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WILLIAM "DIXIE" DEAN, ENGLAND
Tranmere Rovers, Everton
Notts County
1927-33

The greatest goal scorer in British football history, Dixie Dean was a focused striker. His statistics speak for themselves: 379 goals in 438 games, 28 goals in FA Cup matches, and 18 in only 16 caps for the national team. Even in the days of old offside rule his scoring legend is prodigious. In his first five games of his International career he scored 12 goals. His most incredible feat was 60 goals in only 39 games during the 1927-28 season. The title of 59 goals was held by Middlesborough's George Camsell. On the last day of the 1927-1928 season, Dixie Dean entered the game vs. Arsenal with 57 goals, and broke the record with his hat-trick goal, heading the ball in during the closing minutes of the match. Considered one of the toughest players, he did all of this despite serious injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident at the age of 19.

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GREAT BRITAIN XI

< Gordon Banks, England
< Dave Beckham, England
< Sir Tom Finney, England
< Bobby Charlton, England
< John Charles, Wales
< Bobby Moore, England
< George Best, N.Ireland
< Duncan Edwards, England
< William "Dixie" Dean, England
< Denis Law, Scotland
< Sir Stanley Matthews, England

 
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