GEORGE BURLEY



Full Name: George Elder Burley

Dob: 03-06-1956

Pob: Cumnock, East Ayrshire, GB

Position: Right Back

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1971-72 0 0
1972-73 0 0
1973-74 25 0
1974-75 44 0
1975-76 49 0
1976-77 45 3
1977-78 42 2
1978-79 51 2
1979-80 48 1
1980-81 34 0
1981-82 38 0
1982-83 35 1
1983-84 34 1
1984-85 49 1
1985-86 6 0
1994-95 0 0
TOTALS 500 11

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Ipswich Town July 1971 September 1985 Youth Team
Sunderland September 1985 July 1988 £50,000
Gillingham July 1988 June 1989 -
Motherwell July 1989 June 1991 -
Ayr United July 1991 January 1993 -
Falkirk January 1993 June 1993 -
Motherwell July 1993 June 1994 -
Colchester United June 1994 December 1994 -

(10) Comments

  • Has left Apollon Limassol - parting company with the Cypriot side by mutual consent

  • George has left the Cyprus job just two games into the new season

  • Former Blues boss George Burley has been named the manager of Cypriot side Apollon Limassol

  • Has been "relieved" of his duties at Palace following their 3-0 defeat at Millwall this afternoon.

  • Will be announced as the new manager of Crystal Palace today (17 June 2010). George has been the manager of: Ayr Utd, Colchester Utd, Ipswich, Derby County, Southampton, Scotland and Crystal Palace

  • Has been sacked as manager of Scotland after winning just three out of fourteen games since his appointment on January 24th last year.

  • Sacked today (16 Nov 09) as Scotland boss

  • Will be appointed as the new Scotland manager.

  • George is on a four man short list for the Scotland managers job

  • Born Cumnock Scotland in 1956. Joined Town as a teenager and made 500 first team appearances over a 14 year period before joining Sunderland in 1985. FA Cup Winners medal won in 1978. Capped by Scotland 11 times at senior level. Re-joined Town as Manager in 1994 from Colchester United. Guided Town back to the Premiership via a play-off final victory at Wembley in 2000, a fifth place finish the following season and qualification for the UEFA Cup for the first time since 1982. Burley was also voted Manager of the Year. However, relegation followed in 2002 and following a poor start to 2002/03 season was sacked on October 11th.

Contract Info

  • George Burley joined Ipswich Town as an Apprentice in July 1971.

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1973 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Sunderland from Ipswich Town in September 1985 - For A Fee Of £50,000 + The Contract Period Is Unknown.

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