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Sam BURTON
 ENGLAND
 

After the war, young goalkeeper Sam Burton was signed as a part-time professional. Unfortunately, he hadn't completed his National Service, and he was assigned to a mine in South Wales, where he stayed for almost two years. By the time he got back, he found himself third in the pecking order for the number one jersey.

It was 1950 before Burton became Swindon's first choice, a position he kept for eleven years, making over 500 appearances. Only injury would keep Burton out of the team - he even kept future Irish international Norman Uprichard out of the side.

After being rewarded with a testimonial, Burton's final game came just two days before his 35th birthday, in an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at Kettering in the FA Cup.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'61/'62 17 - 2 - 3 - - - 22 -
'60/'61 45 - 2 - 3 - - - 50 -
'59/'60 43 - - - - - - - 43 -
'58/'59 27 - 3 - - - - - 30 -
'57/'58 46 - 1 - - - - - 47 -
'56/'57 30 - - - - - - - 30 -
'55/'56 45 - 5 - - - - - 50 -
'54/'55 46 - 1 - - - - - 47 -
'53/'54 35 - 2 - - - - - 37 -
'52/'53 32 - 3 - - - - - 35 -
'51/'52 4 - - - - - - - 4 -
'50/'51 34 - 2 - - - - - 36 -
'49/'50 21 - 2 - - - - - 23 -
'48/'49 21 - 1 - - - - - 22 -
'47/'48 5 - - - - - - - 5 -
'46/'47 12 - 2 - - - - - 14 -
'45/'46 4 - 1 - - - 9 - 14 -
TOTAL 467 - 27 - 6 - 9 - 509 -


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
JUN 1945 IN (signed as amateur)
Early 1948 IN (signed professional contract)
NOV 1961 OUT (retired)


full name

Samuel Burton

date of birth
10 November 1926


             
             
             
             
             
           

usual positions
goalkeeper

youth career
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
SWINDON TOWN