Much broadcast debate and column inches right now devoted to the goalscoring talents of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane as they chase the Golden Boot award.
Salah is also pursuing Ian Rush’s club record of 47 goals in a season, in all competitions, which the great Wales striker set in 1984.
Yet such modern day excitement serves to underline the phenomenal goal output of Dixie Dean. In season 1927-28 he bagged 60 goals for champions Everton in League games alone and hit a century that season in a total of 56 club and representative matches.
He also scored 37 that tricks in his club and international career and of all players who have scored 200 goals or more in the history of top flight English football Dixie has the best ratio of a goal every 1.16 matches.
Truly, the goal king.
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