Ronnie Dix

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Ronnie Dix
Personal information
Full name Ronald William Dix
Date of birth (1912-09-12)12 September 1912
Place of birth Bristol, England
Date of death 2 April 1998(1998-04-02) (aged 85)
Place of death Bristol, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1932 Bristol Rovers 100 (33)
1932–1933 Blackburn Rovers
1933–1937 Aston Villa 97 (30)
1937–1939 Derby County 94 (35)
1939–1947 Tottenham Hotspur
1947–1949 Reading
National team
1938 England 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ronald William Dix (12 September 1912 – 2 April 1998) was a professional footballer, who holds the record for being the youngest goalscorer in Football League history, when he scored for Bristol Rovers aged 15 years 180 days in 1928.[1]

He won one full international cap for England, scoring against Norway.

During World War II, Dix guested for clubs including Bristol City, Chester, Blackpool, Bradford Park Avenue, Wrexham, York City and Liverpool. He retired from playing in 1949 and died in April 1998 at the age of 85.


  1. ^ "3 March 1928 - A Boy Among Men". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 


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