As a striker at Birmingham, and then as a defender with Forest's
European Cup-winning side, Kenny Burns was a well-known player
before he arrived at Leeds. Despite his enthusiasm and drive, he
couldn't motivate the players around him to make the effort
necessary to keep Leeds in Division 1, and after 18 months of games
for a Leeds side struggling to escape from Division 2, he moved on
to Derby after a loan spell. He dropped down to non-league football
in 1986, playing for a variety of Midlands sides, before taking the
standard exit route of footballers into pub management towards the
end of the 1980s.
Richard Walker says: In the season when we went down Kenny Burns
used to take the most amazing free kicks - straight into touch, as
if he was almost kicking for touch. He was always betrayed as a
hard man and the crowd loved him but I think he'd had it by the
time he got to Leeds.
daniel sutton says: I forest god and was sold to cheaply.
mac says: kenny was one of the best players to play at st
andrews. As good at the back as he was up front. A rougher tougher
version of chris sutton. he was part of a decent bunch of players
at st andrews at that time
Anon says: Forest legend
dallas miller says: kenny is a real nice guy and good
stepfather.He is the best stepfather ever. I really appreciate
mattt says: I once saw him score a hat trick for Birmingham City
on Match of the Day. It was the days of snow bound pitches and
orange fotballs. I think he won a car for his feats. Then he became
part of that fantastic forest team. God knows who switched him to
central defence but it woked. He's been a bit of a hero of mine for
ages. Partly due to his inability to grow that moustache that
rather patheticaly adorned his upper lip.
Vicky says: I think Kenny's great. He's a fantastic footballer,
golfer and comedian. I like him very much.
roy says: i saw kenny head but trevor francis in training at
bham not a pretty site great player though