The Burnley Youth Academy - Part 7

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 151 to 158 and players who debuted for the first team from 2007 to the current date.

 

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No Name Debut Date   League Cups   Total
          Apps Gls Apps Gls   Apps Gls
                       
151 Jay Rodriguez BRISTOL CITY (h) 29/12/2007   105 31 23 10   128 41
152 Alex MacDonald CARDIFF (h) 26/04/2008   11 0 6 0   17 0
153 Michael King MORECAMBE (a) 24/08/2010   - - 1 0   1 0
154 Wes Fletcher MORECAMBE (a) 24/08/2010   - - 2 0   2 0
155 Cameron Howieson BIRMINGHAM (h) 03/04/2012   2 0 - -   2 0
156 Steven Hewitt BRIGHTON (h) 06/04/2012   2 0 1 0   3 0
157 Shay McCartan DONCASTER (a) 09/04/2012   1 0 - -   1 0
158 Joe Jackson BLACKPOOL (a) 21/04/2012   1 0 - -   1 0