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Ronnie Dix

Derby County FC

1 appearance, 1 goal

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 0
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Full name Ronald William Dix
Born 5 September 1912 in Bristol, Gloucestershire [registered in Bristol, December 1912].

census notes

According to the 1939 register, Ronald is a professional footballer, married to Rosamund, and they are living at 55 North Street in Bristol, the home of his wife's parents, Arthur and Florence Saunders.

Married to Rosamond A. Saunders (b.30 December 1910) [registered in Bristol, June 1935].
Died 2 April 1998 in Bristol, aged 85 years 209 days [registered in Bath & NE Somerset, April 1998].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 10st. 10lbs [1930]. 5' 8½", 12st. 0lbs [1938].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing football with Bristol Schools before joining Bristol Rovers FC as an amateur. Everton FC bid for Dix and his teammate Cliff Britton in May 1930, Britton went on 3 June, Dix did not. Blackburn Rovers FC had also offered £3000 for the pair. The Toffee's made a second attempt in May 1931 in an affair that changed the purpose of the transfer system. Dix had promised to join Everton FC at the end of the 1930-31 season, but his club, Bristol Rovers FC refused to honour the agreement that Everton FC state they entered into. Rovers were made to pay all legal costs after failing to provide evidence to the contrary. The Football League were then told that all transfers were not considered final until the League Committee had been notified of any transfer and that all contract agreements must written down as evidence. Dix did leave Rovers, a year later, after a hundred league appearances and 33 goals, when he joined Blackburn Rovers FC on 9 May 1932 for £3000. Another year, and he joined Aston Villa FC in May 1933 and 97 league appearances and thirty goals later, moved onto Derby County AFC in February 1937 and followed with 94 league appearances and 35 league goals. Transferred to Tottenham Hotspur FC in June 1939 and throughout WWII, he was playing for Blackpool FC. Left White Hart Lane for Reading FC on 6 November 1947 before retiring at the end of the 1948-49 season.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Youngest ever Football League player at 15 years and 173 days. Youngest ever Football League scorer when he scored a week later, on 3 March 1928.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 648th players (649) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 221, 9 November 1938, England 4 Norway 0, a friendly match at St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, aged 26 years 65 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Schoolboy (two appearances, 1927)
Distinctions Died nineteen days after Peter Sillett

Beyond England

not known, but appears to have returned to the Bristol area after hanging up his boots. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.88.


Ronnie Dix - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 1 90 1 90 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Ronnie Dix - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Ronnie Dix - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 1 full cap

F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 26
1 221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne Fr HW Start 25 10