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Dixie Dean
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Personal information
Full name Samuel James Edward Hawkes
Date of birth 22 January 1907(1907-01-22)
Place of birth    Birkenhead, Flag of England England
Date of death    March 1, 1980(1980-03-01) (aged 73)
Place of death    Liverpool, Flag of England England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of England Tranmere Rovers
Flag of England Everton
Flag of England Notts County
Flag of England Sligo Rovers
Flag of England Hurst
030 0(27)
399 (349)
447 (390)   
National team
1927–1932 Flag of England England 016 0(18)

William Ralph "Dixie" Dean (22 January 1907 – 1 March 1980) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward.

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. He was particularly known for scoring goals with his head. Dean played the majority of his career at Everton before injuries caught up with him and he moved on to new challenges at Notts County. He is best known for his exploits during the 1927–28 season, which saw him score a record 60 league goals. He also scored 18 goals in 16 appearances for England.

A statue of Dean was unveiled outside Goodison Park in May 2001. A year later, he became one of 22 players inducted into the inaugural English Football Hall of Fame. Dean was the first Everton player to wear the number-9 shirt, which in later years would become iconic at the club.

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