Burnley FC Youth Academy – Part 7
For many years Burnley’s youth system was the envy of the football world as player after player came off the conveyor belt to play first team football.
Never was it more evident than in 1960 when Burnley were crowned Football League Champions for the second time in the club’s history. The championship winning season saw only three players feature who had been signed from other clubs, and none had played for other Football League clubs.
The club continue to confirm that the emphasis is very much on youth and bringing players through the system into the first team.
Burnley Football Club officially recognises that the first players to come through the youth system to the first team were Tommy Lawton and Ken Ashbridge in the 1935/36 season.
This feature will show all those from 1936 to the current date who have graduated through the youth system at Burnley Football Club and gone on to play for the first team.
Below are numbers 151 to 164, players who debuted for the first team from 2007 to 2021.
|151||Jay Rodriguez||Bristol City (h)||29/12/2007|
|152||Alex MacDonald||Cardiff City (h)||26/04/2008||Plymouth Argyle (h)||28/08/2012||0+11||0||2+4||0||2+15||0|
|153||Michael King||Morecambe (a)||24/08/2010||Morecambe (a)||24/08/2010||–||–||0+1||0||0+1||0|
|154||Wes Fletcher||Morecambe (a)||24/08/2010||Burton Albion (h)||09/08/2011||–||–||0+2||0||0+2||0|
|155||Cameron Howieson||Birmingham City (h)||03/04/2012||Bristol City (h)||28/04/2012||0+2||0||–||–||0+2||0|
|156||Steven Hewitt||Brighton & Hove Albion (h)||06/04/2012||Watford (h)||03/12/2013||0+2||0||1||0||1+2||0|
|157||Shay McCartan||Doncaster Rovers (a)||09/04/2012||Doncaster Rovers (a)||09/04/2012||0+1||0||–||–||0+1||0|
|158||Joe Jackson||Blackpool (a)||21/04/2012||Blackpool (a)||21/04/2012||0+1||0||–||–||0+1||0|
|159||Aiden O’Neill||Liverpool (h)||20/08/2016||Sunderland (h)||17/01/2017||0+3||0||1+1||0||1+4||0|
|160||Dwight McNeil||Bournemouth (h)||13/05/2018|
|161||Max Thompson||Manchester City (a)||22/06/2020|
|162||Bobby Thomas||Millwall (a)||23/09/2020|
|163||Anthony Glennon||Millwall (a)||23/09/2020|
|164||Lewis Richardson||Tottenham Hotspur (a)||28/02/2021|