David Burke (footballer)
|Full name||David Ian Burke|
|Date of birth||6 August 1960|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Burke began his career at Bolton Wanderers in 1977, making his league debut as an 18-year-old on September 2, 1978, in a 2-2 draw at Birmingham. He remained at Burnden Park for four years, making 69 league appearances and scoring one goal.
He signed for Steve Coppell's Crystal Palace in 1987. He won promotion via the play-offs to the top flight with Palace in 1988-89 but did not make the squad for the 1990 FA Cup Final, which Palace lost to Manchester United after a replay.
Burke returned to his first club, Bolton, later in 1990 and made over 100 further appearances for the club, including winning promotion to Division One (formerly the Second Division) in 1993.
After two years with the Seasiders, Burke retired as a player.