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. He has since moved to France, investing in holiday homes and coaching part time sides.

Appearances per season

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

9Norwich City
9Manchester United
8Leeds United
8Nottingham Forest
8Crystal Palace
7Sheffield Wednesday
7Coventry City
7Sheffield United
6Manchester City
5Luton Town
5Aston Villa
3West Ham United
3Oldham Athletic
2Notts County
2Wigan Athletic
2Apollon Limassol
2Spartak Moscow
2Kuusysi Lahti
2Blackburn Rovers
2Port Vale
2Brighton & Hove Albion
2Stoke City
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

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

2Premier League
TotalGoal minute period
11-15 minutes
146-60 minutes
161-75 minutes
TotalOpen play/Penalty
3Open play

Wartime Appearances / Goals

No records to display.

Stats note

Milestone Appearances

122.10.1988Coventry CityAnfieldLeague
10006.05.1991Nottingham ForestCity GroundLeague
15008.08.1992Leeds UnitedWembleyOther

Milestone Goals


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Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
WBA 1985-1986 England First Division 1 0 1 0
WBA 1986-1987 England Second Division 15 1 17 1
WBA 1987-1988 England Second Division 21 0 24 0
WBA 1988-1989 England Second Division 9 0 10 0
West Ham United 1993-1994 England Premier League 25 1 31 2
West Ham United 1994-1995 England Premier League 4 0 4 0
Everton 1994-1995 England Premier League 19 0 23 0
Coventry City 1994-1995 England Premier League 11 0 11 0
Coventry City 1995-1996 England Premier League 11 0 13 0
Coventry City 1996-1997 England Premier League 19 0 21 0
Coventry City 1997-1998 England Premier League 33 0 42 0
Coventry City 1998-1999 England Premier League 23 0 28 0
Coventry City 1999-2000 England Premier League 15 0 16 0
Birmingham City 2000-2001 England First Division 13 0 15 0
Birmingham City 2001-2002 England First Division 12 0 15 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2001-2002 England First Division 8 0 8 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2002-2003 England First Division 13 0 15 0
Total 252 2 294 3