Tom Burke (footballer)
|Full name||Thomas Burke|
|Date of birth||1863|
|Place of birth||Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales|
|Date of death||February 1914 (aged 50–51)|
|Place of death||Prestwich, Lancashire, England|
|Playing position||Wing half|
|1886–1890||Newton Heath LYR||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Burke began his career with Wrexham Grosvenor, but moved on to Wrexham February and Wrexham Olympic before making a transfer to Liverpool Cambrians. From there, he was signed by Newton Heath in 1886. The club's parent company, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, was able to employ Burke as a painter – as was his trade – at the nearby Carriage and Wagon Works, from which the club had been born. In his first season at Newton Heath, Burke played mostly at left-half, but switched to right-half by the following season, and even played at centre-half or inside-right on occasion.
When Burke's time at Newton Heath came to an end, after making 29 appearances for the Heathens, he moved back to Wrexham to play for Wrexham Victoria.
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