A striker renowned for his persistence, commitment and doggedness, every defender knew they would have a headache coming up against Paul Dickov. A player who always gave 100 percent, his heart and endeavour combined with his pace meant he caused problems for defenders. Dickov joined Arsenal as a trainee having been spotted playing for Scotland at the U16 World Championship, and spent six years with the Gunners. He moved to Manchester City twice, as well as enjoying productive stints at Leicester and Blackburn. For Scotland, he played a vital part in their U16 World Championship, scoring in the final as they finished runners up. He made his senior international debut against San Marino and scored his only goal against the Faroe Islands.
Full name: Paul Dickov
Born: 01/11/1972, Livingston, Scotland
Clubs: Arsenal (1990-1996), Luton Town (loan, 1993-1994), Brighton & Hove Albion (loan, 1994), Manchester City (1996-2002), Leicester City (2002-2004), Blackburn Rovers (2004-2006), Manchester City (2006-2008), Crystal Palace (loan 2007), Blackpool (loan, 2008), Leicester City (2008-2010), Derby County (loan, 2009), Leeds United (2010), Oldham Athletic (2010-2011)
International: 10 apps, 1 goal (2000-2004)
- UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1994
- Football League One (1): 2008-09