Mike Dixon. 14/3/1937 – 13/11/2022

All at Kenilworth Road have been saddened to learn of the death of Mike Dixon, who played for Luton Town in the 1950s.


Although born in Willesden, Mike was brought up in Luton and started out playing for Sundon Park before having trials with both Arsenal and Brighton.

Mike then developed his game at Hitchin before being picked up by the Town and signing professional terms at Kenilworth Road in April 1957. Although a regular goalscorer for the reserves, Mike managed only three League games up front for the Hatters but his career was hampered by a fractured kneecap sustained in a Combination game at Southampton.

Moving to Coventry in May 1961, Mike had scored 12 goals in 18 starts for the Bantams (the nickname Coventry were known by in that era) when a change of manager, with Jimmy Hill taking over the hot seat, and a further injury meant his days at Highfield Road were numbered.

A succession of non-League clubs then followed, including Cambridge United and Stevenage, with Mike settling in Dunstable and drawing consolation from son Kerry’s later career in the game.

Mike was no doubt thrilled to see Kerry turn out for the Hatters, thus forming a rare father and son duo appearing in League games for the Town.

Our condolences go out to all Mike’s family and friends.

The funeral will take place at Luton Crematorium in Stopsley on Friday 9th December at 12.30pm.

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