoln City, and also guested for Northampton during wartime.


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  • Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.