Adrian Burrows

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Adrian Burrows
Personal information
Full name Adrian Mark Burrows
Date of birth (1959-01-16) 16 January 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1982 Mansfield Town 78 (6)
1982–1984 Northampton Town 88 (4)
1984–1994 Plymouth Argyle 277 (14)
1987 Southend United (loan) 6 (0)
Saltash United ? (?)
Total 449 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Adrian Mark Burrows (born 16 January 1959) is an English retired footballer who played as a centre back.

He began his career as an apprentice with Mansfield Town,[1] and progressed through the club's youth system to make his first team debut in 1979. He made 78 league appearances over the next three years, scoring six goals, before moving to Northampton Town. After 88 league appearances in two years he wrote to Plymouth Argyle manager Johnny Hore to ask for a trial.[2] He would spend the next ten years at Home Park, but he lost his place in the team after the arrival of Dave Smith as the club's manager.[3] He spent time on loan with Southend United in 1987, making six appearances,[1] but he turned down a permanent transfer because he was settled in Plymouth. He regained his place in the Argyle team and remained an important member of the squad for the next six years. His final appearance for the club came in May 1994 when the club took part in the Second Division play-offs.[2] He was sent off in the second leg against Burnley and returned to the dressing room, where he broke down in tears.[3] He finished his career in non-league football and became a driving instructor after retiring.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Adrian Burrows profile". Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Adrian Burrows profile" Archived 26 August 2012 on Wayback Machine.. Plymouth Argyle. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Adrian Burrows profile". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 16 September 2010.