The Burnley Youth Academy - Part 6

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 126 to 150 and players who debuted for the first team from 1993 to 2005.

 

No Name Debut Date   League Cups   Total
          Apps Gls Apps Gls   Apps Gls
                       
126 John Mullin BRIGHTON (a) 14/09/1993   101 10 13 2   114 12
127 Paul Smith EXETER (a) 07/05/1994   112 5 16 0   128 5
128 Wayne Dowell YORK (a) 16/08/1994   6 0 3 0   9 0
129 Chris Brass PORTSMOUTH (a) 02/01/1995   134 1 26 0   160 1
130 John Borland MANSFIELD (a) 15/08/1995   1 0 3 0   4 0
131 Paul Weller LEICESTER (h) 04/10/1995   252 11 35 2   287 13
132 Colin Carr-Lawton STOCKPORT (a) 04/02/1997   5 0 4 0   9 0
133 Phil Eastwood WATFORD (a) 09/08/1997   16 1 2 0   18 1
134 Ian Duerden BRISTOL ROVERS (h) 30/08/1997   1 0 - -   1 0
135 Carl Smith CHESTERFIELD (a) 07/09/1997   12 0 1 0   12 0
136 Matt Heywood YORK (h) 22/08/1998   13 0 2 0   15 0
137 Chris Scott YORK (h) 22/08/1998   14 0 1 0   15 0
138 Brad Maylett COLCHESTER (a) 09/10/1998   45 0 5 0   50 0
139 Michael Devenney PRESTON (h) 08/12/1998   - - 1 0   1 0
140 John Williamson MACCLESFIELD (h) 28/03/1999   1 0 - -   1 0
141 Anthony Shandran CREWE (a) 03/02/2001   1 0 - -   1 0
142 Matt O'Neill WATFORD (h) 05/04/2003   13 0 - -   13 0
143 Richard Chaplow NORWICH (a) 12/04/2003   65 7 9 0   74 7
144 Mark Rasmussen GILLINGHAM (h) 19/04/2003   2 0 - -   2 0
145 Andrew Waine GILLINGHAM (h) 19/04/2003   2 0 - -   2 0
146 Ryan Townsend COVENTRY (a) 13/03/2004   1 0 - -   1 0
147 Paul Scott COVENTRY (a) 13/03/2004   2 0 - -   2 0
148 Joel Pilkington MK FRANCHISE (h) 20/04/2004   2 0 2 0   4 0
149 Kyle Lafferty CREWE (a) 06/08/2005   83 10 6 0   89 10
150 Chris McCann COVENTRY (h) 13/08/2005   238 27 30 4   268 31