4 August 2006

James Burns

Name: James Burns
Born: c.1899, Dromore, Co. Down
Height: 5.09½ ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Outside-Left

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1922); Irish League: 4 Caps (1921-1923).
Club Honours: (with Glenavon) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1920/21, 1921/22; City Cup Winner 1920/21.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Glenavon
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Reading
24/25
Jul-24
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4/0
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TOTALS
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£-
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Biography:
A "sparkling" left-winger with Glenavon, James Burns played in consecutive Irish Cup Final defeats for the Lurgan Blues, but did manage to claim a City Cup winner's medal. His form earned him a call-up for Ireland's match against England at West Brom in 1922 and a move across the water in 1924.

Considered a "good capture" for Reading, Burns went straight into the firstteam at outside-right but lost his place after four games. He never recovered his place and eventually returned to Ireland.

Ireland Cap Details:
21-10-1922 England A L 0-2 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

In my opinion one of greatest players of his generation. love you always, daughter Anne

Anonymous said...

My grandfather, who I met only once or twice. Great win for Northern Ireland today at the Euros. Vivien

Anonymous said...

Amazed to find a photo of my grandfather, who I never met. Priscilla (Jim's daughter)

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