William Ralph Dean blue plaque in Liverpool

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William Ralph Dean.
Dixie Dean the legendary Everton centre forward was the most lethal header of the ball in the history of the game. In his first full season with Everton in 1925-26 he scored 32 goals in 38 games. The pinnacle of his career was in the 1927-28 season when he scored an unpassable total of 60 league goals in 39 games.

William Ralph "Dixie" Dean (22 January 1907 – 1 March 1980) was an English footballer. Dean began his career with Birkenhead-based Tranmere Rovers before moving on to Everton (the club he had supported as a child), where he became the most prolific goalscorer in English football history. Dean played the majority of his career at Everton before injuries caught up with him and he moved on to new challenges at Notts County. He is best known for his exploits during the 1927–28 season, which saw him score a record 60 league goals.A statue of Dean was unveiled outside Goodison Park in May 2001. A year later, he became one of 22 players inducted into the inaugural English Football Hall of Fame. Dean was the first Everton player to wear the number-9 shirt, and is regarded as one of the greatest pre-World War II athletes in Britain.[citation needed]

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