Dixie Dean

1907 - 1980

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William Ralph "Dixie" Dean (22 January 1907 – 1 March 1980) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward. He is regarded as one of the greatest centre-forwards of all time and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.Born in Birkenhead, he began his career at his hometown club Tranmere Rovers before moving on to Everton, the club he had supported as a child. A prolific goalscorer, he was particularly known for having a penchant for scoring goals with his head, courtesy of his elevation and athleticism, as well as his powerful and accurate heading ability, which has led pundits to describe him as one of the greatest aerial specialists of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dixie Dean has received more than 773,823 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Dixie Dean is the 627th most popular soccer player (down from 539th in 2019), the 1,606th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,488th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Dixie Dean ranks 627 out of 16,923Before him are Brian Laudrup, Luis Molowny, Taizo Kawamoto, Geoff Hurst, Lennart Skoglund, and Mitsuo Kamata. After him are Viliam Schrojf, Goyo Benito, Predrag Mijatović, Jimmy Savile, Arturo Vidal, and Jaap Stam.

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Among people born in 1907, Dixie Dean ranks 110Before him are Jean Hyppolite, Heinz Brandt, Maurice Couve de Murville, Roger Peyrefitte, George de Mestral, and Anthony Blunt. After him are Sabahattin Ali, Takeo Miki, Fay Wray, Frithjof Schuon, Annabella, and Max Pauly. Among people deceased in 1980, Dixie Dean ranks 87Before him are Marino Marini, Ida Kamińska, Masayoshi Ōhira, Shigemaru Takenokoshi, Olga Chekhova, and Farrokhroo Parsa. After him are Lil Dagover, Gabriel González Videla, Joy Adamson, Josias Braun-Blanquet, Mohammed Rafi, and Alexander Mach.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Dixie Dean ranks 1,606 out of 6,924Before him are Wendy Hiller (1912), Francis Rossi (1949), Eileen Essell (1922), Havelock Ellis (1859), Clarke Abel (1780), and Geoff Hurst (1941). After him are John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Thomas Arnold (1795), Lord Guildford Dudley (1536), Jimmy Savile (1926), Mike Leigh (1943), and Algernon Blackwood (1869).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Dixie Dean ranks 32Before him are Alan Shearer (1970), Roger Byrne (1929), Paul Scholes (1974), William Foulke (1874), Michael Owen (1979), and Geoff Hurst (1941). After him are Jimmy Savile (1926), John Toshack (1949), Gordon Milne (1937), Ally McCoist (1962), Gareth Bale (1989), and Ian Callaghan (1942).