Charlie Burgess

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Charlie Burgess
Personal information
Full name Charles Burgess[1]
Date of birth 1883
Place of birth Church Lawton, England[1]
Date of death 1956[1]
Place of death Hartshill, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Butt Lane Swifts
1901–1908 Stoke 179 (0)
1908–1910 Manchester City 32 (0)
Total 211 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles "Charlie" Burgess (1883 – 1956) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Manchester City and Stoke.[1]

Career[edit]

Burgess was born in Church Lawton and played amateur football with Butt Lane Swifts before joining Stoke in 1901, he apparently signed the contract with Stoke whilst sitting on a haystack at his father's farm.[1] He soon became a regular member of Horace Austerberry's squad at a time when Stoke were struggling financially it came as a welcome relief to find a very capable local player. He was a solid defender who produce some had but fair challenges on opponents.[1] He remained with Stoke until they went bankrupt in 1908 and Burgess joined Manchester City after making 195 appearances for Stoke. His time at Hyde Road was hampered by a knee injury which eventually caused him to retire.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Charlie Burgess profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1901–02 3 0 1 0 4 0
1902–03 31 0 4 0 35 0
1903–04 22 0 0 0 22 0
1904–05 15 0 0 0 15 0
1905–06 35 0 2 0 37 0
1906–07 36 0 3 0 39 0
1907–08 37 0 6 0 43 0
Total 179 0 16 0 195 0
Manchester City 1908–09 26 0 0 0 26 0
1909–10 4 0 0 0 4 0
1910–11 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 32 0 0 0 32 0
Career Total 211 0 16 0 227 0

Honours[edit]

Manchester City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.