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Kenny Burns

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Position Defender
Born 23 Sep 1953, Glasgow (Scotland)
Height 178 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps Scotland: 20 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Birmingham City 01 Jul 1971 01 Jul 1977 170 45 £150000
Nottingham Forest 01 Jul 1977 14 Oct 1981 137 13 £400000
Leeds United 14 Oct 1981 01 Feb 1984 66 4 £0
Derby County 14 Mar 1983   7 1 on loan
Derby County 01 Feb 1984 01 Aug 1985 31 1 £0
Notts County 01 Feb 1985   2 0 on loan
Barnsley 01 Aug 1985 01 Jun 1986 21 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1981 - 1982 22(1)   2   0   0   0  
1982 - 1983 19(1) 2 1   3   0   0  
1983 - 1984 13   0   4 2 0   0  
Total 54(2) 2 3   7 2 0   0  

Jabba's Comments

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 him.

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

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