William Dickson (footballer, born 1923)

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Bill Dickson
Personal information
Full name William Dickson
Date of birth (1923-03-15)15 March 1923
Place of birth Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Date of death June 2002 (aged 79)
Place of death Lurgan, Northern Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945 Glenavon ? (?)
1945–1947 Notts County 21 (2)
1947–1953 Chelsea 101 (8)
1953–1956 Arsenal 29 (1)
1956–1957 Mansfield Town 19 (0)
1958 Glenavon ? (?)
Total 170 (7)
National team
1951–1954 Northern Ireland 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Dickson, also known as Bill Dickson or Billy Dickson (15 March 1923 – June 2002) was a Northern Irish footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a wing half.


Club career[edit]

Born in Lurgan, Dickson began his career with hometown club Glenavon, before moving to England in November 1945 to sign with Notts County.[1] Dickson also played in England for Chelsea, Arsenal and Mansfield Town, making a total of 170 appearances in the Football League for all four clubs.[2] Dickson retired due to a shoulder injury in 1957, before returning briefly to play with first club Glenavon in January 1958.[1]

International career[edit]

Dickson earned a total of twelve caps for Northern Ireland between 1951 and 1954.[1][3]