Jimmy Dickinson Statue at Fratton Park

by Pompey Supporters' Trust in Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Jimmy Dickinson Statue at Fratton Park

Total raised £10,470

raised so far



The statue to honour Portsmouth FC's greatest ever player, Jimmy Dickinson, is nearing completion. We need your help to finish the project.

by Pompey Supporters' Trust in Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th April 2023 we'd raised £9,979 with 139 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Unveiling Date

We are delighted to announce that the statue honouring Pompey legend Jimmy Dickinson is complete, and will be unveiled at Fratton Park ahead of next week’s home game against Lincoln City on Saturday 23rd September. Further details are on the club's website

Progress so far

In July, we began crowdfunding to honour one of Portsmouth FC's greatest ever players Jimmy Dickinson with a statue at Fratton Park. 

Your support last summer enabled work to begin, and award-winning sculptor Douglas Jennings has now completed the claywork of the statue. We're delighted to be able to share a preview of the statue with you here.  1676480810_1.jpg1676480859_2.jpg

Now, we're seeking your donations to have the incredible sculpture cast in bronze to get the project over the finish line and ready to be installed at Fratton Park. With your support, the statue will be unveiled later this year to coincide with the club’s 125th anniversary season.

"The support of Pompey fans - against the backdrop of the ongoing cost of living crisis - has been fantastic. We're so appreciative of the donations we've already received, which have enabled us to get the claywork complete. Having been to the artist's studio to see it, we're absolutely delighted  with how it's turned out - it looks absolutely stunning, and is going to be a truly world-class sporting statue. We're now looking for the final funding which will allow us to complete the project by getting it cast in bronze, ready to be installed at Fratton Park."

– Donald Vass, Pompey Supporters’ Trust Treasurer. 


Our previous Crowdfunding page raised a significant sum of money last summer which kick-started the project - thank you so much to everyone who donated. Since then, we've carried on raising money from other sources - we've had a successful matchday bucket collection at Fratton Park, benefitted from the sales of two different Pompey books, received a percentage of the proceeds of original artwork by Mark Kellett, and more. We are now looking for supporters to help us complete the project. 

There will also be two further matchday bucket collections where fans can donate in cash (or via a card reader) in person at Fratton Park. Look out for our volunteers around the ground before the game at the following fixtures: 

Tuesday 28th February - Bolton Wanderers (H)

Saturday 1st April - Forest Green Rovers (H)


We're pleased to be able to offer a number of rewards for our backers. You can choose one of the 'rewards' listed on the page here, or donate in any quantity you choose. We value every single contribution made.

Among the rewards available are original hand-made lino art prints of Fratton Park, copies of the "Pompey Chimes, Pompey Times" book signed by Pompey's first team squad, and a postcard signed by the 1948-49 First Division title-winning squad - including Jimmy Dickinson himself. 

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If you purchased tickets to the pre-unveiling drinks reception on our previous fundraising page, or donated enough to have your name listed in the matchday programme, you won't need to purchase these again - though we'd hugely appreciate your support once more.  

Who was Jimmy Dickinson?

Pes Miti del Calcio - View topic - Jimmy DICKINSON 1948-1954

Jimmy Dickinson is the club’s record appearance maker, playing 845 times in all competitions as a left-half for the Blues between 1946 and 1965. 

He was instrumental to the side during the greatest era in the club’s history, which saw Pompey crowned champions of England in back to back years in the 1948/49 and 1949/50 seasons. 

Jimmy also earned 48 caps for the England national team, and represented his country at the 1950 and 1954 World Cups. 

He was awarded an MBE by the Queen for services to football in 1964.  

After his playing career, Jimmy became Pompey manager, leading the side between 1977 and 1979. He also had spells as the club’s Public Relations Officer and Secretary. 

Jimmy Dickinson passed away in 1982 aged 57. He is buried in Alton Cemetery. 

"Jimmy is such an important part of our great club's history: a one-club man who was at the heart of Pompey's most successful era. We're proud to be involved in this project alongside the Pompey Supporters’ Trust and our chosen artist, who is going to produce an excellent lasting memory at Fratton Park.” 

– Mike Whittle, Pompey History Society

Who is the sculptor?

Award winning sculptor Douglas Jennings has created the sculpture, which will be cast in bronze in life-and-a-quarter size.

Jennings has previously been commissioned by Fulham FC to create the statues of Johnny Haynes and George Cohen MBE, which are located outside Craven Cottage.


“We met with a number of prominent, high-quality sculptors before selecting Douglas – we know he’s going to produce a superb statue that our fans will be proud of. We’ve also worked closely with the club to ensure this fits in with the current Fratton Park redevelopment works and is given the prominence it deserves” 

– Jo Collins, Pompey Supporters’ Trust

Where will it be situated?

The statue is due to be situated outside of Fratton Park in the stadium’s North West corner, though it would be able to be moved and maintained in the event of any future stadium redevelopment.


“We’re all really proud to be a part of this. It’s a fantastic fan-led project to help commemorate a true Pompey legend on the club’s 125th birthday. The image of Jimmy is already immortalised as a picture in the Fratton End seats, but we were really keen to enhance his presence at the ground and create a permanent landmark at the stadium that will live on for future generations of fans. Pompey supporters have got previous form for coming together and making things happen when they’ve got a project they believe in – we know the fanbase is going to swing behind this and bring it to life” 

– Donald Vass, Pompey Supporters’ Trust Treasurer. 


This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Your name in the Portsmouth FC matchday programme

Your name will be listed in the Portsmouth FC matchday programme as one of the people who helped make the statue a reality.

£75 or more

"Played Up Pompey 3" book, signed by players/staff

A copy of the book "Played Up Pompey Three", signed by Michael Doyle, Alan Knight and Barry Harris. These books were kindly donated by the author, Neil Allen.

£125 or more

1 ticket to the pre-unveiling drinks reception

You will receive a ticket to the pre-unveiling drinks reception. Full details to be confirmed nearer the date.

£250 or more

2 tickets to the pre-unveiling drinks reception

You will receive two tickets to the pre-unveiling drinks reception. Full details to be confirmed nearer the date.

£2,000 or more

Donate a bench to the meeting point by the statue

We will have 5 strong, long-lasting benches positioned in the newly-created meeting point around the statue. This location, outside the North-West corner of the stadium, will become a significant new landmark on a Fratton Park matchday. This is a unique opportunity to donate a bench for this area, complete with a plaque honouring you or a loved one. Also included with this reward are two tickets to the pre-ceremony drinks reception and unveiling.

£75 or more

Original A4 lino-print artwork of Fratton Park

An original, hand-made A4 lino print of Fratton Park, delivered within the UK for free. These prints were kindly donated by Pompey supporter Tom Pink. See images of the print below, and find more of his artwork at https://www.instagram.com/tbombadil

£100 or more

2 hospitality tickets - PFC vs Morecambe, April 10

A hospitality package for 2 at the Pompey vs Morecambe game at Fratton Park on Monday April 10th in Club 125 (Legends Lounge). This includes a reserved table, 2 course meal from the food station, table service drinks, matchday Programme & team sheet, pre-match Q&A with a current or ex-Pompey player, lounge TVs showing early kick-off, lounge access after the game and player-of-the-match presentation. Match tickets not included.

£100 or more

"Pompey Chimes, Pompey Times" book signed by squad

A copy of the "Pompey Chimes, Pompey Times" book by Sean Simpson (aka 'Northstandcritic') signed by every member of Pompey's first team squad.

£300 or more

1948-49 Championship-winning squad signed postcard

A postcard signed by Pompey's 1948-49 First Division title winning side, including Jimmy Dickinson himself. Please note there is a bend down the centre of the card. This item was kindly donated by Peter Ratledge.

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