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Obituary - Dickie Dowsett

Thu 23 April 2020, 11:00|Tottenham Hotspur

We were saddened to hear of the death of our former player Dickie Dowsett, who passed away in a care home on Sunday, aged 88. He had been suffering from dementia.

Born in Widford, Essex in 1931, Dickie, an outside-left, joined Spurs in May, 1952. He had to wait two years for his first team debut, but marked it in style with a goal in our 4-2 win against Aston Villa in the old First Division on 21 August, 1954.

That was his only first team appearance for us and Dickie moved to Southend United in May, 1955 and then to Southampton the following summer.

However, he's best remembered for his time at Bournemouth. Initially joining Bournemouth & Boscombe, as they were known then, in 1957, Dickie played for five years at Dean Court between 1957-1962, finishing top goalscorer in three consecutive seasons.

Dickie finished his playing career with spells at Crystal Palace and Weymouth before returning to Bournemouth as commercial manager in 1968, a position he held for 15 years.

We extend our condolences to Dickie's family and friends at this sad time.