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Dixie Dean

(1907-1980), Footballer

William Ralph ('Dixie') Dean

Sitter in 3 portraits
Scorer of a record 60 league goals in a single First Division season leading Everton to the Championship in 1927/28. Scored 377 goals in 431 appearances for Everton after signing from Tranmere Rovers for £3,000 in 1925. Bill Dean's tanned skin and curly black hair earned him the nickname 'Dixie', after the black slaves of America's 'Dixieland' states. Stunned medics by returning to professional football months after fracturing his skull in a motorcycle accident in 1926. Won 16 England caps scoring 18 goals. Captained Everton to the 1931/32 league title and scored in their 1933 FA Cup final win versus Manchester City.

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Dixie Dean, published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd - NPG x196386

Dixie Dean

published by J. Millhoff & Co Ltd
bromide cigarette card, published circa 1930
NPG x196386

Dixie Dean; Sam Cowan, by James Jarché - NPG x88272

Dixie Dean; Sam Cowan

by James Jarché
modern bromide print from original negative, 29 April 1933
NPG x88272

William Ralph ('Dixie') Dean, issued by Gallaher Ltd - NPG D48979

William Ralph ('Dixie') Dean

issued by Gallaher Ltd
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1936
NPG D48979

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