To celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest footballers the world has seen, we take a look at some of the best quotes about Dixie Dean.
Having signed for Everton in 1925, Dixie Dean scored a total of 383 goals in 433 appearances for the team, an exceptional strike-rate which includes 37 hat-tricks.
A true gentleman on and off the field, Dixie was adored by the fans. Over his career he was renowned for being an amazing role model, so there’s no surprise that tributes to him continue to flood in.
Here are some of our favourite quotes describing the late, great Dixie Dean.
Legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly arguably gave one of the best quotes about Dixie:
After Dixie Dean sadly passed away, at his funeral Bill Shankly came out with one of his humorous statements:
Scottish international footballer and Everton teammate, Alex Young commented on Dixie’s amazing legacy.
After Australian footballer Tim Cahill hit a Dixie milestone, he commented on the class of the great player.
When the amazing Dixie Dean statue was unveiled outside Goodison Park, chairman Bill Kenwright said a few moving words about Everton’s hero.
Matt Busby, Scottish football player and manager, described a game where he played again Dean in the 1933 Cup final for Manchester City.
What an outstanding player Dixie Dean was. From legendary footballers to commentators and fans, Dixie Dean was known as a true gent and an extraordinary talent by all.
Dixie Dean is undoubtedly one of Liverpool’s most treasured icons and a footballing legend.
Dedicated to the legendary Everton footballer, the new luxury hotel will be a tribute to the great Dixie Dean, a footballer who famously scored an outstanding 60 goals in the 1927-28 league season.
The Dixie Dean Hotel will commemorate the life of Dixie both on and off the pitch with a luxurious 100 bedroom luxury hotel. It will offer guests a unique, football themed experience, featuring restaurants, bars and an events space for weddings.
There will also be a dedicated museum to Dixie Dean, housing never-seen-before memorabilia and trinkets from the footballing legend’s career.
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