The Burnley Youth Academy - Part 2

Never was it more evident than in 1960 when Burnley were crowned Football League Champions for the second time in the club's history. The championship winning season saw only three players feature who had been signed from other clubs, and none had played for other Football League clubs.

The club have emphasised recently that the emphasis is very much on youth and bringing players through the system into the first team.

Burnley Football Club officially recognises that the first players to come through the youth system to the first team were Tommy Lawton and Ken Ashbridge in the 1935/36 season.

This feature will show all those from 1936 to the current date who have graduated through the youth system at Burnley Football Club and gone on to play for the first team.

Below are numbers 26 to 50 and players who debuted for the first team from 1936 to 1955

 

No Name Debut Date   League Cups   Total
          Apps Gls Apps Gls   Apps Gls
                       
26 Brian Miller Chelsea (h) 01/02/1956   379 29 76 8   455 37
27 John Angus Everton (h) 03/09/1956   439 4 82 0   521 4
28 Jimmy Robson West Brom (h) 06/10/1956   202 79 40 21   242 100
29 Adam Blacklaw Cardiff (h) 22/12/1956   318 0 65 0   383 0
30 Des Lancaster Birmingham (a) 29/12/1956   1 0 - -   1 0
31 Ian Lawson Chesterfield (h) 05/01/1957   23 7 7 8   30 15
32 Alan Shackleton Aston Villa (a) 06/03/1957   31 18 1 0   32 18
33 John Connelly Leeds (a) 11/03/1957   215 86 50 19   265 105
34 Ray Pointer Luton (a) 05/10/1957   223 118 47 15   270 133
35 Billy White West Brom (a) 28/12/1957   9 4 3 0   12 4
36 John Talbut Leicester (a) 26/12/1958   138 0 22 1   160 1
37 Gordon Harris Leeds (h) 03/01/1959   258 69 55 12   313 81
38 Jim Furnell Blackpool (a) 23/04/1960   2 0 1 0   3 0
39 Walter Joyce Manchester City (a) 24/08/1960   70 3 19 0   89 3
40 Andy Lochhead Manchester City (h) 30/08/1960   226 101 40 27   266 128
41 Ronnie Fenton Cardiff (a) 24/10/1960   11 1 4 2   15 3
42 David Walker Brentford (a) 22/11/1960   38 1 2 0   40 1
43 Ian Towers Birmingham (a) 27/04/1961   44 12 7 2   51 14
44 Peter Simpson Sheffield Wed (a) 30/04/1962   3 0 - -   3 0
45 Arthur Bellamy Manchester City (a) 26/03/1963   217 29 33 0   250 29
46 Mick Buxton Blackburn (h) 22/04/1963   18 0 1 0   19 0
47 Willie Morgan Sheffield Wed (a) 23/04/1963   196 19 36 3   232 22
48 Brian O'Neil West Brom (h) 30/04/1963   235 22 47 3   282 25
49 Willie Irvine Arsenal (a) 11/05/1963   126 78 22 19   148 97
50 John Price West Ham (a) 07/10/1963   21 2 1 0   22 2