Highly experienced centre half Stan Dixon joined City in May 1926 and gave four years service at the end of successful playing career. He was an ever present for much of his first season, opening his goal account at Barnsley in November 1926, until injury curtailed his appearances in late February 1927. He gave regular service to Bill McCracken’s Tigers for a further two seasons, scoring his second goal for the club away at Southampton in December 1929. In his fourth and final season Dixon, by now 35, was usurped by Arthur Childs in the City defence, but stuck around to support the first team and scored his final goal at Bury in April 1930.
Born in Choppington, Northumberland, Dixon joined Newcastle United as a teenager in February 1914 and made his first team debut that April. After two league appearances for the Magpies in two seasons, Dixon’s progress was curtailed by the First World War where he served as sapper, lance-corporal, corporal (from 1917) and later sargeant in the Tyne Electrical Engineers, working on anti-aircraft systems in the North of England and, in 1918, the South Coast at Gosport. Demobilised in August 1919, Dixon returned to senior competitive football and was a more regular presence in the Newcastle first team, making over 50 first team starts deployed mainly as a wing half and inside right. In March 1923 Stan moved to Blackburn Rovers where he spent three seasons supporting the first team. It was from Blackburn that Dixon signed for City, his first foray outside the English top flight.
Dixon served East Riding Amateurs for a season after leaving City, before ending his playing days at Choppington Rovers, his hometown non-league team. Later in life Dixon was a cinema manager in Hull, retiring to Bedlington near his birthplace and dying in August 1979.
Date/Place of Birth: 26 May 1894, Choppington
Hull City First Game: 28 August 1926, Wolverhampton Wanderers H (Division Two), 32 years, 94 days old
Hull City Final Game: 3 May 1930, Wolverhampton Wanderers H (Division Two), 35 years, 342 days old
Barrington Albion, Newcastle United (1914-1923), Blackburn Rovers (1923-1926), Hull City (1926-1930), East Riding Amateurs (1930-1931), Choppington Rovers
Hull City Record
Career: 107 apps, 3 goalsStan Dixon