Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of 28-year-old striker Chris Dickson subject to International clearance on a contract until May 2014.
The Ghana international most recently played for Chinese Super League team Shanghai East Asia but Dickson started his career playing for Erith and Belvedere in 2004 scoring 35 goals in 75 appearances.
From Erith the striker then signed for Dulwich Hamlet with his impressive 37 goals in 41 matches catching the eye of Charlton Athletic in 2007. At this time the Daggers made enquiries to sign him but were unable to make an offer to match Charlton. In the first half of the 2007/08 season, Dickson went on loan to two League One clubs – Crewe Alexandra and Gillingham.
His time at Priestfield saw him score 11 goals in 14 games which included a hat-trick against Luton Town and he quickly became the team’s top goalscorer.
Unfortunately, he was injured shortly after scoring his first goal for the Addicks and was ruled out for the rest of the season. He was also loaned to Bristol Rovers in 2009 and scored four goals in 14 games before returning to Gillingham on another loan spell.
He joined Nea Salamis Famagusta a Cypriot based football team on a two-year contract in 2010. A successful two years with Dickson scoring 21 goals in 44 games for the side. From there he signed for Cypriot League One side AEL Limassol making 19 appearances for the club scoring 3 goals and in that season he assisted the club to Champions League qualification.
Upon his return to England he has received offers from a number of league clubs but Chris has decided to link up with his former manager Wayne Burnett at the Daggers. Chris will wear squad number 14.
Wayne Burnett said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve managed to capture Chris Dickson. He’s a player I’ve worked with previously and someone we hope will come here and score goals. He’s got a wealth experience having played in the Championship and only playing in the Champions League two or three seasons ago. I welcome his experience that I feel will only enhance the group and the rest of the players.”