Player profile

David Burrows

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

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 146 17 16 11 3 193
1988-1989 21 3 0 0 0 24
1989-1990 26 3 3 0 1 33
1990-1991 35 5 3 0 1 44
1991-1992 30 6 5 7 0 48
1992-1993 30 0 5 4 1 40
1993-1994 4 0 0 0 0 4

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

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

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1988-1989 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989-1990 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990-1991 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991-1992 1 0 0 0 0 1
1992-1993 2 0 0 0 0 2
1993-1994 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
1 Norwich City
1 Coventry City
1 Everton
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
0 Substitute
Total Competition
2 Premier League
1 League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 61-75 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 22.10.1988 Coventry City Anfield League
50 03.03.1990 Millwall Anfield League
100 06.05.1991 Nottingham Forest City Ground League
150 08.08.1992 Leeds United Wembley Other

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 1 31.08.1991 Everton Anfield League

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Other Clubs

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
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