Deon Burton

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Deon Burton
Deon-Burton-SWFC.jpg
Burton in 2006
Personal information
Full name Deon John Burton[1]
Date of birth (1976-10-25) 25 October 1976 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Scunthorpe United
Number 10
Youth career
0000–1994 Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Portsmouth 62 (10)
1996–1997 Cardiff City (loan) 5 (2)
1997–2002 Derby County 125 (25)
1998 Barnsley (loan) 3 (0)
2002 Stoke City (loan) 12 (2)
2002 Portsmouth (loan) 6 (3)
2002–2004 Portsmouth 10 (1)
2003 Walsall (loan) 3 (0)
2003 Swindon Town (loan) 4 (1)
2004–2005 Brentford 40 (10)
2005–2006 Rotherham United 24 (12)
2006–2009 Sheffield Wednesday 116 (24)
2008–2009 Charlton Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
2009–2010 Charlton Athletic 52 (17)
2010–2012 Gabala 49 (15)
2012–2013 Gillingham 40 (12)
2013– Scunthorpe United 34 (6)
2014 York City (loan) 1 (0)
National team
1997–2009 Jamaica 56 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:53, 1 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Deon John Burton (born 25 October 1976) is a professional footballer who plays for Scunthorpe United as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Reading, Berkshire,[1] Burton began his professional career with Portsmouth, with whom he made his debut in the 1993–94 season, playing in two games. Burton would play intermittently for Portsmouth over the next three seasons and scored the goal that kept the club in the First Division in a 1–0 final day win against Huddersfield Town in May 1996.[2]

In 1997, former Portsmouth manager Jim Smith signed Burton for Premier League club Derby County in a £1 million move.[3]

Derby County, return to Portsmouth and loans[edit]

Burton would again struggle to establish a starting role at Derby, playing intermittently there with loans at other clubs including Stoke in February 2002,[4] and a second spell at Portsmouth, which began in August 2002.[5] He returned to Derby in September having broken a bone in his foot,[6] but later signed for Portsmouth in December 2002 for a fee rising to £250,000 and Portsmouth were promoted at the end of the season.[3] Burton stayed shortly at Portsmouth, but, unable to establish a starting role, was loaned to Walsall and Swindon Town, where he scored once against Wycombe Wanderers.[7] In July 2004 he signed for Brentford,[8] playing for them in the 2004–05 campaign and helping the club to the League One play-off semi-finals against Sheffield Wednesday as their top scorer.

Rotherham United[edit]

In July 2005 he joined Rotherham United on a free transfer, signing a contract for two years.[9] After scoring 14 goals in the first half of the season, including a hat-trick in a 4–0 victory against Blackpool,[10] Burton put in a transfer request in December 2005.[11]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday bought Deon Burton from Rotherham United in January 2006 for a fee of £110,000.[12] This caused much controversy amongst the Rotherham public, as Burton was alleged to have trained with Sheffield Wednesday before the transfer window opened.[citation needed] He had also failed to turn up at the Yorkshire derby between Rotherham and Doncaster Rovers on New Year's Eve.[13] He then told local radio his young children were suffering from a virus which he caught, leading to him missing games and training for the Millers.[citation needed] He scored his first goal for the Owls in March 2006 against Queens Park Rangers.[14]

He went on to play a crucial part in Sheffield Wednesday's Championship survival and returned to play against his old club Derby County on the final day of the 2005–06 season, captaining the Wednesday side to a 2–0 victory with another former Ram, Marcus Tudgay, scoring the first goal.

His good form for Wednesday led to a recall to the international stage. Named as a standby for the friendlies against Ghana and England, he was eventually called up as a replacement for Watford striker Marlon King who was sent home for a breach of discipline.[15] Burton made a second-half appearance as substitute in the 6–0 defeat to England.

Despite only scoring one goal with four months of the 2006–07 campaign gone, Burton's second half of season form was excellent. He scored 12 more goals, making him the club's joint top scorer for the season, alongside Steve MacLean.

Deon reached a milestone 100 career goals at club level on 26 December 2007, scoring a penalty against Burnley at Turf Moor. On the last day of the season against Norwich, with Wednesday needing a win to guarantee survival, Burton cancelled out Darren Huckerby's opening goal with a penalty, before scoring his second, and Wednesday's third, later in the game, which was won 4–1 by Wednesday.[16] These two goals brought Deon's tally for the season to nine goals in all competitions, again making him the club's top scorer for the 2007–08 season. Burton scored his first goal of the 2008–09 season on 25 November 2008, in Wednesday's 0–2 away win at Blackpool.

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Burton joined Championship side Charlton Athletic on loan on 27 November 2008 with a view to a permanent move, Wednesday manager Brian Laws citing Burton's poor start to the 2008–09 season for the move as well as not being able to give the player assurances over his long term future at Hillsborough.[17] On 2 January 2009, Burton was named as a permanent Charlton player, joining the club on a free transfer.[18]

Gabala[edit]

In 2010, Burton joined Azerbaijan Premier League outfit Gabala under the management of Tony Adams.[19] After two years and 15 goals in the 50 league games, Burton left Gabala at the end of the 2011–12 season.[20]

Gillingham[edit]

On 7 August 2012, Burton signed a one-year deal at League Two club Gillingham, turning down the offer of a deal at an unnamed League One side.[21] He made his debut for Gillingham on 18 August 2012 in 3–1 win over Bradford City.[22] He scored his first goal for the club on 25 August in a 2–1 win away to Dagenham & Redbridge.[23] Burton was not offered an extension to his contract and left the club.[24]

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Burton signed for League Two club Scunthorpe United on a one-year deal on 22 July 2013 after impressing on trial.[25] He joined League Two team York City, managed by his former Scunthorpe manager Russ Wilcox, on a one-month loan on 30 October 2014.[26] He made his debut two days later in a 1–0 away win over Cheltenham Town, but after being ruled out for two to three months with a medial ligament injury sustained in his second appearance for the club, the loan came to an end on 12 November 2014.[27][28]

International career[edit]

Burton made his debut for the Jamaica national team on 7 September 1997 in the latter stages of their 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. He finished with four goals from five games, an exploit which won him Jamaica's Sportsman of the Year Award for almost single-handedly getting the country to the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals. However he failed to score in France.[29] He also appeared in each of Jamaica's games as they finished fourth in the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup but he failed to score.[30] He was also in the squad that failed to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup and was again included on the roster for the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[31]

He was included in the qualifying squad for the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, making substitute appearances[32] but was dropped from the squad after qualification.[33]

Burton had to wait three years for his next international involvement – coming against the country of his birth England. Good form for Sheffield Wednesday meant that he was recalled for a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago on 27 March 2008.[34] He came on as a second-half substitute for Marlon King in a 2–2 draw, earning his 50th cap.[35] He kept his place in the squad for the next friendly game against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on 3 June, again coming off the bench for King in the second half, to score his side's fourth goal a minute later and also to cross for Ricardo Gardner to score the fifth and final goal in the 87th minute of a 5–1 victory.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 8 November 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Portsmouth 1993–94[37] First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1994–95[38] First Division 7 2 0 0 1 0 8 2
1995–96[39] First Division 32 7 1 0 2 0 35 7
1996–97[40] First Division 21 1 1 1 2 2 24 4
Total 62 10 2 1 5 2 0 0 69 13
Cardiff City (loan) 1996–97[40] Third Division 5 2 5 2
Derby County 1997–98[41] Premier League 29 3 2 0 1 0 32 3
1998–99[42] Premier League 21 9 5 3 1 0 27 12
1999–2000[43] Premier League 19 4 1 0 1 0 21 4
2000–01[44] Premier League 32 5 2 0 3 1 37 6
2001–02[45] Premier League 17 1 0 0 2 2 19 3
2002–03[46] First Division 7 3 0 0 0 0 7 3
Total 125 25 10 3 8 3 143 31
Barnsley (loan) 1998–99[42] First Division 3 0 3 0
Stoke City (loan) 2001–02[45] Second Division 12 2 3[a] 2 15 4
Portsmouth (loan) 2002–03[46] First Division 6 3 6 3
Portsmouth 2002–03[46] First Division 9 1 1 0 10 1
2003–04[47] Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 16 4 2 0 0 0 18 4
Walsall (loan) 2003–04[47] First Division 3 0 1 0 4 0
Swindon Town (loan) 2003–04[47] First Division 4 1 4 1
Brentford 2004–05[48] League One 40 10 7 0 1 0 2[b] 0 50 10
Rotherham United 2005–06[49] League One 24 12 1 1 2 1 0 0 27 14
Sheffield Wednesday 2005–06[49] Championship 17 3 17 3
2006–07[50] Championship 42 13 2 0 0 0 44 13
2007–08[51] Championship 40 7 2 0 3 2 45 9
2008–09[52] Championship 17 1 1 0 18 1
Total 116 24 4 0 4 2 124 26
Charlton Athletic (loan) 2008–09[52] Championship 7 1 7 1
Charlton Athletic 2008–09[52] Championship 13 4 3 0 16 4
2009–10[53] League One 39 13 1 0 1 0 3[c] 1 44 14
Total 59 18 4 0 1 0 3 1 67 19
Gabala 2010–11[54] Azerbaijan Premier League 28 9 3 0 31 9
2011–12[54] Azerbaijan Premier League 21 6 2 0 23 6
Total 49 15 5 0 54 15
Gillingham 2012–13[55] League Two 40 12 2 1 1 0 0 0 43 13
Scunthorpe United 2013–14[56] League Two 29 6 2 0 1 0 1[d] 0 33 6
2014–15[27] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 34 6 2 0 1 0 1 0 38 6
York City (loan) 2014–15[27] League Two 1 0 1 0 2 0
Career total 593 141 40 6 24 8 9 3 666 158
  1. ^ Appearances in Second Division play-offs
  2. ^ Appearances in League One play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance in Football League Trophy, two appearances and one goal in League One play-offs
  4. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy

International[edit]

International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Jamaica[57] 1997 5 4
1998 13 0
1999 1 1
2000 7 1
2001 9 2
2002 3 0
2003 5 1
2004 3 0
2006 1 0
2008 8 3
2009 1 0
Total 56 12

Honours[edit]

Stoke City

Portsmouth

Gillingham

Scunthorpe United

References[edit]

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Awards
Preceded by
James Beckford
Jamaica Sportsman of the year
1997
Succeeded by
Courtney Walsh