Frank Burton (footballer, born 1891)

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Frank Burton
Personal information
Full name Frank James Burton
Date of birth 1891
Place of birth Mexico
Date of death 1967 age 76
Place of death Auckland, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1912 Queens Park Rangers
1912–1921 West Ham United 114 (6)
1921–1924 Charlton Athletic 97 (0)
1925 Grays Thurrock
Teams managed
1927–1928 Real Oviedo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frank James "Bronco" Burton (1891–1967) born in Mexico, was a football player who played as defender for West Ham United and Charlton Athletic in the Football League, as well as Queens Park Rangers and Grays Thurrock.

His career was interrupted by WW1 when he served in the Royal Fusiliers, including the Sportsman's Battalion, where he got several injuries fighting in Ypres, the Somme and Cambrai. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre.[1] Despite this, he turned out for West Ham in 40 games during the war period.[2]

He gained medals for London Football Association Professional Charity Fund Cup when at West Ham. Runner up in 1920–21 and winner 1921–22.[3]

In 1927 he became head coach of Real Oviedo in Asturia, Spain.[4]

There is a street named after him near to The Valley where he played for Charlton – Frank Burton Close, in Charlton, London.


  1. ^ "Frank Burton: 50 soccer players who served in war time". Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Frank Burton". West Ham Stats. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Full Results of Spurs v West Ham". Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "entrenadores". Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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