Ollie Burton

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Ollie Burton
Personal information
Full name Alwyn Derek Burton
Date of birth (1941-09-11) 11 September 1941 (age 78)
Place of birth Chepstow, Wales
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1960 Newport County 53 (8)
1960–1963 Norwich City 57 (8)
1963–1972 Newcastle United 188 (6)
Total 298 (22)
National team
1962–1972 Wales 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alwyn Derek "Ollie" Burton (born 11 November 1941)[1] is a former Welsh international footballer, who is a member of the Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame.

A versatile player at the back or as a centre forward, Burton began his career as a wing-half at Newport County scoring 8 times in 53 appearances.[2] He later spent 10 years playing for Newcastle United, but regards being part of the Norwich City side that won the second-ever Football League Cup in 1962 as one of his greatest achievements.[3]

Burton made 73 first team appearances for Norwich and scored nine goals, before moving to Newcastle in 1963, for a fee of about £35,000. His move followed an FA Cup tie between the two clubs, which Norwich won 5-0. Burton gained nine caps for Wales.[3]

Burton was part of the Newcastle team that won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969. The first substitute ever used by Newcastle, following the introduction of the new law, he retired in 1972.[3]