Jimmy Dickinson, 1925-1982, was a legendary player at Portsmouth Football Club, holding the club record for the most ever appearances.

He played an incredible 764 league games for Pompey, scoring nine times, and only Swindon's John Trollope has made more league appearances for a single club (770).

Dickinson was an integral part of the Portsmouth side that won successive league titles 1949 and 1950, and his good form earned him an England call up.

He went on to make 48 appearances for his country, also making him Pompey's most capped player in their history.

Born in Alton, he was signed by Portsmouth as a trainee, making his debut in 1946, and continued to play for the club until 1965, and so legendary is his status at Pompey, that his image can be seen painted in stand at the Fratton end of Fratton Park.

Dickinson died aged just 57 in 1982 after suffering three heart attacks, and St Mary's church in Fratton was full of mourners for the Pompey stalwart.

Name: Jimmy Dickinson OCCUPATION: Footballer Date of birth: April 25, 1925 DIED: November 8, 1982 Local link: Portsmouth FC appearance record holder