Player #479

Appearances:

181

Starts:

181

Goals:

73

Seasons:

6

Harry Burrows
Harry Burrows

Source: Aston Villa Annual 1963-64

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Harry Burrows
Harry Burrows

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Harry Burrows

Position

Winger

From

1959-60

To

1964-65

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Harry Burrows

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Seasons

Age*

18
19
20
21
22
23

Division

D2
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

181
1
16
42
50
43
29

Starts

181
1
16
42
50
43
29

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

73
0
4
21
22
17
9

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Henry Burrows

Birth Date

Monday, 17 March 1941

Birth Place

Haydock, Merseyside

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

Aston Villa Youth |

From

Transfer in

Wigan Boys

From

For

Free

On

March 1958

Previous Clubs

Wigan Boys |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Stoke CIty

For

£30,000

On

March 1965

Subsequent Clubs

1965-73 Stoke City |
1967 Cleveland Stokers (L) |
1973-75 Plymouth Argyle |

Harry Burrows
Harry Burrows

Source: Aston Villa Annual 1963-64

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Harry Burrows
Harry Burrows

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1959-65 Yth, 181 | 73 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 26 December 1959

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 26 December 1959

Hull City (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Monday, 12 September 1960

Final Appearance

Saturday, 27 February 1965

West Bromwich Albion (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 27 February 1965

Honours

1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Harry Burrows

Player #479 for Aston Villa, Henry Burrows, known as Harry Burrows, played as a winger for the club in the outside left position.

Harry played for Villa between 1959-60 and 1964-65 making 181 appearances and scoring 73 goals.

Harry was born in Haydock, Merseyside on 17 March 1941 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 26 December 1959 aged just 18.

Villa may have had an up and down time on the pitch during the 1950s however one thing the club got very right was their youth policy of which Harry Burrows was a key product. Dubbed ‘Mercer’s Minors’ the group included Alan Deakin, Charlie Aitken, John Sleeuwenhoek, Harry Burrows, Mike Tindall and Alan Baker.

Villa had signed Harry from Wigan Boys in April 1956 and he signed professional forms with the club on 17 March 1958.

A fast, physical player with a strong shot Harry soon became a terrace hero and as the designated penalty taker added goals to his game to further enhance his value and worth to the team.

Harry made just the one appearance as Villa took the Second Division Championship and won promotion back to Division One at the first attempt.

However from season 1961-62 through to his final season in 1964-65 Harry become a much more regular starter - becoming a semi permanent fixture in the Villa first team.

As well as helping Villa securing the second division championship, Harry won the 1960-61 League Cup and helped Villa to runners up in the League Cup final in 1962-63 and a semi final in 1964-65.

During Villa’s victorious League Cup campaign in 1960-61 Harry made 6 appearances and scored 3 as Villa went on to lift the trophy after vanquishing Rotherham United in the two legged final which was held over until the 1961-62 due to fixture congestion.

Harry played his final game for Villa in the 1964-65 season on Saturday, 27 February 1965 at the age of 23 before moving on to Stoke City the following month for a fee of £30,000.

If that move was questionable, Villa bore the full brunt of their own actions.

Villa’s manager Dick Taylor, who had replaced Joe Mercer at the club for the 1964-65 season brought a series of new players to the club on considerably improved terms than those of their counterparts already in the first team and inevitable acrimony followed.

The stupidity of the policy was laid bare as players left one by one disillusioned and disheartened with the new regime and predictably Villa’s form and fortune suffered and a succession of low league finishes saw Villa finish 21st in 1966-67 and relegated to Division Two as Villa began their spiral downwards to the third tier.

Harry played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor.