Ted Burgin

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Ted Burgin
Personal information
Full name Edward Burgin[1]
Date of birth (1927-04-29) 29 April 1927 (age 87)
Place of birth Bradfield, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[A]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1949 Alford Town
1949–1957 Sheffield United 281 (0)
1957–1958 Doncaster Rovers 5 (0)
1958–1961 Leeds United 58 (0)
1961–1966 Rochdale 207 (0)
1966–? Glossop North End
National team
1954 England B 2 (0)
Teams managed
1966–? Glossop North End (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Edward "Ted" Burgin (born 29 April 1927 in Bradfield, Yorkshire)[2] was a professional footballer who played 551 times in the Football League as a goalkeeper for Sheffield United, Doncaster Rovers, Leeds United and Rochdale.[3]

Career[edit]

Burgin started his career with Alford Town. Following a trial he signed for Sheffield United in March 1949.[2] His debut came in a Second Division game against Swansea Town on 1 September 1949,[citation needed] and despite being only 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) tall,[A] his agility kept him in the side for nearly eight seasons.[2] He was ever-present during three 3 League seasons, 1950–51, 1952–53 and 1953–54, and between 12 November 1949 and 15 March 1952 made 102 consecutive league appearances.[citation needed]

After 314 appearances for United, including 281 League games and 20 FA Cup ties, he moved to Doncaster Rovers for a £3,000 fee, as replacement for Harry Gregg who had joined Manchester United. After only five first-team games, he broke his collarbone.[2] In 1958, he joined Leeds United making 58 league appearances for the West Yorkshire side. In 1960, he joined Rochdale, where he spent six seasons, making 207 league appearances[2] and playing in the 1962 Football League Cup Final.[4] He went on to be player-manager of Glossop North End.[3]

During his time with Sheffield United, Burgin was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the country. He toured Australia with the Football Association's team in 1951,[5] was a reserve for England's match with Austria in 1951,[6] won two caps for England B in 1954[7] and was selected in England's squad for the 1954 World Cup, although he did not feature in any of their matches.[1]

Sheffield United statistics[edit]

Season Division League Apps FA Cup Apps Other Apps Total Apps
1949–50 Two 30 3 2 35
1950–51 Two 42 3 1 46
1951–52 Two 39 4 2 45
1952–53 Two 42 3 1 46
1953–54 One 42 2 3 47
1954–55 One 31 1 2 34
1955–56 One 32 4 2 38
1956–57 Two 23 0 0 23
Total 281 20 13 314

Notes[edit]

A. a a While Burgin's Doncaster Rovers F.C. profile says he was 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) tall,[2] other sources suggest 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "England in World Cup 1954 Squad Records". England Football Online. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ted Burgin". DoncasterRovers.co.uk. Forward Productions. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Ted Burgin". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "League Cup heroes could be back for re-run". Rochdale Observer. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  5. ^ Morrison, Neil (8 May 2009). "British "FA XI" Tours". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Association Football England's Team Reshaped". The Times. 27 November 1951. p. 8. 
  7. ^ Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – International Results B-Team – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Burgin: Edward (Ted)". Leeds United F.C. History Player Profiles. T A Hill. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 

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