|Full name||Brian James Dixon|
|Date of birth||20 May 1936|
|Original team(s)||Melbourne High School|
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|1971–1972||North Melbourne||44 (6–37–1)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1972.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Dixon played 252 VFL games for Melbourne between 1954 and 1968, playing mostly on the wing. He had a stellar football career, playing in five premierships, winning Melbourne's best and fairest in 1960, while in 1961 he was selected in the All-Australian team and he also won the Tassie Medal for his performances at the 1961 Brisbane Carnival. In 2000 he was named in Melbourne's Team of the Century.
Despite still playing football for Melbourne, he entered parliament in 1964, as the member for the now abolished seat of St Kilda, representing the Liberal Party. Being from the moderate wing of the party he clashed with then Premier Henry Bolte, especially over the hanging of Ronald Ryan which Dixon strongly opposed.
After Rupert Hamer took over as Liberal Party leader and Premier, Dixon was promoted to the ministry. He variously served in several portfolios including youth, sport and recreation, housing and Aboriginal affairs. His most remembered achievement was introducing the iconic Life. Be in it. program.
In 1979 Dixon won St Kilda by an extremely narrow margin, which crucially gave the Hamer Liberal government a majority of one seat in the Legislative Assembly and meant that the Liberal Party did not need to form a Coalition with the National Party with whom relations were traditionally poor in Victoria. However, in 1982 Dixon was defeated as the Liberals lost government after 27 years in office.
After his defeat, Dixon has worked predominantly in sports administration and he currently runs public speaking seminars.
|Totals||Averages (per game)|
- Gold Coast City Council – The Mayor's Views – 10 December 2005 Archived 24 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine
- Editor, Jewel Topsfield, Education (23 July 2011). "This couch potato still appeals". The Age. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- Dixon's world tour to advance the cause, by Brett Northey – worldfootynews.com, 13 September 2006
- Brian Dixon's Player Profile at AFL Tables