Swansea City saddened by passing of Dixie Hale

13th May 2021
Dixie Hale
Dixie Hale, pictured here (8) during his time at Watford, made 34 league appearances and scored three goals for the Swans between 1959 and 1961.

Swansea City is saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s former midfielder Richard ‘Dixie’ Hale, at the age of 85.

The Irishman started his career at hometown club Waterford, and also played for Shamrock Rovers and Cork Hibernians before his move to Swansea in August 1959.

Under manager Trevor Morris, Hale would score three goals in 34 league appearances for the Swans before joining Barrow in 1961.

Stints with Workington, Watford – where he won the Third Division title in 1969 – King’s Lynn, Wealdstone, Pembroke Borough and Pontardawe followed.

He continued to play regularly until hanging up his boots at the age of 54, with Hale and his family settling in Swansea after his return to Wales in the Welsh leagues.

Swansea City sends its sincere condolences to Dixie’s friends and family at this sad time.