Jack Burkitt

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Jack Burkitt
Personal information
Date of birth (1926-01-19)19 January 1926
Place of birth Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Date of death 12 September 2003(2003-09-12) (aged 77)
Place of death Brighouse, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1947 Darlaston ?
1947–1962 Nottingham Forest 463 (14)
Teams managed
1966 Notts County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Jack Burkitt (19 January 1926 – 12 September 2003) was an English professional footballer, who made over 500 senior appearances for Nottingham Forest between 1947 and 1962 and who captained them to win the 1959 FA Cup Final.

Nottingham Forest[edit]

He started at his local club Darlaston and joined Forest at the start of the 1947–48 season.[1] He went on to make 503 senior appearances for Forest (a club record at the time) and scored 15 goals for them,[2] and during his time at the club Forest won two promotions and defeated Luton Town in the 1959 FA Cup final. After his playing career finished he remained at the club as one of the coaching staff.

Notts County and Derby County[edit]

He became manager of Notts County in 1966. The following year he joined Derby County as trainer under Brian Clough. He left them due to ill health in 1969.[3]

He died on 12 September 2003 in Brighouse.[1]


Nottingham Forest


External links[edit]

  • Jack Burkitt at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database