Last updated : 06 February 2013 By Andy Ashworth & Tony Scholes






Date and Place of Birth

3rd March 1981 - DERBY


Transfers to and from Burnley

youth from summer 1997

released - 23rd April 2002


First and last Burnley Games

MACCLESFIELD TOWN (h) - 28th March 1999

sub: replaced Tom Cowan


Other Clubs




Burnley Career Stats


Season League   FA Cup   League Cup   Others   Total  
  apps gls apps gls apps gls apps gls apps gls
1998/99 0(1) - - - - - - - 0(1) -
Total 0(1) - - - - - - - 0(1) -


Profile by Andy Ashworth


Signing pro forms under the management of Stan Ternent, John would have no doubt hoped for more of an opportunity than he received. His Clarets career spanned one substitute appearance, out of position on the right side of midfield.

A regular at the heart of the defence in the reserves for two years, Willamson took on the role of reserve team captain in his final season with the club. His height made him a potent threat from set pieces, something he took advantage of to notch around ten goals at that level.

He was released at the end of the 2002 season along with Ball, and Thomas, and from us found himself playing football at Gresley Rovers.

Although his professional career was over before it really started he moved into coaching young players at his home club Derby County.