Johnny Dixon

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Johnny Dixon
Personal information
Full name John Thomas Dixon[1]
Date of birth (1923-12-10)10 December 1923
Place of birth Hebburn, England
Date of death 20 January 2009(2009-01-20) (aged 85)
Place of death Sutton Coldfield, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Spennymoor United
1945–1961 Aston Villa 392 (132)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Thomas "Johnny" Dixon (10 December 1923 – 20 January 2009) was an English footballer who played as an inside forward.

Born in Hebburn,[1] Dixon played for Spennymoor United before he signed as a professional for Villa shortly after the Second World War.[2]

Dixon suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and died on 20 January 2009 in Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup Total
1946–47 Aston Villa First Division 17 6 17 6
1947–48 12 5 12 5
1948–49 25 7 1 0 26 7
1949–50 37 11 3 0 40 11
1950–51 34 15 2 1 36 16
1951–52 42 26 1 2 43 28
1952–53 27 13 5 1 32 14
1953–54 39 9 1 0 40 9
1954–55 36 13 7 1 43 14
1955–56 37 16 3 2 40 18
1956–57 39 6 9 5 48 11
1957–58 14 2 14 2
1958–59 28 2 6 0 34 2
1959–60 Second Division 4 0 4 0
1960–61 First Division 1 1 1 1
Career total 392 132 38 12 430 144

Club[edit]

Aston Villa

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Johnny Dixon". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Villa Cup hero Dixon dies at 85". BBC Sport. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21.