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Key Facts

Full name
Brian Dixon

Known as
Brian Dixon

Born
20 May 1936 (age 86)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 17y 360d
Last game: 32y 103d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Senior clubs
Melbourne

Jumper numbers
Melbourne: 9

Brian Dixon

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
MelbourneV/AFL1954-1968252410.1667%19.832.465.2365
Total1954-1968252410.1667%19.832.465.2365

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 6,446th player to appear, 256th most games played, 2,357th most goals kickedMelbourne: 754th player to appear, 8th most games played, 183rd most goals kicked

Arguably the finest VFL wingman of his era, Brian Dixon played 252 games for Melbourne between 1954 and 1968, including the winning Grand Finals of 1956, '57, '59, '60 and '64. Tremendous pace allied to great tenacity enabled him repeatedly to win possession of the ball before breaking into the clear and getting his kick away. Perhaps the only real weakness in his game was his disposal, which was sometimes slipshod; however, the sheer number of possessions he managed to accumulate helped to compensate for this.

At his peak during the early 1960s, Dixon won Melbourne's club champion award - undoubtedly the most competitive in football at the time - in 1960 before putting in three dominating performances at the following year's Brisbane carnival to secure both All Australian selection and the Tassie Medal.

Away from football he enjoyed a successful political career which saw him appointed Victorian Minister for Youth, Sport and Recreation for a time.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.