Euro 2021: Lee Dixon joins ITV experts

Lee Dixon is part of ITV’s coverage of the Euros 2021 – the 2020 championships have been delayed due to Covid.

Other former panel players providing their insights include Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Patrick Vieira.

Lee appeared as an expert on Match of the Day and NBC Sports after retiring from gambling nineteen years ago. He joined ITV Sport in 2012.


Lee Dixon will join ITV as Euro 2020 delayed coverage expert (Source: SplashNews.com)

What you need to know about Lee Dixon

Lee is 57 and was born in Manchester.

However, despite his roots, Lee is best known as the Arsenal right-back for over 14 years.

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He played 458 times for the north London club and retired in 2002 after winning the championship and the trophy.

Overall, Lee won four championship medals, three FA Cup winners ‘medals and one UEFA Cup winners’ medal with Arsenal.

He was also capped 22 times for England. Other clubs Lee claimed to be Burnley, Chester City, Bury, and Stoke.

Is Lee Dixon Married?

Lee is married to Yolande, a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He was previously married to Joanne Hough.

He previously hinted that he took former Arsenal teammates Ian Wright and David Seaman to Yolande’s shows.

Lee is also the father of son Joshua and daughter Olivia.

Lee Dixon’s England career

As well as talking about England’s accomplishments for ITV Sport, Lee has some experience playing for them.

He even scored for the national team – against Ireland at Wembley in a qualifier for the 1992 European Championship.

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Unfortunately, Lee’s appearances under Graham Taylor were almost his last for England. That’s because he wasn’t chosen for international service by managers Terry Venables or Glenn Hoddle.

Although Lee was recalled to England in 1999 after a five-year international absence, he never made it to a major tournament himself.

Lee Dixon ITV expert for Euro 2020
Lee DIxon has made over twenty appearances as a player for England (Photo Credit: Andy Barnes / FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com)

What else is Lee Dixon known for?

A popular search for Lee relates to an own goal he scored once.

Former England and Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman recalls how Lee – a member of his own defense – quickly pulled one past him in 1991.

David stated: “It was one of the fastest own goals ever. Nice, Dicko! “

Check out the goal bug in the video player below.

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