John Dick (footballer, born 1930)

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John Dick
Personal information
Full name John Hart Dick[1]
Date of birth (1930-03-19)19 March 1930
Place of birth Govan, Scotland
Date of death September 2000 (aged 70)
Place of death Chigwell, England[1]
Playing position(s) Inside-left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Crittall Athletic
1953–1962 West Ham United 326 (153)
1962–1965 Brentford 72 (45)
Gravesend & Northfleet
National team
1959 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Hart Dick (19 March 1930 - 2000) was a Scottish footballer.


Born in Glasgow, he became a prolific goalscorer and became the first West Ham United player to play for the Scottish national team. He joined West Ham from Crittall Athletic while on National Service. Between 1953 and 1962, Dick made 364 appearances for the club, mainly at inside left. He scored 176 goals for West Ham in all competitions,[2] placing him joint third on the club's all-time top scorers list. He eventually moved to Brentford for an incoming record £17,500 transfer fee.[3] He was later in charge of West Ham Juniors.[4] Dick died in 2000.

Dick was often to be seen at Snaresbrook Sports fields in the early to mid 1970s where he coached football for London's schools.

International career[edit]

Dick made one appearance for Scotland, against England at Wembley Stadium in 1959.[5]




  1. ^ a b "John Dick". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics John Dick
  3. ^ Brentford Football Club Official Matchday Magazine versus Hull City 07/05/05. 2005. p. 46.
  4. ^ Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920-2006. Harefield: Yore Publications. pp. 47–48. ISBN 0955294916.
  5. ^ John Dick
  6. ^ White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 387. ISBN 0951526200.
  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.
  • Blows, Kirk; Hogg, Tony (2000). The Essential History of West Ham United. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7036-8.

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