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Ted Burgin

Full name  Edward Burgin
0000–1949  Alford Town
Position  Goalkeeper
Years  Team
Height  1.7 m
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Role  Footballer
Name  Ted Burgin

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Date of birth  (1927-04-29) 29 April 1927 (age 88)

Place of birth  Bradfield, England

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Edward "Ted" Burgin (born 29 April 1927) is a former professional footballer who played 551 times in the Football League as a goalkeeper for Sheffield United, Doncaster Rovers, Leeds United and Rochdale. He played twice for England B, and was a non-playing member of England's squad for the 1954 World Cup.

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Career

Burgin started his career with Alford Town. Following a trial he signed for Sheffield United in March 1949. His debut came in a Second Division game against Swansea Town on 1 September 1949, and despite being only 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) tall, his agility kept him in the side for nearly eight seasons. He was ever-present during three 3 League seasons, 1950–51, 1952–53 and 1953–54, and between 12 November 1949 and 15 March 1952 made 102 consecutive league appearances.

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After 314 appearances for United, including 281 League games and 20 FA Cup ties, he moved to Doncaster Rovers for a £3,000 fee, as replacement for Harry Gregg who had joined Manchester United. After only five first-team games, he broke his collarbone. In 1958, he joined Leeds United making 58 league appearances for the West Yorkshire side. In 1960, he joined Rochdale, where he spent six seasons, making 207 league appearances and playing in the 1962 Football League Cup Final. He went on to be player-manager of Glossop North End.

During his time with Sheffield United, Burgin was regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the country. He toured Australia with the Football Association's team in 1951, was a reserve for England's match with Austria in 1951, won two caps for England B in 1954 and was selected in England's squad for the 1954 World Cup, although he did not feature in any of their matches.

References

Ted Burgin Wikipedia


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