Player profile

David Burrows

Birthdate: 25 October 1968
Birthplace: Dudley, England
Other clubs: West Bromwich Albion (1983-88), West Ham United (1993-94), Everton (1994-95), Coventry City (1995-2000), Birmingham City (2000-02), Sheffield Wednesday (2002-03)
Bought from: West Bromwich Albion
Signed for LFC: £550,000, 20.10.1988
International caps: u-21 7/0 caps/goals
Liverpool debut: 22.10.1988
Last appearance: 01.09.1993
Debut goal: 31.08.1991
Last goal: 17.04.1993
Contract expiry: 17.09.1993
Win ratio: 50.78% W: 98 D: 53 L: 42
Honours: League Championship 1989/90; FA Cup 1992
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 11 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 146 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 193 / 3

Player profile

David "Bugsy" Burrows was a few days short of his twentieth birthday when Kenny Dalglish signed the no-nonsense left-back from West Bromwich Albion. He went straight into the team for a home match against Coventry just two days later and would go on to make a further 20 League appearances before the end of a season that was overshadowed by the Hillsborough tragedy. A year later, however, Burrows picked up a championship-winners' medal after Liverpool again reached the summit of English football with their eighteenth first division title. Another highlight was when he featured in Souness' side that won the FA Cup at Wembley in 1992. In September 1993 Burrows was transferred to West Ham with Mike Marsh, in a swap deal for Julian Dicks. Burrows didn't get on too well with Souness as he revealed a few years later: "I was desperately unhappy during my time with him [Souness] at Anfield," Burrows remembered. "It soon became clear that he didn't fancy me, and when a manager gets that into his head you haven't a chance. I was happy when the deal was done for me to join West Ham."

Burrows only spent a single season in London with the Hammers. He returned to Merseyside to sign for Everton but his spell at Goodison turned out to be even shorter than his brief spell in the capital with West Ham. In March 1995 he moved on to Coventry where he spent four relatively happy years but was plagued by a succession of injuries. Burrows had a tempestuous time at Birmingham where he clashed with two managers. He was quite understandably very upset with Trevor Francis when he left him out of the side that lost the League Cup final against Liverpool in March 2001 and was thrown out of the club after a training ground bust-up with Steve Bruce in February 2002. A month later he moved to Wednesday but towards the end of the 2002/03 season, the unlucky Burrows had serious injuries to his collar-bone and hamstring and was forced to announce the end of his playing career at the age of 34.

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals1461716113193
1988-1989 21300024
1989-1990 26330133
1990-1991 35530144
1991-1992 30657048
1992-1993 30054140
1993-1994 400004

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
10QPR
9Everton
9Norwich City
9Manchester United
8Leeds United
8Southampton
8Nottingham Forest
8Arsenal
8Tottenham
8Crystal Palace
7Sheffield Wednesday
7Coventry City
7Sheffield United
6Chelsea
6Manchester City
6Wimbledon
5Luton Town
5Aston Villa
4Derby
3Middlesbrough
3Sunderland
3West Ham United
3Oldham Athletic
3Millwall
2Chesterfield
2Notts County
2Wigan Athletic
2Crewe
2Apollon Limassol
2Spartak Moscow
2Kuusysi Lahti
2Auxerre
2Genoa
2Blackburn Rovers
2Port Vale
2Brighton & Hove Albion
2Stoke City
2Portsmouth
2Ipswich Town
2Bristol Rovers
2Charlton Athletic
1Hull City
1Carlisle United
1Swindon Town
1Newcastle United
1Swarowski Tirol
1Peterborough United
Total Started/substitutions
181 Started
11 On the bench
12 Substitute
10 Substituted

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals300003
1988-1989 000000
1989-1990 000000
1990-1991 000000
1991-1992 100001
1992-1993 200002
1993-1994 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalStarted/substitutions
3Started
0Substitute
TotalCompetition
2Premier League
1League
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
016-30
031-45
146-60 minutes
161-75 minutes
076-90
091-120
TotalOpen play/Penalty
3Open play
0Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
122.10.1988Coventry CityAnfieldLeague
5003.03.1990MillwallAnfieldLeague
10006.05.1991Nottingham ForestCity GroundLeague
15008.08.1992Leeds UnitedWembleyOther

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1131.08.1991EvertonAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1988-1989 * Defender
1989-1990 * Defender
1990-1991 * Defender
1991-1992 * Defender
1992-1993 * Defender
1993-1994 3 Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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