Salford legend Colin Dixon is the next name to be listed in the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team after winning the voting for the second back-row position in convincing fashion.
Dixon racked up 418 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 91 tries and kicking one goal totalling 275 points. The second-rower helped Salford win Championship titles in 1973-74 and 1975-76 as well as a 1972 Lancashire Cup triumph. Dixon also featured in a Players No. 6, Floodlit Trophy, Championship and a Challenge Cup final for the Club.
The Welshman joined Salford in December 1968 for £15,000 which also included the transfer of winger Mike Kelly to Halifax. Just a few months later he would be a part of the side who lost to Castleford at Wembley in the Club’s last Challenge Cup final appearance.
Dixon represented Great Britain on 14 occasions including as part of the 1972 World Cup winning team. He also featured for Wales 13 times.
The next vote for the loose forward position will be on the Club website and social media channels later today.
The full voting was as follows:
Colin Dixon – 67.15%
Ian Blease – 11.19%
John Cartwright – 9.75%
Mick Worrall – 5.78%
Geoff Selby – 3.97%
Chris McGreal – 1.08%
John Nicol – 0.36%
Harold Thomas – 0.36%
David Gower – 0.36%
Ron Smith – 0.00%
If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.