Jack Burkett

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Jack Burkett
Personal information
Full name Jack William Burkett
Date of birth (1942-08-21) 21 August 1942 (age 72)
Place of birth Edmonton, London[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1968 West Ham United 142 (4)
1968–1970 Charlton Athletic 8 (0)
1970–1971 Millwall 0 (0)
1970–1971 Southend United 0 (0)
1971–1975 St Patrick's Athletic 72 (7)
1975 Southend United 0 (0)
Teams managed
1971-1975 St Patrick's Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jack Burkett (born 21 August 1942) is an English former footballer who played as a full-back.

Burkett started his career at West Ham United, joining the senior team in July 1958. He played in the FA Youth Cup Final of 1958-59 alongside Bobby Moore, Harry Cripps and Eddie Bovington, and made his League debut against Fulham on 30 April 1962. Burkett made 142 League appearances for West Ham, scoring four goals. He also made 39 cup appearances, and was a member of the FA Cup winning side of 1964. He was also a member of the European Cup Winners' Cup winning team of 1965.

Burkett lost his place in the West Ham team to John Charles after an injury during the 1966-67 season, and moved to Charlton Athletic for £10,000 on 12 June 1968. He later played for Millwall and Southend United although he never featured in the League for either team.

Burkett signed as player-manager at League of Ireland team St Patrick's Athletic in August 1971.[2] In four seasons Burkett guided Pats to a FAI Cup Final in 1974 and several high place finishes. However he was let go in April 1975.[3]

Burkett returned to Southend United as player-coach. He went on to manage the Under 18 Saudi Arabia team, then Ørsta of the Norwegian Third Division in 1980, before returning again to Southend as youth coach. He later took the role of youth coach at Fulham.



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