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Kerry Dixon

Chelsea FC

8 appearances, 4 goals

P 8 W 5 D 1 L 2 F 16: A 3
*(actual F x: A x)
69% successful

1985-86

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
448

Profile

Full name Kerry Michael Dixon

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 24 July 1961 in Oak Road, Luton, Bedfordshire [registered in Luton, September 1961].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1986].

Source

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

Biographies Kerry: The Autobiography - Kerry Dixon (Macdonald, London 1986)
 

It used to be only the true 'greats' who wrote their autobiography. Kerry at twenty-five had a lot of games for Reading and Chelsea behind him but this book probably says as much about the commercialisation of players' careers during the eighties as it does about being a footballing star of true quality. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division Three Team of the Year 1982-83; PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1983-84; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1984-85;
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number 991st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 602, 9 June 1985, Mexico 1 England 0, a Ciudad de Mexico Cup and Azteca2000 tournament match at Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México, substitute (80), aged 23 years 320 days.
Last match No. 619, 10 September 1986, Sweden 1 England 0, a friendly match at Söderstadion, Johanneshov, Stockholm, aged 25 years 48 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1986;
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

England Disgrace

Kerry Dixon was jailed for nine months on 18 June 2015 for punching and kicking a man who is said to have called him "fatso". 53-year old Dixon denied assaulting the man at a pub in Luton in May 2014, but was convicted of the offence. The assault was captured on CCTV cameras at the Nag's Head in Dunstable. Judge Barbara Mensah described the attack as "shocking and sickening to watch". She said the violence was "disproportionate, unnecessary and completely over the top". Dixon told the court he had been acting in self-defence and thought his victim, Ben Scoble, was going to hit him in the face with a glass. "He was posing a threat to me as far as I was concerned. I have been glassed in the face before," Mr Dixon told the jury. The court was shown CCTV footage of Dixon approaching Mr Scoble, 38, before punching him off a bar stool and continuing to hit him when he fell to the floor. The judge said the film had drawn "a gasp" from jurors when played during the first week of the trial. Dixon claimed the pair had a confrontation earlier in the evening during which Mr Scoble was disrespectful and then called him "fatso" in the moments before the attack. "It's absolutely clear to me, if he did say those words - because this was CCTV without words - he didn't move, seek to strike, or get off the chair," the judge said. "You were annoyed and clearly going to teach him a lesson." Although Judge Mensah accepted Dixon had shown "genuine remorse" for the attack, she said she had heard nothing to make her consider anything other than a custodial sentence. "If ever there was a confrontation in a pub where violence did not need resorting to, this must have been it," she said. Speaking outside court, his barrister Mark Wyeth QC said the Professional Footballers' Association and Chelsea FC had been "very supportive" of Dixon, who was "addressing the difficulties he's had with various problems". He added that his client had "expressed several times that he felt ashamed and wanted to apologise to Mr Scoble".

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Kerry Dixon - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 8 2 5 3 1 448 4 112 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Kerry Dixon - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Away 4 2 0 2 7 3 +4 2 0 1.75 0.75 50.0 =0
Neutral 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 0 3 3.00 0.00 100.0 +3
All 8 5 1 2 16 3 +13 3 4 2.00 0.375 68.8 +3

 

Kerry Dixon - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All 8 5 1 2 16 3 +13 3 4 2.00 0.375 68.8 +3

 

Kerry Dixon - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCF 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Minor Tournament 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 1 0 1.50 0.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8 1 2 2.50 0.50 75.0 +2
All 8 5 1 2 16 3 +13 3 4 2.00 0.375 68.8 +3

 

Kerry Dixon - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1984-86 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1986 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCF All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1984-86 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
WC All 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Minor Tournament/Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Copa Ciudad de Mexico 1985 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.0 -1
Azteca 2000 1985 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 1 0 1.50 0.50 50.0 =0

Note that the Copa Ciuded de Mexico and the First Azteca 2000 match are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

TC All 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 1 0 1.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
TC 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2 1 0 1.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All 4 2 1 1 6 1 +5 2 2 1.50 0.25 62.5 +1

 

Kerry Dixon - Match History
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 8 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 8 full capsx

Age 23
- 599 22 May 1985 - Finland 1 England 1, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD squad/unused
- 600 25 May 1985 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow RC AL unused sub 14
- 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México TC NL unused sub/squad
1 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México AL sub 80 ?
2 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW Start
54, 67
9
3 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr AW Start
9
Age 24
4 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 9
5 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AW Start off 53 9
6 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles Fr NW sub 71 ?
- 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby Fr AW squad/sub?
- 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL squad
member
21
- 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND
7 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW sub 84
- 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW squad member
- 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, ciudad de México NW
Age 25
8 619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0, Söderstadion, Stockholm Fr AL Start 9

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