Lee Dixon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Lee Dixon

English footballer

Date of Birth: 17-Mar-1964

Place of Birth: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Profession: association football player

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Lee Dixon

  • Lee Michael Dixon (born 17 March 1964) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a right-back for Arsenal, Burnley, Bury, Chester City and Stoke City.
  • Dixon was also capped 22 times for England, scoring once. A childhood Manchester City fan, Dixon began his footballing career as a youth at Burnley, making his professional debut for them in 1982.
  • From there he played for Chester City and Bury before joining Stoke City in 1986 for a fee of £50,000.
  • He instantly impressed at Stoke and forged a fine defensive partnership with Steve Bould.
  • The pair's potential and performances attracted the attention of Arsenal and in January 1988 they both joined the "Gunners" for a combined fee of £765,000.
  • The following season, as Dixon cemented his place in the team, Arsenal won their first league title in eighteen years in a dramatic final game of the season.
  • A defensive mainstay in a successful Arsenal team until his retirement in 2002, Dixon's tenure at Arsenal saw him collect four league championship medals, three FA Cup winner's medals and a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup medal.
  • He was named in the PFA Team of the Year twice, for the seasons 1989–90 and 1990–91.
  • His retirement came at the end of Arsenal's domestic double-winning 2001–02 season, their second in his time at the club.
  • At the time of his retirement, he had played at 91 out of the 92 Football League grounds – every one except Fulham's Craven Cottage. Since his playing retirement, Dixon has worked as a football pundit and columnist.
  • He began his television career working for the BBC, primarily on their Match of the Day and Football Focus programmes, then moved to ITV Sport in July 2012.
  • Starting in 2013, he provides commentary alongside Arlo White for NBC's Premier League coverage in the USA.
  • He has also done charitable work, joining Lawrence Dallaglio in a sponsored bike ride for Sport Relief which raised over £986,000 for the charity.

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