Dicky Dorsett

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Dicky Dorsett
Personal information
Full name Richard Dorsett
Date of birth (1919-12-03)3 December 1919
Place of birth Brownhills, England
Date of death November 1999 (age 79)
Place of death Brownhills, England
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
1935–1936 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1946 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 (32)
1946–1953 Aston Villa 257 (32)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard "Dicky" Dorsett (3 December 1919 – November 1999) was an English footballer, who played as a striker. Dorsett was sometimes known as "the Brownhills Bomber" after his birthplace of Brownhills, West Midlands.

Football career[edit]

Dorsett started his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, making his debut in 1938. During that season he scored their only goal in the 4-1 defeat by Portsmouth in the 1939 FA Cup Final.

During World War II, Dorsett served with the RAF and guested for Brentford, Grimsby Town, Liverpool, QPR and Southampton, for whom he made 16 appearances, scoring 23 goals.[1] He was a member of the Wolves side that won the 1942 Football League War Cup and played 58 wartime games, scoring 40 goals.

In September 1946, he joined Aston Villa for £3,000. His career almost came to an end in 1950 when he was involved in a car crash, but he recovered and played another three seasons before retiring from the game in 1953.

Later career[edit]

He stayed at Aston Villa coaching the club's youth team before joining Liverpool in 1957 as assistant trainer, a job he held until 1962.

He died in November 1999, a month before what would have been his 80th birthday.


Wolverhampton Wanderers


  1. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 393. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 

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