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DIXIE DEAN'S RECORD 60 LEAGUE GOALS in 1927/28.

When George Camsell scored 59 Football League goals for Middlesbrough in 1926/27 he must have believed that his record for last for years. It lasted just one season being bettered by William Ralph Dean - Dixie Dean. Not that it was easy, with two matches remaining he needed seven goals to beat the record. Four of them came against Burnley in the penultimate match and on Saturday 5th May 1927 48,715 Everton fans were at Goodison to welcome the newly-crowned League champions and to see Dean get a hat-trick to take the record from Camsell. Arsenal opened the scoring after two minutes - Dean equalised a minute later. In the 6th minute Dean was fouled in the box and converted the penalty. The record equalled and plenty of time to beat it but it wasn't until 8 minutes from the end when Alec Troup sent in a corner for Dean to head home the record-breaking 60th goal.

Dixie Dean remained at Goodison until the 1937/38 season having scored an amazing 349 goals in 399 League appearances. He died on 1st March 1980 at Goodison while attending Everton's match against Liverpool.

      Everton's Division 1 matches 1927/28   His Goals
       
Sat Aug 27 Sheffield Wednesday Home Won 4-0 1
Sat Sep 3   Middlesbrough Away Lost 2-4 1
Mon Sep 5   Bolton Wanderers Away Drew 1-1 1
Sat Sep 10   Birmingham Home Won 5-2 2
Wed Sep 14   Bolton Wanderers Home Drew 2-2 1
Sat Sep 17   Newcastle United Away Drew 2-2 2
Sat Sep 24   Huddersfield Town Home Drew 2-2 2
Sat Oct 1   Tottenham Hotspur Away Won 3-1 2
Sat Oct 8   Manchester United Home Won 5-2 5
Sat Oct 15   Liverpool Home Drew 1-1 0
Sat Oct 22   West Ham United Home Won 7-0 dnp*
Sat Oct 29   Portsmouth Away Won 3-1 3
Sat Nov 5   Leicester City Home Won 7-1 3
Sat Nov 12   Derby County Away Won 3-0 2
Sat Nov 19   Sunderland Home Lost 0-1 0
Sat Nov 26   Bury Away Won 3-2 2
Sat Dec 3   Sheffield United Home Drew 0-0 0
Sat Dec 10   Aston Villa Away Won 3-2 3
Sat Dec 17   Burnley Home Won 4-1 0
Sat Dec 24   Arsenal Away Lost 2-3 1
Mon Dec 26   Cardiff City Home Won 2-1 2
Tue Dec 27   Cardiff City Away Lost 0-2 0
Sat Dec 31   Sheffield Wednesday Away Won 2-1 2
Mon Jan 2   Blackburn Rovers Away Lost 2-4 2
Sat Jan 7   Middlesbrough Home Won 3-1 2
Sat Jan 21   Birmingham Away Drew 2-2 0
Sat Feb 4   Huddersfield Town Away Lost 1-4 1
Sat Feb 11   Tottenham Hotspur Home Lost 2-5 0
Sat Feb 25   Liverpool Away Drew 3-3 3
Sat Mar 3   West Ham United Away Drew 0-0 0
Sat Mar 10   Portsmouth Home Drew 0-0 dnp*
Wed Mar 14   Manchester United Away Lost 0-1 0
Sat Mar 17   Leicester City Away Lost 0-1 0
Sat Mar 24   Derby County Home Drew 2-2 2
Sat Mar 31   Sunderland Away Won 2-0 dnp*
Fri Apr 6   Blackburn Rovers Home Won 4-1 2
Sat Apr 7   Bury Home Drew 1-1 1
Sat Apr 14   Sheffield United Away Won 3-1 2
Wed Apr 18   Newcastle United Home Won 3-0 1
Sat Apr 21   Aston Villa Home Won 3-2 2
Sat Apr 28   Burnley Away Won 5-3 4
Sat May 5   Arsenal Home Drew 3-3 3
               
            Total 60
  * dnp - did not play

And he scored 3 more goals for Everton in the FA Cup that season!

   

     

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