John Burton (footballer, born 1885)
|Full name||John Henry Burton|
|Date of birth||31 July 1885|
|Place of birth||South Bank, England|
|Date of death||13 May 1949(aged 63)|
|Place of death||Derby, England|
|1908–1909||West Ham United||15||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Burton was born in South Bank, North Yorkshire. A forward, he signed for Blackburn Rovers, and made his debut in the Football League with the club. He joined West Ham United for the 1908–09 season, in which he scored 3 goals in 19 games in all competitions, of which 15 were in the Southern League. He then moved back to the Football League with Birmingham, but despite a return of three goals in the four Second Division games he played, he was unable to establish himself as a first-team player. In October 1910, Burton dropped back into non-league football with Nelson. He joined Cardiff City in 1911, alongside his brother George, top scoring for the club in the 1912–13 season as they finished in first place in the Second Division of the Southern Football League. He later played for Southend United. During the First World War he made guest appearances for West Ham United.
- Cardiff City
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