Hugh Burns

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Hugh Burns
Personal information
Full name Hugh Burns[1]
Date of birth (1965-12-13) 13 December 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Lanark, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Cambuslang Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Rangers 52 (4)
1986–1987 Hamilton (loan) 5 (1)
1987–1988 Hearts 24 (0)
1988–1990 Dunfermline 15 (0)
1989–1990 Fulham (loan) 6 (0)
1990–1991 Hamilton 33 (6)
1991–1993 Kilmarnock 41 (4)
1993–1995 Ayr United 58 (5)
1995–1996 Dumbarton 11 (1)
National team
1985 Scotland U21[2] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Hugh Burns (born 13 December 1965 in Lanark) is a Scottish former professional football player who is best known for his time with Rangers and Ayr United.

Burns began his career with Cambuslang Rangers before joining Rangers. Whilst at Ibrox he made over fifty appearances in the league and played both legs in a UEFA Cup game against CA Osasuna in 1985. He signed for Hamilton on loan the following season then moved on to Hearts in 1987.

He had spells at Dunfermline Athletic, Fulham (at that time in the third tier in England) and second spell with Hamilton. In 1991, he joined Kilmarnock and made over forty appearances, then switched to Ayrshire rivals Ayr United. A successful spell at Somerset Park saw him play over sixty games before winding down his career with Dumbarton. He then moved back to the junior leagues with Larkhall Thistle.


  1. ^ "Hugh Burns". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hugh Burns". Retrieved 11 October 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Hugh Burns career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database