Jonny Dixon

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Jonny Dixon
Jonny Dixon (2009).jpg
Personal information
Full name Jonathan James Dixon[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Murcia, Spain
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
0000–2001 Wycombe Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Wycombe Wanderers 73 (7)
2003–2004Crawley Town (loan) 4 (0)
2004–2005Aldershot Town (loan) 10 (7)
2006Aldershot Town (loan) 10 (4)
2007–2008 Aldershot Town 39 (15)
2008–2009 Brighton & Hove Albion 5 (0)
2008Grays Athletic (loan) 4 (0)
2008Eastleigh (loan) 4 (2)
2009Eastleigh (loan) 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 July 2009

Jonathan James Dixon (born 16 January 1984 in Murcia, Spain) is a film and television producer and director, and a former professional footballer. He played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Dixon began his career as a trainee with Wycombe Wanderers, turning professional in August 2001. Following regular reserve team appearances during 2001–02, Dixon was given a squad number by manager Lawrie Sanchez at the beginning of season 2002–03. He made his debut, as a late substitute for Stuart Roberts against Northampton Town on 13 August 2002. Despite suffering a knee injury, he still managed to score five goals in seven starts for the Blues, earning himself a contract through to 2005.

Dixon in action for Wycombe Wanderers vs Charlton Athletic.

Due to a lack of opportunities to feature in the first team at Wycombe during the 2003–04 season, he joined Southern Football League Premier Division champions Crawley Town on loan in December 2003.[2]

A similar story during the 2004–05 season saw Dixon go on loan to Aldershot Town in November 2004,[3] where he scored nine goals in 12 appearances. Due to the success of this loan period, Dixon returned to Wycombe and signed a one-year contract extension in June 2005 before rejoining the Shots on loan until the end of season in January 2006.[4] It was thought that in June 2006 Dixon would sign permanently for Aldershot but following the arrival of Paul Lambert as manager he signed a further one-year contract with Wycombe. He was used mainly as a substitute by Lambert and played his final game for Wycombe in the 1–1 draw with League Champions Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final on 10 January 2007, replacing Tommy Mooney as a late substitute.

The day after the Chelsea game on 11 January 2007, he signed for Aldershot for a fee of £6,000.[5] In all competitions, Dixon made 24 appearances (three as a substitute) in the remainder of the 2006–07 season scoring eight goals and in the 2007–08 season Dixon made 26 appearances (four as a substitute), scoring 11 goals.

On 30 January 2008, he was signed by Brighton & Hove Albion for a fee of £55,000.[6] He was almost immediately "ruled out for four to six weeks by physio Malcolm Stuart after turning his ankle" during a training accident.[7] Dixon made his Brighton debut coming on as a late substitute during the 1–1 draw against Leyton Orient at the Withdean on 1 March 2008.

He then joined Conference South side Eastleigh on loan, initially for one-month on 9 January 2009.[8]

Dixon returned to Brighton after the conclusion of his initial loan spell at the Silverlake Stadium and was named as a substitute during the Football League Trophy Southern Final penalty-shoot out defeat to Luton Town.[9] Dixon then re-joined Conference South side Eastleigh on loan, initially for a month the following day.[10]

On 3 July 2009, Dixon retired from football, and had his remaining contract at Brighton terminated by mutual consent.[11] He cited the reasons were to concentrate on his music management business.[12]

Career after football[edit]

Dixon went on to become a television and film producer and director.[13] His credits include Come Dine with Me, Jodie Marsh on Mail Order Brides, Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents, Don't Tell the Bride and The Valleys.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Dixon has previously dated Australian model, actress and ARIA nominated singer Holly Valance.[14]



  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Three in at Crawley Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Shots secure loan deal for Dixon
  4. ^ Aldershot bring in Dixon on loan
  5. ^ Dixon returns to Shots Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Dixon completes move to Brighton & Hove Albion".
  7. ^ Out for 4 to 6 weeks after joining Brighton: The Argus website. Retrieved 7 February 2008.
  8. ^ Team News for Saddlers Clash Archived 15 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Seagulls World, 8 January 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2009
  9. ^ Match Report Archived 2 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Seagulls World, 17 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009
  10. ^ Reserves Host Charlton Archived 22 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Seagulls World, 18 February 2009. Retrieved 23 February 2009
  11. ^ Dixon Leaves the Albion Archived 5 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine, Seagulls World, 3 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2009
  12. ^ "Dixon brings early end to career". BBC Sport. 9 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2009.
  13. ^ a b Badcock, Matt (23 September 2015). "Ex-Wycombe striker Jonny Dixon is a true TV addict". The Football League Paper. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  14. ^ Ex-Brighton Striker Dating Pop-Star, The Brighton Argus, 2 August 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009

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