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Full name Ernest Rixon Phythian
Date of birth (1942-07-16)16 July 1942
Place of birth Farnworth, England
Date of death 3 August 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 78)
Place of death Johannesburg, South Africa
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Bolton Wanderers 10 (3)
1962–1965 Wrexham 134 (44)
1965–1968 Hartlepools United 124 (51)
Southern Suburbs
Total 268 (98)
National team
England Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernest Rixon Phythian (16 July 1942 – 3 August 2020) was an English professional footballer. He played as a striker. His career lasted between 1960 and 1968. Phythian made over 250 appearances in the Football League, scoring nearly 100 goals.

He later played for Wrexham and Hartlepools United before moving to South Africa to play with Southern Suburbs.

Phythian died on 3 August 2020, aged 78, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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