Dixie Dean Honoured With Plaque At Former School

Everton legend Dixie Dean has had a plaque unveiled in his honour at the site of his former school.

The Blues’ greatest ever player lived at 313 Laird Street in Birkenhead and attended Laird Street Primary School as a child, before later becoming a footballer.

He signed for the Club from Tranmere Rovers for £3,000 in 1925, going on to score 383 goals for Everton and captaining the Toffees to Second Division, First Division and FA Cup honours.

A motorcycle accident in 1926 put not just Dean's career but his life into doubt but he defied the odds to not only make a full recovery but also to return to the pitch. Just two years later, he set the record for most league goals in a single season, netting 60 times.

Dean was named an Everton Giant upon its conception in 1999.

Club Ambassador and Everton’s leading post-war goalscorer Graeme Sharp, alongside Dean’s daughter, Barbara, unveiled the plaque on Tuesday, with members of the Heritage Society also in attendance.

Watch a video from the unveiling above. Users of the Everton app can navigate via the 'video' section.

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