George Burley

George Burley

A full back of international standard, George had enjoyed a highly successful career with Bobby Robson’s Ipswich Town before he came to Motherwell in 1989 from Gillingham. He stayed until 1991 before departing for Ayr United where he learned the managerial trade. There was a brief return to Motherwell as a player/coach before he accepted the post of Colchester manager. From there he moved on to his beloved Ipswich Town. One of the great full-backs of the 1970’s.

George carved out a great management career serving Ayr United, Colchester United, Ipswich Town, Derby County, Heart of Midlothian, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Apollon Limassol and a forgettable spell as Scotland boss.

Name: George Burley
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 11st
Date of Birth: 3rd June 1956
Place of Birth: Cumnock
Position: Full Back
Nationality: Scottish

Football Career:

Ipswich Town 1973 1985
Gillingham 1985 1988
Sunderland 1988 1989
Motherwell 1989 1991
Ayr United 1991 1993
Falkirk 1993 1993
Motherwell 1993 1994
Colchester United 1994 1994

Well Career:

Apps Goals
57 (2) 0
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
5 1
0 0
62 (2) 1