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Name: Kerry Dixon  
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Date of Birth: 24th July 1961
Place of Birth: Luton
Profession: Footballer
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Kerry Dixon (born 24 July 1961, in Luton, United Kingdom) is a former professional football player for Chelsea and England.

A striker, Dixon started out as an apprentice with Tottenham Hotspur. He got his first taste of League football playing for Reading, who he joined for £20,000 and scored 51 league goals in 116 appearances.

In August 1983, Dixon joined the club with whom he is best remembered – Chelsea – for £175,000. He was a prolific marksman at Stamford Bridge, scoring 147 league goals in 335 appearances.

Dixon played for England during his time at Chelsea. On his England debut against West Germany in 1985 (during a friendly international tournament in Mexico), Dixon scored twice in a 3-0 England win. He scored 2 further goals in his second England appearance, but after that the goals dried up and he did not score for England again. He was part of the England squad that went to the 1986 World Cup, but played only 6 minutes during the tournament as a subsitute for Gary Lineker. In total, Dixon won 8 international caps.

Dixon left Chelsea in 1992 and joined Southampton in a £575,000 deal. However he left Southampton in February 1993 after only 9 league appearances and 2 goals, and joined Luton Town on a free transfer. The highlight of his time at Luton was reaching the FA Cup semi-finals in 1994, before being knocked-out by his old club Chelsea. He scored 20 goals in 88 appearances for Luton.

In March 1995, Dixon joined Millwall in a £5,000 transfer deal. He was then sold to Watford for £25,000 in January 1996. The final league club he played for was Doncaster Rovers. He became Doncaster's player-manager, but was sacked in August 1997. Since then, Dixon has had stints coaching non-league sides Boreham Wood, Letchworth Garden City and Hitchin Town, and has also worked as a commentator.

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