ee Dixon began with Burnley but made just four appearances, and moved to Chester on a free transfer in 1984. After one season, he was on his way to Bury, but again moved on after a year, this time to Stoke for £40,000.
Dixon made his mark as soon as he arrived at Arsenal, securing the right-back berth in a formidable defence.
His performances as an attacking full back not only helped expand the team's defensive game, but also saw him join Tony Adams, Ian Wright, David Seaman and Paul Merson in the England team under Graham Taylor and then Terry Venables.
He first appeared for Bobby Robson's England against Czechoslovakia in the build-up to the 1990 World Cup, but did not secure the right-back slot for himself until Graham Taylor became England manager, in September 1990. The emergence of Rob Jones at Liverpool saw Dixon lose his place in the national side but injury to Jones has meant the door has not yet closed.
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