The Burnley Youth Academy - Part 3

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 51 to 75 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
                       
51 Fred Smith Stoke (a) 02/11/1963   84 1 23 0   107 1
52 Sammy Todd Tottenham (h) 21/04/1964   116 1 12 0   128 1
53 Ralph Coates Sheffield Utd (h) 19/12/1964   216 26 45 6   261 32
54 Les Latcham Manchester Utd (a) 13/02/1965   153 10 31 2   184 12
55 Dave Merrington Chelsea (h) 24/04/1965   98 1 28 1   126 2
56 Len Kinsella Aston Villa (h) 20/11/1965   13 0 1 0   14 0
57 John Murray Leicester (a) 05/11/1966   22 6 5 4   27 10
58 Colin Blant Shrewsbury (a) 02/09/1966   53 7 9 2   62 9
59 Ray Ternent Southampton (a) 08/04/1967   13 0 2 0   15 0
60 Stan Ternent Sheffield Wed (a) 06/05/1967   5 0 - -   5 0
61 Dave Thomas Everton (a) 13/05/1967   157 19 22 4   179 23
62 Peter Jones Everton (a) 13/08/1968   2 0 2 0   4 0
63 Willie Brown West Brom (a) 24/08/1968   1 0 - -   1 0
64 Steve Kindon West Ham (a) 26/08/1968   185 46 40 12   225 58
65 Wilf Wrigley Sunderland (a) 23/11/1968   6 1 2 0   8 1
66 Eric Probert Arsenal (h) 30/11/1968   67 11 5 0   72 11
67 Mick Docherty Stoke (h) 14/12/1968   153 0 21 1   174 1
68 Alan West Stoke (h) 27/03/1970   45 3 8 0   53 3
69 Eddie Cliff Southampton (a) 24/10/1970   21 0 3 0   24 0
70 Leighton James Nottm Forest (h) 21/11/1970   336 66 63 15   399 81
71 Ronnie Welch Newcastle (h) 30/01/1971   1 0 - -   1 0
72 Harry Wilson Chelsea (a) 26/04/1971   12 0 - -   12 0
73 Jeff Parton Watford (a) 20/11/1971   3 0 - -   3 0
74 Billy Ingham Hull (h) 12/02/1972   211 22 54 9   266 31
75 Billy Rodaway Preston (h) 25/04/1972   247 3 55 0   303 3