Last updated : 01 August 2012 By Kevin Foote & Tony Scholes

Date and Place of Birth

20th January 1965 - Oldham


Transfers to and from Burnley

from Plymouth Argyle - 7th July 1993 (£140,000)

to Hull City - 10th July 1996 (£30,000)


First and Last Burnley Games

Port Vale (a) - 14th August 1993


Shrewsbury Town (h) - 4th May 1996

replaced by Paul Smith


Other Clubs

Bolton Wanderers, Preston North End, Plymouth Argyle,

Hull City (loan from Burnley)


Hull City



Burnley Career Stats


Season League FA Cup League Cup Others Total
  apps gls apps gls apps gls apps gls apps gls
1993/94 19(3) 4 4 1 2 - 5 1 30(3) 6
1994/95 4(1) - - - 2 1 - - 6(1) 1
1995/96 42(1) 5 - - 4 - 3 - 49(1) 5
Total 65(5) 9 4 1 8 1 8 1 85(5) 12


Profile by Kevin Foote


After playing both cricket and rugby at county level, Warren Joyce chose football as his preferred sport, joining Bolton as a junior before signing as a professional in 1982.

After Bolton's relegation to the Fourth Division in 1987, Warren Joyce joined Third Division club Preston North End for £35,000. Over the next five years he became a much loved figure at Preston earning himself the nickname Psycho, due to his never-say-die commitment to the cause. He became Preston's top goal scorer in 1989/90 with 11 and picked up the player of the season award along the way and also became club captain.

In May 1992 he joined Plymouth for £160,000 with cash-strapped Preston having to accept the offer. His stay at Plymouth however was short-lived and he returned north to join Burnley for £150,000 just a year later.

Warren Joyce had a dream home league debut for the Clarets when he scored twice against Port Vale. When Ian Measham left in 1993 Joyce filled in the right back position but he was back in contention in midfield for the season's dramatic conclusion and scored the third goal against his former club Plymouth at Home Park in the play off semi final victory.

He moved to Hull City on loan in 1995 and then joined them on a permanent deal 18 months later in July 1996 for £30,000. He became club captain and in 1998 following the departure of manager Mark Hateley he was asked to stand in as caretaker manager. Hull made the appointment permanent with Joyce taking on the role of player-manager.

Joyce left Hull in April 2000 but has remained in work as a coach. He most recently headed the youth development team at Tranmere but having walked out at Prenton Park he is currently head coach with Manchester United's Belgian partners Royal Antwerp.

• Warren Joyce is the only Burnley player since the war to score twice on his league debut.

• Warren Joyce is son of Walter and when he joined the Clarets became only the second son of a former Burnley player to go on and play for the club - following Brian & David Miller.



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