Sam Burton

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Sam Burton
Personal information
Full name Samuel Burton
Date of birth (1926-11-10)10 November 1926
Place of birth Swindon, England
Date of death 8 October 2020(2020-10-08) (aged 93)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1961 Swindon Town 463 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Samuel Burton (10 November 1926 – 8 October 2020) was an English professional footballer. He played his entire career as a goalkeeper for Swindon Town, making 463 appearances in the Football League and 509 in all first-team competitions.[1] Only John Trollope, Maurice Owen and Fraser Digby played more times for the club.[2] He was born in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Burton died on 8 October 2020 from dementia-related problems and cancer at the age of 93.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sam Burton". Swindon-Town-FC. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  2. "Stat Attack: Most Appearances". Swindon-Town-FC. Retrieved 4 November 2009.