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Dixie Dean: The story behind greatest of them all

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01 Mar 2010 00:00:00

IT was 30 years ago today . . . that the greatest centre-forward in English football breathed his last. Dixie Dean died at Goodison Park - the scene of so many of his greatest triumphs - minutes from the end of a Merseyside derby match. And to commemorate the occasion the Everton Collection is hosting a new online exhibition telling his story in a series of magnificent images. Dean's name figures heavily in the Collection, which has been on display at Liverpool's Central Library for several months now. Due to finish its six month run after the Easter holidays, football fans of any allegiance are urged to visit the Collection before it goes back into storage. Of course the images will still be available for viewing via the Collection's excellent website - www.evertoncollection.org.uk - which now has thousands of images freely available to view of the Collection's 18,000 items. Fans can read the Everton Football Club minute books from 1887 to 1964, explore the match archive section which includes 10,000 match programmes or even search for your favourite player's memorabilia.


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