The Burnley Youth Academy - Part 5

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 101 to 125 and players who debuted for the first team from 1980 to 1993.

 

No Name Debut Date   League Cups   Total
          Apps Gls Apps Gls   Apps Gls
                       
101 Colin Anderson Fulham (a) 04/10/1980   6 0 2 0   8 0
102 Andy Wharton Scarborough (h) 22/11/1980   65 6 16 3   81 9
103 Mick Wardrobe Port Vale (h) 13/12/1980   1 0 1 0   2 0
104 Micky Phelan Chesterfield (a) 31/01/1981   168 9 43 4   211 13
105 Trevor Steven Huddersfield (h) 14/04/1981   76 11 23 5   99 16
106 Mark Allen Wimbledon (a) 16/02/1982   2 1 1 0   3 0
107 David Miller Wimbledon (a) 16/02/1982   36 3 7 0   43 3
108 Phil Ray Wimbledon (a) 16/02/1982   1 0 1 0   2 0
109 Billy Wright Wimbledon (a) 16/02/1982   - - 1 0   1 0
110 Lee Dixon QPR (h) 10/05/1983   4 0 1 0   5 0
111 Steve Kennedy Sheffield Utd (a) 21/01/1984   18 0 5 0   23 0
112 Darren Heesom Crewe (a) 19/10/1985   38 1 7 0   45 1
113 Ashley Hoskin Southend (h) 02/11/1985   88 11 17 2   105 13
114 Andy Kilner Wrexham (h) 01/01/1986   5 0 - -   5 0
115 Peter Leebrook Lincoln (h) 22/11/1986   52 0 7 0   59 0
116 Jason Harris Lincoln (h) 22/11/1986   4 0 2 0   6 0
117 Michael Southern Bolton (h) 16/12/1986   - - 1 0   1 0
118 Tony Woodworth Hereford (h) 24/01/1987   1 0 - -   1 0
119 Phil Devaney Aldershot (h) 21/03/1987   13 1 1 0   14 1
120 Jason Hardy Aldershot (h) 21/03/1987   44 1 7 1   51 2
121 Mark Monington Cambridge (a) 14/03/1989   84 5 17 1   101 6
122 Stewart Hooper Rotherham (a) 22/04/1989   1 0 - -   1 0
123 Paul McKay Scunthorpe (h) 18/12/1989   12 0 2 0   14 0
124 Neil Howarth Colchester (a) 05/05/1990   1 0 - -   1 0
125 Graham Lancashire Wrexham (h) 11/05/1991   31 8 13 2   44 10